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Nightingale Academy

St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary School

Shine bright your light (Matthew 5 : 14-15)

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Support for Parents

Apply for a primary school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2020.

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2020. You can still apply online but your application will now be processed in accordance with Herefordshire Council's late application policy. 


Follow this link to find out more and apply online:


If you are unable to use this facility you will need to contact the school admissions team on 01432 260926 or 261574 to request a paper application.

How to apply for free school meals

Application for free school meals. All primary school children in Reception year, Year 1 and Year 2 in Herefordshire are entitled to school meals. Free school meals are available to children in other year groups if you or your partner receive benefits. If you receive benefits and your child is in Reception year, Year 1 or Year 2, please complete a free school meals application form, as the school can get extra funding if you do. You only need to complete one application form for all your children, even if they attend different schools within Herefordshire. For more details follow this link: 


Here is a link to an interactive form that you can fill in electronically. When you have completed the form – please print off, sign the form and return with any supporting documentation to: Revenues and benefits, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE or email it to uk

Guidance for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language


The Bell Foundation has created a short, easy to understand guide for parents of pupils who use English as an Additional Language.  The leaflet is designed to help parents to get involved in school life and to help their child to learn. Click below to view the guides. 

Links for parents with English as an additional language (EAL)

We have links with Frances Davison, who is currently delivering ESOL courses which run Monday-Thursday in Belmont. ESOL is a program for English Language Learners of other Languages. For more details download the poster in your prefered language.  

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St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary School

Shine bright your light (Matthew 5 : 14-15)

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