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 2020 - 2021
INSET Days - Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September
Start Date - Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Finish Date - Friday 23rd October 2020
Holiday - Monday 26th October 2020
- Friday 30th October 2020
INSET Days - TBC
Start Date - Monday 2nd November 2020
Finish Date - Friday 18th December 2020
Holiday - Monday 21st December 2020
- Friday 1st January 2021
INSET Days - TBC
Start Date - Monday 4th January 2021
Finish Date - Friday 12th February 2021
Holiday - Monday 15th February 2021
- Friday 19th February 2021
Start Date - Monday 22nd February 20201
Finish Date - Wednesday 31st March 2021
Holiday - Thursday 1st April 2021
- Friday 16th April 2021
INSET Days - TBC
Start Date - Monday 19th April 2021
Finish Date - Friday 28th May 2021
Holiday - Monday 31st May 2021
- Friday 4th June 2021
Bank Holiday - Monday 3rd May 2021
Start Date - Monday 7th June 2021
Finish Date - Friday 23rd July 2021
* 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 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 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.