Lady Barn House School

Feb 2018

  1. Parents’ Evening – Thursday 1st March – Postponed

    We have been battling the elements all week and have still managed to keep the school open.  However, given the icy conditions tonight and the expectation of similar, if not worse tomorrow, we have decided to postpone tomorrow’s parents’ evening until next week, Thursday, 8th March.  Appointment times will stay the same, but if you need to make any adjustments to the timing of your meeting(s), please do contact the school office.

    We apologise for the inconvenience but believe that in these exceptional weather conditions, this is the sensible course of action to take.

  2. LBHS Supporting – Safer Internet Day 2018

    Tuesday, 6th February is Safer Internet Day and at LBHS we would like to share a few tips to help parents keep their children safe online:

    • If your child uses any form of social media, encourage them to check their privacy settings on a regular basis, or check their privacy settings with them. Ensure that any contacts that they have are real friends and not just acquaintances or friends of friends.
    • Be aware of games or gaming sites that allow contact to others via the internet and ensure that your child is only connecting with people they know. For more advice on online gaming, please visit – www.childline.org.uk/Explore/OnlineSafety/Pages/OnlineGaming.aspx
    • If your child is experiencing unwanted contact from an unknown person, grooming or any incidence of being asked for or forced to send indecent images or videos, this must be reported to CEOP via the CEOP reporting pagewww.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
    • If you have any concerns or questions about any issue relating to your child’s safety online, there are a large number of websites with helpful information or places to go for support. Netaware (www.net-aware.org.uk) is a fantastic site, which gives a very simple overview and risk rating of the most popular apps and games that children are using and provides helpful advice about keeping children safe.
    • NSPCC also provide a lot of support for parents about children sharing things online through their ‘Share Aware’ campaign – www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware
    • And as part of the partnership between NSPCC and O2, parents can take a device to any O2 shop and ask for an appointment with a guru, who can show them how to set up safety settings.
  3. Uniform Changes from September 2018

    We are making a few small changes for September 2018. Most significant to most people will be that the summer dress will be changing to a similar style but in a blue stripe instead of yellow/gold. The new dress will be/is available from Monkhouse and at considerably reduced prices – £14.50 to £15 instead of £36.00 to £46.00. However please don’t think the yellow dresses are redundant yet! They will remain officially ‘wearable’ in both Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 to ensure that the girls get full use out of them.

    The other change is to the uniform that our 3+ Nursery children wear. The children will wear a new royal blue Lady Barn sweatshirt and a white Lady Barn polo, with traditional grey shorts for the boys and a pleated skirt for the girls. From Reception (Kindergarten), the children will all transfer to our traditional formal uniform. The idea is that the Nursery sweatshirt and polo will then become the children’s games kit when they move into Reception in September 2019.

    Please note that current Nursery children are unaffected by these changes. Please see below the new changes.