Wraparound Club for Early Years to Year 6 from September 2021

Breakfast and After School club are running really well again and it is wonderful to see the children so happy and enjoying their time.  Thanks to all those parents for using the service and helping us transition to business as normal.

This is just a quick message to let you know that Breakfast Club and After School Wraparound care sessions are bookable in September as soon as you receive your ParentPay details.

Parents, especially new ones, were very positive about not having to pay the annual £22 registration fee this year so we are doing away with that in future; all children of the school are automatically enrolled at no cost. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a small increase from September of 50p per session. We hope that this will be cost neutral for the vast majority of service users. Breakfast club session will cost £5.50 and After School £10.50.

Bookings are made through Parent Pay using the following process:
• When you log in, click on the child icon above your child’s name towards the top left of the screen.
• Then click on the word “view” in the breakfast club towards the right hand side of the screen
• Then click on the words “make bookings” towards the bottom of the screen
• In the next screen, select the right club and the week in which to want to make the booking and click on “Make or view booking”.
• On the next screen click on any days you want to book and click on the “next week” button if you want to see future weeks.
• Finally, click on “confirm bookings” towards the bottom of the screen.

Don’t forget bookings will be cancelled if you have not added credit by midnight preceding the club.

If you require an urgent booking – please email wraparound@st-teresas.merton.sch.uk to add your child.  Please note this is not a general booking procedure but to be used only for emergencies.

We accept also payment by Child Care Vouchers (CCV) and by Tax Free Child Care (TFCC)</b> to help families save money.

There is no direct link between CCV/TFCC and Parent Pay so adding credit is a two-step process:
1. Log in to your CCV/TFCC scheme and execute a credit in favour of St Teresa&#39;s – credits take two to three days to reach our bank account
2. Email finance@st-teresas.merton.sch.uk to say that the payment has been executed and detail how to apply the credit in Parent Pay e.g. “I have sent a credit of £70 for (Child’s name and class) for breakfast/After School club”.

We check the bank account most days and manually add the credit to the appropriate club of the child’s Parent Pay account.
Step 2 above is really important as we get lots of payments to out bank account and it can be difficult to figure out what is what without a helpful email.

Term Dates and Timings of the School Day

School Term Dates 2021.22

School Term Dates 2022.23

Punctuality and School timings:

(Please note times have been altered slightly, during the COVID 19 pandemic)

Nursery (AM) – 8.45am – 11.45am

Nursery (PM) – 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 – 8.50am – 3.15pm

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6 – 8.50am – 3.20pm

Break Time – 10.30am – 10.45am

Reception and KS1 lunch – 12.00pm – 1pm

KS2 lunch – 12.15pm – 1.15pm

The  school doors open at 8.30am ONLY for children from Year 1 – 6 and registration begins at 8.50am.   The doors close at 9.00am.  If children arrive after this time, they will need to be dropped to the school office and registered as late.

School Attendance

It is imperative for children to be in school every day, unless they are unwell. If your child is absent from school or you wish to inform us of an appointment during the school day, you must inform the school by completing the form here Child Illness Absence Form on the first day of absence before 9:30am.

If you need to take your child out of school for a pre- booked medical appointment, an emergency, a sporting activity or holiday, you need to complete and submit this form Child Appointment/other leave of absence form Continue reading “School Attendance”

School Dinners

School dinners are a popular choice with many children at St Teresa’s. The majority of pupils enjoying a hot, school dinner every day.

Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM)

All children in Reception up to the end of Year 2 qualify for the government incentive Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM).  This means that all children in these year groups are entitled to have a school meal free of charge.

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School Uniform

Children are expected to look smart at all times in school.

Please note that during the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not insisting on children wearing school uniform if parents are unable to get this washed and dried and are unable to provide clean clothes for their child each day.  However, we note that most parents have still dressed their children in uniform, which is really great to see and we thank you for this.

Additionally, We are advised that windows and doors need to remain open to allow air flow and help prevent the spread of COVID 19.  We are adhering to this advice but it does make the school a much cooler environment.  Our advice would be to put layers of clothing on your children which they are able to take on or off, depending on the temperature. Thank you for your support and understanding during these unusual times.

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