SEPTEMBER 2021 ADMISSIONS

Unfortunately we have not been able to invite parents into school this year. You will however find on our website under the Parent Information tab and Starting School Soon a series of video tours and power point presentations regarding our school. We hope this gives you an insight of us all at Balfour Infant School. We look forward to welcoming you in 2021. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS OVER HALF TERM

We have been informed that Medway Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) is working with the council to provide food during the half-term period for the parents of children entitled to free schools meals. 

The scheme will comprise food or vouchers. CAB staff and volunteers will check for allergies and will try to have a healthy balance within the budget for each child.  The scheme will be from Monday to Friday (26 October to 30 October) and will consist of a lunch or vouchers. The lunch packages might contain cereal too, if possible.

Eligible parents should contact Medway CAB by email - schoolmeals@medwayadvice.org.uk or phone - 01634 383760.  Parents should have available a certificate of eligibility, which they should provide to the CAB staff member or volunteer at the food / voucher collection centre or at their door if the food or vouchers are delivered to then.  However, we are aware that some parents won’t have this to hand, so CAB will accept evidence of:

·        Income Support

·        income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

·        income-related Employment and Support Allowance

·        support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

·        the guaranteed element of Pension Credit

·        Child Tax Credit

·        Working Tax Credit run-on

·        Universal Credit

 

Important Reminder: Please be reminded that social distancing measures are essential to keep us all safe. There should be no direct contact with Staff and please only visit the office if your query is urgent and cannot be dealt with by email or telephone. Thank you.

Welcome to our school community- a letter from our Headteacher

Dear Parents,


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to our school community. We aim to give your child an excellent start in education so that they have a sound foundation for future learning.


At Balfour Infant School we strive to put children first and foremost in all that we do. We offer a supportive and nurturing environment where children can develop a sense of self-worth and an enthusiasm for learning. We look to engage their hearts as well as minds. We are extremely proud of our induction programme, which we have found over the years has helped even the youngest children settle with a positive start to their education.


By the time children have left our school we hope they will be well on their way to becoming balanced, tolerant and caring human beings, who have learnt the art of self-discipline, the joy of working and achieving success from their work and the ability to think for themselves.


I trust you will find that Balfour is a happy and friendly school where children, parents and staff can work together. We hope that you will fully support your child, and the school, in the coming years and in doing so make the most of the partnership between home and school for the benefit of your child.


If you have any queries about your child starting school please email the school office and you will be directed to the person most able to help you.


Ms D Atkinson
Headteacher

 

 

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