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Parents’ Information


Please send any subject access requests or freedom of information requests to, please note that post is not delivered to school during the holidays. Emails are checked regularly and we will endeavour to answer any requests within the necessary timescales.

Holiday in Term Time

Parkgate Infants and Nursery discourages parents from taking holidays during term time.

The school will not authorise holidays in term time unless there are exceptional circumstances when you would need to gain permission from the headteacher

Severe Weather Procedure

In the event of bad weather a notice will be placed on the school gates and school closures are announced on BBC Three Counties Radio (103.8 FM/95.5 FM or 630 MW/1161 MW) and Mercury FM (96.6FM). The school phones will not be answered until after 8.15 am.  

Hertfordshire uses the Everbridge website to inform parents about school closures. Everbridge will contact by email those parents who have registered with them. To register please follow the link below:

Everbridge Login/Registration


We use the Arbor app to send letters and alerts to parents/carers. The app is also used for booking Parkgate Pirates wraparound care sessions.


In EYFS (Nursery and Reception) we use the Tapestry app to share learning with parents.

Observations of your child’s learning in the classroom are recorded on Tapestry and shared regularly with you so that you are kept informed of the learning taking place. Observations include photographs, written commentary and sometimes videos. Parents are invited to share their own observations from home, in order that we are able to build a full picture of your child’s development in partnership with parents.

Home learning activities, such as phonics sheets to practice new sounds as they are taught, are also shared with parents via the Tapestry app.

Tapestry Login


In Key Stage 1, home learning is shared via the Seesaw class app.  

Seesaw allows you and your child to view the home learning activities each week and respond to them with photographs, audio or video submissions. The class teacher is able to give feedback on the work submitted directly via the app to support the home school partnership.

Seesaw Login

My Rising Stars

My Rising Stars gives primary school children access to resources which their school has asked them to use at home. You can access My Rising Stars from any computer, tablet or phone connected to the internet.

My Rising Stars Login