Friday 7th January 2022 

Good Afternoon Parents & Guardians.

Welcome Back!! 

We hope you all had an enjoyable break.

 It has been lovely to see all the children back in school and hear all about their Christmas Holidays.  

Unfortunately, we have seen a number of positive COVID cases in school this week. 

As detailed this week, if you receive a positive lateral flow test, there is no requirement to have a follow up PCR but you must isolate immediately and follow the guidelines set out by the Government.

Please can we ask that everyone remains vigilant and should you receive a positive test result, school is informed as soon as possible and kept updated.


School Meals

We have been fortunate this week providing the meals from the menu for the children.

There are a number of schools that are struggling in their kitchens due to staff isolating because of COVID.  This has also impacted Shire Services being able to provide cover to the schools affected.

Therefore, should we find ourselves in that situation, we may have to change the school menu at short notice.

We are hoping that this will not be the case here at Belvidere and that we will be able to continue following the menu for that week.


Breakfast & Afterschool Club 2022 

The booking for both Breakfast and Afterschool has now closed. 

Sessions already booked have been added to ParentPay today.

Should you require sessions, please email  

and we can check the availability on the days required.

 We still have balances outstanding for last terms Breakfast and Afterschool Club, please ensure these are settled as soon as possible.


Residential Trips Years 4, 5 and 6

The balance for the residential trips is due on the 31st March 2022.

ParentPay has been updated to allow parents to pay in full or in installments.


ParentPay - Reminder

We have a number of outstanding balances for School Meals. 

Please ensure these are settled as soon as possible and at the latest before the start of next term.

School Meals need to be paid for in advance as the funds are to Shire Services and not to school.

If you have outstanding payments for school meals, please ensure payment is made in full otherwise we will ask for children to bring a packed lunch until payment is made. 


PE Days

Please see the table below for PE Days. 

Children are to come into school in their PE Kit for the day.  As a reminder, the PE kit is a red t-shirt, black leggings/shorts/jogging bottoms.

T-shirts are available via Decostitch.

There will be two days of PE per week for all years.

Day Classes
Monday Cedar and Birch 
Tuesday Maple and Beech 
Wednesday Willow, Maple and Beech 
Thursday Elm, Ash and Oak 
Friday Elm, Ash, Willow, Oak, Cedar and Birch 

      For the children's safety, earrings should not be worn for PE.  We respectfully ask that earrings are removed before coming to school.  If there is a legitimate reason why the earrings can not be removed, could we ask that you explain to the class teacher in writing.  If this is the case, you will need to place tape over the earrings before the children come to school.


School Start & Finish Times

Please see the below table for the Start and Finish times for all classes.


Year Group / Class Start Time Finish Time
5 & 6 8:30 - 8:40 3:15
3 & 4 8:30 - 8:40 3:10
Oak & Willow 8:40 - 8:45 3:05
Elm & Ash 8:45 - 8:50 3:00
Little Bells 8:50 - 8.55 2:55



School Menu

There have been slight amendments to the School Menu for this year, including reintroducing hot puddings.  

Please follow the link to see the menu.

School Menu

Next week we will be on Week 2 of the Menu.

Please can we ask that payment is made for School Meals via ParentPay in advance.


Belvidere Primary APP

If you have not already downloaded our school APP it is available HERE


 Have a lovely weekend!