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Free School Meals & Universal Credit

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

If you receive universal credit you will now need to apply separately for Free School Meals. 

You can apply online by following this link

https://www2.barnsley.gov.uk/services/education-learning-and-childcare/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals

If you child is in KS1 you should apply anyway as this brings extra money into school to support your child.

Please call in and see us if you have any questions or need access to the internet in order to apply.

Icy Conditions on Bruce Avenue

Icy conditions on Bruce Avenue

There are extremely icy conditions on Bruce Avenue and surrounding roads this morning.

The temperature is set to rise and we are currently gritting our drive and path ways.

School is OPEN today but we will be keeping registration open until 10am. This is to allow staggered arrivals on site, reduce traffic on the surrounding roads at peak times and give extra time to travel safely.

Smartie Pants Assembly will be held on Monday morning at 9.10am

We will update any changes on our blogs, Facebook and Twitter and via text message.

Forest School Dates for Autumn 2

F1 am – Tuesday 7, 14, 21st Nov
F1 pm  – Tuesday 7th Nov
F2 LP – Friday 10th Nov a.m.
F2 CE  – Tuesday 28th Nov, 5, 12, 19th December
CIRP –  Thursday 9th November a.m.
Y1 JL –  Wed 8th Nov a.m., Tues 21st Nov pm
Y2 CV –  Wed 8th Nov p.m.
Y1 KH –  Thursday 9th Nov p.m.
Y2 KB –  Wed 15th Nov a.m.
Y2 SJ –  Thurs 16th Nov a.m.
Y3 GW –  Wed 22nd Nov p.m. Fri 1st Dec a.m.
Y3 RW –  Wed 22nd Nov a.m.
Y3 JM –  Thurs 23rd Nov a.m.
Y4 AB –  Thur 30th Nov a.m.
Y4 JW –  Fri 8th Dec a.m.
Y5 –  Thurs 7th Dec a.m.
Y6CC –  Wed 13th Dec a.m.
Y6 JH –  Thurs 14th Dec a.m

1967 Dress Up Day

On Wednesday 27th September we will be marking our 50th Birthday with a special day of celebrations. In the morning we will be stepping back in time to a 1967 school day.

Learners are invited to join in the fun and come to school dressed in a 1960’s style.

We’ve had lots of questions about what is allowed as part of dress up – does it have to be a particular style? The answer is no! Any link to 1960’s style is allowed. The fashion trends in the 1960s were diverse – hippy styles, swing dresses, twin sets and much more! It’s all allowed.

We don’t want you to have to spend ages looking for specific styles or spending lots of money to create an outfit.

Some ideas

We found an old school photo from 1967 which shows what some children wore to school. There are lots of items you might already have.

The boys were wearing trousers with a shirt and tie; jumper or a t-shirt with a collar.

The girls were wearing pattered dresses with knee high socks, cardigans, skirts and blouses.

They didn’t wear sports clothing like football shirts so these can’t be worn.

Learners don’t have to join in with the dressing up part of the day – if they (and you) prefer they can come in uniform as usual. They can still join in all the fun of the day.

If you need any ideas or help please don’t hesitate to come and ask.