School finishes for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July at 3.15pm. We hope you have a relaxing summer break and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 6th September.



Healthy start vouchers

Do you have children aged under four, or are you pregnant? If so, you could be entitled to vouchers to spend on healthy food and free vitamins, and the value of the vouchers is about to go up.

Healthy Start vouchers can be used to buy fresh, frozen, or tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried or tinned pulses, cow’s milk and infant formula.

From April 1 the value of the vouchers will increase from £3.10 to £4.25 per week.

Claimants need to be at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child aged under four. They must also be in receipt of either income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, child tax credit with a family income of £16,190 or less per year, pension credit, universal credit with no earned income or total earned income of £408 or less per month for the family.

For further details on the healthy start scheme and how to apply go to:

How to apply

You can apply for Healthy Start vouchers using a paper form.

To apply for Healthy Start vouchers you should:


Healthy Start Issuing Unit

PO Box 1067


WA55 1EG

You can also call Healthy Start helpline on 0345 607 6823 and ask them to send one to you by post.

You can also ask a midwife or health visitor for an application form.