Fulbourn Primary School

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Friday 15th January 2021

Newsletter – 15th January 2021


Children’s Learning

We are all very much enjoying seeing the examples on Seesaw of children’s learning.



The children in school are also working hard.




Home Learning

The timetable and contact email addresses for teachers can be found on our Home Learning page on the website – follow the link for Timetable (


Notifying us of Covid Cases and Absence

If your child tests positive for Covid (whether they have a place in school at the moment or are learning from home), please email the office immediately (, regardless of the time of the day/night or the day of the week/weekend. Please tell us your child’s name, the date that symptoms began, the date of the test and the date you received the result.


Please complete the online absence form as soon as you can in the morning if your child is unable to learn that day. Again, whether they have a place in school or are learning from home. So, for example, if they are sick (tummy bug, etc) or if they have Covid symptoms and are too unwell to learn. The form can be found on the website in Parents and Carers, Student Absence (


Parent Survey

We would be so grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the parent survey about the current home learning provision The deadline is midday on Monday 18th January.


Benefit-Related Free School Meals

From Monday, the school kitchen will be closed until the school reopens fully.


So, as of Monday 18th January, we will be issuing vouchers to all our families entitled to Free School meals because they are eligible for one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Tax Credit - but no element of Working Tax Credit - and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)) that does not exceed £16,190
  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit during the four week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work less hours per week
  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (as from 1 April 2018)

For those entitled families, we will send out more information later.


If you fit one of the above criteria and are not receiving Free School Meals, then you are entitled to apply (see next item).


Applying for Free School Meals

The Cambridgeshire County Council has redesigned their online form for families wishing to check their free school meal (FSM) and Pupil Premium eligibility.  Significant improvements made to the online application process enable parents/carers (in most cases) to get an instant result of the outcome of their application.

It is not necessary for parents of children who currently receive FSM to reapply; this entitlement is protected until the end of March 2022. However, applications do need to be made for younger siblings who are starting school.

The form is quick and simple to complete. Once an application has been submitted for a child, if the family do not qualify at that point, we will continue to check for future entitlement throughout that child’s school life, informing parents if they become eligible.  It is vital, therefore, that schools/families inform us of any changes to their name or address.

Families can access the online application The Education Welfare Benefits Team are happy to answer any queries and can be contacted on 01223 703200 or


Winter Support Grant

The Cambridgeshire County Council’s Winter Support Grant is available to help any family who may need extra support. This website has more information and links to the claim form. This isn’t just for children who qualify for free school meals, it can be accessed by anyone who need support.


Fulbourn Community Aid

Fulbourn Community Aid are continuing to offer support during the pandemic.  They can:

  • Help with shopping
  • Collect prescriptions
  • Lend a friendly ear if you just need a chat
  • Put you in contact with support organisations who can provide a hot meal or financial assistance
  • Assist with other needs where they can


Contact them via:



Please see the Current Vacancies page on our website ( for details of our Pastoral Leader and School Business Manager roles.


Girls’ Football session – Norwich City FC

Girls’ Football session – Norwich City FC
On Saturday 16th January Norwich City Girl’s Football Development Manager Jack Rayner will be running a free online football session for girls. The session will be suitable for all abilities, incorporating ball mastery exercises, fun games and football related fitness.

  • Session 1
  • Ages 7-12
  • 10-10:45am
  • Via Microsoft teams
  • Open to girls of all abilities
  • Will require a football, a small open space (Indoor or Outdoor) and 4 cones/objects
  • FREE

Those interested in the sessions can sign up here (

If you have any questions, contact:


Cambridgeshire Constabulary

The January Cambridge Safer Schools newsletter is below.