Covid-19 Update 26th June 2020

30/06/20

Last week the government announced that we would be able to set up meetings in school for all students before the end of term. We intend to make the most of this opportunity and we are very pleased that Year 10 students have attended in such excellent numbers over the last couple of weeks. We are also arranging meetings in school for Year 9 students who may require Access Arrangements for examinations they will sit in Year 11.

KEEPING IN TOUCH MEETINGS FOR YEARS 7, 8 AND 9 STUDENTS

Additionally, for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 it is our intention to hold Keeping in Touch meetings. Students (not parents) will attend in uniform for a 15 minute appointment with their Form Tutor on the following days:

Year 7 - Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July

Year 8 - Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 

Year 9 - Friday 10th and Monday 13th July

Details will be with you today via a separate email but the aim of these meetings are for students to touch base with Form Tutors, check on well-being and to set general targets for the summer and next term.

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

For those children receiving Free School Meals, parents will be pleased to have heard that the voucher system will continue over the summer holiday. We are very much aware that the national picture regarding the economy is not a positive one and that more of our families may be in a position where they need to claim Free School Meals.

If your circumstances have recently changed your child may be eligible for free school meals. You need to apply directly to Cheshire West and Chester either online by clicking this link: https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/education-and-learning/school-meals.aspx

Or: by calling 0300 123 7039.

The decision is usually made on the day you apply and, if eligible, your child will be able to receive a free school meal the following day. Currently, we are providing these via e-vouchers.

You will qualify if you are receiving one of the following benefits.

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

 

If you or a partner receive Working Tax Credit you will not qualify for free school meals regardless of income.

In Caritas et Veritas,

Mike Holland