Information for parents/Carers: Free School Meals –

 If your circumstances change and you think your child is eligible for free school meals after the schools close for the summer break you need to apply for FSMs using the link below

 If you are eligible, you will receive a notification confirming this.  During school’s summer holiday period, you will be sent vouchers by Liverpool City Council on a fortnightly basis.


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Update from Headteacher: 18 June 2020

Dear parents,

Just to keep you updated on the progress of the building work within school, the estimated date for completion of the building work is Friday the 26th June and we are looking to increase the numbers of pupils onsite from after this date. Please do discuss with form tutors arrangements for after this date. We are hoping that before the end of school term we will have seen every pupil, we will continue to follow the social distancing guidelines and the school risk assessment published on our website and should the rules be relaxed by the government we will amend and re-publish again in the same place on the school website. I want to thank you for your continued support in getting back to normality.

Kind regards


Jane Pepa

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Update – 22nd May 2020

Thank you to all NHS and Keyworkers

A little something to say thanks you to all NHS and Keyworkers from all the staff in Clifford Holroyde. Hope the students and carers like it 🙂

Also thanks to Wild Thang Limited – Merchandise Experts for donating 50% of the profits of these Tshirts too 🙂 #ilovethenhs #clifford #send #ynwa #teamsocialdistancing #clapforcarers #NHS #Keyworkers #NHSHereos













































Dear Parents & Carers

Following on from the announcement by the government yesterday and the changes in the messages given out, we await the 50 page document to be released today and I hope for more clarification.  I understand that yesterday may have caused confusion and increased anxieties over lockdown changes but please remain assured that only when I feel it is safe for all will we open the school. First and foremost is the safety of all our Clifford Holroyde families and as we have done, since the lockdown began, all the staff will continue to support you in every way they can. We continue with online learning using TEAMs and Sam Learning, contact through daily phone calls and work packs being sent out, as always should you need our help don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards

Jane Pepa


To Pupils, Parents and Carers, 4 May 2020

Many thanks for all you are doing to support the boys with our online learning. I know setting up the systems has been a fast learning curve and frustrating at times but every day we have more boys online and more engagement with online lessons, interacting with each other and socialising with their peers and teachers. We also have Sam Learning which is proven to have a positive impact on attainment and so far, the boys taking part have averaged 9.4 hours, an outstanding achievement! so much so Sam Learning have agreed to partner Clifford Holroyde to develop our ITT and develop webinars with us.

I have had the privilege of dropping in on lessons this week and have included photography, music, quizzes and creating a loud instrument to help clap the NHS. The Facebook page is growing in popularity and is full of family activities, STEM projects, food tech, PE, mindfulness and creative activities. Our website has all the latest information on Covid-19 as well as links to useful academic activities. During the lockdown we have been notified that thanks to Lisa Pover (Engagement Manager) we have been successful in being awarded a £3000 grant to transform the garden into an Enterprise Project.

During this difficult period we are concentrating on engaging with students as interactively as possible, we have online assemblies today with a celebration of some of the great work and interaction so far. If you watched the Government Briefing yesterday, you will be aware that Boris Johnson stated we were over the peak of this virus and further announcements would be made next week. We have 5 tests that we have to pass to change the social distancing measures and to continue to keep the R value down. If you have not seen the video it does explain the R (rate of infection) value really easily and explains why we have to ensure this continues to decrease.

At school we continue to discuss the safest methods of supporting the R value decreasing and meeting the needs of Clifford Holroyde students and families. We will keep you informed of any updates through our Facebook and Website.

Stay safe and feel reassured that we are constantly listening and trying to do our best for all our community.

Kind regards

Jane Pepa

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FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS – update Friday 24 April 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

There are unforeseen problems with the Government website causing a long delay in the vouchers arriving to your email addresses, we were told 48hours over 72hours ago, we continue to chase the Government Website and check updates so please bear with us, these are coming directly from the Government website. I want to thank you for working with us to set up the boys email addresses and teams, I have dropped in on some of the lessons going on and it’s lovely to catch up with the boys and speak to them and chat. I’ve sent emails to groups of pupils and it’s lovely to get replies back.

In these difficult times, there will be a number of families who currently find themselves out of work or on reduced work and claiming a benefit. It is precisely these families that Free School meals are there to help. Please read the information below and apply for Free School Meals if you think you are eligible. The application is entirely confidential, and school will benefit as well from your eligibility.

If you are in receipt of one of the following benefits please consider making an application:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit and an annual income of no more than £16,190)

The following is a link to the website where you should apply for Free School Meals




  1. Once Free School Meals have been applied you should be given a reference number which you can then pass on to us whilst we wait for their names to appear on the Local Authority list, this ensures the continuation of your vouchers.


Kind regards

Jane Pepa



Thursday 23 April 2020 – Government update on Free School Meal Vouchers

As of Thursday morning (23rd April) over £20 million worth of eCodes have been converted into supermarket eGift cards by schools and families. Some good progress has been made, but our teams are still working tirelessly to make continued improvements to the scheme. Once again, we thank you for your continued patience.

Monday 20 April 2020


During these difficult times we want to ensure School supports OUR pupils and families.


School has ordered our first batch of Edenred (Gov’t scheme) Free School Meal Vouchers which can take up to 48 hrs for the vouchers to be delivered by email. You may have to check your spam/junk folder to locate your email.  The email which contains a 16-digit eCode and a link to the redemption website:

We believe that the Gov’t have requested an expiry date for these vouchers, so please check your voucher for this date and make sure you use it before it expires.

As this is a new system for all the schools in the country there have been, and continue to be, a number of teething issues – so we ask you to be patient with using the site.


Supermarkets available to use the vouchers:

  • Aldi
  • Morrisons
  • Tesco
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Asda
  • Waitrose
  • M&S
  • Others may join the scheme soon.

Redeeming the vouchers

Once families have received their voucher, they will be able to redeem them in store at the selected retailer by either:

  • presenting the voucher on a smartphone or tablet
  • presenting a paper copy of the voucher


Families are free to select the most appropriate food and drink for their child. When selecting products, we encourage families to consider health and nutrition. The School Food Standards may act as a useful guide for families.


Update Monday 20 April 2020 from HEADTEACHER

Dear Pupils, Parents and Carers,

I wanted to thank all the pupils who have continued to work on their packs and engage with online learning over the past 2 weeks, it has indeed been a challenge to get all the online learning up and running but we are almost there. When school would have been due to open following the Easter Holiday on the 20th April unfortunately and with a heavy heart the doors will be remaining closed. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. We will continue to work with parents, carers and Liverpool City Council to limit the risks and support any of our vulnerable families. School will be instead virtually open and next week we start online lessons initially with form tutors and LSA’s. Please reassure your son that if he is struggling to get online then contact his form teacher to get some advice on downloading the TEAMS app and logging into his email address.  If on the other hand he does not want to engage and he is struggling with online lessons then revert to tasks that can be done without the online bit, such as creative tasks, reading and writing or follow our Facebook page with lots of live, interactive learning, lessons, creative ideas and fun activities.

There has been some discussion in the media this week about the exit strategy and schools re-opening but whilst the Government have decided to maintain the national lockdown and continue with social distancing we are planning our site for safely educating increasing numbers of students once the Government makes their decision on an exit strategy.  I think it is good to share our thoughts with you. This is a very worrying time for everyone but I want to completely reassure you that if and when schools are asked to reopen, it will likely be a phased approach with very strict Health and Hygiene Operating Instructions for anyone coming onto site including contactless temperature checking of everyone.  We are planning for how we would change our school day for both on and off site pupils, our approach to the numbers in classrooms, breaktime and lunchtime arrangements to name but a few.  We are also trying to ensure better hand-washing facilities amongst other improvements to our site but these require some facility adaptations.

So, hang in there, bear with us, we are all in this together!

Jane Pepa



Friday 3 April 2020

Dear Families,

As we come to the end of the strangest term we’ve ever had to face I just wanted to assure you that over the holiday period we will still be available should you need us. The staff have volunteered over this period to be ‘on call’ should you need them. Over the next 2 weeks there will be 6 days where their phones will be on.

Week 1

Monday 6th April from 10am -12pm

Wednesday 8th April from 10am -12pm

Thursday 9th April from 10am -12pm

Week 2

Tuesday 14th April 10am -12pm

Thursday 16th April 10am -12pm

Friday 17th April 10am – 12pm

There is no expectation of school work during the holiday period but should you want to use SAM learning we will continue to set tasks so just ask. There is an ART work pack going on the website today, fun activities to do as a family on Facebook including Pepa’s Pizza family food tech. When we come back on the 20th we will have the IT sorted and Live lesson’s will be starting.

If I don’t speak to you over the Easter Break please stay safe and take the very best of care. If you need me over the holiday I will be available and will have my email on during school hours.

I want to thank our Clifford Holroyde staff and all the agencies working with us not to mention our Chair of Governors who has been co-ordinating the responses of all the special schools in Liverpool, thank you to the parents for working with us at this unprecedented time and thank you to the students for following the government guidance in staying home, protecting our NHS and saving lives.

Kind regards

Jane Pepa



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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Jane Pepa, Headteacher

Good morning pupils, parents and carers,

As we come towards the end of term and to the Easter holidays I want to reassure you that should you need us we are still here. The government have released some guidance on mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times and they make some really good points (each one is expanded in the guidance)

  • Consider how to connect with others
  • Help and support others
  • Talk about your worries
  • Look after your physical wellbeing
  • Look after your sleep
  • Try to manage difficult feelings
  • Manage your media and information intake
  • Think about your new daily routine
  • Do things you enjoy
  • Set goals
  • Keep your mind active
  • Take time to relax and focus on the present
  • If you can, once a day get outside, or bring nature in

There is no expectation of school work during this period but we will continue to post activities to do as a family. I’m sure you have seen the news yesterday that nobody is immune from this virus. I cannot reiterate enough the importance of staying at home. These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus, save lives and protect our families.

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Families please register if you are entitled to Free School Meals:

as well as helping your family at this time it is a big help as the school will get more money.


Update from School Friday 27 March 2020

Good morning pupils, parents and carers,

I’m sure you all took part in the very emotional tribute to the NHS staff last night, I know some people heard fireworks and used pans and spoons to applaud the wonderful work being carried out across the country.

Unfortunately, there are still some people who think they don’t have to stay at home,



When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. These are the measures:


  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes


  1. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces


  1. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public


Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.


Staying at home saves lives it’s as simple as that.


The government have brought in new measures coming into force today, if you are found on the street, park or public place you can receive an on the stop fine of £60, if you are found again this will increase to £1000 (these may be increased again)


The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.


In today’s conversation with your form tutor find out about House Hero’s (look on the website and Facebook for details) Gather your evidence and find out how you can win your family a movie night hamper delivered to your door.

We as a school are committed to supporting you and your family in any way we can, I cannot stress enough how important it is that you answer the daily phone call, this is an opportunity to celebrate the great work some of the boys are producing, vital social interaction, gives us the opportunity to give vital information and to ensure that we know everyone is safe. If the daily phone call does not get answered this will trigger a safeguarding concern and potentially a visit to your home. I’m sure you can appreciate that during these times home visits increase the risk to lives as does having to request a police visit. Currently we are trying to set up video links for the boys to dial into lessons.


Working together we can continue to support you and your family.


Kind regards

Jane Pepa



Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane


L14 7NX

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Good morning parents and carers,

Following the speech from Boris Johnson Monday 23 March 2020 we have new rules to fight the coronavirus and everyone must to adhere to them to help protect themselves, their families, the NHS, the elderly and quite frankly ALL.



The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.


When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.


  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes


  1. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces


  1. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public


Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.


These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.




You should only leave the house for one of four reasons.


  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.


  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.


  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.


  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.


These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household. 


These measures must be followed by everyone. Separate advice is available for individuals or households who are isolating, and for the most vulnerable who need to be shielded. 


If you work in a critical sector outlined in this guidance, or your child has been identified as vulnerable, you can continue to take your children to school. (currently our school is closed)




Last week, the Government ordered certain businesses – including pubs, cinemas and theatres – to close.


The Government is now extending this requirement to a further set of businesses and other venues, including:


  • all non-essential retail stores – this will include clothing and electronics stores; hair, beauty and nail salons; and outdoor and indoor markets, excluding food markets. 


  • libraries, community centres, and youth centres. 


  • indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, arcades and soft play facilities.


  • communal places within parks, such as playgrounds, sports courts and outdoor gyms.


  • places of worship, except for funerals attended by immediate families.


  • hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, campsites, caravan parks, and boarding houses for commercial/leisure use (excluding permanent residents and key workers).




To make sure people are staying at home and apart from each other, the Government is also stopping all public gatherings of more than two people.


There are only two exceptions to this rule:


  • where the gathering is of a group of people who live together – this means that a parent can, for example, take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.


  • where the gathering is essential for work purposes – but workers should be trying to minimise all meetings and other gatherings in the workplace. 


In addition, the Government is stopping social events, including weddings, baptisms and other religious ceremonies. This will exclude funerals, which can be attended by immediate family. 




These measures will reduce our day to day contact with other people. They are a vital part of our efforts to reduce the rate of transmission of coronavirus. 


Every citizen is instructed to comply with these new measures. 


The Government will therefore be ensuring the police and other relevant authorities have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings where people do not comply. 


They will initially last for the three weeks from 23 March, at which point the Government will look at them again and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible. Following these rules saves lives, please take care and look after your loved ones.


I know we have tough times ahead but we will get through this together, my staff will continue to call, support and develop new innovative ways of creating home schooling.




Jane Pepa



Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane


L14 7NX


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Update: Friday 20 March 2020

Good morning parents and carers,

Today most schools across Liverpool will be closing their gates for the foreseeable to try to reduce the spread of the COVID -19 Virus. I have been in discussion throughout yesterday and last night with the Local Authority, Secondary and Special colleagues to support in any way we can to ensure that we can support vital specialist workers and the most vulnerable children across the city. Some of the special schools in Liverpool remain open and have not yet had the large numbers of staff having to self-isolate, household isolate or socially distance themselves that has impacted on Clifford Holroyde. Whilst we do not have the staff available in school to open our doors yet we continue to contact you daily and ensure that all our pupils are safe and have activities to keep them occupied during the day.

The Government have requested that parents keep their children at home, whenever possible and that schools remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. Please see the guidance below.

I ask that parents today during their daily phone call inform form teachers/tutors to let us know if you fall into any of the categories listed, I’m sure you can appreciate that as a city we need to pull together and I will deploy our available staff where required in the weeks ahead until we are hopefully back to full capacity.

I thank you for your continued support, the staff are feeding back your concerns and questions, it is so pleasing to hear that the boys are already working on their packs, please keep up with our Facebook and website for updates.

Kind regards


Jane Pepa



Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane


L14 7NX

Thursday 19 March 2020

Good morning,

I’m sure you have heard that all schools are closing tomorrow and that the Government have announced that school will remain open to key workers and the most vulnerable, we are currently working with the Local Authority to clarify the information. As I mentioned yesterday in my letter we currently do not have the staff numbers to open up school at this time. We have plans in place to contact each of you daily and support in any way we can. As soon as vouchers become available for children eligible for Free School Meals we will endeavour to get these to you as quickly as possible. You should have all received the packs yesterday and we continue to work with the Alternative Providers to ensure where we can things are still running. I received a letter from the Education Secretary last night and expect more clarity from the Government tomorrow.

I want to thank you for your continued support at this time.

Jane Pepa


Clifford Holroyde Specialist SEN College

Thingwall Lane


L14 7NX

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