Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

School Office


The school office or Headteacher must be provided with a reason for all absences.   Absence due to illness must be reported to the school office by 9.30am on each day of absence. Please call the school office on 01373 462718.

If your child has a medical appointment that involves them being absent for a complete morning or afternoon, evidence of the appointment will be requested.



Fosse Way School is our hot meal provider.  The cost of a school meal is £2.30.  The menu can be found by accessing the link below.  Hard copies of menus and lunch order forms are also available in the main school entrance.

Meals must be ordered and paid for in advance, by the Thursday of the week before they are required.  Please call at the school office to place your order and pay for the meals your child requires.

Dinner Menu and Order Form 2016-2017 Term 1 and 2



PLEASE Sign Up For Free School Meals If You Are Eligible – There Are Many Benefits

Registering for free school meals doesn’t mean your child has to eat the school lunch – there are many additional benefits!  Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium for each child who is registered for free school meals. This money helps us provide extra support like additional tuition, teaching assistants and help with paying for educational visits for those entitled to free school meals.  A form is available from the school office and you can also register online.

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Income Support
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) – not Contribution Related
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance – not Contribution related
  • Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit with an annual taxable income (as assessed by HMRC) of less than £16,190

If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit you are not entitled to receive free school meals.

If you believe your child might be entitled to free school meals, please make an application; the benefits to both you and the school are too big to miss.  Thank you.

Free School Meal Advice Helpline: 0845 345 9122

Free School Meal Online Application: www.somerset.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals



If your child has been prescribed medication by a medical practitioner and needs to take this in the school day, office staff will administer this as long as you have completed and signed a Request for School to Administer Medication form (obtainable from the school office or the link below), which is handed to office staff with the medication.

The school is not able to administer non-prescription medication.



Sale of school uniform is managed by ’Friends of Hayesdown Children’.  Please complete an order form obtainable below or in hard copy from the main school entrance and leave it at the school office with payment.  Orders are processed each Thursday.



After School Clubs 2014 2015 Terms 5 and 6

School Terms, Holidays and INSET Days 2015-2016

School Terms , Holidays and INSET Days 2016-2017

Dinner Menu 2015-2016 Term 3 and 4

Dinner Menu 2015-2016 Term 5 and 6

Uniform Order Form 

Request For School To Administer Medication

Self Administer Medication Form

Severe Weather Procedures