February Half Term Food Offer The city council is again working with Samworth Brothers to support families with food over the February half term. There will be six pop up venues across the city that will give parents of free school meal children and those needing additional support, the opportunity to collect food for the half term. Families that meet the criteria below are eligible to register: receive benefits-related free school meals who are in full time school (4 to 16 years) live in Leicester City or attend a city school if they live outside of Leicester those families needing additional support i.e. vulnerable children Parents need to register for a venue by Sunday 5 February, using the online form found below. . The registration window closes early to allow Samworth Brothers enough time to arrange supplies for the events. Link to registration form : https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/edu/6fd971ed/ Places at the food pop…
On Friday 3rd March, we are opening our community wardrobe to our families and community. This is an opportunity to come along and have a chat with members of the safeguarding team, and check out the community wardrobe too, which currently has coats and warm clothing amongst other items available.
Kindness Week 5th to 9th December Next week is Kindness week at Orchard Mead Academy, and we will be donating food items for the local food bank, the Peace Centre. Students should bring in specific items for each day and hand them to their tutors in the morning and Kindness club will come and collect every morning.
All children eligible for Free School Meals can register for one of the activities listed below. If you are not sure if you are eligible for Free School Meals, then you can check the rough guide below: Who is eligible for benefits-related free school meals? Income support Income-based jobseeker’s allowance Income-related employment and support allowance Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 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 guarantee 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 It is very easy to apply, and worth checking if your child would qualify. You can apply using the simple two-page online form here: https://freeschoolmeals.leicester.gov.uk/
2021-2022 Leavers Update Last years’ year 11 leavers will be able to collect their GCSE certificates on Thursday 1st December, 3.15 – 4pm. If you are not able to come into the school on this date, certificates can be collected from the main office, Monday – Thursday 9am – 3.30pm and on a Friday 9am – 3pm. Art Work Art work will also be available to collect from the 1st December 2022, however, please be aware that if you want to collect any Art work you must do so by the 15th December 2022, material that is not collected will be disposed of in January 2023.