Safer Internet Day 2024
All the children took part in Safer Internet assemblies and participated in Safer Internet learning.
Mayor Of London - Sadiq Khan - came to visit Torridon
We were very excited to welcome the Mayor Of London, Sadiq Khan on Tuesday 9th January , who came to visit us along with his Deputy Mayor and some of the Lewisham Council members. He made a very important announcement about extending his Universal Free School Meals initiative for another year. This means that all primary school children in London will be entitled to a healthy, nutritious lunch free of charge. He enjoyed having lunch with some of the children and they had great fun chatting to him and asking him lots of questions. Tommy and Miracle (Year 4) did a fantastic job of interviewing him – they were just as professional as the interviewers from the BBC and ITV! As always, our chef Raheem and his wonderful team did a great job with the lunch menu. All in all, it was a very proud day for Torridon.
Visit from Korky Paul
Some of our children’s illustrations have been published in the latest Winne the Witch book!
Last year Korky got in touch with us and asked us to get the children to design a witch that celebrated our difference, the creative team sent Korky 60 drawings that the children created focusing on celebrating our diversity. From the 60 drawings Korky and his team selected 28 drawings to appear in the end papers of the book. The Creative team couldn’t be prouder, and Korky couldn’t stop raving about what a talent bunch of children we have at Torridon. Well done guys!!
Our year 6 dance group went to the Royal Opera House to watch Ballet Black’s technical rehersal - AMAZING!
Year 6 Unity dancers visited the Royal Opera House this week as visitors to watch the company Ballet Black during their technical rehearsal.
The children watched the dancers perform two pieces. One of the works was the basis for a workshop that happened at school earlier this year. The children were able to sample ballet technique and learn repertoire from the current season of choreography.
An opportunity to watch the dance live and see the dancers up close on stage at the opera made for a mesmerising, inspiring and unforgettable experience.
Irie! Dance Partnership
We are very excited to be a school partner with Irie! dance theatre company, who run one of our after school clubs.
Children In Need
Lots of spots and Pudsey ears were seen in classrooms today and the children had a wonderful time making their own Pudsey and Blush characters and completing Pudsey ‘Bearpees’ with Joe Wickes whilst learning about some of the wonderful charities that are supported by the funds raised. Thanks to your generosity, we raised over £450.00
Rights Respecting School - BRONZE LEVEL
We are pleased to announce that Torridon Primary School has been awarded the UNICEF Bronze: Rights Committed Award.
A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.
At Torridon Primary School we aim to have the children’s rights at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to reach their full potential.
We have successfully achieved the Bronze Award: Rights Committed, we are now working towards achieving Silver: Rights Aware.
If you wish to find out more information about the award, visit: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/getting-started/bronze/what-is-bronze/
We are excited to have started our journey towards Artsmark accreditation.
Live Dance Catford Broadway
Dance Live – Catford Broadway Theatre
Anti-Bullying Week 2023 took place from Monday 13th – Friday 17th November. The theme was Make A Noise About Bullying. The week kicked off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th November, where adults and children wore odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.
Full Time Meals
We were so excited to welcome Chef Tom Kerridge to Torridon. We had such fun cooking with him and our own Chartwell’s Chef Raheem. We are pleased to be part of the Full Time Meals campaign.
School Chef of the Year
We are so proud of our fabulous chef Raheem. He has been awarded SCHOOL CHEF OF THE YEAR! It is so well deserved. He is an incredible talent and we are so lucky to have him here at Torridon. Well done Raheem!
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.