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St Michael'sCatholic Primary School

Latest Information for Parents

Latest news for parents regarding the school closure due to COVID-19.

9th April 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

I do hope that you are all well.  As you will be very aware St Michael's remains closed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We are currently only open to children of Critical Workers and vulnerable children whose parents have no one at home to care for the children.  The government advice is that if someone is able to care for your child at home then they should stay at home.  If you fall into these categories and require educational provision for your children, please contact the school by email admin@st-michaels.newham.sch.uk.  ​​​Please inform us of the dates that you would require provision so that the school can make the necessary arrangements.   

Free School Meal Vouchers (FSM)

We have had a range of enquires about Free School Meal vouchers. These vouchers are only available to families who are eligible. Even though your child receives a free school meal in school, they are not automatically eligible. To check if you are eligible then please click this link and complete the form; www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-school-meals.aspx​ Further information can be found on our website under Pupil Premium.  Now that the government scheme is in place parents who are eligible for Free School Meal vouchers will be receiving electronic vouchers on a weekly basis. 

Here is the latest information for parents from the Department for Education on the current school closures.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers.

I have also included some information in the PDF below from Newham Council about Council Tax and Rent payments that may be useful.

You and your families are in my constant prayers.  If you need to contact us please email us on admin@st-michaels.newham.sch.uk.  

Take care and be safe.

Mrs Ward
Head Teacher

 

Link to some information on the Newham website

https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Coronavirus-(Covid-19).aspx

Link to Barts NHS Trust containing some useful links and information for children.

https://children.bartshealth.nhs.uk/our-news/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-the-coronavirus--7665