Admissions for Primary School must be submitted by 15th January
Admissions for Secondary School must be submitted by 31st October
See our Admissions Policy under Virtual Office/ School Policy Documents
Click the link to access Derbyshire County Council admission applications Admissions through Derbyshire County Council
Induction to Hathersage St. Michael's CE (A) Primary School
If you are joining our school family, we hope you will find the information below informative.
Our Prospectus provides you with information all about our school:
Our school uniform can be purchased from any store or supplier of your choice or you can use an online supplier if you would like the embroidered badge added - School Trends
Nursery Children wear their own clothes or a blue sweatshirt if they wish.
All School Children wear:
- Red School Sweatshirt
- White or red shirt or blouse (polo style preferred)
- Black or grey trousers (no jeans please)
- Black/grey jogging bottoms
- Black or grey shorts (no black lycra please)
- Black, grey or white socks
- Any sensible black shoes
- Grey skirt or pinafore.
- Plain tights – grey, black or red.
- Red checked or striped summer dress.
P.E. wear – children should wear appropriate black shorts, a plain white T-shirt and plimsolls. A long sleeved sweatshirt style top and jog bottoms are good for colder days. This should not be a school sweatshirt. These items should be kept in a suitable (sturdy) named bag, which will hang on the child’s cloakroom peg.
NB: Children will be allocated to a House Team once they start school.
Please ensure all school clothes and footwear are labelled with the child’s name.
Communicating with Parents & Carers
In addition to our text message service, we have a system of sending out all documentation that requires a response from parents/ carers being sent out on green paper. This helps to locate items that need returning to school amidst the general white paper post.
We have an active and welcoming PTFA who run a variety of event to fundraise for the school to benefit the children. Please see our PTFA page if you would like to be involved - you would be most welcome. PTFA
All school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are free. School meals are provided by Derbyshire Catering Service in our school kitchen, click here for further information Derbyshire School Meals
We look forward to you joining our school family!
We're Going on a Bear Hunt!
Mrs Thompson has recorded a video story to share with you.
Transition Activities from Nursery into Reception Class
These activities are available for families to access repeatedly through the summer break as a reflective and reassuring process, enabling children to understand their own thoughts and feelings more clearly. It also provides children with the opportunity to repeat discussions, request more information and re-ask questions in order to work through any anxieties and ensure a smooth transition.
Sit down with your grown up at home and watch the video above. Once you have watched the video, have a look at the questions below and respond to them. Explain to your grown up what sorts of things worry you. Are you like Billy who does lots of worrying, or do you not worry about lots of things at all?
- How did Billy feel in the story?
- Do you ever feel worried?
- What worries you?
- Who can you tell if you feel worried?
- Can worries be taken away? How? Who by?
Sit down with your grown up at home, click on the link above and watch the video. Once you have watched the video, look at the questions and respond to them.
Explain to your grown up what you think school will be like. How do you think Topsy and Tim were feeling? Do you feel the same or do you feel different?
- What do you think going to school will be like?
- Who do you think will be at school?
- Can you think of something exciting about starting school?
- Can you think of something a bit worrying about starting school?
Sit down with your grown up at home, click the link above and watch the video . Once you have watched the video, look at the questions and respond to them. Explain to your grown up how you feel about going to school. Are you as excited as Nemo?
- How was Nemo feeling about going to school?
- How do you feel about going to school?
- Is it okay to be excited about going to school?
- Is it okay not to be excited about going to school?
- How do you think other children might be feeling about going to school?
Sit down with your grown up at home, click the link above and watch the video . Once you have watched the video, look at the questions and respond to them. Explain to your grown up what you think will be the best bit about going to school. See if your grown up agrees, or not.
- What happened in this story?
- How did the story make you feel?
- Did you enjoy the story?
- What was the best bit? Why?
- What was the worst bit? Why
Sit down with your grown up at home, click the link above and watch the video . Once you have watched the video, look at the questions and respond to them.
- What happened to Hugo?
- How do you think Hugo felt at school?
- Can you make me a picture of how you feel about going to school?
- What is your picture telling me?
- Can you think of anything that would help you to feel happy/happier about going to school?