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School diary

School Diary

Check here for dates of forthcoming events & school activities.

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Hot School Meals

This link will take you to the online ordering system for hot school meals.

Current newsletter

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School Transport

Everything you need to know about school transport and entitlement.

E-Safety - Safe Schools and Community Team

The  SSCT information website is live.

 The aim of the website is to put in one place information for young people, parents/carers and professionals. You will also find an area for good news about young people.

Internet Safety

Click here for links to information about how to stay safe on the internet.

Childcare Services

Click here for details on how to find local childcare service providers.

Pre-school and playgroups

Click here for details on local pre-schools, nurseries and playgroups.

Community information

Click here for information on local facilities - venues for hire, sports facilities, museums,

libraries, adult learning etc.

Crewkerne Health Centre

Medical Services

Click here for details on how to contact the school nurse and for a list of local medical centres.

 

Financial Assistance

Click here for links to information about financial assistance - free school meals, clothing grants etc.

 

ParentMail provides a reliable method of ensuring that you receive information

sent out by your children's school/s, within minutes of them sending it!

The information gateway to your child's online report. We store your child's report securely online so you can access information about their learning at home - you can see the assessments, targets and support that your child's teacher in school has entered.

Hot school meals ~

click on the link to access the online ordering system

 

Pupils are offered the opportunity to learn to play an instrument through peripatetic tuition provided by the Dorset Music Service.  If your child is interested in starting music lessons then please enquire for more details at the school office.  Here is a link to the Dorset Music Service website where you can find information on instrument hire, funding opportunities, playing opportunities and much more: www.dorsetmusicservice.org.uk

 

 

Dorset For You

 

Dorset for you - homepage

Dorsetforyou.com gives the public faster and easier access to a huge range of local council services through one website - about your councils, caring, enjoying, learning, living, travelling, working and more.

Travel Dorset

Travel Dorset is the live traffic and travel information service from Dorset County Council.

Use the site for -

  • Live travel alerts for roads and public transport

  • Road closures and disruptive work information

  • Severe weather updates

And lots more, including walking and cycling hints and tips

Children's Centres

Children's centres aim to give all children the best possible start in life and enable parents to support their child and family. They act as a central point where families can access information and a range of services.

Free School Meals

Local authorities are able to grant free school meals to children whose parents/guardians receive Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, or in some instances Child Tax Credit.

Extra-curricular Activities

This section of the website provides links to information about childminding, extended schools activities, childcare. local clubs and societies and much more.

Youth Support

Links to information about bullying, the Educational Psychology service, a guide for young people, language & cultural support, youth clubs, youth projects etc.

Clothing Grants This is the Dorset For You Logo Information about grants available

Parental Support

Links to a variety of useful information including Early learning & childcare funding, family centres, home schooling, school breakfast clubs, special educational needs, school complaints procedure and much more.

Dorset Adult Learning

A wide range of vocational and general interest courses are available, everything from accounting to yoga. Daytime, evening and Saturday courses available at venues throughout the county.

Family Learning Courses

Information for parents and carers of school age children on courses that are offered in schools throughout Dorset.  These courses aim to give you the information you need to help support your children.

Dorset Families Information Service - (FIS)

Information available on Ofsted registered childcare providers, activities to do with your child, clubs that your child can attend independently and services to support your child.  Understand the different types of childcare and find out what funding may be available to help you meet the cost of childcare.  They also offer information and advice on working in childcare.

Dorset Parent Partnership

The Dorset Parent Partnership Service offers independent information and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs.  They work closely with the Local authority, schools the voluntary sector and other agencies.

FIS WORD Search facility

Provides information about childcare and family support services in Dorset.

 

 

The Dorset Family Information Service (FIS)

This area of the Dorsetforyou website can provide information about childcare, activities for children and young people and local and national services.

Dorset Parent-Carer Council

The Dorset Parent-Carer Council aims to help improve the lives and opportunities for families and children and young people who are disabled in Dorset.  They are doing this by being a voice to inform all agencies and services about the needs of disabled children and their families in Dorset.

Dorset Parent Support Advisory Service (PSA)

The PSA service works alongside parents and carers, helping them to achieve better outcomes for their children and young people.  They cover all areas of Dorset and work directly with parents to provide support that can encourage their children to feel settled and secure, both at home and at school.  PSA's are based locally within school cluster areas.  Their advisors can support you in helping your child learn, offer parenting support information and work with you on issues such as attendance and behaviour.

ReadEasy
If you struggle with reading, or can’t read at all, you’re not the only one. There are 2.5 million adults in the UK with the same problem.
There are lots of reasons why some people find it difficult to learn to read when they are children, but the really good news is that it’s never too late! And with Read Easy, it doesn’t mean going back to class.

Homestart West Dorset

A local charity which gives friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in the West Dorset District Council area.  They help parents, with a child under 5, discover, or rediscover, the joy and fun of parenting.  They are self funded and governed but work in partnership with Home-Start UK.

Parentline Plus

The leading national charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – parents, grandparents, step-parents, relatives – for families living together as well as apart.

Where's Your Head At?

The new CAMHS website is an innovative website for children, teenagers, carers and professionals, focusing on emotional mental health and well being.

The website provides access to helpful information and advice on a range of topics including: bullying, depression, anxiety, bereavement and eating disorders.

Bridport Support

 

Group for parents and carers of children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum conditions (including Aspergers Syndrome) and other hidden impairments.

Parents Centre: helping you to help your child

Parents Centre

Information and support for parents on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.

Please Miss

Please Miss

Please Miss is a new website for parents and carers of children aged 3-11.  It discusses issues from free nursery places to finding a school and learning about the national curriculum, as well as information about tackling bullying, getting involved with the PTA and recommended activities for school holidays.

Ofsted – Better education and care

Ofsted Inspections - Information for parents & carers

This link takes you directly to the section for parents & carers and includes -

Why Ofsted inspect, how they inspect, follow-up work & other useful information

Allkids - online parenting magazine - parents information and shopping directory, kids free safe fun sites The Allkids parenting information and shopping website.

If you're looking for kids stuff - or information about parenting
then you should find it within these pages.  The website is continually updated with new and interesting links latest parenting information - the newest online children's shops and the coolest (safe) sites for kids

 

Nationwide Education

Nationwide Education is a free, award-winning online education resource for pupils, teachers and parents.  It's designed to empower children with the life skills they need to create a better future for themselves and others.
 

 

Health & Safety links

 

Change4life

Would you like loads of ideas and help to give your family a happier, healthier future?

Then you already know why you should join Change4Life. As part of Change4Life, you will receive tons of helpful information, games, tools, tips and a free welcome pack. You can also search for what is happening in your local community.

Head Lice can be a pain in the neck... on the head, behind the ears and in homes, classrooms and school offices up and down the country!

This website and its associated DVD provides schools and parents with a unique solution that will increase understanding, reduce the nuisance factor and maintain a calm, consistent and effective approach to any head lice problem.
Lyclear, Head lice advice

Headlice Advice

Head lice are a widespread and sometimes unpleasant infection, especially among school-age children. Follow this link if you're looking for more information on effective ways to detect and treat head lice.
 

SunSmart

SunSmart

The campaign focusing on protection from over-exposure to the sun.  Lots of information as well as activities for children, including designing sunglasses and effective kinds of canopy.

Hedgehogs Home Page

Hedgehogs road safety

As a parent or carer you can help reduce the risks your child faces on the roads by teaching road safety and making sure you use the right size and correctly fitted child car seat every trip.

On this site you'll find plenty of tips on how to keep your children safe on and near roads - no matter how old they are.

The Hedgehogs website is packed full of downloads, info, and loads more for you to enjoy. You can play games, download screensavers or sing along to the ads using the song lyric sheets

Little Learners home page.

Join in the road safety fun at home

Welcome to ‘Little Learners’ - an exciting new initiative designed to raise road safety awareness amongst the under sixes. It combines fun activities with serious road safety messages to help keep more young children safe.

 

Cluster links

 

Beaminster Cluster website

Beaminster Cluster website

Links to all the schools in the Beaminster Cluster with information on cluster trips and activities.

Beaminster School website