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Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness

Hillary Primary School home page

Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness

Rainbow Room

 Welcome to Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room is home to a small group of children who require a highly personalised education suited to their individual needs.

Children in Rainbow Room will know staff by their first names as we find this is easier for them to understand and respond to.

We learn through a range of multi-sensory experiences and our room resembles the style of an Early Years Classroom with reduced visual and auditory stimulation.

We use many different forms of communication in Rainbow Room including Speech, Makaton, objects of reference, photographs and picture exchange (PECS).

We have a full and varied timetable with tasks chunked throughout the day.

The staff that work in this room are:

Rainbow Room Class Teacher Miss J Povey.

Mrs I Mall (LSA)

Miss J Earnest (LSA)

Mrs I Kozeryna (LSA

Water Bottles

Children may bring in a clean water bottle to drink from during the school day. Children are able to re-fill bottles at school. Please ensure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children with sensory needs will be permitted to drink their preferred beverage at school, with the exception of fizzy drinks

Attendance & Punctuality

It is vital that your child attends school and that they are on time every day. The doors will be open for 10 minutes for children to arrive. If you need to speak to the teacher, please try to book any appointments outside of the school day where possible.


Children will receive free milk until they turn 5 years old. If you wish for your child to have milk after this time, this must be booked and paid for on the School Gateway app, a term in advance and is at a cost of £1 per week.

Children who are in Rainbow Room full time will be offered two snack times, as with drinks please send snacks that your child will eat at home and meets their sensory need. We ask that they are nut free snacks as we have children in school with serious nut allergies.


Every child in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school dinner. This must still be ordered via the app. If you do not make a selection on the app, your child will receive a jacket potato. The cut off for ordering is 8am on a daily basis. You can make orders weeks in advance.


If you wish, you may send in a packed lunch for your child to eat if they do not want a hot dinner from school.


If your child is on a reduced timetable and is not staying for lunch currently we can offer to make them a cold packed lunch bag to take home with them if they are in Reception or KS1.


Please note: We are a nut free school as we have many children with serious allergies. Please do not send anything into school that contains nuts, this includes chocolate spread.

Our Menus can be found under the parent tab- School Menus

School Gateway

Please ensure you have the School Gateway app downloaded to your phone – you will need this to pay for everything in school, including trips. If you require any assistance in using the app, please get in touch. 

Uniform & PE kits

A reminder of Uniform and PE kit can be found on the ‘Parents’ section of the school website. If children are in sports attire that is not plain and logo free then you will be contacted to drop off the correct PE uniform for your child to change in to. Click on the link to take you to the Uniform page