National Schools Closure

National Schools Closure

Following government guidelines, our school is now closed to almost all children until further notice. We recognise that this is a challenging period for children, families and staff and we appreciate your continued patience as we adapt to the ever-changing situation.

We will reopen fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by texting you the day before we reopen. Throughout this period of closure, we will try to keep you updated as best as we can so please check this section for updates.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and if at any time you need to get in touch with us, you can do so here ›

Free School Meals:

On the 31st of March, the government set up a system to allow schools to issue FSM vouchers to eligible families. However, due to the high demand, the website was unable to cope with the thousands of enquiries and it crashed. Consequently, as with many thousands of schools, we have been having difficulties in giving out these vouchers to those who need it most.

Prior to the school closure, we distributed FSM vouchers to our eligible families from the school office and on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, we distributed £10 Sainsbury’s vouchers which was the value of a weekly school meal.

The government has announced that schools could claim up to £3 per day per child, so the value of the vouchers has increased from £10 to £15. The following table summarises what you are entitled to:

Week beginning

Type of voucher

Method of delivery

Amount

20th March

Sainsbury’s gift voucher

Collection from school

£10.00

27th March

Edenred electronic voucher

Code emailed to parents

£15.00

6th April

No FSM vouchers – Easter Holiday

13th April

No FSM vouchers – Easter Holiday

20th April

Sainsbury’s gift voucher

Collection from school

£15.00

27th April

Edenred electronic voucher

Code emailed to parents

£15.00

Please visit the school this week on Wednesday 29th April between 9am and 11am to collect your child’s voucher.

Please remember that the vouchers are to be used to purchase food for your eligible child / children and must not be used to purchase other products such as clothing, cigarettes or alcohol.

If you are unable to come, your uncollected vouchers for week beginning 20th and 27th April will be posted to you.

For further details, please read the full letter from Mrs Dyer here ›

Safeguarding:

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the Children’s Services Team on 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm weekdays) or outside of these times, the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388.

If you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

For the school’s safeguarding procedures during the Covid-19 crisis, please read our Safeguarding Addendum here ›