Friday, 22 October 2021

Weekly Newsletter 22-10-21 Important Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those who were able to join us in school this week for Parents Evenings. Many parents and carers were pleased to have the opportunity to meet face to face and discuss their child/ren’s academic progress and see how they had settled into the new school year.


Secondary School application deadline - 31st October 2021

The deadline for secondary school applications is next Sunday (31 October 2021).

If you have not yet applied you must do so immediately by visiting the Local Authority website

Please ensure that you read all the information provided carefully, this includes 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.

Applications received after the 31st October will be considered as ‘Late’ which may result in your child not gaining a place at your preferred school.

Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Havering School Admissions Team urgently via:

· Online Enquiry Form (preferred method):

· Webchat: (use the ‘chat live with us’ function in the bottom right of the screen)

· Email:

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

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 (£90) per child. Please note that you only need to register your details once. also Tel : 01708 434808 or 01708 432020

Staying Safe Online

We know that when used correctly technology has an important part to play in education. However, there has recently been a lot of media coverage regarding unsuitable material that is circulating around many social media outlets. We speak to pupils frequently in school about staying safe online and ensure that they know how to report upsetting or inappropriate activity online. It is also important that we remind parents and carers regularly about parental controls, age limits and appropriate supervision of children online. Keeping in touch with your children about: what they are watching; why they are watching it; how it makes them feel; and what to do if they are worried or upset by anything they come across on-line are great ways of opening up a positive dialogue around the use of social media and computer games. Further information for parents can be found in the links below.

What parents need to know

Parental controls

Key Information and dates

Squid login

Havering Catering Lunch Menu

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)

Already the first half term of the school year is complete with many achievements and successes shared and celebrated. Well done to all of the children who have worked so hard in class and also followed the Mead Creed. We hope you all have a wonderful half term and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 2nd November.

Yours sincerely,

Ms A Holmes

Head of School