Free school meals
If your financial situation has been affected by COVID-19 you may now be eligible to apply for Free School Meals for your child(ren). Whilst schools are closed, families can still receive financial support for feeding children at home through a voucher scheme.
There are two ways in which you can apply for Free School Meals, depending on which year group your child is in. If you are eligible, your child(ren) will automatically qualify for Pupil Premium as well - this is additional funding school receives to support your child(ren)'s education.
For Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children, please complete the Checker Form below and return it via email to the school office. If you do not have a way of doing this electronically, please call the school office on 0117 903 0025 and we can take your details over the phone and complete the form on your behalf.
If your child is in years 3, 4, 5 or 6 you can apply for free school meals online via Bristol City Council's website here
Alternatively, you can complete and return the form below. Return your completed application form to Free School Meals Service, Bristol City Council (City Hall),PO Box 3399, Bristol, BS1 9NE.
If you do not have the facility to print this out, please call the school office on 0117 903 0025 and we can do it on your behalf.
Useful info for families
Families in Focus North Bristol has produced a comprehensive and very useful information document to support families at this difficult time - you can see this below.
A Facebook page has been set up by North Bristol Children's Centre. There are lots of great links to learning at home together, support and advice.
Parenting is a tough job at the best of times. Sometimes it can really help to get input from professionals or to share experiences with other parents.
As a comprehensive source of information on child mental health and wellbeing, the Happy Maps website is a good place to start:
A resource for parents of children with SEN and disabilities is:
For information and advice about eating well whilst at home visit the NHS Eat Well website
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bristol Speech and Language Therapists are still available to support children and families.
If you have a question or concern about your child's speech, language or communication skills, please contact us:
Telephone Advice Line: 078250 16335
You Tube: We are making new videos every week, to share tips and ideas that could help you to support your child's development, please subscribe to our You Tube playlist here: https://cutt.ly/-Top-Tips-for-Talking---Bristol-and-South-Gloucestershire-Speech-and-Language-Therapy-Team