School Transport September

Please find below important information about the school bus.

Unfortunately, Shropshire council are not offering transport places to pupils in Nursery at the moment. We apologise for this inconvenience, and will let you know if their position changes.

School Transport letter Sept 2020 

If you have applied and have received confirmation that your child has a place on the school bus, please ensure that both you and your child read the agreement below. We will give your child a paper copy to sign in September.

Bus Agreement

Preparing for September

We are currently reviewing our curriculum for September and are keen to address pupils’ social and emotional well-being in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

Recovery Curriculum at Stoke-on-Tern

Please could you take a few minutes to complete our survey to enable us to ensure that we have effective provision in place to support your child:

Preparing for September Survey.

Please note that this survey will close at midnight on Sunday 19th July.

Teachers’ Letters about September

Please find below a letter from your class teacher:

Little Wenlock Class letter  (Nursery)

Hawkstone Class letter   (Reception & Year 1)

Caradoc Class Letter   (Year 1 & Year 2)

Housman Class Letter (Year 3 & 4)

Darwin Class letter (Year 5 & 6)

These letters should be read in conjunction with the ‘Questions and Answers’ document, which was sent out with your child’s report last week (see below). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Questions and Answers Regarding September

We very much look forward to seeing all the children back in school on September 2nd!



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.