Weekly Memo 5th June 2020




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If anything has happened or anything has changed or you want us to know about something, then please do let us know. office@woodcoteprimary.croydon.sch.uk or you can contact one of the senior leaders on their email address. 

Ms Jane Smith


We would like to thank our school community for their outpouring of support and messages following the passing of Ms Jane Smith. Apologies that we have not replied to these, but I am sure you will understand it has been a difficult time.


We have received requests about making donations in her memory and I can now inform you that charity donations can be made to the hospice that took such amazing care of Jane. https://www.straphaels.org.uk/donate-in-memory


We plan to renovate the pond area on the top KS2 playground into a lovely garden area, and will have some memories of Jane. The PTFA have offered to fund this but we are aware that many staff and families have also expressed interest in donating to this, so we can make it truly wonderful! There is now a varied payment on ParentPay should you wish to contribute.


If you do need any support during this time, please do reach out.


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.



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