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REMEMBRANCE

Farfield remembers 100 years
On Sunday it will be 100 years since the end of world war 1. At the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918 the war ended. Children across school have been making poppies to go on our remembrance display in the hall. It is a very fitting tribute indeed. Thank you to all the children who contributed and a big thank you to Mrs Foster-Wren for skilfully putting it all together.
In assembly today the children learnt about why we commemorate Remembrance Day. During the assembly Scarlett, Cameron, Joey, Jack & Sandra read some poignant poems. One of our new teaching assistants certainly made an impact. Miss Whaite, who is the teaching assistant in 5M, played The Last Post on her cornet and told the children why that piece of music is often played before a remembrance silence. 
Thank you to those parents who gave their children money to buy a poppy. 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Click here for the 2018-19 dates for your diary.

This will give you an overview of some of the main events occuring over the coming academic year. Another busy year ahead!

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

From April 2018 there will be changes to the eligiblity criteria for Free School Meals. These are linked to the rollout of the Universal Credit system. 

Full details from the Department for Education can be found here.

MAIN CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible for free school meals?

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits:

• Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)

• 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 guarantee 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 four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

In addition, the following pupils will be protected against losing their free school meals as follows :

• From 1 April 2018, all existing free school meals claimants will continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This will apply even if their earnings rise above the new threshold during that time.

• In addition, any child gaining eligibility for free school meals after 1 April 2018 will be protected against losing free school meals during the Universal Credit rollout period.

• Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, any existing claimants that no longer meet the eligibility criteria at that point (because they are earning above the threshold or are no longer a recipient of Universal Credit) will continue to receive free school meals until the end of their current phase of education (i.e. primary or secondary).

The Universal Credit rollout is currently expected to complete in March 2022.

 

SCHOOL MEALS

The menu for October 2018 - April 2019 is now available to view and download here

From Monday 26th February 2018 there was a change to the options at dinner time to ensure the children are getting a substantial hot meal and food waste is minimised as much as possible.

Jacket potatoes will no longer be available.

Sandwiches will only be available with homemade soup.

There will continue to be a choice of a hot main course, hot halal main course or hot vegetarian main course. These will come with a selection of healthy vegetables and the salad bar will be available for all children to help themselves from.

 

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