Message - 26/3/20


Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you for your support in these challenging times.  I wanted you to know that we’re collaborating with the Local Authority to get food vouchers for children who currently receive Free School Meals. We are working hard to get these to you by next week.


For clarification these vouchers are only available to those children who are entitled to Free School Meals – unfortunately, this does not include those who are on Universal Free School Meals in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.


Your child may be able to get Free School Meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Universal credit (not working)
  • Universal Credit (working and earnings are less than £616.67 for 1 payment period, or less than £1,233.34 for 2 payment periods or less than £1,850.00 for 3 payment periods)
  • Child Tax Credit, (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Where a parent is entitled to Working Tax Credit Run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also get free school meals


If you think that your child is entitled to Free School Meals and you haven't already claimed them then we urge you to apply via the link as soon as possible:


We hope this clarifies the situation but should you have any further queries please contact the school via email at


Stay home & stay safe,


Mrs J Clancy


Message - 24/3/20


Dear Parents & Carers,


I would like to thank you for following the advice to keep your children at home - this is the safest place for everyone.  You can find out more information at:


To keep the children busy whilst they are off school, we have added lots of home learning ideas and links on your child’s class page.  You will find them by following the links below and navigating to the individual class pages:


Also, every Friday, we are going to set a weekly 'Family Challenge' that will be posted on our Website and on Facebook - we would love to see what you are getting up to so please share via Facebook or Instagram!


Our Instagram handle is @godfreyermenprimaryschool

Our Facebook is:



As we have several staff who have health conditions, are ill or self-isolating, I am sorry that we will be unable to continue to use Seesaw as a form of communication. However, we will use email/text messages/website/Facebook to update you with information. So, if you have a general query you can either:


Text: 441618501489




We love rainbows at Godfrey Ermen - they are a sign of hope and God's promise.  Our 'Rainbow Challenge' is on Facebook at the moment...we hope that you join in!


Take care & keep safe,


Mrs J Clancy


Last Day of Term Friday 3rd April 2020

School re-opens on Monday 20th April 2020 at 8.45am

** School is closed on Friday 8th May for the early May Bank Holiday -

the date has been changed to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day **

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