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Parents’ information


Welwyn St Mary’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and therefore successful applicants will be subject to suitable references, medical and DBS checks in accordance with Herts County Council guidelines.

Operation Encompass

Welwyn St Mary’s is part of a project that runs jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.

Parent Council

The Parent Council was formed in March 2009.

Our mission statement

To extend the partnership between parents, staff and governors by further developing a relationship of trust and support and providing a forum for two-way communication.

Our aims

  • be a mechanism to help the school achieve success and improve
  • provide a wide range of opportunities through which parents can actively participate in and support their child’s  learning
  • seek advice on matters that affect children’s learning
  • signpost parents in the right direction

We will be a positive group and value parents’ contributions.

Issues we have addressed

Acting upon feedback from parents we have been involved in improving the transition process for the children when moving from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 at the end of year 2.

Contact the Parent Council

Contact us via email:
or use the Parent Council post box situated outside CD1 in the infant playground.

Parent helpers

If you have some time available on a regular basis, there are several different ways you can help at school.

If you are interested in helping you will require DBS clearance and to attend a short session for parent helpers for safeguarding. Please ask for details.

Speak to your child’s teacher to find out when you can help!

Thank you to all the parents who already volunteer to help in school.

Stationery shop

The stationery shop is open in the upstairs classroom near the music room (A4) on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.

A variety of stationery items are available, from pencils to writing pens, rulers, glue, rubbers and more. All stock is sold at cost price and the shop makes no profit at all.

Children are encouraged to bring the correct amount of money please, as we do not carry a float.

School nurse

Should you have any health concerns regarding your child the school nurse can be contacted on telephone no. 01707 252450.

Address: –

School Health Staff Nurse
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Queensway Health Centre
Herts. AL10 0LF

Emergency closure

In the event of an emergency or possible school closure due to snow we will Parentmail parents as early as possible.  We will post details on the Home page of this website.  You can also receive up to date information by listening to BOB FM Hertfordshire 106.7 and 106.9.   We always endeavour to keep the school open and will only close if absolutely necessary.

When school is open on snowy days we would be most grateful for any extra help clearing the snow around the school site.  Any parents who would be willing to help in these unusual circumstances please contact school office.  Thank you.

“Park and Stride”

Park and Stride is an initiative to encourage part driving and part walking to school.  Please see pamphlet for further information such as suggested car parks and the benefits to families and the environment.

Map of Welwyn village car parks