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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

Support our school fundraising 


Did you know that we’re registered with easyfundraising and you could help us to raise funds for the school at no extra cost to yourself?  


Since our fundraising events are on hold, this is a great opportunity to keep raising much needed funds for the school. When you shop online, with over 4,100 of your favourite retailers, including John Lewis & Partners, Amazon, eBay, notonthehighstreet, you will raise FREE donations for St Thomas Cantilupe Primary School.


If you’re not already signed up, it only takes a few minutes, then you can begin using the easyfundraising website or app straightaway - simply shop online as normal. This will be an enormous help to the school, at no extra cost to yourself.  


Visit our easyfundraising page to get started:


Apply for a primary school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a reception class place for your child to start school in September 2021.

The closing date for applications was has passed. 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.  

Employability Skills courses from Herefordshire Council

Learners who complete this course will achieve the City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.  The course covers CV writing, supported job search, tailoring personal statements to the person specification in job applications, practice interviews and employers’ expectations.


  • Group 1: Every Monday and Wednesday, starting on Monday 23rd November and finishing on Wednesday 16th December (8 sessions) from 9:30am to 2:30pm.


  • Group 2: Every Tuesday and Thursday, starting on Tuesday 24th November and finishing on Thursday 17th December (8 sessions) from 9:30am to 2:30pm.


Venue: The Kindle Centre, ASDA Supermarket, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7JE


The courses are fully funded for those who meet the following criteria:


  • Herefordshire residents aged 19+ on 31st August 2020.
  • Either unemployed or earning below £17,000 per year.


For further information please contact Ian on 01792 814708 or


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St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Primary School

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

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