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.

Parent Handbook

Take a look at our parent handbook

Online Payments

Learn how to use SIMS Pay 360

School Lunches

See more about school lunches

New School

Take a look at our new school


Learn about our curriculum

After-School Clubs

Take a look at our pAfter-School Clubs


Term Dates 2021 - 2022

Autumn Term

Term 1

INSET Days    - Wednesday 1st September 2021

                       - Thursday 2nd September 2021

Start Date       - Wednesday 1st September 2021 

Finish Date     - Friday 22nd October 2021

Holiday           - Monday 25th October 2021

                       - Friday 29th October 2021

Term 2

INSET Days     - TBC*

Start Date       - Monday 1st November 2021

Finish Date     - Friday 17th December 2021

Holiday           - Monday 20th December 2021

                       - Monday 3rd January 2022

Spring Term

Term 3

INSET Days    - Tuesday 4th January 202

                       - Wednesday 5th January 2022

Start Date       - Thursday 6th January 2022

Finish Date     - Friday 11th February 2022

Holiday           - Monday 14th February 2022

                       - Friday 18th February 2022

Term 4

Start Date       - Monday 21st February 2022

Finish Date     - Friday 1st April 2022

Holiday           - Monday 4th April 2022

                       - Monday 18th April 2022

Summer Term

Term 5

Start Date       - Tuesday 19th April 2022

Finish Date     - Friday 27th May 2022

Holiday           - Monday 30th May 2022

                       - Friday 3rd June 2022

Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 2022

Term 6

Start Date       - Monday 6th June 2022

Finish Date     - Wednesday 20th July 2022

* All INSET Days set

INSET Days     - Thursday 21st July 2022

                        - Friday 22nd July 2022

Key Dates

Click here to access Allen Edwards Key Dates document for the school year

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Term Dates 2022 - 2023

Autumn Term

Term 1

INSET Days    - Thursday 1st September 2022

                       - Friday 2nd September 2022

Start Date       - Monday 5th September 2022 

Finish Date     - Friday 21st October 2022

Holiday           - Monday 24th October 2022

                       - Friday 28th October 2022

Term 2

INSET Days    - TBC*

Start Date       - Monday 31st October 2022

Finish Date     - Friday 16th December 2022

Holiday           - Monday 19th December 2022

                       - Monday 2nd January 2023

Spring Term

Term 3

INSET Days    - Tuesday 3rd January 2023


Start Date       - Wednesday 4th January 2023

Finish Date     - Friday 10th February 2023

Holiday           - Monday 13th February 2023

                       - Friday 17th February 2023

Term 4

Start Date       - Monday 20th February 2023

Finish Date     - Friday 31st March 2023

Holiday           - Monday 3rd April 2023

                       - Monday 14th April 2023

Summer Term

Term 5

Start Date       - Monday 17th April 2023

Finish Date     - Friday 26th May 2023

Holiday           - Monday 29th May 2023

                       - Friday 2nd June 2023

Bank Holiday - Monday 1st May 2023

Term 6

Start Date       - Monday 5th June 2023

Finish Date     - Friday 21st July 2023

* Two INSET Days to set

INSET Days    - TBC*



School Lunches

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. 


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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.

SIMS Pay 360 -  Online Payments

The following items should be paid for using the school's online system. All new parents will receive a code and information sheet from the school office which explains how to use the system.


  • School Lunches

  • Breakfast Club

  • Sunflower After School Club

  • Enrichment activities; Football, Music, etc

  • 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 10-2 pm for assistance.

Guide to accessing your SIMS Pay 360 account



Choose Sign-in or Register in the top right-hand corner


Choose a sign-in provider


You will then need to complete your sign-in protocols for your specific account


If this is the first time you have registered this account with SIMS Online Services, you will see the SIMS ID permissions requested page with links to the Legal statement. Please click the Accept button. (If you are using SIMS ID you will not see this.)


The Hi <your name> page is displayed, showing the name you are signed in with and the identity provider you selected. (This is helpful if you share a computer with other users.) Check that the name and account displayed are correct, then enter the Invitation Code and click the Continue button.


The Registration page is displayed, showing your username, account provider and invitation code. Click the Register button.


If you see the Confirm Details page, you have already registered these credentials for another SIMS Online Service, so you can move directly to confirm your account details. If you see the Registration – Answer Security Question page, answer the security question.


Click the Verify button to create your account. Once the account is set up, confirm your account details.

If you require any further information or help please use the link below - 

SIMS PAY 360 Parent set up instructions

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