Weekly Memo 12th June 2020




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WAVE Awards 2020

We are pleased to announce we will still be running our annual governor awards (renamed the WAVE Awards – Woodcote Achievement, Values and Excellence Awards) this year. Please nominate a child who you feel has demonstrated one of our school values by completing the nomination form here. Deadline for nominations Friday 26th June.

Mrs Jane Smith

We are pleased to inform you that we have arranged a partnership with St Raphael’s Hospice after the fantastic care they took of Mrs Jane Smith. Charity donations can be made to the hospice in Mrs Smith’s name. https://www.straphaels.org.uk/donate-in-memory


Find out a little more information about their coffee call https://www.straphaels.org.uk/appeal/coffee-call  or their donation stations for when they reopen their charity shops https://www.straphaels.org.uk/donating-goods.


We have planned to support not only their fundraising events, but to run our own Courage Event next year. We look forward to sharing more information with you over the coming 12 months.


Book of Condolence; If you would like to write a letter in the book of condolence for MRs Jane Smith, you can do so online https://www.remembranceonline.co.uk/index.php?option=com_natbook&Itemid=59&task=entry_view&entryid=8899


Daily workouts

Had enough of Joe Wickes! Why not Google Cosmic Yoga or Go Noodle!

Families Magazine

We’re pleased to be able to send you the latest Families magazine which is a “surviving lockdown” issue. It is full of resources and ideas to help with returning your child to school, home learning, pre-school play and has dozens of ideas for family activities and entertainment. Here is the link https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/london_surrey_borders 


Parent View

Don’t forget you can share your views on our school at any point on the Ofsted Parent View Site here


Change of Term Date

Attached is an updated set of term dates for next academic year. We have taken the decision to move the INSET day in Spring 2021 from Monday 22nd February to Monday 4th January.


NHS apps
Apps to support children with mental wellbeing at home.



We continue to think of you

We know this is not easy for anyone.  We know that family life can be pretty intense at the moment.   But we want you to know that we are thinking of you all and if there is any way that we can support you at home please email us at: office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk

Possible Eligibility for Free School Meal Support

Link to survey – 



During these unprecedented times we are aware that some families home and financial situations are changing.


We are currently able to provide food bags and supermarket vouchers for families if they are entitled to Free School Meals. If you are not currently in receipt of Free School Meals but think you may now be eligible then please fill in the survey so that your eligibility can be checked.


Please note this survey is being collated by The Pioneer Academy Trust as they are supporting us during this time.


Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • 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 (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit – if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

If you do require any assistance or support during this time please do let us know. You can contact us at office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk or in case of emergency 07545696428.



12th June
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