All accounts are payable on or before the first day of term.
The termly fees are agreed annually in the Spring Term by the Board of Governors. Parents and new parents are notified of the fee changes in April before the start of the new academic year in September. In recent years, fee increases have been kept to a minimum and below the National average for Prep Schools for the last 3 years.
To see the full fees and extras schedule for 2016-2017 please click the link below.
A calendar of events is produced and circulated at the start of each term – Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term. It combines details of the main school events, sports fixtures, parents’ evenings, trips and excursions, PTA and Old Hallfieldian events for the forthcoming term.
The calendar will also appear electronically on the homepage of the school website including the facility to view only Hallfieldfirst, Pre-Prep or Upper School events.
Any amendments to the calendar during the term will be made immediately and you will be informed of these through the weekly e-newsletter.
At the start of each year, each child receives 2 calendar cards to take home and additional copies will be available from the front office. These detail the term dates and school holidays and we request that parents refrain from taking children on holidays during term time.
An e-newsletter – Hallfield Highlights – is produced and sent home every Friday illustrating a selection of the children’s successes and achievements which have taken place during the week. Full details of the main stories can be found on the new school website.
The School also produces a termly newsletter – Hallfield Focus – which is sent home at the end of each term and is a celebration of the term’s activities including news and stories from the PTA.
The School keeps Old Hallfieldians informed of OHS news and events and members of the society receive the regular e-newsletter – Hallfield Vision.
For daily communication between ‘home and school’ please use the academic planner. These should be checked daily by both the teacher and parents to ensure that important messages are dealt with promptly.
Letters to parents: These are communicated electronically by ParentMail (and occasionally sent by hard copy, if necessary). Hallfield Parents are encouraged to download the ParentMail App. It is important that parents keep the School informed of their contact details including email addresses. End of term letters from the Headmaster are always sent home electronically.
Letters from parents: These should be delivered to the front office for the Upper School, or the Pre-Prep office as appropriate.
We are very proud of our smart image at Hallfield and hope that you will help us to maintain it by only buying the correct uniform from our uniform suppliers and by following the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions carefully. School uniform should only be purchased from the supplier listed below or the School’s Nearly New uniform shop.
- All articles (clothing, towels etc.) must be marked with a name tape firmly sewn on.
- Shoes and trainers must be clearly named.
- Clothing bought at the nearly new uniform shop must be re-labelled and the previous name removed.
Parents will find that a lot of the uniform bought for Pre-Prep will be suitable for Upper School. Please see our school uniform lists below. Please contact the Main Reception with any queries or problems which you may have.
407-411 Stratford Road
Tel: 0121 733 1456
21a York Road
Tel: 0121 444 1808
Early Years provide a delivery service to School each Monday and Wednesday, for orders received to them by 17.00 on the previous Tuesday.
Nearly New Uniform Shop
We sell a range of Nearly New School Uniform for the whole School. This facility is open:-
- Thursday – 14.30 to 15.30 – come to Upper School Main Reception area.
It may be possible to purchase uniform at other times by prior arrangement.
Space in the Uniform Shop is limited and only uniform originally purchased from the School supplier and in the very best condition will be accepted. Items will be kept for a period of two years, after which any unsold items will be withdrawn from stock.
For each clothing item you will need to attach a completed Hallfield label. These are available from the Main Reception.
A service charge of 10% is made on all sales and purchases from the Nearly New Uniform Shop, whatever the value, both amounts going to School funds. Sold items are checked termly and payment is sent out accordingly. Uniform may be handed in at any time to the Main Reception.
Lunch times are an important aspect of ‘Life at Hallfield’. The School uses Accent Catering as our on-site providers; a company which enjoys an excellent reputation providing meals in schools and colleges.
Our in-house catering Manager is Neil Harris. He and his team are always very willing and keen to ensure that the dining experience at Hallfield is an enjoyable one.
Accent also provide mid-morning snacks for the children.
At lunch times, Transition and Foundation children are served in the Pre-Prep Hall and Reception to Years 6 enjoy their lunches in the ‘Hallfield Bistro’. All of the food is cooked onsite using fresh local produce including organic meat and free range eggs. Halal meat is available and everyday there are 2 meat choices and a hot vegetarian option as well as a superb salad bar with cold meats, fruit and cheese. Fresh fruit is always on offer as well as the usual favourites – sponge and custard, yoghurt and jelly.
A variety of After Care food is provided – hot and cold – for the children who take advantage of the extensive after School provision as part of the ‘wrap around care’.
Themed days are planned throughout the year for example, Chinese New Year, World Cup menu and the traditional Christmas lunch is of the highest quality.
Lunches are a social occasion at Hallfield. A cafeteria service is on offer and children are allowed to sit with their friends and the teachers (often Class Teachers from their Year group) will join them at the table. Table manners are enforced at all times.
There is a strong emphasis on healthy eating – a topic which is reinforced through the inclusive PSHE lessons.
The lunches at Hallfield are celebratedly good and the reputation of the food at Hallfield (and match teas) extends far beyond the West Midlands.
Parent Teacher Association
All Hallfield parents (Hallfieldfirst, Pre-Prep and Upper School) are members of the Hallfield Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The PTA is primarily a social body which organises a number of events each year and brings all aspects of the School community together – pupils, parents and staff. The PTA is organised by a small committee (10 parents and 5 staff) who are elected to join for 3 years, at the Annual General Meeting which is held in October.
Where possible, the committee is representative of all year groups in the School and similarly the staff members also represent the different sections of the School, including a member of the SLT and the Headmaster. Should a parent not wish to join the committee (which holds approximately 2 meetings per term), they may wish to become ‘friends’ of the PTA, where they will be invited to help at one or more of the PTA events throughout the year.
This year’s AGM will be held in the Library on Thursday 9th October at 7.00 p.m.
There is an annual subscription charge of £5 per family which is added to the Autumn Term invoice. Should a parent ‘opt out’ of paying this fee they will not be able to join the PTA committee.
The committee produces a programme of events each year. Most events are family orientated, although some are specifically for children or adults (e.g. Snow Ball – adults only). Monies raised throughout the year are donated towards specific projects identified by the School. In recent years funding has been given towards the sound and lighting system in the Upper School Hall and this year funding will provide additional play equipment for Hallfieldfirst, Pre-Prep and Upper School children. The projects are intended to benefit as many children as possible and to enhance facilities which would not ordinarily be provided by the School. Next year the committee is hoping to provide additional facilities and technology for the newly refurbished library.
To contact the PTA please email firstname.lastname@example.org
School policies can be downloaded from the links below. If you cannot find a policy on a particular topic please call the school office on 0121 454 1496.
- Data Protection Notice
- Admissions Policy
- Complaints and Grievances Policy for Parents Guardians and Carers
- Ethos Aims Expectations
- Child Protection Safeguarding
- Safeguarding Children Info
- Behaviour and Discipline
- First Aid Policy
- Administration of Medicine Authorisation Form
- SEN Policy
- Health and Safety
- EAL Policy
Please click the link below to view the School Parent Contract