Support Services for Young People in Ryedale

During this difficult time, we want to ensure all pupils are aware of how to access support should they need it. Here is a link to a poster with details of services available for young people.

Key Worker Update

The government have increased the list of identified "key workers". You can view this here. St Joseph's Primary have released updated information which is applicable to all schools, so we are posting it here too:

Updated Key Worker information.

Free School Meals

We are aware that a number of our students normally receive a free school meal. As you will be aware school is currently closed (to all but a few children of our keyworkers) and so obviously it is not possible to provide these free school meals on the school premises. The Government have announced a voucher scheme which will allow parents/carers of those eligible pupils to receive vouchers they can spend in local food outlets and supermarkets. The details of exactly how this scheme will work is still being developed. In the meantime we will be sending supermarket gift cards out to those parents/carers of eligible students over the next couple of days. If your child normally receives free school meals you will receive a voucher to the value of £3 per day. This will initially cover the first 10 days of school closure and so will be for a total value of £30. For those students who live in the Pickering and Thornton Dale area the voucher will be for the Co-op and for those living nearer to Scarborough or Malton the voucher will be for Morrisons. Children of keyworkers attending school who are also eligible for free school meals will not receive vouchers as we will ensure those children get their free school meal at school.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me

Stuart Cleary

Deputy Headteacher

Child protection policy.

An updated Child Protection Policy is now in place in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Click here to download and view.