Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Ms Janine Harries, Miss Rebecca Smith
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
Trust > Policies, Accounts & Formal Documents > Policies
At Heathlands, we will provide:
Chartwells' Creative Kitchen provide our meals. This is their website. All the meals they provide are nutritionally balanced and meet stringent government guidelines. The menu is on their website and can also be obtained from the School Office. Children and parents must select meals at least a week in advance. This can be done for a whole term if preferred.
Vegetarian diets are provided for and special dietary requirements can be catered for on production of medical evidence which can be from the GP or hospital; parents will also need to sign a Chartwells consent form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see our School Office.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
From September 2014, every pupil became eligible for free school meals.
Some families will also be entitled to free school meals on grounds of income (as detailed below). If this is the case please contact the School Office – this is really important because the school will receive extra funding and because you may be entitled to help with school uniform.
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are there to help lower income families. You can register your child for free school meals if you receive any of these benefits. Please contact the School Office if you think you may be entitled to Free School Meals.
NB. If you are only entitled to Working Tax Credit you will NOT be eligible for Free School Meals
Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)*
Income related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)*
Support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999.
Child Tax Credit, but only if your annual income, as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs, is no more than £16,190 provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit. If you are entitled to any part of Working Tax Credit there is no eligibility with the exception of Working Tax run-on as shown below
Working Tax Credit ‘Run On’ – the payment you may receive for a further four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit. You will need the National Insurance Number for you and partner, the name and date of birth of your child and the name of the school.
*Please Note: The eligibility criteria for FSM has recently changed meaning that equal based JSA or ESA is now an eligible benefit and a parent receiving this benefit is eligible for FSM.
Please note : ALL parents who wish their child to have a hot school meal must order this 1 week in advance. Whether or not your child is entitled to free school meals an order form must be completed so that food is ordered for them. If no form is received then food will not be ordered for your child.