Term dates

Term Dates : 2016 – 2017

Autumn Term 2016

Tuesday 6th September – Wednesday 14th December

Half-term: Monday 17th October – Friday 28th October

(NB: School closes at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 14th December)

Spring Term 2017

Tuesday 10th January – Friday 31st March

Half-term:  Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February

(NB: School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 31st March)

Summer Term 2017

Tuesday 25th April – Thursday 13th July

Half-term:  Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June

(NB: School closes at 12.00 noon on Thursday 13th July)

Term Dates : 2017-2018

Autumn Term 2017

Thursday 7th September – Thursday 14th December

Half-term: Monday 23rd October – Friday 3rd November

(NB:  School closes at 12.00 noon on Thursday 14th December)

Spring Term 2018

Tuesday 9th January – Wednesday 28th March

Half-term: Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February

(NB: School closes at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28th March)

Summer Term 2018

Tuesday 17th April – Friday 6th July

Half-term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June

(NB: School closes at 12.00 noon on Friday 6th July)


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School restarts


Form Rep coffee with Miss Woodcock


Forms V & VI ‘A’ rounders at Haberdashers’ Aske’s


Forms III-VI inter-house swimming gala


Forms V & VI ‘A’ rounders at Northwood College


Nursery & Reception to Aldenham Country Park

Forms III & V Parents’ Evening

Governors’ Board meeting


Forms IV & VI Parents’ Evening


Haileybury STEM Challenge


ESSA Primary Schools’ relay finals in Sheffield


Class & Whole School Photographs


Art Day

Forms V & VI ‘A’ rounders at RMS


Form V Activity Day at Northwood College


Forms V & VI play to the school

Forms V & VI play to the parents


Form V rounders at Berkhamsted

Forms V & VI play to the parents


Early Years & Pre-prep Sports Day


Form V to Suffolk


Form V return from Suffolk


Sports fixtures

Pastoral care

The support and care of the individual is important to all at Charlotte House; we believe that a happy girl will also be an engaged and active learner.  All members of staff take an active role in the pastoral care of our girls.  The Deputy Head overseas this practice with the Form Tutors who support their girls on a day-to-day basis.

We recognise that coming to a new school can be a worrying venture for children so we implement a ‘shadow’ system where a new child is teamed up with an existing pupil to give and extra level of support.

Communication between home and school is a key element in a child’s wellbeing.  At the Form Information Evening which we hold at the start of each year, parents are reminded how important it is to inform us should there be any issues at home that may be troubling their daughter.

Moral and ethical issues are dealt with in PSHEE lessons and assemblies.  Circle Time is used to reaffirm how important empathy and listening skills are.

We have a regular staff meeting dedicated to discussing all of the girls, covering both academic and pastoral concerns, to ensure that we are all aware of any issues, thus enabling us to work as a team ensuring every single girl’s needs are known and catered for.

Policies & Forms

The school has a large number of policies to provide to staff, pupils and parents with clear information about its organisation and practice.  Selected policies are available to download below, other policy documents (including Health & Safety and SEND which includes EAL information) are available from the School Office on request.

Information regarding our Secondary Transfer Results can be found in the About section on this website.

Parent Handbook September 2016
Admissions Policy (2016)
Behaviour and Sanctions Policy (May 2017)
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (May 2017)
Educational Visits Policy (plus appendices)sep 16doc
 Curriculum Policy including SMSC policy (2015)
Consent for the administration of medicine
First Aid & Medicines (May 2017)
Anti Bullying Policy updated May 17
Internet and E-Safety Policy (Aug 2016)
Complaints Procedure Sep 2016 amended MAY17


If your daughter needs to have a dose of medicine during the course of the school day, please ensure a signed form accompanies the medicine when delivered to the school office.  Medicine cannot be given without this written permission.


Before & after school

Larks and Owls are the Charlotte House before- and after-school clubs. They provide a safe, flexible, and inexpensive way for parents and carers to manage their busy schedules while giving the girls a popular and fun way to start and end their school day.

The clubs operate every day during the school term and bookings are made through the school office on an ad-hoc, daily, weekly or termly basis.


Larks pre-school care and breakfast club is open to all girls from 7.35am. It provides a warm, safe and welcoming start to the day, with an optional healthy breakfast of toast and cereals available until 8.00am. Girls can enjoy some supervised play until the start of the school day.


Owls after-school club is available from 3pm until 6pm. There are a range of activities on offer and the older girls are able to complete their homework in a quiet area. During the summer months, girls can enjoy supervised play in the garden. A light teatime snack is provided.

Sisters’ Club

If you have daughters whose school day finish at different times, they are eligible for our free Sisters’ Club. This allows complimentary access to the Owls after-school club from 3pm until 4pm. Bookings are made through the school office.


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