Batchwood School: Make Everyday Count

Information for Parents, Carers, Guardians and Students

We have regular contact with parents/carers and pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we develop.  We respond quickly to situations and ensure that everyone who needs to know is informed.

If you require a paper copy of any of the information displayed on our website, please phone or email the school. There is no charge for this service.

Use the links on the right to see our policies and reference documents and forms that you might need.


SCHOOL UNIFORM - we have recently made some changes to our school uniform policy and these will come into effect from September 2017. Please click on the link below to access the information.


Bad Weather

In the unlikely event of the school closing due to adverse weather please download our

pdfSchool Closure Procedures.

Calendars and Term Dates

pdfTerm Dates 2017-2018

pdfCalendar 2016-2017


pdf Newsletter Autumn 2016

pdf Newsletter Summer 2016

pdf E-Safety Newsletter Summer 2016

pdf Newsletter Spring 2016

pdf Newsletter Autumn 2015

pdf Newsletter Summer 2015

pdf Newsletter Spring 2015

pdf Newsletter Autumn 2014

Visit our Newsletter Archive for more newsletters

Safeguarding - Parents

Below is a link to a web page on the Hertfordshire Grid, which provides website addresses that can offer help and advice on numerous issues involving young people.

Please click here to access the link


Parenting Workshops/Courses

Here are details of upcoming parenting workshops/courses for 2015 and 2016 run by Families in Focus.

6 x Parent Network support & learning drop in sessions for parents caring for children with any additional need, lifelong condition and/or disability including Autism, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome etc. in St Albans.  Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm.

Understanding all about anger in families - Monday June 13th
Strategies to manage anger - Monday July 4th
Understanding challenging behaviours in children – Monday September 19th
Managing behaviours in children – Monday October 10th
The emotional journey of a parent - Monday November 14th
Managing with stress and taking care of ourselves – Monday December 5th

Download pdf for full details

For more information about the project go to


Safeguarding - Students

Below is a link to a web page on the Hertfordshire Grid, which provides website addresses that can offer help, advice and support on numerous issues.

Please click here to access the link

The New DSPL 7 Website
We have a wealth of information to support education and families from parent groups to SENCO meetings, all of which are advertised and updated regularly on the website.