Parent Information

Parents' Association

The Parents’ Association (BHSA) is an important part of the Box Hill School community and provides opportunities for everyone at Box Hill to come together socially and at the same time raise funds to benefit the pupils and enhance their education.

All parents of Box Hill School children are automatically members of the association.

The funds raised are used to provide extra items for the pupils, over and above that which the school would be expected to provide from fees.

We really hope you will enjoy participating in the BHSA events and being part of the Box Hill School community.


The Committee

The BHSA Committee consists of volunteer parents from across the school.


Year Reps

Our Year Reps play a vital role in providing effective communication between the committee and the parent body and with the school. They help with communicating and organising various activities and social events, and also in supporting and advising new parents. The school and the BHSA work in collaboration for the benefit of the school community.


The role of a Year Rep  

  • To keep parents informed about BHSA activities/events – and to seek views from parents on BHSA business.
  • To encourage parents to support the BHSA by attending events and actively engaging them in volunteering.
  • To answer any questions parents may have about the BHSA.
  • To organise informal social events for parents in their year group.
  • To keep an updated contact email list (with agreement from the parents).
  • To make contact with new parents through the school Clarion messaging system.
  • To provide a channel to the BHSA passing on ideas and offers of help from parents.
  • To collate questions for the Parents’ Forum.

For term dates for the academic year 2022/2023 please see below.

Term Dates

Academic Year

Autumn Term 2022
Boarders return by 8pm Sunday 4th September
Induction Day for new pupils and ALL of Year 12 Monday 5th September
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Tuesday 6th September
Half Term – 4.30pm finish Thursday 13th October
Boarders return by 8pm Sunday 30th October
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Monday 31st October
End of term – 12pm finish Friday 9th December
Spring Term 2023
Boarders return by 8pm Wednesday 4th January
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Thursday 5th January
Half Term – 4.30pm finish Friday 10th February
Boarders return by 8pm Sunday 19th February
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Monday 20th February
End of term – 12pm finish Wednesday 29th March
Summer Term 2023
Boarders return by 8pm Monday 17th April
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Tuesday 18th April
Speech Day TBC
Half Term – 4.30pm finish Friday 26th May
Boarders return by 8pm Sunday 4th June
Day Pupils arrive by 8.15am Monday 5th June
End of Term – 12pm finish Thursday 6th July

 

Uniform

We see every child as an ambassador for our school and an appropriate appearance and school uniform is expected at all times.

Where to purchase your new uniform

  • To purchase your new uniform, please visit our uniform suppliers’ website; Unismart, where all our school uniform is available to buy online – www.unismart.co.uk/product-category/our-schools/box-hill-school
  • We can arrange delivery of your new school uniform to a destination that suits you; either your home address, the school campus or to Unismart, 5 Oakdene Parade, Cobham, KT11 2LR
  • Appointments are available at the on site uniform shop or at Unismart Cobham. To arrange please contact Unismart on 01932 868233 (opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm) or email unismartltd@gmail.com. Please note appointments for the on site shop must be booked in advance, unfortunately we can not accommodate direct walk ins
  • Telephone Consultations are available if you need any help or advice with sizing and quantities, please contact Unismart on 01932 868233 (opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm) or email unismartltd@gmail.com

For a full list of uniform including sportswear, please click the appropriate link below:

Mini Bus

We run a minibus pick-up and drop-off service to and from a number of destinations serving the local area and further afield.

Box Hill School offers an extensive bus service, with 12 routes for our pupils to travel to and from School.

In addition, we provide a bus pick up and collection service from some of the local railway stations such as Epsom, Raynes Park and Leatherhead, therefore making accessibility to Box Hill School even easier for families living slightly further afield.

We are always happy to discuss alternative routes, depending on feasibility and requirements, so please do contact us if you would like to discuss this further.

  • Autumn Term: £448.00*
  • Spring Term: £385.00*
  • Summer Term: £329.00*

*Costs are calculated on number of weeks in a term (£35 per week return, £17.50 per week one way).

Apply

To make an application for a minibus place please download and return this Minibus Service Application Form to helen.sage@boxhillschool.com.

For any questions regarding our minibus routes please contact Helen Sage:

Medical Centre

The school Medical Centre is staffed by registered nurses who provide medical cover on Monday to Friday from 07:30 – 20.00 in term time. We also have a Pastoral Matron whose hours are from 08:30 – 17.30 Monday to Friday in term time. In addition, many members of the school staff are qualified first aiders and are available through boarding or the out of hour’s activity they are participating in, should the pupils require any assistance.


The Medical Team

Mrs Claire Harris – Lead Nurse | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Claire trained at Addenbrooke’s as a Registered General Nurse, (RGN) later specialising in Intensive Care (general, cardiac and paediatric). Prior to joining Box Hill School in 2008, she spent 3 years at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth, as part of their ‘Vent’ team, caring for children with multiple disabilities and complex health care needs.

Mrs Elaine Claridge – School Nurse | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Elaine trained as an RGN at St Mary’s Paddington followed by working in midwifery. She was a ward sister for 8 years and then trained and worked as a clinical teacher for two years. Prior to joining the school, she set up and ran her own Nursing Agency for 20 years.

Mrs Bernadette O’Connor – School Nurse | Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Bernadette trained as a RGN at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. She was a community staff nurse in Wimbledon. Prior to joining the school, she was a school nurse at City of London Freemen’s School in Ashstead for 4 years.

Mrs Justine Braid – School Nurse | Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Justine completed her nursing degree at Manchester University. Her experience includes a charitable health role in India and community roles in the UK, including 20 years in health visiting, sexual health and school nursing.

Mrs Amanda Ackland – School Nurse (Bank)

Amanda trained as a RGN at The Westminster Hospital. She then did further training in Midwifery and Health Visiting. Prior to joining Box Hill School in 2010, she worked for 20 years as a Health Visitor in South West London.

Mrs Angie Wright – Matron | Monday – Friday

After graduating from Langham Secretarial College Angie worked as PA to the College Secretary at the Royal College of Pathologists. Upon relocating to Surrey she worked in various sectors of the NHS including secretarial support for consultants and as a receptionist in a medical practice.

Mrs Cathy Salvi – School Counsellor | Monday-Thursday. Tel: 07712395541 Email: salvic@boxhillschool.com.

Dr Raj Sekhon – school GP | Monday lunchtime
Dr Louise Tomei – school GP | Friday lunchtime

Every pupil is different, and we use a holistic approach in planning their care, taking into consideration their physical, emotional and psychological needs. We complete individual health care planning, for health and special needs.

We work closely with all pupils to help them take responsibility for their own health and with the teaching staff to ensure that each pupil fulfils their potential. We aim to treat pupils with a caring and professional manner. We strive to keep the pupils in class so that they do not miss too many lessons and aim to provide safe healthcare provision in school according to professional standards.

We are always pleased to talk to any parent/guardian about their child’s health, either on the telephone or in person, and we are always available for pupils to talk to us. Sometimes the pupils talk to us in confidence, and we respect this, except where their welfare is at risk.

If a Year 7 pupil is seen by the school nurse, parents will be notified by e-mail, phone call, medical note home, or details will be written in the pupil’s diary. When a pupil is too unwell to remain in school, the nurses will contact the parents/guardian to arrange collection. The school has a 48 hour off school policy for all vomiting/diarrhoea illnesses, in line with the recommendations by Public Health England.