Every Monday during term time, a food hamper will be available for collection from the school office for children eligible for free school meals. Please come to the school office to collect your hamper between 11am -1pm. If you are self-isolating, please telephone the school office on 0151 338 2111 to arrange a delivery.
In England a Free School Meal (FSM) is a statutory benefit available to school aged children from families who receive other qualifying benefits and who have been through the relevant registration process.
If you are unsure if your child is entitled to FSM please telephone the school office. This does not include Universal Free School Meals (Children in Reception and KS1 where parents do not claim the qualifying benefits).
Please check you child’s class page which will be updated daily by your class teacher. Remember there are many ways to learn. Why not teach your child to cook a meal or do some gardening?
New Helpline Goes Live To Support People’s Mental Health
Local NHS Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP), has launched a new mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral.
Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it is open to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support. The helpline – 0300 303 3972 – is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve access to mental health support.
Originally due to go live next year, it has been fast-tracked to be available to support local people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What to do if you need urgent mental health help:
- Please call 0300 303 3972 and our dedicated local NHS staff will support you to access the help you need
- The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people
- The helpline is now the first port of call for mental health help – it is operated by people in your local area who will know how best to support you. If you call NHS111 you may have to wait longer for help and will be re-directed to this local service – so call 0300 303 3972
- Please note, A&E and 999 are not the best places to get help for the majority of mental health problems – call 0300 303 3972 to be directed to the best local service to support you
- You should still call 999 or go to A&E if you have an immediate, life-threatening emergency requiring mental or physical health assistance
- For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the CWP website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic www.cwp.nhs.uk
- For children and young people there is also a dedicated website MyMind.org.uk
For further help, support and guidance please look at our Helpline and support brochure