FAO: Parents/Carers of Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (this is not same as Universal Infant Free School Meal eligibility YR-Y2)
First of all thank you for your patience while we have been waiting on guidance from the DfE and Government regarding how we should support our families eligible for Free School Meals during the current lockdown. As of yet a National Voucher Scheme has not been launched for this lockdown (you will recall last year you were issued with email vouchers via EdenRed) so based on the latest guidance we have received we have chosen to provide those eligible with an Asda shopping card
11th January 2021
As you are aware we have school open for our most vulnerable and also to pupils whose parent(s) are classed as Key Workers. We are trying to keep school as safe as possible for both the children who are in school and also our staff. The guidance for children being in school has been updated further and we can only have key worker children in school when there is no alternative provision, ie if one parent is working from home or is currently not working then the child should remain at home and participate with the online learning being provided, regardless of one parent being a key worker and attending their workplace. For up to date guidance please visit www.gov.uk.
6th January 2021
Due to the current situation we are having to make a change to our lunch menu due to supply issues and also the number of children being in school. In light of this please click the link below to view the menus for the next two weeks, wc 11th – Week 1 and wc 18th – Week 2
Wearing of Face Coverings on School
Just a reminder to parents /carers to please wear face coverings when dropping off or collecting children from school. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated.
We have a committed governing body who take an active role in leading our school forward and a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and a learning mentor working harmoniously to organise wonderful lessons, experiences and events that engage and develop our pupils and their families. We treat everyone as an individual, with the unique potential to learn, grow and achieve their best within our supportive and caring environment.
Our school is fortunate to have ‘Abbey Oaks’, our out-of-school club, which offers wraparound care for children from 7.45 a.m until 6 p.m.
Come and Join Us
At Whitley Abbey Primary School we value the partnership with home and wholeheartedly invite you to the wide range of open events, parents evenings, workshops and courses so that you can fully participate in your child’s education. Please take a little time each week to look at our school calendar and newsletters to see how and when you can join in with us.
Our School Mission & Vision
At Whitley Abbey…
We aim for everyone to be valued, safe and happy.
We nurture the mental and physical wellbeing of our community.
We celebrate life experiences and enjoy sharing new ones together.
Through rich learning opportunities we help children to develop a love of learning.
We strive to open children’s minds to life’s possibilities.
Through the Whitley Core Values we develop kindness, friendship, courage, honesty, resilience and gratitude.
We are proud to have Team Whitley in our hearts.
‘Hand in Hand we Learn’
From Our Headteacher
” As the Headteacher of Whitley Abbey Primary School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. Our aim is to share with you the many achievements and successes of our enthusiastic and hard-working children, as well as to provide you with a wide range of useful information that enables you to share in the life and learning of the school. “
I hope that this website gives you a flavour of our happy, high achieving school, but I warmly invite you to come and see for yourself. You can make an appointment by emailing me at [email protected].
I will be delighted to give you a tour and talk with you about the needs of your child.
– Jules Hall