Designated Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Team

The following people are our designated safeguarding staff. If you have any concerns about a child then please report it to one of the team.

Margaret Newcombe – Acting Head Teacher – Designated Safeguarding Lead

  Rick Gascoyne – Deputy Head – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

 Charlotte Adams – SENDCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead

  Michelle Scott – Family Support Worker and Deputy Safeguarding Lead







Free School Meals

Changes to free school meal entitlement – universal credit rollout

From April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for free school meals was updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits.

Transitional protection as part of Universal Credit rollout

To ensure families are not disadvantaged during this rollout, protection arrangements have been put in place.

This means that:

  • Any child eligible for free school meals on 31 March 2018 will retain their eligibility until the end of the rollout, March 2022 regardless of whether their circumstances change.
  • Any child who becomes eligible during the rollout of universal credit (from 1 April 2018 to March 2022) will retain their eligibility until the end of the rollout, March 2022 regardless of whether their circumstances change.
  • Once the rollout of universal credit is complete, no child will lose their entitlement and will continue to be transitionally protected until the end of their current phase of education.

A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf and Nottinghamshire County Council has verified their eligibility.  NCC will continue to use the DfE Eligibility Checking System (ECS) to determine eligibility for free school meals.

Transitional protection is on an individual child basis and not on a family basis.  This means that other children in the family will not automatically be entitled to free school meals.  Children must meet the eligibility criteria at the time the application for free school meals is made in order to be entitled.

Free school meals and milk

Free school meals are available to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, one or more of the qualifying benefits:

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400, as assessed by earning from up to three of your most recent assessment periods)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

Registering for free school meals

Register online at:


The information needed to register includes:

  • personal details (including national insurance number and date of birth) for the parent/carer
  • child’s details in full including their date of birth and the school they attend.

If eligible for free school meals and/or milk the start date will normally be within two working days of parents contacting us and entitlement being verified.  Children attending maintained nurseries will also qualify for a free school meal as long as they are receiving funded early years education before and after lunch.

Children transferring between schools that use Nottinghamshire County Councils eligibility assessment service do not need to reapply.  For children attending a school that does not use this service you should contact the school directly for information about how to apply for free school meals.

If parents are unable to apply online they should contact us on

0300 500 80 80 or they can download an application form on link below.


Registering for free school meals

Click on link below:



Our school uniform is:

Grey/Black Trousers

Red/Burgundy Sweatshirts or Cardigans

White polo shirts.

We have a small stock of  sweatshirts and  cardigans in stock with a school logo on them  in the school office as well as books bags and PE bags.  If we do not have the size you require we can order this for you.  We do not keep fleeces in stock but will order these for you.

Click on link below to see the prices of our Uniform.



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Please click on link below to see w/e 21st September 2018 Newsletter

w-e 21st September 2018

Nottinghamshire County Council Holidays 2018-19


Patron of Reading

Gareth will be in school on Monday 11th March and will be selling his books after school in the Sports Hall.  Click on link below to see price list.

Gareth Baker visit 11 March



Gareth Baker our Patron of Reading will be in school over the half term working with the  KS2 children to promote children’s reading, he will also be doing dance and drama with him.  Gareth will be donating some of his books to the school .  Click on the link below and take a look at his website.



Autumn Term Newsletter

Please find attached our KS1 newletter for this term.

If you have any questions please come and speak to me, my door is always open! KS1 newsletter 1

Physical Education at Hillocks

Physical Education at Hillocks!

At Hillocks, we are so lucky because we have Mark Dobb & Miss Dunn helping to deliver the PE curriculum across all key stages and organising lots of extra-curricular activities.

All children should have their PE kit in school at all times.

PE Kit at Hillocks consists of: 

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  • Shorts or Jogging bottoms

  • T-shirt/Polo

  • Plimsolls/trainers

  • A suitable sports jumper/jacket

Children should NOT wear any jewellery during PE lessons and should be removed before your child comes to school (staff are not permitted to put earrings in for children).

In the Summer we often increase the amount of outdoor PE taught, it is therefore so important that children apply and wear sun cream to protect them. 

KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity of swimming lessons during the year, your children will given a letter to confirm when their lessons are. Swimming takes place at Lammas Leisure Centre on Tuesday afternoons.

If your child is unable to take part in PE lessons for medical reasons then a letter should be sent with them to school.