Whole school Christmas Dinner is Thursday 13th December
As this is a huge event the kitchens need to know in advance who has booked. Therefore all bookings need to be completed and paid for by the 3rd December.
There are no jackets or baguettes provided on this day.
To assist those who do not normally pay and have school dinner, we have reduced the minimum dinner payment to £4.20 for 1 week starting Monday 19th November 2018.
Please book and pay via gateway as usual. Universal and free school meals need only book as normal.
Parents with siblings can make one payment to cover all their children and then we can transfer monies to other accounts as appropriate.
Finally please do not book after the 3rd December as a dinner will not be provided and you may still be charged.
Any questions please ask at the office.
Applications for Secondary School
The deadline for applications for parents to apply for a place for their child is 31st October 2018.
If you have a child in Year 6 you must apply for their place online at ESCC.
Please come to the office if you are experiencing difficulties.
Open days for new parents
Thursday 8th November:
10am, 2pm or 6pm
Friday 9th November:
See open day flyer:
Open Day Flyer
Cashless from the 1st October 2018
From the 1st October not only will we be paperless but cashless too.
This means that if you have to pay for school dinners you will no longer to able to bring cash on the day.
Dinners have to prebooked and paid for via the Gateway/App.
The system goes live on Sat 22nd September in readiness for parents to view, prebook and pay for the dinners their children will want the following week.
You can book on the day, up to 9am if you wish but if you do not receive free meals, monies should be in your child’s account to allow the booking.
As we have to pay for each deposit, the minimum payment is now £10.00. Monies sit in your child’s ‘dinner account’ and is only deducted when a dinner is booked by you or if your child does not have a packed lunch and we have to order them a dinner.
If you really do not have a debit card, smart phone, access to a computer or bank account and you have to use cash. We will issue you with a paypoint voucher that can be paid at many supermarkets,garages and convenience stores. The money will appear in your child’s gateway account the following day.
Any questions please contact the office.
Cancellation of clubs
Due to an extraordinary meeting called by the Diocese there will be no staff available to run After School clubs on Tuesday 12th June and they are therefore cancelled.
We apologise for inconvenience this may cause.
Better Health Talk
Saturday 12th May – Bexhill College Refectory
Please see attached flyer for better health talks in Bexhill.
Better Health Flyer
Boris Johnson MP, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has visited St Leonard’s to talk to the pupils and staff about their connecting classrooms project with Sierra Leone with a focus on girls’ education on International Womens’ Day. Take a look at the message he filmed at the school.
To give you an idea of what is actually tested and how the children are tested, we have added a link to a site which takes you through all of these in detail.
Utube videos of SATS Tests
Please use these for your own information or as a basis for conversations with your child as to what tests they will be taking and when.
If you have any questions regarding the testing please see your child’s teacher.
h2.Triple P Parenting Course
This is a positive parenting programme that strengthens families by promoting positive relationships.
See the brochure below:
We are in the process of going paperless.
In order to save money and to be greener, we have introduced School Gateway where you can view, book and pay, Breakfast and Lions, Holiday Clubs, PGL and the termly extra curricular after school sports clubs etc.
Please ensure we have correct phone numbers and an email address for you. You then need to go to your app store and download the app. Or alternatively go to www.schoolgateway.com and register.
The advice letter for clubs for next term ( Term3) will be sent electronically via email. All bookings need to be made via the App/Gateway. No paper preferences will be sent out or actioned.
If you require assistance please ask at the office.