Are there any rules for bags?
No you can bring whatever bag you like to school as long as it can suitably hold your equipment.
Can I wear a coat to school?
Of course! You can wear whatever coat you like as long as it is removed when you enter the school building. The only thing we do not allow to be worn to and from school is a hoodie.
Can I drop my child off in the car park?
For safety reasons we do not allow students to be dropped off inside the school or directly outside the front gate (where there are yellow hazard zig zags.) There is an overflow car park to the right of the sports hall entrance that you can drop off students if you need to.
We know you have disruption free learning, will my child be sent to APC for asking questions?
Absolutely not. Disruption free means free from anything that stops you from being able to learn. Asking questions is part of learning and we encourage students to ask for help if they need it.
How do I pay for school meals?
We operate payments using ParentPay. All students will be issued with a ParentPay registration form ready for the beginning of term. You can then add money to their account online. They will be given a PIN that links to the account and will be able to use this at the till in the canteen. This will be given to them on their first day of school.
What are the prices and menus for the canteen meals?
A meal deal costs £2.50
How do I get on the school bus?
The bus provider is John Dix. Henley Bank High School does not run this service and you will need to contact John Dix directly.
Why can’t my child bring a mobile phone to school?
We operate a no phones policy which means we do not want to see any phone in the school. This is because it disrupts learning and can cause safeguarding issues, particularly at break or lunchtime. We do understand that mobile phones help students and parents to feel protected if they are walking home from school. As long as the mobile phone is switched off and in their bag, they can use the phone on the journey to and from school.
Do you provide equipment?
We provide the basic essentials in their pencil case and they will receive this on their first day in September. We do not provide the scientific calculator. Please see the letter labelled ‘Readiness for Learning.’
How do I apply for a uniform grant?
Please contact the School Office for an application form.