About the School
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
The children arrive: 8.45 am
Lessons start: 9.00 am
Lunch First Sitting 11.45 am
Lunch Second Sitting 12.25pm
School Ends: 3.30 pm
It is really important for our pupils to attend regularly. Please try to keep absences to a minimum. We aim to contact parents on the first day of a pupil’s absence. It would help if parents informed school of their child’s absence as soon as possible. The school office is manned from 8.30am until 4.30pm every day, the school answerphone will be available to leave messages at other times. We would rather a pupil came in late than miss a whole day at school.
Arrival/Departure in/from school during lunchtime
Please note that if your child is absent any time in the morning e.g for an appointment and you wish them to receive a school meal, they must return to school before 11.45am. We are unable to receive pupils back into school over the lunchtime period, which is 11.45am to 1.15pm. If pupils are collected from school during the lunchtime period school cannot guarantee that they will receive their lunch dependent on the time.
OFSTED and Performance
You can access the latest Ofsted Report by following the link below.
Comparison of different schools can be made via the Performance data pages on the DfE website. Go to;
Heatherwood School Policy regarding general illness of pupils
In an effort to reduce the spread of illness throughout the school, children who are unwell as a result of general illness e.g. heavy cold, sickness or diarrhoea should remain at home until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.
Parents will be asked to collect their child from school in the event of them having a high temperature, being sick, stomach upset or presenting as generally unfit to remain in school. The decision is never taken lightly, but is always made in the child’s best interests. When this does occur, your child should not return to school the following day.
The majority of our pupils are very vulnerable to infection and following these simple procedures should help reduce the spread of infection for all.
Please click on the links to view the following documents.
Families Information Service
The Families Information Service is a directory of all the services in Doncaster.
It is available for parents or young people to use themselves, when facing almost any family problem, large or small. From day care and early learning to schools and alternative education; from midwifery and health visiting to mental health, and from advice on parenting to family support and adult learning to employment opportunities
To access more information, please visit the website
The Local Offer provides information for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers in a single place.
It shows families what they can expect from a range of local agencies including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives families more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for their children.