Parents

Everyone at Pitsford knows the importance of good communication with parents.

Reporting to parents is key and every half term grades are issued. Every year parents receive a full report, an interim report and a Parents’ Evening which provides meaningful and impactful feedback.

In the Junior School, the Junior Head also has weekly drop-in sessions, and we have a very active PTA. Parents are sent two pupil reviews and one full report each year, as well as information shared during two Parents’ Evenings

Our fortnightly online newsletter – The Pitsford Post – contains event information and very importantly, the latest lunch menu! Parents are encouraged to contact us in person, by phone, email or letter. In addition, our parent portal allows parents to track homework, behaviour and the school calendar Pitsford School appreciates that we are here to offer your child a first class education and so we send out Parents and Pupil Surveys on a regular basis to ensure that we are meeting your expectations.

Year 7 Welcome

Moving into Year 7 can seem like a big step but hopefully this welcome booklet will help to make that step easier and more enjoyable.

This booklet will tell you everything that you need to know before starting in year 7. There is guidance on uniform, where to find thing and what to expect once you join the Senior school.

YEAR 7 BOOKLET

Sports

Pitsford Post

Menus

Bus Service

We have several bus services running across the county: Kettering via Walgrave, Market Harborough, Northampton Town Centre, Towcester via Mereway, Cogenhoe via Moulton and Weston Favell.

Buses arrive at School in time for 8.40am registration and depart at 5.30pm after extra-curricular activities. We try to ensure that as many locations are covered by our bus routes as possible in order to help with transportation. The routes are run according to interest and location and current routes are amended at the start of the academic year, as pupils’ requirements change. They are also planned to ensure that collection and deposit points are located in convenient and safe places for your child. Other bus routes will be considered if numbers permit.

Pupils can take single or return journeys and select which days they travel. Pupils must be in Key Stage 2 or above to use the School Bus Network.

For more information on where our bus collection / drop off points are, please call the School Office on 01604 880306.

School Uniform

Pupils at Pitsford School wear their uniform with pride School uniform is compulsory for all pupils and must be worn at all times including travelling to and from Pitsford School, irrespective of the mode of transport. Almost all items required can be purchased online via uniform supplier SchoolBlazer at: www.schoolblazer.com

To find out more about ordering from SchoolBlazer click the links: How to Shop and School Blazer Q&A

Second Hand Uniform

The School holds regular second hand uniform sales, where parents can purchase and sell current, good condition, second hand uniform. Full details of how to buy and sell uniform are given here:

 

Firefly

Our parent and pupil portal is called “Firefly” and allows members of our school community to access information on homework, reporting and daily life in school. parents can download the app so that they have access when they need it.

You will be able to access:

  • Timetable
  • Attendance
  • Homework and marks
  • Reports (for download)

In addition, parents will be able to view:

  • Uniform policy
  • Term dates
  • Trip forms
  • Latest news
  • Sports fixtures and results

You can log on and find this information from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone.

You can download the Firefly for Parents app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

For more information about using the apps, refer to the Firefly Help Centre

Should you need help then the links below may be able to guide you:

Getting started

Android
Apple

Bookmarks

Android
Apple 

Messages

Android 
Apple

Letters to Parents

Calendar

Pitsford Parents Association

Hello!

We’d like to take this opportunity to relaunch the Pitsford School PPA and introduce ourselves to you all. We are:

Chair – Gemma Suter
Deputy Chair – Louise Downward Burditt,
Secretary – Ruth Humphrey and
Treasurer – Julia Bennett.

We all have children in the junior school, but also two of us have children in the senior school too. We are helped out by a lovely group of parents from the junior school, that help us with ideas, setting up events and then at the events themselves. We have been a group of junior parents as a PPA for about 12 months, organising several events including the bonfire night, the shopping night, and the junior school Christmas bazaar.

However, we are looking to expand the PPA across the whole school…

So….. if you’d like to come along and join us on the PPA or if you’d like to get involved in helping at events, or if you simply have a contact or something you can donate to an event, please get in touch. We have our very own PPA email address so you can contact us directly. We are all often around at drop off or pick up too so we are happy to chat at any point. We are looking at organising a coffee morning at drop off and then one at pick up too, so that you can come and meet us, and find out what we’re up to. We have lots of exciting events in the pipeline for the year ahead. So watch this space for more details on those. We look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you to the PPA.