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 information

For information on Admissions, please click here

Attached Nursery School Survey


The team at Sir Henry Fermor CE Primary School are currently considering the possibility of opening an attached nursery for 2-4 year old children. We would therefore value your comments and feedback. Please click here to fill in the survey.

Information For parents and Carers - see below for information for Children


Keeping in Touch


Your child will receive a Home/School Contact book. This should be used at home to record completed home learning and to record messages for your child’s class teacher/teaching assistant. You may use it for any essential communication i.e. if a different adult is collecting your child that day, changes of any telephone numbers etc. 


However, if you need to speak to your class teacher/teaching assistant, they are usually available, straight after school pick up. We believe strongly in a close partnership between school and home and welcome your support in developing this.  Furthermore, as we pledge to provide a high level of commitment to your child’s learning and emotional development, we ask that you support us and by way of agreeing, we request that you sign the ‘Home-School Agreement’ that can be found in this prospectus pack. We are always happy to discuss any queries or concerns you may have about your child as well as hearing about their achievements too!

A school newsletter is sent out regularly to keep you informed of any news related to school and dates for the coming term. If you wish to receive an emailed copy of the newsletter, please inform the school office.


Additionally, we are on email, Twitter, Facebook and there is a myriad of information on our website.  The busiest times in the school office are 8:30 – 9:30 and 14:30 – 15:30 so if your query is non-urgent and you are able to contact the school outside of these times, it would assist our smooth-running of the school.

Attendance and Illness


We pride ourselves, at SHF, at keeping on top of attendance and rewarding those children that are able to maintain consistently good or excellent attendance.  We would always encourage you to send your child in on the occasions that you are ‘unsure’ as usually when a child is busy at school, they are distracted and happy to manage.  If we were ever concerned in any way about your child’s welfare, we would always call you.


If your child is to unwell to attend school, please phone the school office on 01892 652405 or e-mail  before 9.30am to report the reason for absence.  A phone call must be followed-up by a written explanation when your child returns.


Payment for school dinner and other activities is through Parent Pay 


Please book school dinners using Parent Pay, before 8:00am on the day. The office will provide you with the parent pay details.  Packed lunches must include a drink, no sweets or chocolate or fizzy drinks.  Please do not send any glass containers into school.


If you would like to view the current menu please go to  All meals booked through the parent pay website will be e-mailed directly to the kitchen. We remind the children in the morning what they are having and will call home if a child appears not to have a school dinner or packed lunch.


If you need financial support, please ask the office, confidentially, for a Free School Meal form.  Information is available on the East Sussex website


If your child has an allergy or special dietary requirement, then please let us know in writing.


Volunteering at Sir Henry Fermor


We are always looking for willing volunteers to support our children in school with activities such as: reading, our creative curriculum, swimming supervision, forest school and also outside school trips (both local and further afield).  If you think you or your child’s grandparents may be in a position to help in any of these areas, please email the office and let them know you want to Volunteer and they will send you the online form.



Please ensure you complete and return all forms before your child’s first day at SHF, so that we are able to put all the necessary systems in place, making your child’s transition to SHF as smooth as possible


Forms to be read/completed and signatures returned:


  • Admissions Form (EYFS new starters in September must also apply online)
  • Medical Details Form
  • Home-School Agreement (Keep at home but sign the signature sheet)
  • Pick-up Arrangements form
  • Acceptable Use Agreement signatures – Online safety (keep at home but sign the signatures sheet)
  • Photographic permissions signatures
  • Local visits consent signatures


If your child is coming to us as an in-year transfer and you have any books or paperwork from their previous school, please include it when you return your forms.  This information is always helpful for the class teacher to build up a picture of your child’s individual needs as quickly as possible.  We will return them to you in due course.


We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter to SHF. 


From the Leadership Team.


Starting School - Information for your 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



Girls:                  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



Boys:                  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 online via Brigade

 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.