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 2017-2018 Terms 3 and 4



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 Grant 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 and attendance at after school sports clubs for those entitled to free school meals.  A form is available from the school office. You can also check your eligibility and register online.

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

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you believe your child might be entitled to free school meals please make an application – it’s very simple and the benefits to both you, your child and the school are too big to miss.  Thank you.

Free School Meals Advice Helpline: 0300 123 2224

Free School Meal Online Application: Somerset – Registration for Free School Meals



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 (available in hard copy from the school office), 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.

School Uniform Order Form 2017 – 2018



After School Clubs Running 2017-2018 – year to date (08.01.18)

Dinner Menu 2017-2018 Terms 3 and 4

Request For School To Administer Medication Form

School Closure In The Event Of Severe Weather

School Terms, Holidays & INSET Days 2017 – 2018

School Uniform Order Form 2017 – 2018