Our Parents' and Carers' Hub
This parents' hub has been designed so that you can access everything you need that is relative to your child being at Allen Edwards Primary School.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding and Child Protection, please contact our school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) staff members as below:
Mrs Louise Robertson – Headteacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Nicola Harris – Deputy Headteacher – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Tel: 020 7622 3985
Please see Allen Edwards Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in Policies
The link below takes you to our E Safety page which gives lots of good information to help with any online safety concerns.
Our school takes part in Operation Encompass which runs jointly with the Metropolitan Police. Designed to provide early reporting to schools/colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur where a child was present. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will enable us to better support our pupils and their families. Ms. Harris is our Key Adult, trained to liaise with the police and use information shared, in confidence, to ensure the right support is available should it be required by a child and/or their family.
INSET Days - Monday 4th September 2023
- Tuesday 5th September 2023
- Friday 29th September 2023
Start Date - Wednesday 6th September 2022
Finish Date - Friday 20th October 2023
Holiday - Monday 23th October 2023
- Friday 27th October 2023
Start Date - Monday 30th October 2023
Finish Date - Thursday 21st December 2023
Holiday - Friday 22nd December 2023
- Friday 5th January 2024
INSET Days - Monday 30th October 2023
INSET Day - Monday 8th January 2024
Start Date - Tuesday 9th January 2024
Finish Date - Friday 9th February 2024
Holiday - Monday 12th February 2024
- Friday 16th February 2024
Start Date - Monday 19th February 2024
Finish Date - Thursday 28th March 2024
Holiday - Friday 29th March 2024
- Friday 12th April 2024
Start Date - Monday 15th April 2024
Finish Date - Friday 24th May 2024
Holiday - Monday 27th May 2024
- Friday 31st May 2024
Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May 2024
Start Date - Monday 3rd June 2024
Finish Date - Wednesday 24th July 2024
Term Dates 2023 - 2024
Our school lunches are prepared daily on-site in our school kitchen by a team of caterers. The company that looks after our lunches is called Feeding Hungry Minds and they specialise in catering for schools.
They are passionate about fresh, healthy home-cooked food that tastes great. The caterers use quality ingredients and where possible use British and locally produced products.
School Packed Lunches
As a school we have made the decision to allow packed lunches as part of our school policy as we want to give parents that freedom of choice. However, we also have to ensure that they follow the same guidelines that apply to school lunches. We have tried to ensure that the packed lunch policy is flexible and allow children one treat for example, a packet of crisps or a biscuit although we strongly recommend that fruit is used instead of these treats. Children should not have chocolate bars due to peanut allergies of other children.
Unfortunately we have noticed that some packed lunches contain mostly sugary foods or items such as burgers and chips. We will have to contact you if the packed lunch does not contain the recommended balance of food and we will need to confiscate items if they are against the school's policy. Children are only allowed water to drink which is the same as children who have a school lunch.
I fully appreciate how difficult it can be to encourage children to enjoy healthy food but this is not something we can allow as we have our own guidelines that we have to follow.
If you would like to speak about any of the above please feel free to make an appointment.
Changing Meal Options
We have noticed that children are still switching between school dinners and packed lunch during the week, we have previously sent out letters asking parents not to do this as it negatively impacts on the kitchens numbers.
If for any circumstances you need to change your child from their current meal option there is a form in the school office to be filled in. The change will take effect two weeks after the notice has been given.
The following items should be paid for using the school's online payment system.
Sunflower After-School Club
Enrichment activities; Football, Music, etc
School Journey / Trips
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