Dear parents and carers,

We were delighted to welcome pupils from Year 6, Year 1, Reception, Little Lawrences and keyworker children from other year groups in school on June 2nd, and we enjoyed a wonderful first day back together. There were lots of smiles as the children entered the school building practising the customary social distancing, washed and gelled their hands and went to join their ‘bubbles’. The staff have planned many lovely activities for each group to do throughout the day, and we are finding creative ways for the children to play together at break and lunchtimes from a 2m distance!

Y2-5 children are not currently back at school with us, but they have not been forgotten. I hope that you are receiving the home learning emails from the class teachers and that they are appropriate for your children. If there are any clarifications needed, please do contact the class teachers via email: they are still available to answer queries. Please note that they are often based now in school, and may be directly teaching groups of children, but should be able to respond during the day even if not immediately.

Our Journal still aims to celebrate work of children from across the school, so please do keep sending in photographs and anecdotes of what your children are doing. We will also still want to acknowledge any other achievements that they want celebrating, including team point awards and anything from outside of school. We really do want to keep in touch, to share news and to keep the spirit and special character of St Lawrence’s alive.

Warmest wishes to you all.

John Brine

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‘A happy, church school that nurtures the unique talents of individuals and brings them together so that ‘they will soar on wings like eagles’
(Isaiah 40:31)
Free School Meals – during the Covid19 school closure period, FSM families will get £15 per child per week in supermarket vouchers.

Please also be aware that if your family is registered for free school meals you may be eligible to claim other forms of assistance, eg school transport.

Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
  • 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)
Please apply here if you think you may be eligible: