We are pleased to advise that the families of pupils eligible for benefit-related Free School Meals children are once again to be provided with support towards food costs for the October 2023 half-term holiday (for 5 days - 5 x £3 = £15 per pupil). This is being provided through a Government grant from the Department of Works and Pensions (the Household Support Fund).
We are only able to provide this financial support for benefits entitled FSM pupils and are unable to continue to provide vouchers for other vulnerable families due to limits on the funding available.
If you need support but don’t qualify for this funding, they can be directed to the Council’s Welfare Support Team application line - 0345 678 9078 (option 2) for support.
Have fun with your friends, learn new skills, gain confidence and get involved!
Shropshire Council is working
with local schools, voluntary and
community organisations, and
childcare providers to run an exciting holiday programme this winter,
Shropshire HAF (Holiday Activities
and Food).There are free places available on the programme for children and young people aged 4, (in reception class or equivalent), to 16, who are eligiblefor benefits-related free school mealsand for those who have been referred
onto HAF by a professional. (See
page 5 for more information about referrals).
During the holidays,
children and young people are
invited to take part in a range of funactivities, happening at 43 venues from across the county.
There is something on offer
for everyone, including sports,
arts, cooking, forest schools and
other exciting opportunities. Free
nutritious meals will be provided at each session, as well as information on nutrition to benefit the whole family.
A timetable of all winter holiday
activity, with dates and times is
We work in partnership with Crane Quality Counselling who offer help to everyone, including Individuals Couples Families Parents Siblings Blended Families, Extended Families, Forces Veterans Prisoners, Homeless and Bereavement Services. Whilst costs vary depending on the type of counselling service being offered. They understand that many clients cannot afford to pay the full cost of counselling so will always discuss at your first appointment a fee at a level you can afford. Contact:
01743 240 546
Alongside our new uniform stock we have an assortment of preloved uniform available free of charge (stock may vary).
We can also signpost parents and carers to additional support if required - contact the school office for further information.
Every Sunday from 10.30am until 12.00 noon you are welcome to come along to our Food Share.
In partnership with Shrewsbury Food Hub we have lots of surplus food from local supermarkets to share with everyone. Just bring a bag and come and help us get all this good food eaten.
Once a month our partner Charity runs a baby share to support families with children 0-5 years old. Fort further details go to www.babystop.uk
Our Learning Mentor runs four Nurture groups each week to support social and emotional wellbeing.
We have a Counsellor from Crane Quality Counselling in school for one day a week delivering individual and group counselling.
All the children in school follow the "Lifelands" programme for emotional learning.
We have an activity based Maths and Literacy group called "Garden Rangers" who meet twice each week. Alongside developing social and practical skills they carry out Maths and Literacy activities based around gardening.
Our Learning Mentor offers individual support to pupils either from teacher referrals or through "Worry Box" alerts.
In February 2019 we opened our Nurture Hub, bringing all our support under one roof. It also allowed us to create an alternative provision to support pupils struggling to access mainstream school.