A fabulous well done to Mrs Bankhead and the School Parliament children who were recently officially accredited with the Gold award for their Parliamentary School application. We join an extremely exclusive group of only a tiny handful of schools in the North East region who have secured this accolade so it is a wonderful achievement and supports our ongoing Rights Respecting charter.


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  • LATEST NEWS : Week ending Friday 12th July 2019 :

  • YEAR 6 LEAVERS ASSEMBLY FOR PARENTS: The Year 6 Leavers Assembly will take place on Thursday 18th July; it is always a lovely event for our parents, and a perfect footnote to our Year 6's time at Fulwell Junior School. There are TWO performamces: 9.15am and 2.00pm. This is NOT a ticketed event but can we please request only two adults attend per child. Please select ONE performance to attend, not both - there are lots of parents who will want to see this final celebration, so we must ensure everyone gets an opportunity to see their child perform. 

  • SCHOOL MEALS QUESTIONNAIRE & NEW MENU: We are looking to improve the way we deliver school meals, with the potential to increase choice and options, so Year 3, 4 and 5  parents have been issued with a questionnaire today to gather views on the current provision and where you would like us to perhaps expand on the service. This information should be read in conjunction with the new school meals menu from September which operates on a 3-week rota. You can download a copy of the new menu HERE or find further information on our designated school meals page, where you can also download copies of the survey. Please note, the cost of meals is increasing from September to £2.20 per meal/£11.00 per week.
  • SOCCER AID RE-RUN OF FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: As our original Soccer Aid fundraising event for UNICEF was a right wash-out with the poor weather, we are going to run the football tournaments again on the back of the Phase Sports Day. So....Year 3 and 4 will have their event on the afternoon of Monday 15th, with Year 5 and 6 having theirs on the afternoon of Tuesday 16th. Sports kit/footballs strips need to be worn all day, so please make sure they arrive at school in their appropriate sportswear. Please ensure children have sun protection, sun caps and sufficient water to drink. As everyone donated generously first time round there is NO NEED to make any further monetary donation.
  • Year 5-6 Expressions of Interest for Derwent Hill: Year 5 have been given expression of interest letters for the residential visit to Derwent Hill which will take place week commencing 15th June 2020 when they move into Year 6. Please complete the information and return to school as soon as possible. Copy of the letter is provided HEREHERE.
  • Year 4 -Year 5 Derwent Hill Information: Installment letters have now been issued to Year 4 parents for the payment of the fee due for the week residential in October when children move in to Year 5. Could we advise that the cost of the week has increased slightly from £262 to £268 - this was an error at the time of making the booking. Could you therefore adjust your payment schedule accordingly - the information letter HERE shows the new breakdown of installments and how it affects FSM/Pupil Premium children too. If you have already made payment in full, could we please request you arrange for the £6.00 to be paid before the final deadline in September. On-line payment is preferred.
  • OLDER NEWS.........

  • Pupil Premium Category Remission Rates

    Free School Meals (FSM)

    Protected FSM

    (See note*)


    100% remission of school trip contributions

    100% remission of school provided music lessons (but NOT those with Mr Morris)

    100% remission of any After School Club fees as applicable

    75% remission of the total cost of residential visit to Derwent Hill

    Looked After Child/Adopted from Care As above - same remission rates apply as those for FSM
    Forces Child 50% remission of all categories
    Ever 6 Child 25% remission in all categories
  • *NOTE: Protected FSM: Under the Government's revised Universal Credit roll out, any child listed as being eligible for free meals as of 1st April 2018 will have this eligibility 'protected' until 2022, irrespective of whether the parents financial/employment status changes. The school will therefore continue to categorise these children as FSM rather than re-assessing them as Ever 6. This means they will continue to benefit from the full FSM remission rates. Any child who came off the FSM register prior to April will now be categorsied as Ever 6. It is the responsibility of parents to take these remissions into consideration when paying for any school service. If you choose to pay the full amount for a school trip, for example, we will assume you are wanting to support the school irrespective of your Pupil Premium status and we would not automatically reduce a payment on your behalf so please take this into account when making any voluntary contributions. 

  • Ear-ring policy: First and foremost, children should NOT be wearing ear-rings in school under any circumstance. We have to take a hard line on this for the purposes of safety. If a child has accidentally forgotten to take them out and can remove the ear-rings themselves, that's fine. If they cannot, we will NOT do it for them nor will we provide tape to cover them. Even if you tape them up yourself before sending your child to school, they are still in reality wearing them and there still remains a risk for PE etc. So.....the best way to avoid further action is to take them out before school! PE is a statutory requirement of the curriculum and we cannot persistently have children missing lessons for this reason. Where staff notice a child has their ear-rings in, and they cannot take them out themselves, you will be advised accordingly thus ensuring they are not worn the following day. Thank you for your support in this area.
  • New School Meals Menu: Check out the link to the School Meals page to download the new 2018-19 menu from September. Prices remain unchanged. Remember, payments need to be made on a Monday morning if you choose to pay weekly. Paying on-line via the City of Sunderland webiste is the best method - just make sure you select 'Fulwell Junior School' from the drop down menu as a lot of parents accidentally paid Fulwell Infants this year! ;-)

  • New Pupil Contact Forms: Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 have been provided with a new contact form for the new school year. Can you please ensure you complete this as fully as possible and return it to school at your earliest convenience. 

  • Nut Free School: Can we politely remind parents that Fulwell Junior School is a 'nut free zone' insofar as we do not allow children to have nuts of any variety in school, either as a healthy snack or as part of their packed lunch. This is due to the number of children we have with very high risk nut intollerances. Even traces of nut oil on hands etc. could cause a severe reaction in another child, so please support us in avoiding nuts as part of your childs daily diet.

  • Medication in School: Children who need to continue to take or have recently been prescribed medication to have in school must have a Medical Statement completed by parents so that we can administer it on your behalf. Remember, unless specifically advised by your GP, and medication only required to be taken 3 times per day does NOT need to be taken at school as parents can spread that dose between breakfast, teatime and bedtime.

  • Reporting Absences: If you know your child is going to be absent from school, could we kindly request you ring the school office or send a text message BEFORE 8.45am. Similarly, if they have to attend a medical appointment, please let us know in advance - wherever possible, we must have sight of the appropriate appointment card/letter.

  • Other Useful Information:
  • Young Carers - Support for Families: We have provided some information on the PARENTS page (Links to Outside Agencies) regarding the issue of young carers. You will find an overview of who is considered to be a 'young carer' and the type of common day to day routines they may have to take responsibility for due to the physical or mental health of a family member that they live with. We hope you find the information useful. The City of Sunderland have a support facility that parents can access for further advice - you can e-mail them at youngcarers@sunderland.co.uk
  • Sunderland Parent Partnership Agreement: The City of Sunderland have devised a support service to provide advice and help to parents who may have children with a special educational need. Further information can be found  by clicking into the 'SEN & Support Initiatives' link of the 'Parents' page of the website, where you can download the information leaflet.