Heads Up – 08/07/22

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Thank you so much for attending our sports day event today! The children were brilliant at their activities, and it was wonderful to see them so confident in front of all the adults. Thank you very much for all your donations. Our fundraising total is current at £485!!!! Amazing

ST Marys Breakfast Club & After School Club:

Did you know we offer breakfast club & afterschool club for children at St Marys?? 

Our breakfast club is open at 8am. We offer breakfast and a play based environment. St Marys children (Reception to end of KS1) will go on the walking bus over to their playground. Tenterfield children will smoothly transition to their key group. 

Our afterschool club provision is fully integrated within our nursery environment where children can play both indoors and outdoors. Tenterfield children are collected from their groups, while St Marys children (Reception to end of KS1) are collected from their playground for the walking bus over to Tenterfield. A substantial snack is provided alongside play, fun, games & stories. Contact Elaine for more information: wraparound@tenterfield.herts.sch.uk

Please note:

  • Our places are very limited so we would advise you to book now to secure your place. 
  • We do take ad-hoc bookings if there are spaces available. 
  • Siblings can be together
  • Once a booking has been made it cannot be refunded or changed. 
  • Unfortunately our wraparound provision is not available to children in the pink group. 

Tenterfield Groupings for Sept 2022

We understand you are keen to know your child’s group for next year. These will be confirmed next week. We spend a long time grouping the children, so we appreciate your patience whilst we are getting to know our new cohort of children who will be arriving in September.  Your child will spend time with their new key person on Transition Day which is Thursday 14th July. 

Sept 2022

We are in the very unusual position where we have a few nursery places still remaining for Sept 2022. We have both 15hr & 30hr places. Please do tell your family and friends. Please apply Tenterfield Nursery School » Admissions.

Water Bottles

We are looking to have a very hot couple of weeks. Please can your child bring a water bottle everyday, NO JUICE. Suncream must be applied before every session. Please supply a sunhat. 


Please be considerate at all times to our neighbours in Beckett Gardens. We get a lot of complaints about parents parking across driveways. A positive relationship with our neighbours is very important to us.  

Holiday Club

We still have places available to book via school gateway. Here is our programme of events: 


Mon 25th-Thurs 28th Team Tenterfield 8-4pm £35 per day
Fri 29th Artskool 12-4pm £20


Mon 1st Aug- Thurs 4th Aug DH Dance Academy 9-3pm £30 per day
Fri 5th Artskool 12-4pm £20


Mon 8th-Thurs 11th Team Tenterfield 8-4pm £35 per day
Fri 12thTenterfield Tinies 9.30-11.30 (Booking via Tinies booking form, search ‘Tenterfield Tinies’ on Facebook) Artskool 12-4pm £20


Mon 15th Aug- Thurs 18th Aug DH Dance Academy 9-3pm £30 per day
Fri 19thTenterfield Tinies 9.30-11.30 (Booking via Tinies booking form, search ‘Tenterfield Tinies’ on Facebook) Artskool 12-4pm £20

Please contact our office team if you need support with booking. 

Transition Day

Transition day is Thursday 14th July for all schools in Hertfordshire. We would like to clarify that nursery is open as normal, but we will have a large amount of children with different schedules that day. We have 56 children leaving to 12 different primary schools, and each school will have made a different transition plan/arrangement. Therefore I am sure you will agree that the school office would be extremely busy with children and families arriving & leaving that day.

Our priority is to ensure this day runs safely for Tenterfield, so we have made the following arrangements & options: 

  1. Your child attends as normal
  2. Your child does not attend that day
  3. Your child attends 8.30-11.30 (15hr & 30hr children)
  4. Your child attends 11.45-2.45 (30hr children only)

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate arrivals or collections out of the above timings. Please can you email admin@tenterfield.herts.sch.uk and title your email ‘Transition day’ to let us know your child’s attendance please. 

Transition coffee morning

Is on Tuesday 19th July. This is a very informal event but will give you the opportunity to ask any questions. This will be 9-10am in the nurture room. Please just turn up.

Pirate week

The week beginning 18th July is Pirate Week!! You children are welcome to come in fancy dress this week. We will have lots of pirate themed activities and a pirate party!!

Term Ends

Friday 22nd July at 11.30 for red, orange & pink group. 1pm for the green, yellow & blue group.

Have a lovely sunny weekend!! Please don’t forget to add your sponsored sports on school gateway!

Mrs Beare