Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

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Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

Tel: 01892 652405

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Starting School at Sir Henry Fermor

Starting School - Information for children

It is a very exciting time, starting a new school and it can also sometimes feel a little scary for you (and your parents!) so we hope that this information will help prepare you and answer any questions you may have to enable you to settle in very quickly.


We are very proud of our children, our school and our church links and we are really happy that you have chosen to be a part of our SHF family.


We are very lucky at our school as we have a very large site which includes great grounds and fantastic indoor spaces. 


In our grounds we have:

  • A swimming pool, where you will learn to swim or improve your skills
  • A large sports field where you will be able to train for sports events all year and play in the summer months
  • A wooded area where you will be able to take part in forest school
  • Three playgrounds, one for EYFS, one for KS1 and one for KS2
  • Spaces to run but also spaces to be quiet
  • An outdoor learning space, specifically for EYFS


Inside our school we have:

  • Roomy and light classrooms and other learning spaces
  • Two halls for PE and dining
  • An enthusiastic class teacher and teaching assistant in every class
  • An exciting and inspiring curriculum
  • Knowledge rich, enthusiastic delivery of the core subjects
  • Varied daily worship, including outside speakers and performers
  • A KS1 and KS2 library
  • A cafē lunch area for years 5 and 6
  • Many extra-curricular activities and clubs from running to orchestra and football to knitting!


Further afield we have:

  • Fantastic relationships with our link church – All Saints, Crowborough
  • Inspiring church worship once a month
  • Imaginative and exciting school trips linked to our learning journeys
  • The opportunity to take part in competitions with both an academic and sports focus
  • The opportunity to attend workshops for aspiring able mathematicians and writers


We hope that you take advantage of all that we can offer you at Sir Henry Fermor and we really look forward to getting to know you and your family.


In-year Transfers - Your New School Day


It can be daunting, transferring to a new school, leaving friends and familiar places, but we will do everything we can to make your move as happy as possible.  You will be buddied with a new friend, from your new class and they will be able to help you to find your way around the school and ensure you settle in smoothly.  We want you to be happy and feel confident at school and so we have put together the following information that we hope will help.


Your First Day



On your first day of school at SHF, to help you settle in and avoid the usual busy-ness of the school gate, please arrive at the school office at 8.45am. A member of staff and your class buddy will meet you there and walk you and your parent/carer to your new classroom. 



At the end of your first day, your buddy will bring you to the school office to meet your parent/carer.


After your first day



Please arrive at the red gate from 8:40am.  The gate will open for all years to go through at 8:45am (EYFS may be taken through by their parents, but no other parents should come through the red gate) Your buddy will meet you at the red gate to walk you around to your class entrance and they will do this for as long as you would like them to. 



The red gate will open at 3:10pm and your parents should come in through the gate and into the playground.  Please ask the school office for individual sheets for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 for specific arrangements for different year groups.




Within the first weeks of school your teacher will put you into house groups. These are: Green for Forest, Yellow for Warren, Blue for Brook and Red for Ghyll. You will be given a badge of your House and will take part in activities in your House groups.


On the second Tuesday of each month, we have a house group worship. On this day you will wear your House badge.


On the first Wednesday of every month, we have a special worship at All Saints Church which starts at 8:55am. On these days, your parent/carer will take you straight to the church at 8:45am, where your teachers will be ready to meet you. Your adult is welcome to stay for the service if they would like.


Fridays are our celebration worships, led by our year 6 worship leaders, where the Head teacher’s certificates are awarded and you have a chance to win a book token! 

Our school motto is: Inspire, Believe, Achieve

And our school vision is: 

Sir Henry Fermor enables everyone to succeed; as Jesus teaches through the parable of The Lost Sheep: no one is left behind. Inspiring children and adults, believing in God at the heart of all we do, through Christ’s love and guidance; all in the Sir Henry Fermor family flourish, achieving fullness.


(The dates for these special worships are published on our  newsletter. If you are unsure when these events will next take place, please contact our school office.)


 School Uniform


Girls:                Winter (Terms 2,3 and 4)

Grey pinafore dress or skirt or trousers

White blouse (White Polo Shirt for Foundation Stage)

Red tie (No tie for EYFS)

Red cardigan with school logo

Red or grey tights

White or grey socks

Black shoes


                  Summer (Terms 1,5 and 6)

Red check gingham dress

Red cardigan with school logo

White/red socks

Black shoes


Boys:               Winter (Terms 2, 3 and 4)

Smart grey school trousers – these may be short or long 

White shirt (White Polo Shirt for Foundation Stage)

Red tie (No tie for EYFS)

School logo jumper

Grey/black socks

Black Shoes


                  Summer (Terms 1, 5, and 6)

Red check gingham shirt, open neck, no tie

Smart grey school shorts

School logo jumper

Grey socks

Black shoes


All clothes must be clearly named.  We recommend short sleeved blouses and shirts for the younger children (it prevents having to scrub white cuffs!) Summer uniform should be worn from Easter through to the October Break.  (Terms 5, 6 and 1) School clothing with logos should be purchased through Phillips Man's Shop in Crowborough, or through our well-stocked pre-loved uniform cupboard.

Hair reaching shoulder length or longer, should be neatly tied back with red, white or hair colour discrete bands.  No large bows.


We encourage all children to drink water throughout the day.  The Friends of Fermor will provide you with a gift of a water bottle on your first day of school.  Your parents/carers can purchase new tops for these water bottles at the office for 50p each. You are only allowed water in your water bottle and not squash.