THE SCHOOL DAY
The School day starts at 8:55am and finishes at 3:30pm.
Break times are as follows:
|KS1||10:30 - 10:45AM|
|KS2||10:45 - 11:00AM|
|Reception & KS1||2:30 - 2:45PM|
Lunchtimes are as follows:
|KS1||12:20 - 1:20PM|
|KS2||12:40 - 1:30PM|
St Ambrose offer 30 hours free childcare for those children whose parents are eligible to claim. Please visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more details. 30 hours funded childcare is intended to support working parents with the cost of childcare. It will enable them, where they wish, to return to work or to work additional hours.
In the event that you are not eligible to claim the 30 hours free childcare, you will still receive 15 hours of free childcare which will be in the form of 5 mornings per week from 8:45am till 11:45pm. St Ambrose also offers a “top up” facility where your child can stay until 3.30pm and the charge for this will be £10 per afternoon session.
Year 6 pupils will require a IGO card (from Transport for Greater Manchester) in order to travel on public transport at the concessionary rate, this also includes school services. A high number of our pupils will use public transport and school services to travel to school and it is important that they have an IGO card in order to facilitate this.
They will also need to apply separately for the Yellow Bus scheme if your school uses them and also free school travel if they are eligible.
Unfortunately last year a number of pupils did not apply for the Yellow Bus scheme with in timescales, resources were reallocated to alternative schools within Greater Manchester and could not then be restored. This had a major impact on school attendance for some secondary schools.
Therefore, I would appreciate it if the information below can be disseminated to parents as soon as possible either by text, email or hard copy.
Info for parents
Pupils aged 11 to 16, MUST have an Igo card to travel using any child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester. I understand that they must have a Igo card to make an application for the Yellow bus scheme
Applications for Igo passes, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/igo-pass (available now)
Applications for the Yellow Bus Scheme, apply at:
https://tfgm.com/tickets-and-passes/bus-yellow-school-buses.( available 1st June 30th June)
Applications for free school travel (for eligible pupils), apply at:
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/travel-to-school (available week of the 6th May)
Failure to apply for places on the Yellow Bus Scheme may result in the resources not being allocated this year and may cause difficulties again with school attendance.
STOCKPORT CREDIT UNION
Please find below some information about Stockport Credit Union.
ABL are funded through Stockport Council to support children and their families to improve their lifestyles.
"It has become more difficult for us to reach families and offer support over the last year, when we know that they are in need of it more than ever. We have a variety of sessions to offer over zoom and we are returning to face to face this month."
Click here for an information flyer
About the HAF scheme
The HAF scheme will offer fun and food over Summer, Easter and Christmas holidays.
The provision will be face to face 16 hours per child offered over 4 week period of summer holidays.
Child can attend for just 1 week if desired
A meal will be offered along with and activities
(various provisions to choose from – sports, dance, music, social, outreach work)
Promotion of healthy lifestyles along with support on hand if families need signposting to other services.
If a child fits criteria under the new HAF (Holiday, Activities and Food) scheme, they will be able to attend activities free of charge.
Criteria - they need to be eligible and registered for FSM. Other children will be considered if it is felt that the family are in need of the support due to other reasons such as financial hardship, living in temp accommodation. Or if a child is LAC, SEN, disengaged, isolated, struggles with positive friendship groups or have health needs.
Please see the below fliers for local Holiday clubs.