Parent Information Autumn 2023


The Government is implementing some new funding for eligible working parents for 2024. The first phase of this is for working parents of two-year-olds, who may be able to get 15 hours a week free childcare from April 2024.

The window for applying is from 2 January to 31 March. To see if you are eligible, and apply, please go to Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK


Information for Parents about online safety


Each school in the Federation has the Local Authority as their IT Service Provider.


Each school in the Federation uses ‘Smoothwall’ as their internet filtering. This blocks any undesirable websites.


Children are supervised when online and use approved apps, or videos that have been previously checked by staff. Sometimes staff support children to find out information, children are always supervised when doing this.


We talk to children about telling staff if they see something they don’t like.


Information for parents online to help keep their children safe can be found at



Reception 2024
If your child's date of birth is between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 then you need to apply for their Reception 2024 place.  This can be done online on the Newcastle Local Authority website:
Under heading Schools, Learning and Childcare click on the link 'apply for a school place', then click on 'Reception - Starting School'.
Applications are open now and close on 15 January 2024.  You will be informed of the school you have been offered for your child on 16th April 2024.