Additional Information & Guidance – Important Updates continued

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Free School Meal Updates – Eligible Families Only

UPDATE 2/4/20 –

Your child may be entitled to free school meals whilst the school is closed if you receive any of the following:

o   Income Support

o   income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

o   income-related Employment and Support Allowance

o   support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

o   the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

o   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)

o   Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

o   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 meet any of these criteria and are not already claiming free school meals please make an application to Newham via this link

Please also email the school at to notify us of your application or if you require assistance with the application process. 

We are receiving regular updates from the local authority. They will be sending out an update to parents and as soon as we receive this we will forward to you. The DfE will also be issuing guidance on school opening and as soon as we have received this, we will be sharing this with you.

Support for vulnerable families – contacts

The local authority has published a list of places such as food banks offering supporting for vulnerable families. Please see this document for more details. COVID-19 Support for Newham Families


Wellbeing Resources



Links and downloads

Staff & Governors

*The UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all education staff and organisations:

*Wellbeing Apps and Websites PDF

*Tips and advice for managing stress

Parents & Carers

*DFE Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

*Wellbeing Apps and Websites PDF

*Tips and advice for managing stress

*NSPCC positive parenting guidance


*Picture story of covid 19

*Childline – advice for children – telephone number  0800 1111

*Emotional Coaching Steps

Local Authority advice/guidance documents:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Factsheet – guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing – download here
  •  Mental Health and Wellbeing Contacts – with Phone numbers that can be used if you are dealing with a mental health crisis or emergency and want to speak to someone – download here
  • Money Management and Financial Hardship –support contacts for residents on financial matters – download here
  • Top Tips for Managing Your Money – advice tips for managing money – download here

Child Bereavement UK resources:

  • For children who are dealing with bereavement:     under 7 years old – download here        7-11 years old – download here