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Out of School Information for Parents

Being a parent is a tough job. There is no manual. The hours are mad. The rate of pay is shocking. However the rewards are amazing.

It can however be a lonely job and sometimes you don't know what to do, who to ask or where to ask for help. It is hoped the information here will help a little bit.

If you do have any questions or can't find something then please contact the school and we can see if we can help. 

Help over the holidayAsda has announced that between 25th July - 3rd September all children Under 16 can eat a hot or cold meal for £1 in their cafes.

All day/every day nationwide with no minimum adult spend.

This is to help parents with the cost of living crisis during the summer holidays Asda Children eat for £1.

Well done Asda for doing this. 

The last 2 years have been a difficult time and we know that many families are struggling with money and affording healthy food for their family. However, there is support available. You may be eligible for free school meals for your child Apply for free school meals - GOV.UK

The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has lots of useful information on how to access emergency food parcels https://bhfood.org.uk/resources/accessing-emergency-food-parcels/ 

Everyone across the City can buy low-cost shopping if they need to. More information is available here: https://bhfood.org.uk/how-to-hub/low-cost-and-free-community-shopping/

If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may also be able to get help to buy milk, fruit and vegetables. Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

If you would like any more information on any of the above, please talk to Rachel Havers, Kaz Walsh or Shereen Avard.


Brighton and Hove was given £28 million to fund this and is still giving out grants.

Ends soon.

Ring and find out more. 

When calling if working full or part time choose option 2

If on benefits, choose option 1.
This will get you to the right department faster.
You need to have to hand
  • National Insurance number
  • Details of benefits/ rent.

BHISS Literacy Team Parents’ and Carers’ Open Evening – FREE event A warm welcome awaits!

Supporting Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties at Primary and Secondary School

Open to all parents/carers with questions about their children’s literacy development – no need to book, just come along! Children & young people welcome!

Open to all parents/carers with questions about their children’s literacy development – no need to book, just come along! Children & young people welcome!

  • o Meet the Literacy SEN specialist teachers to get tips and strategies to support your child with literacy
  • o Presentation from the BHISS Literacy Team
  • o Demonstration of a range of useful resources
  • o Assistive technology – with an emphasis on free features and apps


We've put together a guide to booking family train tickets to help people find out how to get to places.
We have included ways you can save money on train tickets and child fare information.
Some important information on Financial Support




Parenting Support https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/?utm_source=Sprint1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=parenting-smart

Parenting Smart is: 

  • Created by Place2Be’s parenting experts  
  • Based on evidence and our experience of working with children and families 
  • Designed with busy parents in mind, with short videos and articles  
  • Topics from meltdowns to friendship difficulties, from anxiety to the transition to secondary school 

What is PACE?

PACE (Providing Access to Childcare & Employment) aims to help parents with young children get into work, training and volunteering, whilst making sure that their childcare needs are met.

 PACE leaflet..pdfDownload
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Zumba - with Ian 

eion@me.com -

This is Zumba in the evenings twice a week for adults. Please email Ian if you would like to come along.


Find your local JobCentre Plus including address information, opening times and contact details.

Jobcentre Near Me makes it easy to find your nearest jobcentre plus offices and information about benefits and support.

The general Jobcentre Plus phone number is 0800 169 0190. It’s a free phone number and can be used to check on a benefits application, change your address, complain about a Jobcentre office or get general advice.




Find out more about benefits and support using the following guides.


Find A Job

Search for jobs with JobCentre Near Me, we’ll help you find a job.

If you’re looking for work, we have free guides to help you write a CVsearch for jobs online and learn how to apply for jobs online.

You can also search for jobs using the DWP “Find a Job” service, formerly called Universal Jobmatch . Read our guide; how to use the DWP “Find a Job” service.

Adult Education & Careers Advice

Did you know your local Jobcentre Plus office is partnered with adult education training providers and employment services such as the National Careers service.

Did you fail your GCSE Maths or GCSE English? You can improve your career prospects or access higher education courses with qualifications in Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English. IT courses for adults are also available if you need to improve your IT skills for work.