Free School Meals
Derbyshire County Council have asked that we make parents aware of the following information:
Could your Child be Eligible for Free School Meals?
In these difficult financial times, we want to make sure you’re getting all the help you’re due. A lot of people don’t claim free school meals even though they’re entitled. That’s why Derbyshire County Council has launched the ‘Quids In Campaign’, to encourage people to check if they’re eligible. You don’t need to worry about other children knowing your child gets free school meals. Only the school and catering staff will know.
You could save £400 a year for each child and your children could benefit from a good hot meal at lunchtime. The school will benefit too − they’ll get the pupil premium of £900 a year from the government for each child on free school meals.
If you get any of these benefits, you could be eligible:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance or an Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (with an annual income of less that £16,190)
You will not be eligible if you are claiming Working Tax Credit.
To apply go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals and fill in the form. Alternatively, you can ask the school office for a form.
Wednesday 16 January
(Surnames A – I)
Thursday 17 January
(Surnames J – Z)
Year 11 Parents’ Evening provides parents with a valuable opportunity to speak to teachers about their son/daughter’s progress. We would, therefore, ask that all parents attend. Students will be booking appointment times for their parents between 4.15pm and 7pm. If for particular reasons you are unable to attend, please contact the school to arrange an alternative time.
We would like to invite parents of all Year 9 students to come into school on Wednesday 23 January at 7pm to attend the GCSE Guided Choices Evening. The evening provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the subjects that are part of it. Subject teachers and the Careers Advisers will be attending to answer your questions and offer advice. We look forward to seeing you.
The Community Craft Club meets every Thursday from 6.00pm in the School dining room. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of crafting. They are currently undertaking a variety of craft projects which will lead to a sale for charity.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Bev Kershaw on 01246 273985 or by email: email@example.com.
Thursday 17 January
Y11 Parents’ Evening
Surnames J – Z
Wednesday 23 January
Y9 GCSE Guided Choices Evening
Tuesday 5 February
Y9 Parents’ Evening
Thursday 14 February
End of Term
Friday 15 February
Monday 25 February
Students return to School
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