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Serving the whole community

Safety, Learning and Respect - our three values. Thornhill Primary School is proud to be part of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust. 'Safeguarding given the highest priority' ( OFSTED 2019)

Help with costs


** Please check the following notice - many families are entitled to help and are not aware…….


Free school meals and clothing vouchers are available for your child(ren) if you are receiving one of the qualifying benefits:

Income Support (IS);

Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (IBJSA);

An income-related Employment and Support Allowance;

Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit; Universal Credit Child Tax Credit provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) that as of April 2012 does not exceed £ 16,190.


Note: From 1st May 2009 where you are entitled to Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment ceases, or after you start to work less than 16 hours per week, your children are entitled to Free School Meals, this may be extended.

Please note: If you are in receipt of working tax credits you may not be eligible for free school meals or clothing grants. Children who receive Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance in their own right are also entitled to receive Free School Meals. Free schools meals are available to statutory school aged children attending full time education (full days only e.g. 9.00am to 3.00pm), excluding private nurseries and further education colleges In addition you will also be entitled to additional support in school called “Pupil Premium”.

Please contact Mrs Akers or Mrs Figes in the School Office for further details **

NHS Minor Ailment Scheme


If you don't pay for your prescriptions, you may be able to use the NHS Minor Ailment Scheme to get advice and, when appropriate, free treatment for certain common illnesses without seeing a GP What minor illnesses are covered?

Illnesses supported within the scheme may differ between locations.

Some illnesses covered include:

 Head lice (often up to 5 treatments a year covered)

 Colds

 Conjunctivitis

 Constipation

 Coughs

 Diarrhoea

 Earache

 Hay fever

 Headache and fever

 Insect bites and stings

 Mild eczema and dermatitis

 Mouth ulcers

 Nappy rash

 Sore throat

 Teething

 Threadworm