Free School Meals

You will no doubt be aware that the Government has pledged to continue to provide free school meals (FSM) vouchers throughout the school holidays. This is extremely good news!

We would urge anyone who thinks that they may be entitled to claim FSM to check their eligibility and, if eligible, apply as soon as possible. You can do this via the link below:

Shropshire Free School Meals

Please be aware that the Government voucher scheme does not provide vouchers for pupils who receive ‘Universal Free School Meals’ (pupils in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2). However, if your child is in one of these year groups, it is worth checking to see if you would be entitled to means tested free school meals. If you meet the criteria, you can apply and, if successful, you will be entitled to the FSM vouchers.

We would urge everyone to use the link above to check their eligibility to FSM as soon as possible. If you have any further questions, please contact the office.

Important Update for Parents.

On Monday the 11th of May,  the Department for Education stated that it may be possible to reopen schools for pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from the week beginning 1st June. It is important to note that, at present, this is a plan and that the situation may change.
In preparation for the above year groups’ possible return to school, we have started to plan the measures which will be put in place at Stoke-on-Tern school in order to reduce the risks for pupils, parents and staff. Please find further details in the letters below:
We would be grateful if parents of pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 could read the appropriate letter/s carefully and respond, following the instructions in the letter, as soon as possible and before the end of Wednesday 20th May.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank-you all for your ongoing support during these difficult times and we would like to stress that we will support any decision that you make with regard to your child returning to school.
Mrs. Brotherhood & Mrs. Evans.

School Opening Update – Wednesday 13th May

We would like to thank you all for responding to our survey about the reopening of Stoke-on-Tern school. We are currently in the process of planning how reopening can be achieved safely and we will continue to liaise with you throughout this process.

Please find attached our initial response to some of the questions you put to us in the survey. Please note that the answers we have provided are taken directly from government advice and that we are in the process of tailoring this advice, along with advice from other sources, to create a plan for reopening Stoke-on-Tern.

Initial response letter. 

School Closure Update Monday 11th May

We would like to reassure parents that Stoke-on-Tern school remains closed and will only reopen when we are assured that it is safe to do so. 
We are currently waiting to receive more information from the government about what yesterday’s announcement means for our school. In the short term, nothing has changed: school remains closed and teachers will continue to provide resources and to be available to support your child’s learning, remotely.
We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks, once we are able to do so. In the meantime, we would be grateful if you could complete the following short, anonymous survey about the reopening of Stoke-on-Tern school. Your views are of the utmost importance to us and will be taken into account during our decision making process.


School Closure

Stoke-on-Tern school is closed – we will let you know when this situation changes.

Please read this letter for further information. The letter includes information for key workers.

School Closure & Key Workers

Form for emergency care for key workers:  Emergency Childcare

Please note that, Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education) has added further clarity to the definition of ‘key worker’ stating that, ‘You should only send your child to school on Monday if your work is critical to the COVID-19 response.’

The advice from the government is that, if you are able to keep your children at home, then you must.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) What you need to do

Stay at home

Please follow the latest Stay at Home advice to help stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Do not meet others, even friends and family
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.