Our Parents' 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.
Term Dates 2019 - 2020
INSET Days - Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September
Start Date - Wednesday 4th September 2019
Finish Date - Friday 18th October 2019
Holiday - Monday 21st October 2019
- Friday 25th October 2019
INSET Days - Thursday 12th December
Start Date - Monday 28th October 2019
Finish Date - Friday 20th December 2019
Holiday - Monday 23rd December 2019
- Friday 3rd January 2020
INSET Days - TBC
Start Date - Monday 6th January 2020
Finish Date - Friday 14th February 2020
Holiday - Monday 17th February 2020
- Friday 21st February 2020
Start Date - Monday 24th February 2020
Finish Date - Friday 3rd April 2020
Holiday - Monday 6th April 2020
- Friday 17th April 2020
INSET Days - Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd June and Monday 20th July
Start Date - Monday 20th April 2020
Finish Date - Friday 22nd May 2020
Holiday - Monday 25th May 2020
- Friday 29th May 2020
Bank Holiday - Monday 4th May 2020
Start Date - Monday 1st June 2020
Finish Date - Friday 17th July 2020
* 3 INSET Days to set
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 Caterlink and they specialise in catering for schools, colleges and universities.
They are passionate about fresh, healthy food that tastes great. The right nutrients can affect everyone’s mood, behaviour, health, growth and even their ability to concentrate. Therefore, they encourage a well-balanced diet to establish healthy eating now and for the future.
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.
Caterlink take time and effort to keep their menus creative and inspiring to the children. Meals are therefore created to celebrate events, holidays and a diverse range of cuisines.
The Caterlink team at Allen Edwards do a great job preparing amazing displays and food based on the theme and destination days regularly throughout each term.
Take a look at the key events we will be celebrating.
British Food Fortnight
24 September 2019
Black History Month
10 October 2019
5 November 2019
Chinese New Year
23 January 2020
25 February 2020
1 April 2020
14 May 2020
Around the World
11 June 2020
Teddy Bears Picnic
9 July 2020
The following items should be paid using the schools online system. All new parents will receive a code and information sheet from the school office which explains how to use the system.
Sunflower After School Club
Enrichment activities; Football, Music, etc
School Water Bottles
School Journey / Trips
If parents do not yet have an online payment code, please contact the school office. Alternately if you have tried to use the payment system and are experiencing problems, you can book an appointment with a member of the office staff from Monday – Wednesday 10-2pm for assistance.