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LJS provides a cashless catering service to help students avoid carrying cash to school to buy their lunch. Their lunch money fund is either topped up online using School Gateway or they can deposit their money in one of our cash loaders at the start of the day. This mitigates the risk of them carrying cash around school.  The lunch money fund is then accessible to the student at point of sale using biometric identification (subject to finger enrolment consent). Please be aware that the saved ‘finger data’ is just a unique long number created by an algorithm which reads between 50 and 130 points on the finger.  It is not possible to rebuild a forensic style ‘fingerprint’ from the data we collect.  The biometric technology is simply a means used to identity each individual person within the system and it ensures that only your child can access their account balance hence keeping it safe. 

This system has improved our school meal provision, this enables a more efficient and improved quality of service. The system incorporates the latest technology and there are several clear benefits for students and parents:

  • A more efficient service which reduces queuing time and provides more options.
  • Reduced risks of handling cash.
  • Anonymity for FSM entitled students which removes any possible stigma.
  • Help students develop life skills in managing their own lunch money balance.
  • Encourage a balanced diet by allowing students to make more independent choices.
  • A convenient way for parents to pay for school meals online - minimum top up has been reduced from £15 to £5.
  • Reporting to parents about what their child is consuming each day.

Our lunch menu changes on a 4 weekly rolling basis.

Click here for the menu

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

 

If you or your child are in receipt of certain benefits, you are entitled to a free school meal.  For the school to be able to provide this meal, you must apply to see if you are eligible.

To provide a more convenient process, we have moved to an online application system.  This system is more convenient, is available any time and you can complete the applications yourself in a few simple steps.

The benefits you will receive are:

  • A free school meal for your child, which is good for their health and could help their learning.
  • Savings for you, worth over £350 a year.
  • Extra money for the school through Pupil Premium, worth at least £900 a year.

By registering your child for Free School Meals Laurence Jackson receives the extra money even if you do not want your child to take up the free meal. Your application is confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 

If you want further information or help in completing the online application, the school office staff will be happy to assist you.

If you have not yet applied for a bus pass for the new academic year, please contact Mrs Neal as soon as possible on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as places are filling up fast.  

Applications must be received by the end of term to guarantee a pass for September, and students will not be permitted to travel without a pass.  

Click here for the transport brochure

 

If you or your child are in receipt of certain benefits, you are entitled to a free school meal.  For the school to be able to provide this meal, you must apply to see if you are eligible.

To provide a more convenient process, we have moved to an online application system.  This system is more convenient, is available any time and you can complete the applications yourself in a few simple steps.

The benefits you will receive are:

  • A free school meal for your child, which is good for their health and could help their learning.
  • Savings for you, worth over £350 a year.
  • Extra money for the school through Pupil Premium, worth at least £900 a year.

By registering your child for Free School Meals Laurence Jackson receives the extra money even if you do not want your child to take up the free meal. Your application is confidential and it will not affect any other benefits you are claiming.

Your child will be eligible for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit 'run-on' - the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

 

If you want further information or help in completing the online application, the school office staff will be happy to assist you.

Laurence Jackson School is now closed until further notice.

 

If you are a key worker who needs childcare provision please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need to contact someone with regard to financial enquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need support with accessing home learning for your child please see the school website and email your child’s teacher.

As you may be aware, new guidance has been issued regarding areas where it is advised that self-isolation should take place on return to the UK, this has affected some schools due to trips to Northern Italy over half term.  Although we have not had a school trip to Northern Italy, we would drawn your attention to the following new guidance:- https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Mrs C Juckes

Thank you you to our Cross Country runners who went to Penrith in the Northern Schools Inter County Cross Country Championship.

Results are in: Jack M 7th MB, Matthew D 51st JB, Adam T 70th iB, Grace T 52nd MG, Molly T 79th JG, Katie L 31st iG and Jess L 63rd iG

Well done to everyone who took part!

Huge congratulations to former LJS student Olivia Aston for being a finalist in the vocational category at the British Education Awards Ceremony 2020, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

To celebrate Chinese new year the catering team put on some special food to mark the occasion.

Congratulations to the 55 Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students from LJS who completed a sponsored walk on Sunday. 

We are incredibly proud of Isabelle H in Year 7 for her incredible act of kindness.

Congratulations to our Under 15 girls football team who beat St John Fisher High School (Harrogate) 4-1 in the ESFA National School’s Cup last 32.

F.A.O. of parents/carers of Year9 pupils

Following Laurence Jackson School’s Ofsted inspection in February 2019, the Department for Education believe that the best way for the School to make rapid and sustained improvement is by becoming a sponsored academy.

On Wednesday 9th October our school sports presentation evening took place. The evening was once again a fantastic occasion, celebrating the past year of sporting success at LJS.

17 students in Y10 visited the head offices of Venator to take part in a STEM event which focused on the companies manufacturing of titanium oxide.

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Get In Touch

Contact us:

  • Church Lane, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS146RD
  • Tel: (01287) 636361
  • Email: reception@laurencejackson.org

 

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