September 2021 Entry - New Pupil Information

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The following New Pupil Information has been sent home to pupils and parents

School Information Booklet – Thursday 1 April 2021

As we have not been able to hold our open mornings, please find a copy of our School Information Booklet below

End of Term Newsletter – sent Thursday 1 April 2021

Please find a copy of our end of Spring Term Newsletter below.

School Uniform – sent Tuesday 27 April 2021

We know pupils will be getting excited and buying their new uniform is often something they look forward to. 

In the past we have arranged for Stevensons, our uniform supplier, to visit the school but due to the current social distancing requirements we are unable to offer this.   All ordering is therefore online.   

Please go to and click on account in the top right hand corner and then register with them. That way they can keep you up to date with any changes to their ordering arrangements.  

We understand that buying online causes some difficulties with sizing so we suggest you order early so that you can return items for replacement.  

Stevensons offer free returns and have a 120 day return policy, so we suggest you leave all labels on items until mid August when you can recheck for size. 

Because of the social distancing requirements in their warehouse orders will take longer to be dispatched and stock levels cannot be guaranteed.   Stevensons are therefore asking that you order all items before the end of July 2021. 

Our uniform list is below, and items marked ** are only available from Stevensons.  A copy of their price list can also be found below.

Please notice that trousers must be grey, not black.  Stevensons sell a smart pair of charcoal grey trousers, but you can purchase from elsewhere if you prefer. 

Tours of the school – sent Tuesday 27 April 2021

As many pupils and parents have been unable to visit the school previously, we are hoping to be able to offer short tours of the school week beginning 28 June 2021 and details regarding these tours will follow once the arrangements have been confirmed.

Car Share - sent Monday 10 May 2021

If you are interested in the possibility of organising car share, please send me an email ( with your child’s name, your postcode and your email address by Friday 21 May 2021.  I will compile a list of parents interested in the possibility of car share and I will send this list out to those parents who have signed up on Monday 24 May 2021.   You will then be able to liaise directly with other parents in your area. The car share list was emailed home on Wednesday 26 May 2021.

Summer School - sent Wednesday 26 May 2021

Please find an invitation below to our summer school, which will run from Monday 9 to Friday 13 August 2021.

May 2021 Newsletter - sent Friday 28 May 2021

Please find below a copy of our May Newsletter which highlights various activities taking place at Herschel Grammar School.

Virtual Induction Evening – Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 6pm - Sent Wednesday 9 June 2021

There will be a virtual induction evening streamed through the school website at 6pm, the evening’s programme will commence at 6pm and will include short presentations and performances from current Year 7 pupils, a fashion show of our uniform, and an important talk by the Headteacher and the Head of Learning for Year 7 Mrs Barton. This will give you a taster of what life is like at Herschel Grammar School. 

You will receive a link to the induction evening on the afternoon of Tuesday 22 June. 

You will receive an Induction Booklet – Guide for Parents on Monday 14 June, which will give you lots of practical information about joining Herschel Grammar School. 

Stevensons is our uniform supplier and orders can be made through their website 

Email - Sent Wednesday 9 June 2021

We are continuing to experience some email issues (specifically with gmail), please can you ensure you regularly check your junk/spam folders as we will continue to send information via email regarding your child’s transition to Herschel Grammar School.

School Transport - Sent Wednesday 9 June 2021

Mrs Vucic is currently liaising with our school transport companies regarding the provision of our school transport and she will be in touch with parents by the end of June.  The payment for school transport will go onto your child’s Parentmail account in late September/early October.  There is nothing to pay now and pupils can use the buses from the first day of term.

PE Uniform - Sent Wednesday 9 June 2021

Stevensons have advised us that they are awaiting delivery of the PE items and that these should arrive by mid-July.

Induction Booklet - Guide to Parents - Sent Tuesday 15 June 2021

Please find below a copy of our Induction Booklet – Guide to Parents, which gives you lots of practical information about joining Herschel Grammar School.

Virtual Induction Presentation - sent Tuesday 22 June 2021

Please follow the link to our virtual Induction Evening Presentation.

You will hear from Ms Rockall, Mrs Barton and there are presentations and performances from our current Year 7 pupils. This will give you a taster of what life is like at Herschel Grammar School.

After watching the presentation, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Barton.

The guidance from the East Berkshire Health Protection Board is that Induction Days and tours should not go ahead this term.  Therefore, the first day of term (Friday 3 September 2021) we will be a Transition Day for pupils.

Pupil Magazine – Sent Tuesday 29 June 2021

Please find attached a copy of our Year 7 Magazine which has been produced by our current Year 7 pupils.  This magazine contains lots of hints and tips for when your child joins us in September.

Name Date  
Herschel School Information April 2021 28th April 2021 Download >
Newsletter to Parents March 2021 28th April 2021 Download >
Herschel Grammar School Uniform List for Year 7 April 2021 28th April 2021 Download >
Stevensons Herschel Grammar School Slough 28th April 2021 Download >
HGS Summer School Invitation 26th May 2021 Download >
Newsletter to Parents May 2021 28th May 2021 Download >
Induction Booklet Guide for Parents September 2021 15th June 2021 Download >
Year 7 Magazine 2021 1st July 2021 Download >