We are following the advice from the Public Health England, London Borough of Lewisham and Department of Education websites please check daily for updates.
Use the COVID email address and mobile number to keep in touch with the school.
Please continue to keep in touch with us via the COVID email address and mobile number if you have any questions or concerns
and to let us know if you or a member of your family becomes unwell or is advised to get a COVID test.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter in Lewisham
A message form Pinaki Ghoshal, Lewisham’s Executive Director for Children and Young People and Angela Scattergood, Director of Education.
The Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan has published a statement on behalf of Lewisham Council in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States. You can read the full statement here: https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/black-lives-matter-in-lewisham
We believe that our schools and settings are key to tackling racism and other forms of discrimination. We will support all Lewisham schools and settings in their commitment to standing against racism and injustice, alongside and in solidarity with the local and global Black community.
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
How might a child be eligible for FSM or Pupil Premium Funding?
A child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals if the parent and carer receives any of the following
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals.
What is pupil premium and who is eligible for it?
Pupil Premium is funding from the Government to help the school address the current national underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is to ensure that provision is in place for those disadvantaged children who need it most.
Since the introduction of Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, these children may miss out on this additional funding. We do encourage parents to complete online Free-School-Meals application, if they think they may be eligible, even if they do not need to claim a free meal. Please call the school office 0208 697 2762 if you would like assistance with your online application or more information.
Tesco Community Grants Scheme - Torridon Primary Foodbank
We are delighted to let you know that we successfully applied to the Tesco Community Grants Scheme for funding to support our Foodbank. This will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores. Voting will commence in stores from 1st October and continue to 31st December 2021.
We are one of three projects and the project with the highest number of votes will receive £1,500 , the second placed project £1,000, and the third placed project £500.
Please see below a list of Tesco stores taking part in the voting.
GROVE PARK EXPRESS SE12 0DU Express
LEWISHAM SE13 7PY Superstore
LOAMPIT VALE EXPRESS SE13 7TG Express
DOWNHAM BROMLY RD EXP BR1 4PB Express
HITHER GREEN LANE EXP SE13 6UR Express
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here: http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.
– Cast your vote as soon as you receive your token for a project in the current voting round
– Only submit Community Grants tokens to cast your vote If you tweet, don’t forget to use #communitygrants and tag @groundworkUK or @greenspacescot and @Tesco or @Tesconews to alert the community about the voting for our cause.
Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th October 2021: Parent and Carer Meetings with Class Teachers
Friday 22nd October 2021: INSET Day
HALF TERM HOLIDAY: Monday 25th to Friday 29th October 2021
Monday 1st November 2021: Back to school
Friday 5th November 2021:Soundabout Music Workshops for Reception and Resource Base
Friday 12th November 2021: Children in Need
Friday 3rd December 2021: INSET Day
Friday 17th December 2021: Last day of Autumn term
Monday 20th December to Monday 3rd January 2022: Christmas Holiday
Tuesday 4th January 2022: Back to School
Welcome to Torridon Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of a school where there is such a high level of commitment to children’s academic achievement and wellbeing.
We are a very large school based in a vibrant community where children’s social and cultural diversity is valued and celebrated. We have a very strong reputation for inclusion and we have extremely high expectations of all our children.
If you would like to know more about the school, please come and see us. I look forward to welcoming you.