Kirk Fenton News

23rd October 2020

Please look on our website www.kf.starmat.uk for up-to-date information.

Dear Parents / Carers,


Well we have made it to the end of our first half term and what a rollercoaster it has been! Thankfully everyone is safe and well and there has been plenty of amazing learning happening. Teachers and pupils alike seem to have found their stride and the 'new normal' has become just 'normal'. I would like to thank everyone that has supported and encouraged us over these seven weeks, your kind words at our virtual parent consultations and on collection and drop off really lifted us and I know that many of you feel reassured knowing the many measures we have in place for keeping everyone safe.


Hopefully you will have a wonderful, safe and happy half term holiday. However, should you or your child test positive for Covid-19, it is still absolutely vital that we are informed in order that we can notify pupils and staff who may have been in close contact with them. This is especially important in the first few days after school has broken up so please don't wait to tell us when we return. Please contact us via admin@kf.starmat.uk to report a positive case. If your child is self-isolating for 14 days, meaning that they cannot return to school on the 2nd November, please also call school on 01937 557228 and leave a message.


Many thanks and as always, have a lovely weekend


Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:


Mercury - Lyla Kehoe


Venus - Brodie Ellison and Clara Clough


Earth - Aoibhe Meehan and George Harrison


Mars - Ralph Sharpe and Stanley Jarman


Jupiter - Toby Abraham-Thomas and Mabel Caden-Whitehead


Saturn - Whole class


Uranus - Amelia Seguss and Cora Moy


Neptune - Alice Gawthorpe and Annie Clark

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award this week:


Mercury - Effie-Mae Jarman


Venus - Sophie Peace


Earth - Emily Hodgson-Liversidge


Mars - Bob Miller


Jupiter - Sadie Morrell


Saturn - Scarlett Hodgson-Liversidge


Uranus - Sam Bennett


Neptune - Poppy Hudson

Winning Teams

Well done to Robin, Oscar and their team the Blue Mustangs who are victorious this week.

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Pupil Premium & Free School Meals Funding

As you will be aware, Universal Free School Meals are automatically available to all children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2. However, if you meet certain criteria, your child may be eligible for Free School Meals for the whole of their primary education as well as additional funding to support them with their education, called a 'Pupil Premium'. This additional funding benefits our school to support us to increase your child's attainment.


To qualify for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Universal Credit, provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods (£616.67 per month);
  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are also not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual household gross income that does not exceed £16,190 (as assessed by HMRC); or
  • Working Tax Credit run-on, paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

If your family circumstances change, you may become eligible. Please see the North Yorkshire website below for more information and to access the relevant application forms. Once your application has been processed, school will be notified automatically . If you require any support with understanding Free School Meals and Pupil Premium funding or help with your application, please call one of our admin team who will be happy to advise.


https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/free-school-meals

Y6 Applying for Secondary School Place

You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2020 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2020.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2021.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

Further information regarding the application process can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/admissions.

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Half Term

Monday 26th - Friday 30th October.


Special Bonfire Menu

Thursday 5th November - see above for details


Christmas Break

Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January.


Spring Term Begins

Tuesday 5th January.

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