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Parents’ Information

At Townsend we believe that maintaining a good working relationship with parents is essential to ensure we provide our students with the best possible support and guidance throughout their time at the school. Our Home School Agreement outlines the basis of the partnership we hope to build between the school and you. Our School Day …

Activities

Clubs are open to all years unless a year group is specified. There are activities & worship in The Reflection Room every day run by the sixth form. Girls netball & football and boys rugby & football fixtures take place after school on a variety of days. Check the calendar & PE notice boards for …

Bus Routes

Bus Timetable Please see the Bus Timetable below for details of bus routes for many areas surrounding Townsend School where our students come from. Including Barnet, Borehamwood, Bricket Wood, Brookmans Park, Chiswell Green, Flamstead, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Leverstock Green, Luton, Kimpton, Markyate, Park Street, Potters Bar, Radlett, Redbourn, South Mimms, St Albans, Welwyn Garden …

Friends of Townsend (PTA)

The ‘Friends of Townsend’ is an extended development of the previous Parents Teachers Association. It was set up as the ‘Friends of Townsend’ so as to accommodate past parents and students that wished to remain key supporters of the school. The groups main function is to support the school in whatever way possible. This usually …

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School Meals

The Hertfordshire County Council recommended online payment system SchoolComms is available for parents to make payments for school lunches. This online system allows you to make secure payments 24 hours a day 7 days a week from any Internet connected computer. Hertfordshire Catering Ltd produce the school meals at Townsend Church of England School. A …

Uniform

Please contact Stevensons in St. Albans for New Uniform sales OR The School Office for Second Hand Uniform sales Townsend has a strict uniform policy and dress code. Details of our uniform are given below. Acceptance of a place at Townsend is taken to imply acceptance of our uniform and dress code. The School Uniform Suppliers are: Stevensons 131 …

Discovery Centre/Library

The Discovery Centre provides support to students and staff for both their work and leisure pursuits. Demand for information is very high and the centre is well used for various activities both during the day and at lunchtimes and break times, when it is extremely busy. Each day there is always particular activity running at …

Learning Support

Due to the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the Educational Psychology Service have expanded their ‘quick queries’ service across Hertfordshire. From March 2020, Contact line: 01992 588574, will be available: Monday to Friday from 2:00pm to 4:30pm for all parents/caregivers, young people (aged 16 -25), school staff and professionals. Please see the flyer …

Gifted, Able & Talented

At Townsend Church of England School we believe in treating all pupils as individuals and so catering for their individual needs. All pupils including the most able are entitled to a challenging and stimulating curriculum that develops their full potential. Within the school’s general policy of inclusion, provision for able, gifted and talented pupils is …

eSafety

At Townsend, we take the safety of our students in the physical and online worlds very seriously. The school has a regular programme of eSafety awareness and education within our Learning for Life curriculum from year 7 through to year 13, covering issues such as online safety, trustworthiness of websites, online threats such as malware, …

Emergency Closures

Our experience of snow in previous years tells us that we should prepare parents/carer(s) for a possible closure of our school. Even a small fall of snow brings transport links to a halt and St Albans becomes gridlocked. If this should happen: Look at our school website www.townsend.herts.sch.uk — please remember to refresh the page …

Coronavirus Advice

Covid 19 Remote Learning Provision Covid 19 remote learning provision document The 16-19 tuition fund has been used to support students in Year 13 who do not have GCSE Mathematics through additional revision courses, and Year 12 students with additional tuition. Students with an EHCP in Year 13 have also been supported with extra revision …