COVID-19 Updates

This page provides information about our response to Coronavirus and Government advice.


Free School Meals Information:

During these challenging times, we want to ensure that pupils eligible for Free School Meals can continue to access support if they are not in school. The Government has said that schools should continue to provide meals or food parcels through their current food provider if at all possible. This means that as we can provide food parcels, we can do not qualify to provide food vouchers.

From Monday 6th April, we will be providing weekly parcels for pupils entitled to Free School Meals. This is only to those entitled to Free School Meals. This is different to the Universal Free School Meals that all infants get. It is for pupils of parents in receipt of certain benefits.

Food parcels will contain a range of food for the week for the child(ren).

All food parcels will be delivered to homes by Parklands School staff. Food parcels will not available for collection from school. This is to promote social distancing. Our staff will deliver to the doorstep only and will maintain 2m distance when talking to you.

All pupils who have have already signed up to home deliveries will continue to get this. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals and you want to take up this offer. Please contact the school office or email

Deliveries will be on Mondays. During Easter we will ensure that there is 6 days worth of food; the delivery will be on Tuesday 14th after the Bank Holiday.

If your circumstances have changed, and you think your child may now qualify for Free School Meals, you must apply for this. Please use the link here to apply through the Cheshire West and Chester website.


Key Worker Information:

The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, where possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. Requesting a place for your child at school during this time must be a last resort.

Please contact us if you are a key worker and your child cannot be safely cared for at home.

The list of key workers can be found on the Government website or by clicking here.

The guidance for schools can also be found online or by clicking here.

If you need critical childcare because your job has changed and your role is now ‘corona-critical’, contact


School Closure

The Government have stated that all schools are closed until further notice.

Please continue to stay safe and follow NHS guidance

Up-to-date advice can be found at

Pupils should continue to learn using our Home Learning page

Local Information

The Port Grocery can no longer deliver to our school. Further information about their service is on their Facebook page.

Can you support The Port Grocery? Click the file for further information.

Covid 19 letter 20.03.20

The Port Grocery Covid-19 Response

Letter re School Closure 19.03.20

Stay at Home Guidance Diagram