SCHOOL

KEY INFORMATION

We are an independent, co-educational school for children with special educational needs, aged 5 to 16 years. We are based on the Devon/Cornwall border just outside of Whitstone, Holsworthy in a peaceful, countryside setting, and pride ourselves on the unique, enjoyable learning experience that we offer our students.
All the children and young people at Highgate Hill House School have additional and complex needs.
They may have a Statement of Educational Need (SEN) or an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), and their primary need will be Social, Emotional and Mental Health (previously BESD).
 
Our students are placed mainly in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Local Authorities and fee-paying parents, and we are within easy reach of Launceston, Holsworthy, Bude, Okehampton, Tavistock, Bodmin and the surrounding areas.
We welcome both full-time and part-time students on a day basis, and our DfE number is 878/6065.
 
Our head teacher is Vicky Percival.

TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY

TERM DATES

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You have probably seen high profile campaigns for school food from people like Jamie Oliver who is trying to make sure that children eat healthy food at school and integrate both growing and cooking food into the school day.

We are building our kitchen garden, and students will have the opportunity to take part in our ‘field to plate project’, where they grow fruit and vegetables, which they then prepare as part of our community meal times.


At Highgate Hill House Schools we believe that eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone and that children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development. A healthy diet can stabilise energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood - allowing children to maximise their potential both inside and outside of school.

 

All students will receive a nutritious and well-balanced meal as part of their school day, which they eat together.


Does your child have special dietary requirements or food allergies?
Make sure you notify us in writing. Advise us which foods can be given as alternatives, e.g. gluten or dairy free, ones to be avoided and any triggers.

We see transport to and from the school as the start and end of a learning journey for your child. We will, therefore, wherever possible, handpick our drivers – we will only use drivers that share our ethos and are qualified and accredited transport providers. Transportation will be provided in partnership and negotiation with the Local Authority and parents/carers.

School Meals

Mealtimes are a very important social and community part of our day, with children helping to prepare lunch and sharing what they've helped to prepare with their peers.

As well as learning the importance of a healthy, balanced diet, they learn very important life skills that they can take with them into adulthood.

Our children have helped to create a kitchen garden, and students have the opportunity to take part in our ‘field to plate project’, where they grow fruit and vegetables, which they then prepare as part of our community meal times.


At Highgate Hill House School we believe that eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone and that children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development. A healthy diet can stabilise energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood - allowing children to maximise their potential both inside and outside of school.

 

All students will receive a nutritious and well-balanced meal as part of their school day, which they eat together.


Does your child have special dietary requirements or food allergies?
Make sure you notify us in writing. Advise us which foods can be given as alternatives, e.g. gluten or dairy free, ones to be avoided and any triggers.

Lunch Menu

Our school menu is on a 3 week rota, with a meat and vegetarian option each day. We can cater for food allergies, intolerances, and aversions. Children can also choose to eat lunch in their classrooms if they prefer not to eat in front of others.

On each day there is the alternative of a ham/cheese salad sandwich or baguette

Week 1

Monday - Crispy chicken/vegetarian wrap, saute          potatoes & salad 

Tuesday - Bacon, Sausage/vegetarian sausage, beans, hash brown & omelette 

                 

Wednesday - Jacket potatoes with choice of fillings

Thursday - Roast pork/vegetarian meat alternative & vegetables

Friday - Fish/vegetarian alternative, chips & peas

Week 2

Monday - Hot Dog/vegetarian sausage, potato wedges & salad

Tuesday - Sweet n sour chicken/Quorn & rice 

Wednesday - Minced beef/Quorn mince & onion pie, mashed potatoes, mixed veg & gravy 

Thursday - Leek & Bacon/Leek & Mushroom pasta

Friday - Fish Cake/Vegetarian alternative, chips & peas

Week 3

Monday - Spaghetti Bolognese/Quorn Bolognese & salad

Tuesday - Roast gammon dinner/vegetarian meat alternative & veg

Wednesday - Jacket Potatoes with choice of fillings

Thursday - Pizza & Salad

                

Friday - Fish fingers/vegetarian alternative, chips & peas

Alternatively, children can bring a packed lunch from home each day if they wish.

Transport
School Transport
School Uniform

School Uniform is an essential part of the ethos of Highgate Hill House School to promote a school identity and a sense of belonging, promote equality and avoid identification of socioeconomic background and encourage pride in pupils' appearance.

 

Provided by Parents / Carers (please label as much of your child’s belongings as possible):

• Black or dark grey trousers, shorts or skirts (to the knee)

• Black shoes (closed toe, suitable for walking and playing)

• Dark socks or tights

• Training shoes suitable for sports

 

The remaining uniform is provided by the school FREE OF CHARGE:

• School polo shirt (x3) Green school cardigan or sweatshirt (x2)

• Green outside fleece (x1)

• Outdoor waterproof coat (x1)

• School cap (x1)

• Green school bag (x1)

• Sport Kit

• White T-shirt, blue shorts or tracksuit trousers, blue tracksuit top

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Contact Us

Address

Whitstone

Holsworthy

Devon

EX22 6TJ

01288 341998

07951 463554 (term time only)

07765 182948 (evenings, weekends and holidays)

Head Teacher: Vicky Percival

headteacher@hhhschool.co.uk