Beechwood Primary School

Uniform Guidance

Children have returned to school looking very smart in their uniform. At Beechwood we encourage the children to identify with their school community by the wearing of a simple, comfortable clothes and we hope they want to wear their Beechwood uniform with pride. As we have begun a new academic year, may I take the … Read more

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school and is a valuable way to give feedback, share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. At each session a group of volunteer parents provide feedback and ideas on the everyday aspects impacting parents and their children. Ideas and recommendations are then considered … Read more

School Meals

School Meals Please be aware that the meal cost will increase from £2.15 to £2.30 with effect from September for children in Year 3 upwards. All lunch payments should be made via Parent Pay. The Autumn term menu can be found on our website:    

Staffing for September 2022

Year 6: Miss Craig, Mrs Reece (Mon and Tues) and Mrs Kamal (Wed, Thurs and Fri) Year 5: Miss Heaps and Mrs Caswell Year 4: Mr Compton and Mrs Sandhu Year 3: Miss Hughes and Miss Fowler Year 2: Miss Mills and Miss Pilbeam Year 1: Mrs Nicol and Miss O’Malley Foundation Stage: Miss Soutter, … Read more

School Gates

School Gates Open—8.35 to 8.45am Please make every effort to get your children into school by 8.45 so they can go straight to their classrooms and get prepared for the day rather than coming through the main office

Children’s Mental Health Week  7-13th February 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on 7-13th February 2022. This year’s theme is Growing Together. We will be encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.​ Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us … Read more

Annual Flu Vaccinations


Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due. We will be visiting your child’s school on
Thursday 2nd December 2021(Beechwood Primary School)

We are contacting you to make you aware that your child is now eligible for their flu vaccination. This is
something that we now offer to all children from Reception to Year 11 (and children with long term health
conditions that put them at greater risk from flu) as part of our winter vaccination programme. We ask that
you complete our online consent form, whether you consent to your child being vaccinated or not. This
allows us to monitor the uptake of vaccinations within your child’s school and the wider community.
Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, aching
muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness. This can last several days or more. Some children can get a
very high fever, sometimes without the usual flu symptoms, and may need to go to hospital for treatment.
Serious complications of flu include a painful ear infection, acute bronchitis and pneumonia.
Having the vaccine will help protect your child from what can be a very nasty illness in children. Children
under the age of 5 years have the highest rate of hospital admissions due to flu. It will reduce the chance of
others in your family, who could be at greater risk from flu, such as grandparents or those with long term
health conditions, getting flu from your child. This year, helping to protect them against flu is particularly
important if COVID-19 is still circulating because people at risk from flu are also vulnerable to the
complications of COVID-19. It can help you avoid having to take time off work or other activities because
you are ill or need to look after your sick child.
The vaccination is free and is a quick and simple spray up the nose. Even if your child had it last year, it is
recommended to have the flu vaccine again this year as the flu viruses change every year.

For more information regarding the Flu Vaccination Programme and consent please click here.

Covid-19 Guidance

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A reminder that if anyone in your household displays any Covid-19 symptoms that a full PCR test should be arranged.

Full information can be found by clicking on the link below:

Please be aware that Lateral Flow Tests can be used to regularly test and check yourself and your family whilst you are NOT displaying any COVID symptoms. If you or anyone in your family is displaying any symptoms, a full PCR test should be carried out at a test centre.

If anyone tests positive on a Lateral Flow Test or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school, self-isolate immediately, get a PCR test to confirm the result and follow the stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.


Beechwood Primary School

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Changes

As you may be aware, The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). Due to the current pandemic school have been given until the summer term to ensure that their policy and curriculum are in place. All schools will be obligated to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found here: 

For more information on the CONSULTATION please view the downloads below:

Relationships and Sex Education – Consultation Letter:

Relationships and Sex Education Policy – February 2021 – FOR CONSULTATION:

DfE Relationships and Sex Education – Primary School Guide for Parents: