News from Mr Ramsey

Healthy Food in the Canteen

Having spoken to a number of Year 7 parents this half term we have resolved to extend the range of healthy options in the canteen.
The Canteen Manager, Mrs Barford, has therefore introduced dairy free shakes, fruit yo-yos, chopped mixed fruit bags and a choice of tomato or tuna pasta salad. These new items are in addition to foods that already contain the vitamins and vegetables pupils need albeit discreetly hidden in a boy friendly way. For instance, our pasta sauces are vitamin enriched and our pizza even has a healthy vegetable layer. All of our drinks are fruit based and do not contain added sugar.

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Free School Meals

Many parents are unfortunately unaware that their sons or daughters are eligible for free school meals. At Verulam, those eligible receive £2.30 per day which is loaded remotely onto their smartcards. We would encourage any parent who feels they may be eligible to apply online at:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

Open Day

Saturday 29th September 9.00 am – 12.00pm

The School’s annual Open Day Event for prospective parents is being held this year on Saturday 29th September. We are holding the event on a Saturday in order for all parents and students to experience every aspect of Verulam school life. The event will run from 9.00am-12.00pm.

School will close on Friday 28th September at 12.45pm and will start late on Monday 1st October, with registration at 9.45am. The school will notify the bus companies of the early finish on Friday and late start on Monday morning.

All students who are helping out on the day need to be in full uniform. We would like Year 7 to arrive at school at 8.30am and report to Room 1 (BCH) or Room 11 (JPY).

Annual Service of Thanksgiving

Friday 19th October 2018 2.00pm – 3.00pm

This year’s Annual Service of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St. Albans will take place on Friday 19th October.

It will give pupils, staff and guests an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for Verulam; to celebrate personal and school achievements and inspire us all to be ambassadors in achieving Verulam’s goal of excellence. Our guest speaker is The Venerable Jonathan Smith, Archdeacon of St Albans.

The theme of this year’s Service is: “Our Home”. Our chosen charity this year is Herts Young Homeless. A collection will be taken for charity during the service. Equally, the school will be running a number of fundraising events during October.

Successful Ofsted Inspection at Verulam School

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