Family Support

Working closely with families to support the children at HJS

Families in Focus

Bristol's Families in Focus (FiF) team publish regular updates about activities for children, training courses, and guidance for parents.

Bristol City Council Parenting Courses

Very few of us can honestly say we have been taught how to be a parent - we rely so often on instinct, but there is no harm in admitting that sometimes we could do with some help or advice.

Bristol's Parent Support Team regularly run courses and their website provides helpful links to organisations that can offer guidance and advice.

Visit Bristol's website for more detail.

Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of welfare benefits, your child may be eligible for free school meals. Even if you do not wish your child to have school dinners, it is really important that you apply, as this brings extra funds into the school budget. For more information and to apply, visit Bristol City Council website.

Here is a summary of benefits and evidence required:

Type of Benefit
Evidence Required
Child Tax Credit, but not entitled to Working Tax Credit, and you earn less than £16,190 A complete copy of your TC602 Revenue and Customs tax credit award notice for the current tax year.
Income Support A letter from Jobcentre Plus, which used the words "Income Support", and is less than 3 months old.
Income Based Job Seekers Allowance A letter from Jobcentre Plus, which used the words "Job Seekers Allowance Income Based", and is less than 3 months old.
Income Based Employment Support Allowance A letter from the Jobcentre Plus, which used the words "Employment & Support Allowance Income Related Only", and is less than 3 months old.
Guaranteed element of Pension Credit A copy of your Pension Credit M1000 Award Notice
Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 A copy of your letter from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) which will confirm your status