School Closure - Information for Parents
Key/ Critical worker survey from Doncaster Council
If any parents are key workers, please complete this survey:
Information about School Meals during school closure:
What if my child is eligible for Free School Meals?
All children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be provided with a voucher with the value of £15 per week from the start of the week commencing 6th April. Prior to this time, parents have been provided with either a packed lunch to collect from school or a Wonde Supermarket Voucher. Parents will receive an email containing details of their voucher.
What about infants (Reception, Y1 & Y2) that receive a free meal under universal infant free school meals?
The Department for Education Guidance states that:
"It is right that schools concentrate their effort and resources on those who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals at this time. There is no requirement to continue to provide universal infant free school meals (UFSM) to pupils in reception, year 1, or year 2 who are unable to attend school. Children in those year groups who are eligible benefits-related free school meals will be supported."
Therefore we will not automatically provide a meal or voucher for children who are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who are NOT eligible for Free School Meals. If family circumstances have changed as a result of COVID-19 and parents are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Mrs Morley in the school office who can arrange an alternative voucher. This will be based on individual circumstances.
If parents think you are entitled to Free School Meals, because you have recently applied to receive Universal Credit, we advise that you contact the Local Authority to make an application who will then inform school if and when you are eligible for Free School Meals.
Parents can apply via the Council’s website using the following link: https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/free-school-meals or by telephone on 01302 735336.
Useful Numbers during school closure:
As a result of school closing in response to government advice please find below a list of useful emergency and non emergency telephone numbers.
If you wish to get in contact with school during this time please email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to redirect your query to the most appropriate person.
OTHER CONTACT NUMBERS:
Early Help 01302 734110
Children’s Safeguarding Team 01302 737777
Doncaster Council 736000
Childline: 0800 111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565
Housing and Food:
St Leger Homes 01302 862862
Home Choice 01302 862628
Trussell Trust Food bank 07568247288
Neighbourhood Team 01302 736930
CAMHS 01302 796191
School Nursing and Health Visitors 01032 566776
Crisis Team 01302 566999
Samaritans 116123 (free from any phone) or 03300945717
Talking Shop 01302 565650
Doncaster Royal Infirmary 01302 366666
NHS Advice Line 111
Universal Credit 08003285644
Balby Children’s Centre 01302 570270
Parent and Family Support Service 01302 862680
Police 101 for non emergencies
Emergency Services 999