EYFS New Intake

 

Dear Parents,

I am delighted that you have chosen to send your child to New Lubbesthorpe Primary School this August. As parents, some of you will already have some knowledge of the school with siblings already at school whilst for others, this September will be your child’s first experience of school life.

We will hopefully be holding our induction meeting for parents of new starters on the 7th July 2020 at 6pm. This is subject to government guidance and approval linked to Covid19. If the meeting is postponed due to Covid19 it will be rearranged for the start of the new academic year in August for our new starters. THE REVISED DATE WILL BE 25TH AUGUST 6pm. Confirmation of this change will be announced asap if required. Please can we advise at this point and following guidance that only one parent attends the meeting (wearing a face covering) and that children remain at home. We will inform you of any changes to this current situation as we learn more. We look forward to meeting you all. 

We would normally hold an EYFS Induction Evening for parents/carers giving you the opportunity to meet myself and the EYFS Team as well as learn more about your child’s first year at New Lubbesthorpe, visit the EYFS base and look at our uniform. However, due to the current pandemic, this may not be possible.

Therefore we have added our powerpoint presentation to give you as much information as possible during this time.

We have also included copies of the information normally included in our packs for new parents. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. At present our school office is open from 8:30am to 3:00pm during the week or you can send an email to office@newlubbesthorpe.leics.sch.uk

Due to the current pandemic, I am unable to clarify the process for our induction in September. However, as soon as we have further clarity from the Government about the measures that will be in place in September, I will be in touch with more information. We hope to be fully operational at the start of the new academic, subject to guidance from the Government.  

In the meantime, we hope you find the information in the powerpoint and booklets helpful.

Regards

P Merry 

Useful documents: please continue onto page 2 within this section.

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 behaviour-policy-2019.docxDownload
 First Letter To Parents.docxDownload
 Foundation Stage Induction Schedule 2020.docxDownload
 Free-School-Meals-Application-Form.pdfDownload
 Fruit & Veg Scheme 2019.pdfDownload
 Giving-your-child-a-helping-hand-2020 (1).docxDownload
 holiday-dates-2020-21-owls-1 (2).docxDownload
 Nut free 2019.pptxDownload
 Owls Trust Foundation Stage Policy (1).docDownload
 Pupil Admissions Form (1).docxDownload
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 CHILD - COUNTY MEDICAL DIET -REQUEST FORM updated June 20.pdfDownload
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Dear Parent/Carer

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS ENTITLEMENT

 

Registering for free school meals could raise an extra £1320 per student for the school, to fund valuable support like extra tuition and additional staff. This additional money is available from central government for every child whose parent is receiving one of the benefits listed below.

  • 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 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)

I don’t currently claim free school meals – how can I claim?

If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, please submit a claim to Leicestershire County Council (LCC). Application forms are available on request from the school office (also see link and form above) and on the LCC website:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/social-care-and-supporting-families/free-school-meals

The information you provide will be used to check if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and, if you are on Universal Credit, that your earnings do not exceed the threshold. If you claim Universal Credit, your earnings will be assessed from up to three of your last Universal Credit assessment periods. If you are eligible, LCC will notify us at school. Your child will receive free schools meals and the school will receive extra funding. If your child does not wish to have free school meals, but you are eligible, please do apply to secure the funding

 

I am currently claiming free school meals – what does this mean for me?

Most people won’t be affected by the new criteria. If you’re currently claiming free school meals, but don’t meet the new criteria, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the Universal Credit rollout period. This will apply even if your earnings rise above the new threshold or if you stop being entitled to Universal Credit. The rollout period is currently scheduled to end in March 2022. Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, your child will keep their free school meal until the end of their current phase of education.

If you need any further information, please contact Leicestershire County Council. You can also visit the government’s free school meal website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

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 School Jotter App - Letter to parents.pdfDownload
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