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Head Teacher's News 16th September 20141Download PDF

Universal Free Lunches

This term we have started serving free school meals to all children under seven. Whilst there are still some outstanding issues to be resolved, the actual process of serving meals without needing to extend the lunchtime (something we were keen not to do because of the effect on curriculum provision) has been a tremendous success. The combined help of teachers, teaching assistants, Fit for Sport and Harrisons catering staff has meant that we have been able to feed our youngest children in the time available. I will be writing to Reception and Infant parents and carers with more information in due course. My thanks in particular to Infant and Early Years teachers who have given up their lunchtimes to ensure the youngest children have settled into routines.


After a year of great effort and commitment, we finished the summer term with excellent results in Years 2 and 6. Equally, our children in the Reception classes achieved very well and have now settled into their Year 1 classes. This is an exciting and challenging year with schools adapting to a new curriculum, and, of course, free school lunches for all children under seven. Our teachers spent most of the spring and summer designing a new curriculum that builds further upon a learning structure that is already rigorous and successful, and we look forward to sharing in the children's experience of it over time.