Useful Information

 

Useful telephone numbers

Childline: 0800 1111 (For children who are worried or not safe)

Samaritans: 0330 094 5717 (Confidential support)

Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247 (For people experience domestic violence)

Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Confidential support for people with mental health problems)

Age UK: 0800 169 6565 (Advice and confidential support)

UAVA 0808 8020028 (Support for anyone affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence)

Anyone who is in immediate danger should call 999 and ask for the police.

Full details of other services are in the Leicester City Council Leaflet – click HERE.

Domestic Violence

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse. Fears over jobs, financial pressure, school closures, working from home and all the other current changes to our day to day lives are likely to result in an increase in domestic abuse incidents.


If you’re already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put in place while the government tries to slow the spread of the virus have probably left you fearful of being isolated in the house with your abuser and as if there is nowhere to go for help. You may not be able to see the friends and family who usually support you, and some of the places where you go for help or treatment may be closed or offering a reduced service. Please remember that you can still call 999 if you or someone else is in danger.


While some domestic abuse support services are not able to offer face to face meetings at this time, there is still help and advice available online and over the phone.
These local and national organisations are working hard to ensure they can still support you:


United Against Violence
and Abuse (UAVA)
Domestic and sexual abuse service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
0808 802 0028
www.uava.org.uk


National Domestic
Abuse Helpline
Support for domestic abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence and human trafficking/slavery.
0808 2000 247 (freephone 24hrs)
www.refuge.org.uk


If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship, then call Childline on 0800 1111.

 

Free School Meals

As the lockdown continues, it may start to affect families in other ways such as job losses and financial difficulties. If your circumstances have recently changed, your children could be entitled to Free School Meals.

If you receive any of the benefits listed below, you may be entitled to means-tested Free School Meals and to receive Free School Meal vouchers:

• Income support

• Income-based jobseeker's allowance

• Income-related employment and support allowance

• National asylum seeker support

• Child tax credit (provided you’re not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

• The guaranteed element of state pension credit

• Working tax credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for working tax credit.

• Universal credit with annual net earned income of less than £7,400

If you think that your child/ren could be entitled to Free School Meals or your circumstance have recently changed, please use the link below to see if you are eligible.

 
https://freeschoolmeals.leicester.gov.uk/

 Or call Leicester City Council 0116 4541009.

You will need your National Insurance Number to hand in order to complete the process.

 

 

Chat Health Messaging Service

If you are worried about your child’s health and well-being you can text the school nurse service for confidential advice and support. Parent/carers of child(ren) aged 5-19 can send a text to:

07520 615381. For details click HERE.

For tips to deal with anxiety click HERE.

Healthy Start Vouchers Scheme
Pregnant women and families with children under four who receive certain benefits can get Healthy Start vouchers. Pregnant women and families with children aged over one and under four years old can get one £3.10 voucher per week.  For children under one year old, they can get two £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week. The vouchers be used to buy milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk.

More information can be found on the https://families.leicester.gov.uk/family-information/family-health/healthy-start-vouchers/ Family Information website. Full details and for the application form visit www.healthystart.nhs.uk or telephone 0345 607 6823Applications are now easier to complete as a second signature from a health professional is no longer required.


 

 

 

Latest News
  • First Week Back

    date posted: 05/09/20

    Thank you to all the staff, children and parents for helping us have a fantastic first week back at school. It has been lovely to see everyone again.

  • School Opening

    date posted: 19/08/20

    We are looking forward to opening for children on Tuesday 1st September. The updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment is available to view in Information/Policies.

    https://www.sparkenhoe.leicester.sch.uk/information/policies

  • School Closed

    date posted: 16/07/20

    School is now closed for the summer holiday. We open on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

  • School Closure

    date posted: 03/07/20

    School is now closed for all children apart from vulnerable children and the children of key workers.

  • Risk Assessment

    date posted: 04/06/20

    The Coronavirus risk assessment is available to view in Information/Policies. Or click here.

  • Information

    date posted: 19/04/20

    For support, advice and information about free school meals see COVID-19 support section in the PARENT tab.

    For home learning activities see the HOME LEARNING section in the PARENT tab.

  • Information: Key Workers

    date posted: 19/04/20

    We are open only for children whose parents are key workers.

    Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.

  • School Closure March

    date posted: 20/03/20

    It is with great sadness that we are closing today for most children. Thank you for all your support and kindness. Keep safe and we look forward to the time when we can open again.

  • Key Workers

    date posted: 20/03/20

    Please follow this link for guidance about who key workers are. If you think this is you please email the school office. Thank you.

  • Coronavirus

    date posted: 15/03/20

    All parents should have received letters from us about the latest guidance. Click on the link to read this and for further guidance from Public Heath England.

    Letter from school

    Coronavirus advice for educational settings

    Other information is available from both Public Health England and NHS websites.

  • PGL Residential

    date posted: 27/02/20

    The children had an amazing time at Caythorpes before the half term holiday, even though it was cold, wet and windy at times. The children had a go at so many new experiences such as quad bikes, climbing, zip wire, trapeze, trapeze and aero ball to name a few.

  • Letter Of Congratulations

    date posted: 27/02/20

    We received a lovely letter from our local MP, John Ashworth, to congratulate us on our Key Stage 2 results. Click here to read the letter.

  • School Starts

    date posted: 08/01/20
    School starts on Tuesday 7th January. We are all looking forward to another exciting term.
  • End of Term

    date posted: 20/12/19
    We've had a lovely end to the Autumn term with wonderful parties, pantomime visits and concerts. We hope everyone has a lovely holiday and we'll see you on Tuesday 7th January.
  • Half term

    date posted: 11/10/19
    School closes for half term on Friday 11th October. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 21st October.
  • Half term

    date posted: 11/10/19
    School closes for half term on Friday 11th October. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 21st October.
  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • New Term Autumn 2019

    date posted: 27/08/19

    Welcome back to the new school year.

    Reminder: School starts Thursday 29th August at 8:30am for all children in years 1-6, Foundation children please follow the information in the letter that we sent to you.

  • France

    date posted: 11/04/19
    All the children and staff had a fantastic time in France. They loved every minute and it was a brilliant experience.
  • Year 2 trip

    date posted: 11/04/19
    Year 2 had a lovely day at Clipston. They made lots of new friends and are looking forward to meeting them again when Clipston visit us.
  • Year 4 Victorian Day

    date posted: 11/04/19
    Year 4 loved the Victorian Day at Beaumanor Hall. They all dressed up and experienced life as a Victorian. 
  • Easter

    date posted: 11/04/19
    School closes on Friday 12th April for the Easter holiday and opens again on Monday 29th April. We hope everyone has a lovely holiday.
  • Getting closer

    date posted: 10/03/19

     
    Getting ready to go through the Channel tunnel. France here we come.

  • Paris

    date posted: 10/03/19


    Everyone had a fantastic day in Paris. The children climbed to the top of The Eiffel Tower before visiting The Louvre to see The Mona Lisa. After tea at the Hard Rock Cafe, they toured the city. A brilliant day.