Free/Low Cost Meals – Half term

Free/Low Cost Meals – Half term

The school office have managed to track down some organisations that are offering free or discounted meals over half term. Please see the organisations listed below:

The Fish Quay Hub – North Shields – Offering free meals and parents/carers a hot drink.

Whitley Bait Sandwich and Coffee Bar – Whitley Bay – Free packed lunch to any child.

Deli-cious Deli – Scrogg Road, Walker – Free hot meal or sandwich for children.

The Ship – Wallsend – Free packed lunches to children.

Cafe Beam – Gosforth – Free packed lunches to children.

Ouseburn Farm – Ouseburn – Free packed lunches to children Tuesday – Friday.

The Turbinia Bar – Walker – Free packed lunches to children (pre-order the previous day)

Community Food bank, Hebburn – Free packed lunches – Monday – Friday 11am – 1pm.

Vinnie’s Cafe (St Vincent’s Support Centre) – Newcastle – Fee meals, food parcels, clothing, toiletries and essentials needed.

Top Nosh Cafe – Hexham – Free packed lunches to any child.

Coach and Horses – Birtley – Free children’s meal with one paying adult (under 12’s).

Laurence’s Tapas Bar – Blyth – Free meal to any child – Collection and delivery (must be pre-ordered each morning)

The Poachers Cottage – Callerton – Offering free meals to children (request only via Facebook page or telephone)

The Staith Cafe – Southbank, Gateshead – Offering ‘Pay it with a post it’ – You are able to take a post it note from the ‘pay it forward’ board to receive a free hot drink.

M&S Cafe – Spend £3 on food in the cafe and receive a free children’s meal deal (worth £4).

Morrisons Cafe – Spend £4.50 on food in the cafe and receive a free child’s hot or cold meal (daily after 3pm).

Tesco Cafe – Children’s hot meals £2.85 or £2.50 hot breakfast.

Asda Cafe – Spend £4 on food in the cafe and receive a free child’s hot or cold meal (Mon – Fri after 3pm).

Food Nation – – Doorstep delivery to those in need of fresh ingrediends and reheatable healthy meals.

Cornerstone – – Hot food and food parcel delivery (depends on volunteers available).

Community School Clothing Scheme

Community School Clothing Scheme

We’ve recently been informed of a service ran by volunteers in the local area, which provides school uniforms, nursery items, coats, electrical and special occasion and fancy dress outfits for families and children. They have also began to collect toys ahead of Christmas coming up. The items are all either at a low cost or free with the option to make a donation.

The service runs a Facebook page under the name of ‘Freema Chambers Community School clothing Scheme’. The information for the service can be found below:

Cobalt, Unit 3.3

Silver Fox Way,

Cobalt Business Park,

North Tyneside,

NE27 0QJ

Currently pre-booked appointments are needed at the Cobalt unit.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm.

Wallsend High Street (Opposite Peacocks)

NE28 8JD

No appointment needed.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm. Saturday 10am – 2pm.

As the service is ran by volunteers, opening hours may sometimes differ.

Contact details: 07913707573 or 07305963706 /

Donation banks are locally located at Walker Riverside Academy car park and the Wallsend store.

Fundraising for Crisis

Fundraising for Crisis

During lockdown a pupil from St Alban’s ran 25 miles over a week, through all weathers, fundraising for ‘Crisis’.

Maurice raised an astonishing amount of money for the charity and all at St Alban’s are very proud of Maurice for his achievements. His achievements have also recently been acknowledged by our Prime Minister.

Well done, Maurice!

A message from Santa Claus:

A message from Santa Claus:

We have received a message from Santa to pass onto all children and families of St Alban’s RC Primary School:

Dear children of St Alban’s,

It has come to my attention that children around the world, especially in Newcastle, are being told by older siblings, friends and even adults that Christmas is not coming this year or Christmas has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 virus. This is simply not true!

I have been practicing social distancing with Mrs Claus and the elves, just as you have been at home and school, we’ve now installed hand sanitising stations in all areas of the toy workshops. I can hear the elves singing ‘Happy Birthday’ numerous times a day as they’re washing their hands. Whenever we’re unable to reach a tissue we sneeze into our elbows, just like you at home. We’d like to reassure you all that everyone here is ok, just like the Easter bunny and Tooth Fairy.

All toys and presents have been sanitised and the elves have started to prepare my sleigh ready for delivery.

Do not worry boys and girls, when I travel I will not be spreading the virus and neither will my reindeers.

Everyone at the North Pole looks forward to visiting and watching everyone celebrate Christmas together very soon, but remember you must continue your hard work and good behaviour both at school and home!

We hope that all children and families are safe and well and we’d like to wish you all a very happy Christmas.

With love from,

Santa Claus

Year Group Timings

Year Group Timings

We would like to thank parents for their cooperation and patience for the new arrangements for starting and finishing the school day.

Could we ask parents NOT to arrive at school before their allocated time, as this may contaminate other children’s bubbles?

Timings for each year group can be found below:

 NurseryReceptionYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6  
Start Time:9:15am  9:15am8:40am8:40am8:50am9:00am8:50am9:00am
Home Time:2:45pm2:45pm3:00pm3:00pm3:15pm3:30pm3:15pm3:30pm
Please ensure that you arrive at school at these times.

Although at the minute the plan is working well because the weather is fine, can I just remind parents that should the weather turn and we have rain, we unfortunately must stick to the same plan. It will be important that children come into school with suitable footwear and coats. Can I ask that children only bring ONE bag, containing everything they need for school – books, water bottle, lunches etc. This will help us and the children when they are sanitising their hands.