As a parent or carer you may not be aware that your child could be entitled to free school meals. If eligible, a meal up to the value of £2.25 per day can be obtained free from the school canteen at lunchtime. Dormers Wells High School is a Healthy School so school meals are a good way of ensuring that your child eats well at lunch time. By claiming free school meals you also save yourself time and money.
In addition to the benefits for you and your child, claiming free school meals will also benefit the whole school. The funding that the school receives is partly dependent on the number of students who have claimed free school meals so applying can help enable us to provide further resources in school to help your child. The more eligible parents who claim free school meals for their child, the more funding the school receives. Even if your child does not wish to take up their free school meal every day the school will still benefit from the increased funding.
Your child is eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Income support
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Job seekers allowance (income based), child tax credit or pension credit with child tax credit and have an annual income of less than £16,190 (and not in receipt of working tax credit)
- You are assisted by the national asylum support service (NASS).
Please note: parents who receive job seekers allowance or employment and support allowance which is contribution based, working tax credit or other benefits are not eligible for free school meals.
- To apply online, click this link http://fsm.bslforum.com/ealing/Dseat.jsp
- or in person at:
- Pupil Support
- Ealing Council
- 2nd floor
- Perceval House
- 14-16 Uxbridge Road
- W5 2HL
For more information, please visit http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200544/school-aged_children/701/free_school_meals
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Dormers Wells High School wins award for exceptional 2015 results
Dormers Wells High School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.
The school’s SSAT Educational Outcomes award will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
‘It’s my great pleasure to commend Dormers Wells High School on their excellent 2015 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at the SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration evening. I have the privilege of visiting a lot of schools and I am always impressed by the creativity of teachers in engaging and inspiring their students.
I hope that SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award will highlight the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at Dormers Wells High School. Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT’s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate Dormers Wells High School on their achievement.’
Ms R Walsh, Headteacher
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Dormers Wells High students have achieved the school’s strongest GCSE results for three years. 58% of pupils have achieved the important benchmark of gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C.
The national press has been warning that, because of recent government changes, schools could face "turmoil" in their results this year. They also warned of “top grades falling to an eight-year low”. We are delighted therefore that our results have shown improvements
40% of all entries were A*-B
63% of all entries were A*-C
Eleven subjects were above or matched the national average including mathematics, biology, computing, geography, history, health and social care.
Among the many individual success stories were Mohamed Alhadi, who earned 7 A*s and 3 As;
Kirandeep Singh (2A*s, 6As and 1B); Sawmyaa Thiruchelvam (5A*s, and 5As); Ebisuobo Koroyin (3A* and 6As); Simran Rai ( 2A*s and 7As); Ali Farah ( 6A*s, 2As and 3Bs); Hanisha Raikhy ( 4A*s, 4As and 2Bs); Uthayakaran Sivalingham (3A*s, 4As and 1B); Areeba Fatima ( 2A*, 5As and 2Bs); Muhammad Umer (8As and 1B); Simone Hall (3A*s, 3As and 2Bs); Avnish Grewal ( 4A*, 2As and 2As and Bs)
A special mention goes to Adwait Raste, a Year 9 student, who earned A* in GCSE mathematics and A* with distinction in further mathematics.
The results we see today round off an amazing year for Dormers Wells High School. The ultimate reward for us all was to see the delight on the faces of students who have reached their considerable potential.
At Dormers Wells High School our core purpose is to ensure we have enabled our young people to confidently take the next steps in their lives and we know that these results will enable them to do so. Results like this do not happen by magic and I would like to formally thank staff, parents and governors for their unwavering support of the school.
This is an exciting period in our development as we look forward with confidence to the future successes.
Ms Walsh, Headteacher