Medway Council holiday food scheme 

Medway Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) is working with the council to provide food during the half-term period for the parents of children entitled to free schools meals.

The scheme will comprise food or vouchers. CAB staff and volunteers will check for allergies and will try to have

a healthy balance within the budget for each child.  The scheme will be from Monday to Friday (26 October to 30

October) and will consist of a lunch or vouchers. The lunch packages might contain cereal too, if possible.

The council and the CAB are publicising the scheme. We as a school have been asked to contact our eligible

families directly, and we have sent out a Parentmail message. More details will follow on Monday so please check your emails.


Eligible parents should contact Medway CAB by email – or phone –

01634 383760.  Parents should have available a certificate of eligibility, which they should provide to the CAB

staff member or volunteer at the food / voucher collection centre or at their door if the food or vouchers are

delivered to them.  However, we are aware that some parents won’t have this to hand, so CAB will accept evidence of:

·        Income Support

·        income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

·        income-related Employment and Support Allowance

·        support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

·        the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

·        Child Tax Credit

·        Working Tax Credit run-on

·        Universal Credit

A message for prospective parents looking for a Reception place for September 2021…

Unfortunately we are unable to offer visits to the school at the moment.

Our Virtual Welcome Tour is now uploaded to the Virtual Tour page of the website so you can gain an insight into our wonderful learning community. In the meantime, this site contains a lot of information about us. Thank you for investigating our school and we hope you will see what a fantastic place this is to learn and grow in.


How to report safeguarding concerns during the current situation…

If you are worried about a child or an adult and you think they night be in immediate danger, please ring 999.

Otherwise you can email in to our office ( and leave a message for our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Shields, to contact you. Alternatively you can ring Medway Council’s Children & Adult Services on 01634 334466 (during office hours) or 03000 419 191 (out of hours).

Safeguarding is the responsibility of us all – thank you


Click here to see the message from our Headteacher, Mrs Shields

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