As you know, some children are eligible for Free School Meals, depending upon a number of factors.
During this period of school closure, the provision of these lunches will continue for those families who let us know us that they wish to receive them, but as you would expect, this will be done in a different way.
As this may be a little confusing, just to clarify: all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently eligible for a daily school meal as part of the Government’s ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ initiative. This is different to ‘Free School Meals’.
Being in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’, also currently provides benefits for children when in school, and includes provision of lunch items during the school day (in term-time) during this period of closure due to the Coronavirus. To see if your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ please click here and visit the 'School Dinners' section for more information. **If you have previously completed the application and your child currently receives Free School Meals (not solely as part of the 'Universal Infant Free School Meals' programme), then there is no need to reapply.
We are very proud to announce that our new sports kit has arrived! As you can see from the pictures, we have gone for our traditional colours of yellow and blue.
The children are very excited and cannot wait to get the kit dirty!
Phoebe in Y6 said, "The new sports kit makes me feel very proud, it's very comfy and soft. I definitely think that Bishop Rawle has a very good chance of winning this year!"
Thomas agreed that the new kit is fabulous, " The new sports kit feels really nice and silky. I feel so proud to be able to wear the Bishop Rawle sports kit. I think we have the best kit ever!"
As you will know from the media, the cases of Coronavirus (Covid 19) are currently increasing in the west midlands and globally. As a school, we are continuing to talk to children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly, maintaining good hygiene and acting in a sensible manner to reduce the spreading of any germs.
For further information on how we can all play our part in reducing the spread of the virus, please read the letter in the column to the right of this article.
To mark Wellbeing Week, the whole school took part in various activities on Tuesday 4th February. The children took part in a carousel of activities including mandalas, yoga, meditation, mood t-shirts, paper chains of feelings, breathing buddies understanding ourselves and emotions.
We are delighted to share the exciting news that our friends at The Cheadle Academy have been undertaking something amazing for a very special cause.
On Friday 15th November, The Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir released their charity single 'My Oh My', which has been recorded in conjunction with Staffordshire University and the Dougie Mac Hospice.
The choir have been operating for two years and have, to date, raised an incredible £22,000 in memory of the school's wonderful former Senior Assistant Principal, Craig Beverley, who sadly passed away three years ago. We are proud that a number of former pupils from our family of schools have also been involved and, as a Trust, we fondly remember working with Craig.
The song, which is one from Craig's old band (he was a talented musician), can be purchased through:
https://www.facebook.com/The Cheadle Academy/
There are numerous stories and videos of the progression of the choir over the last 18 months in the build up to the single release on the link too.
Good luck and we think that what you are doing is incredible!
KS1: 6 - 6.45pm
KS2: 7 - 8pm
Your kindness kit donations getting packed this morning.
These bags are heading out on Thursday 17th October with Feed the Hungry to Burkina Faso. We made 20 bags from the donations received.
Thank you to all who donated.
We are pleased to inform you, that all staff have been trained to deliver Yoga sessions. We would like to promote the positive effects for your children's wellbeing and mental health.
We now have a designated Yoga room and run an after school Yoga club. All children have one session per week in classes and they have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.
Thank you for all of the support for our Harvest project, Feeding Hands. Year 5 and 6 pupils helped create packages that will be sent to children all over the world, who are not as fortunate as ourselves.
Our annual Harvest Service is coming soon.