Letters to Parents

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Letters to Parents


Dec 03, 2018

Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice, please read the attached for further information on the procedure.

Jun 24, 2018

Please read the attached letter in full for important changes to vehicular access on the school site.  Many thanks

Mar 25, 2018

Changes to free school meal eligibility under Universal Credit
The eligibility criteria for free school meals have been changed. This letter explains the changes and how they might affect you.
What are the new eligibility criteria?
Children are entitled to receive free school meals if they or their parents or guardians receive any of the benefits below:
 Universal Credit, provided they have an annual net earned income not exceeding
£7,400 (£616.67 per month)
 Income Support
 Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
 Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
 Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
 The guarantee element of Pension Credit
 Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by HMRC
 Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

I don’t currently claim free school meals – what does this mean for me?
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals, submit a claim to your school or local authority. Your school should have a form you can use. The information you provide will be used to check if you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and, if you are on Universal Credit, that your earnings do not exceed the threshold. If you claim Universal Credit, your earnings will be assessed from up to three of your last Universal Credit assessment periods.
If you are eligible, your school will be notified. Your child will receive free school meals and the school will receive extra funding.
I am currently claiming free school meals – what does this mean for me?
Most people won’t be affected by the new criteria. If you’re currently claiming free school meals, but don’t’ meet the new criteria, your child will continue to receive free school meals until the end of the Universal Credit rollout period. This will apply even if your earnings rise above the new threshold or if you stop being entitled to Universal Credit.
The rollout period is currently scheduled to end in March 2022.
Once Universal Credit is fully rolled out, your child will keep their free school meal until the end of their current phase of education, i.e. primary or secondary.
Where can I get more information?
If you need any further information, please speak to a member of school staff or the local authority. You can also visit the free school meal website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free- school-meals

Mar 19, 2018

School milk is available for ALL children


If your child is currently under 5, we’re delighted to confirm that we have arranged for them to receive free milk at school, funded by the UK Government's Nursery Milk Scheme.


When your child turns 5 or if they are already over 5, you have the option to pay for their milk. We have made arrangements with the UK’s leading school milk supplier, Cool Milk, to supply milk at a small subsidised daily cost.


What you need to do:


  • Visit www.coolmilk.com as soon as possible and select "Register your child for milk", then follow the on-screen instructions to register and pay




  • Ask the school office for a registration form - send your completed form to Cool Milk, and they will send you a payment request.

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Mrs Carolyn Chivers

Hythe Bay Church of England Primary School &

Children's Centre Nursery

Cinque Ports Avenue



CT21 6HS

01303 267802
01303 237450




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