Friday, 15 October 2021

Weekly Newsletter- 15/10/2021 - Important Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

School Meal Payments

School meal holiday payments are not automatic so if you are in receipt of FSM and have not already applied for the holiday payments please go to the following websites to complete the form or call the telephone numbers below to set up your payments before the half term holiday begins on the 25th October 2021.

This is paid into your bank account (£15) per child. Please note that you only need to register your details once. also

Tel : 01708 434808 or 01708 432020

Secondary School application deadline - 31st October 2021

If you have not yet applied you must visit the Local Authority Website to make your application.

Please ensure that you read all the information provided carefully,including reading the ‘Transferring to a Havering secondary school’ brochure which includes information on the admissions criteria for each secondary school in Havering as well as information on how to apply for schools outside of Havering.

If you have any questions, please contact the Havering School Admissions Team via:

· Online Enquiry Form (preferred method):

· Webchat:

· Email:

· Phone: 01708 434600 (lines are open Mon-Fri, 12-5pm)

Pupil Parliament

In Monday’s assembly, we shared a really exciting way our children will be able to have a strong and meaningful voice in important school matters. Next week, every class in Y1 to Y6 will be holding class elections where 2 children from each class will become a member of the Pupil Parliament (once our Reception children are settled into school life, we may also extend this to them). One of the class places will be determined via an anonymous vote by the children and the other will be nominated by the teacher. We have chosen to split the way children are elected to ensure the children do have a vote but with the class teacher able to nominate a child, we can ensure it is not simply a popularity vote (which can sometimes happen). These children will sit on the Pupil Parliament for 1 school term and then there will be new elections. This way, a wide number of children in each class will have the chance to contribute to the Pupil Parliament.

For our elections next week, the children will be asked to speak to the class for up to 1 minute and explain why they would make a good representative. If your child is interested, they may be starting to think about their speech this weekend. You are very welcome to support them and listen to their speech!

School Photographs

Carmel Jane Photography will be visiting our school on the 21st October, to take individual photographs. Parents are requested to pre-register before the photography date above to enable access to your child’s photographs. Pre-registration is required for every photo shoot.

Registration only takes a minute. Please visit and enter the following code: JRG8A92

You will then be asked to pre-register with your child's full school register name. Once registered, as soon as the photos are available you will receive an automatic email notification to inform you that your child's photos are now ready to be viewed and can be purchased.

Key Information and dates

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Havering Catering Lunch Menu

Monday 18th October Parents Evening (3:30 to 6:30)

Tuesday 19th October Parents Evening (3:30 to 6:30)

Thursday 21st October Individual School Photographs (see information above)

Friday 22nd October Last day of school.

Monday 1st November School Closed to children - Staff INSET day.

Tuesday 2nd November Children return to school (8-40 start as normal)

Thursday 4th November Flu Immunisations (for those who missed 14th October)

Friday 17th December Last day of school.

Tuesday 4th January School Closed to children - Staff INSET Day

Wednesday 5th January Children return to school (8-40 start as normal)

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday for our final week of this half term.

Yours sincerely,

Mr D Denchfield

Executive Headteacher, The Learning Federation