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.
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, links to the ParentLite CAPITA SIMS website login page and the user guide are shown below
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:
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.
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.
Mary Exton School Uniform is available to order from Beat School Uniform in Hitchin
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)
There is also the option of a filled jacket potato.
Parents should register with School Grid to select their children's lunch choices online. Please follow the link below for the Hertfordshire Catering Ltd website where the hot food menu menu is available for you to view.
Spring/Summer School Lunch Menu
Information on carbohydrate content and portion sizes can be obtained here:-
Free school meals | Hertfordshire County Council
Year 2 to Year 3 - If your child is moving from Year 2 into Year 3 in September and you believe that your child is entitled to free school meals, you will need to re-apply as entitlement is not automatically renewed. Please apply online now at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to ensure that your child’s free school meal entitlement is in place for September.
Register for free school meals for reception, year 1 and year 2. Check whether you're eligible for free school meals for year 3 and above. Find out about free school milk. You can also apply for discounts on buses and trains, and remission of music lesson fees www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
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.
Notifications about extreme weather conditions or events that may require closure of the school are communicated through a number of sources. Mary Exton, through Hertfordshire County Council, is part of the Everbridge Network (amongst other methods) and it is recommended that parents register to get SMS and e-mail notifications on school closures.