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Keeping you up to date with school life!

​Below you will find the latest and previous academic year newsletters. Should you require an older newsletter or communication please contact the School Office.

Letters to ParentsNewsletters

We are currently reviewing how we communicate with our parents/carers.

Thank you for your patience.

Diary Dates

School Dinners

Week 1 Menu

Menu for Week Commencing:

5th September 2022

19th September 2022

3rd October 2022

17th October 2022

Week 2 Menu

Menu for Week Commencing:

12th September 2022

26th September 2022

10th October 2022

ParentPay

At Queen’s Croft we run a ParentPay – our online payment service. This allows the school to accept payments online for items such as dinner money and school trips. Using a secure website you will be able to pay online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay will be our preferred method of making payments to school.
What are the benefits to parents and pupils?
  • ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24/7
  • the technology used is of the highest internet security available ensuring that your money will reach school safely – offering you peace of mind
  • payments can be made by credit/debit card or also through PayPoint
  • full payment histories and statements are available to you securely online at anytime
  • your children won’t have to worry about losing money at school
  • Parents can choose to be alerted when their balances are low via email and/or SMS text

Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the PayPoint network at local convenience stores.

What are the benefits to our school?
The more parents that use ParentPay, the greater the benefit is to our school. You can help us reduce workloads for all staff, creating more time to lend to educational support and the smooth running of the school. Using ParentPay also ensures that all financial transactions are safe and secure – helping us to remove costs associated with us having to manage cash securely on the school premises
How to get started with ParentPay…

Each family/carers will have an account activation username and password, once you receive these:

  • Visit www.parentpay.com
  • Enter your Activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. NB. These are for one-time use only; you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders
  • Once activation is complete you can go to straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment

If you have any questions, please email Miss Wilson – Finance Manager on  finance@queenscroft.staffs.sch.uk.

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Online Safety/Internet / E-Safety

E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School

The School’s E-Safety Policy reflects the importance it places on the safe use of information systems and electronic communications.

E-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School

  • E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
  • E-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
  • E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
  • E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.

Ten Easy Steps to Stay Safe Online
The following easy steps act as a good basis to keep safe online and are taken from the Safety Net Kids website:

  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number
  • Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore
  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  • Never give out your passwords
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  • Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  • If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately

What Should You Do If You / Your Child is Being Bullied Online ?

We would encourage all students / parents to speak up about any problems they are facing by either:

  • Speaking to your Tutor
  • Speaking to any member of staff who you feel comfortable with
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Further Information:

Further information about Online Safety can be accessed via:



Useful Information

Let's stop abuse together!

Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.

If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact the NSPCC Helpline on

0808 800 5000

or email help@nspcc.org.uk

The dedicated NSPCC child protection specialist you talk to will know what to do next and will take any necessary action. It’s never too soon to speak out when a child needs help. Even if you’re unsure, if you’re worried, the best thing to do is to talk to a trained professional. Your call could protect a child from experiencing sexual abuse.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Action for Children supports and speaks for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
A fantastic site which offers lots of information on how to use the internet and social media sites
The Makaton Charity uses signs, symbols and speech to help people communicate.
Find loads of FREE Disney inspired games and activities featuring characters from your kids’ favourite Disney films
Great advice to keep children safe whilst using the internet.
LearnEnglish Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too
The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a campaign aimed at parents and carers to help them to encourage their children to enjoy the online world without being totally consumed by it. The campaign, Digital 5 A Day, is based on the NHS’s evidence-based five steps to mental well-being, and gives children and parents practical steps to achieve a balanced digital diet. The five elements of a good digital diet are: connect, be active, get creative, give to others, be mindful
A free public service to teach children to read with phonics.
The NSPCC have developed advice around using parental controls to block or filter content can help keep children safe online
Articles and advice for children and young people
The leading charity supporting people with autism and their families.
News and articles surrounding internet safety
SEND Family Partnership (formerly Parent Partnership) is for parents and carers of children and young people (aged 0 to 25), with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and children and young people (up to 25) with SEND.

Who offer information, advice and support about education, health and social care issues to support

Information regarding activities available for children and young people with a Special Educational Need and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their families in Staffordshire.

Queen's Croft High School

Birmingham Road, Lichfield,
Staffordshire WS13 6PJ

Call us on

01543 227245 and speak to Mrs Hunt, Mrs Hodgkiss or Mrs Blakemore in the administration office

Email us at

 office@queenscroft.staffs.sch.uk