In this section we have included additional information you may find of use as parents and carers.  Please let us know if you would like to see any other information included.  

Starting at Mary Exton

Before starting at Mary Exton, you will have had the opportunity to attend either an Induction Evening(Reception pupils) or a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  To limit the amount of paperwork distributed during these meetings, we are developing an area where all documentation is available for you to access in your own time.  

Induction Documents


Link to School Booking System for parents evenings and other events and ParentLite Data collection System

Mary Exton uses the On-line booking system for parents evenings and events, you can access this system using the link here. data collection is simplified by using the Parent Lite App, link to the CAPITA SIMS website login page and the user guide are shown below

On-Line booking system
Link to Parent Lite Data Collection System
Parent Lite User Guide
Online Payment

Mary Exton use the online payment system operated by School Gateway to pay for School Meals,trips etc..  Please follow the link below to register and login to make any payments.  Please ensure that the school office have your up to date mobile number and email address to be linked directly to the Mary Exton Account.

Please follow the link below for the website:

 School Gateway

Letters Home

We aim to provide you with a link to all letters which are sent home.  Please let the office know if you would like an additional paper copy.

 Letters Home

At Mary Exton, we are committed to provide a full broad and balanced curriculum, and to do so we expect high standards of attendance and punctuality.  Good school attendance is linked closely to academic success as well as enabling children to maintain friendships and achieve their potential.

We appreciate that everyone can be unwell at times and some absence due o illness is unavoidable.  However, please work with us to inform us of any absence due to illness so that the absence can be authorised.

Parents and Carers should be aware that Mary Exton will not authorise family holidays during term time except in exceptional/extenuating circumstances.

All forms which should be completed for Medical Appointments of Holiday requests can be found here.

 Attendance Policy




Mary Exton School Uniform is available to order from Beat School Uniform in Hitchin

Information on Mary Exton School uniform


Hertfordshire Catering (HCL)

As a school we have Hertfordshire Catering Limited providing our School Dinners.  The children are able to choose from the pupil choice menu each day to ensure that they are served with the meal of their choice. 

All children can select one of the following on a daily basis;

Hot Vegetarian Dish

Hot Meat Dish

Cold Lunch (Rolls/Baguettes)

Friday only - Sausages (which contain both beef & pork)

There is also the option of a filled jacket potato from Mondays to Thursdays.

A menu is available from the school office and they are sent out to the whole school when a menu change takes place. Please follow the link below for the Hertfordshire Catering Ltd website where the hot  food menu menu is available for you to view.

Summer 2019/Autumn 2019 School Lunch Menu

 Information on carbohydrate content and portion sizes can be obtained here:-

Infant menu

Junior menu

Extra Curricular Clubs

Mary Exton aim to provide a varied extra curricular programme which the children can take advantage of.  Some activities are run by school staff and parents, and others by outside providers.  We aim to be able to provide a range of activities for all age groups throughout the year.  A letter is sent out at the start of each term, and the children are able to apply for the clubs offered.  Should you wish to volunteer to support any club, please contact the school office.

 Extra Curricular Clubs


Extreme Weather Notification

Notifications about extreme weather conditions are communicated through a number of sources. Mary Exton, through Hertfordshire County Council,  is part of the Everbridge Network (amongst other methods) and parents can register to get SMS and e-mail notifications on school closures.

 Everbridge login page