Home-School Partnership

Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have with school at all times.

An 'open door' policy is applied regarding this.

Throughout the year there are many points of contact where parents may meet staff to discuss their son's progress or needs within school. Apart from these, the staff are always available, should the need arise, for contact to be made at school when the need for discussion is immediate.

Communication with Parents

Parents’ Evenings
Parents of boys in Reception to Year 2, have two Parents' Evenings each year - one in the Autumn and one in the Spring Term. Parents Evenings' for boys in Years 3 to 5 are held during the Spring Term. Parents' Evening for boys in Year 6 are held during the Autumn Term. ’Settling In’ Parents’ Evenings are held for Years 3-6 at the beginning of each new academic year.

E Bulletin
This is the best way of communicating news of all events to parents. Each bulletin is numbered and is sent to the designated email address on Thursdays, during the term. We hope that most parents will take the opportunity to receive the bulletin by email. It contains information of forthcoming events, comments on past events and any general news that we wish to share with parents, plus a weekly image. However, parents can opt to receive a weekly bulletin in hard copy if they do not have an email address.

Events Diary
Each term two copies of the Events Diary will be issued to each family. One for your son to keep in his blazer pocket, the other for parents/guardians. The Events Diary provides details of all events taking place during the course of the term, staff email addresses, term dates and contact telephone numbers.

The Owl
The "Owl" is the Junior School magazine which is printed annually and distributed to all parents late in the Autumn Term. The magazine gives an overview of school life, reviews past events (both inter-school and inter-house) and includes boys' creative work and accounts of visits and trips.

Each boy is given a Journal in September. It is in diary form and one of the main ways in which parents and form teachers can communicate. The Journal should be in school each day, taken home and signed by a parent at the weekend.

Key Facts

  • There are two Parents' Evenings each year for boys Centenary House; one for boys in Years 3 to 6
  • Full reports are issued to boys in Reception to Year 2 at the end of the Summer Term
  • Full reports are issued to boys in Years 3 to 6 at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms
  • Parent Helpers (subject to CRB checks) are welcome in school to assist in the classroom or on school trips