Bradley Stoke Community School

Documents/Communications

Documents and Information for Students starting September 2023

 

Preparing your child for Secondary School evening - Monday 15 May 2023

6:00 - 7:30pm

 

Transition Day -  Wednesday 21 June 2023

8:45 - 2:25pm followed by a BBQ until 3:35pm

 

Transition Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 13 June 2023 

6:00 - 7:30pm

 

 Year 7 First Day of Term - Tuesday 5 September 2023

Year 7 need to be in at 8:20am

 

Uniform - 2023

 

Uniform and Equipment Sale

We will be selling a limited amount of pre owned uniform and also ready made pencil cases (with all equipment needed), calculators and memory sticks on Tuesday 13 June at the Parents Information Evening (6:00 - 7:30pm) 

Y6 - Y7 Transition Parent Evening Event - 15 June 2023

The Transition Parent Evening event will take place on Tuesday 13 June  ( 6:00 - 7:30pm )

Scopay - How to use the online payment system - June 2023

Below is a video demo of how to use the Scopay system.  Any problems/queries please email our Finance Team.  From January 2024, we will be moving from Scopay to Arbor.

 

Transition Newsletters

 

Welcome from the Head of Year 7

Preparing your Child for Secondary School

    

This poem was written for our new Y7 students for their transition days this year by our very own talented student, Hannah Williams -  Inspire Believe Succeed.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions by Students -- See here

School Uniform Suppliers

Our uniform suppliers are Monkhouse Uniform Supplies in Stoke Gifford.  Items can be ordered online and collected.  Here is our BSCS Uniform policy.

 

 Hardship Support - School Meals/Uniform

  

The link here below will take you to the Trust’s current Charging & Remissions Policy which can be found in the Policy section of the school’s website; please read the document carefully as it highlights the different levels of financial support available along with the qualifying criteria needed to apply for them. It is helpful to bear in mind that this policy is updated annually and therefore the degree of support may be revised each year. It is the responsibility of the parent to check the Policy changes each year and to apply for support EACH year as it does not roll over automatically for any student.

 http://www.bradleystokecs.org.uk/docs/Policies/2020-2021/Charging_and_Remissions_Policy_-_V12_-_July_2020.pdf

 

If you would like to apply for support and fully satisfy the criteria listed in the above policy then please send your request in writing to our finance team BCS-Finance@olympustrust.co.uk or by hand care of the Front Office who will pass the letter on to the Finance Team.

Regardless of whether the application for support is approved ALL uniform must be purchased direct from Monkhouse Uniform Specialists in the first instance; this means that all parents will need to purchase the uniform themselves and pay full price. Once they have done this parents will then need to complete and return the necessary claim form making sure to attach all receipts & supporting documentation (if necessary) to:-

BCS-Finance@olympustrust.co.uk – provided parents are approved for support then they will then be partially refunded by bacs in accordance with the level of support granted outlined in the above Policy; this will be organised by the school’s Finance Team. To clarify:

 

  1. All parents of students in receipt of Free School Meals (NOT ‘universal free school meals’) will be automatically approved for support as per the Charging & Remissions policy however they will STILL need to pay for their uniform in full first before being able to claim back a percentage via the School Finance Team. The claim can only be made by completing & returning the claim form in the link below, remembering to attach all relevant receipts.

Primary - Funding Application Form

Secondary - Funding Application Form

 

  1. All parents qualifying for Hardship Support must provide proof of household income and apply via the School Business Manager as above - again the level of support, if granted, will be exactly as per the Trusts most recent Charging & Remissions Policy. These parents STILL need to pay for uniform in full in the first instance before claiming back a percentage by completing & returning the form in the link above, remembering to attach all relevant receipts.  

 

Please note that irrespective of which group of support the parents come under, the school will only contribute towards ‘’essential’’ uniform items; any non-essential uniform items will need to be entirely funded by parents themselves.

 

Claim Forms & receipts should be placed in an envelope marked for the attention of the Finance Team and handed in to the schools Main Reception. If you are giving the envelope to a student to hand in on your behalf please ask them to hand this in at the Student Window – all students know exactly where this is.

 

 

We look forward to meeting 
with you all very soon.