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Parent Support & Local Offers

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. However, Chambersbury recognises that families face many challenges in today's world. It can be difficult for parents to find support for the family, themselves and support their child’s learning.

 

We are here to support your and your child to achieve their potential. We have a range of support listed below including partner services who work alongside school. The links below takes you to our partnership sites and explains the services and courses they offer. 

Help and Support for Families

 

Category

Provider

Details

School Trips

School Office

Payments are optional for all our curriculum school trips and visits. If you are concerned and payments, please speak to Mrs Norton in the school office and discuss this confidentially. 

 

School Dinners

School Office

Payments are made through Arbor and questions can be answered by Mrs Confait in the school office.

You may be eligible for support through HCC. 

 

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/business/services-for-businesses-charities-and-other-public-bodies/fsm-eligibility-checking-service.aspx

 

 

Category

Provider

Details

Food

Foodbank

Our Family Worker Service can refer  

https://www.dens.org.uk/how-we-help/foodbank

 

 

Community Fridge

 

Find via Facebook 

 

Community Foodbanks

Find via Facebook or local churches

See the school's noticeboards (on the playground) for the local ones and the opening times

 

Category

Provider

Details

Uniform

Pre-loved clothing

Pre-loved Sales - look out the these via PATCH and events in school. These are generally held once a term. 

Donations of uniform can be made through the school office.

 

Christmas Jumpers and Costumes

Pre-loved clothing

Pre-loved Sales - look out the these via PATCH and events held throughout the school year.

 

 

Category

 

Details

 

White Goods & Furniture

 

Chances for Children Grants: awards grants of up to £2,400 for children and young people impacted by recent crisis to provide items and activities. *criteria living on  a low income and do not fund individual items  https://buttleuk.org/apply-for-a-grant/how-can-buttle-help-me/

 

 

Family Fund – The BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

 

Supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The items are delivered by Family Fund and their supplier partners (support for single items)

Eligibility - Children and young people up to and including the age of 17 who are experiencing a crisis or emergency and live in the UK

We can deliver or fund critical items such as:

Cookers

Furniture

Kitchen equipment and small appliances

Children’s beds and bedding (including cots)

Washing machines and tumble dryers

Fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers

Baby equipment

Clothing

https://www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/

 

 

Facebook Pages

 

Facebook Marketplace, Free & Cheap Items for Sale

 

 

Emmaus Boxmoor Recycling and Reuse

 

Second-hand furniture store located just off the A41, filled with restored, renovated and up-cycled furniture

https://emmaus.org.uk/hertfordshire/shop/emmaus-hertfordshire-hemel-hempstead-store/

 

 

British Heart Foundation

 

Great range of quality preloved furniture, electricals and homewares from sofas, tables, beds and wardrobes to TVs and home appliances.

https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/find-bhf-near-you/hemel-hempstead-furniture-electrical-store

 

 

Category

Provider

Details

Days Out

Merlin’s Magic Wand

A single gifted day out for children to visit the local Merlin attraction of their choice.

The child you are applying on behalf of will be eligible if they;

1) Are aged 2-18 years old, and

2) Are currently facing one of the below:

Serious/Long-term Illness

Registered disability

Living in a permanent or temporary care home

Living in foster care

Recently adopted

Impacted by domestic violence/abuse/bullying

Has a terminally ill parent/legal guardian/sibling

Has a recently deceased parent/legal guardian/sibling

Registered Young Carer

https://www.merlinsmagicwand.org

 

 

Groupon

 

 

Vouchers/discounts offered on places to visit

www.groupon.co.uk

 

Wowcher

Promotions and discounts available

www.wowcher.co.uk

 

 

Meerkat Movies

When you compare and buy a qualifying product, you can enjoy Meerkat Movies.

This means you’ll be able to get 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday - all year long.

https://www.comparethemarket.com/customer-rewards/meerkat-movies/

 

 

Vue Cinema Deals

Mini Mornings are run every Saturday and Sunday morning from 10am, plus every day in the school holidays showing kids movies and new kids films. From £2.49 per ticket

https://www.myvue.com/offers/*

"Pupils at Chambersbury Primary School receive a good quality of education. They know staff want them to do well." OFSTED, November 2022
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