Family Support

A big warm welcome back! 

At Farley Junior School we have an experienced and committed Family worker team, if you need to speak to us about anything please call and ask for Nicola O’Callaghan or Alefa Khanom  and we can discuss how best we can  we can support you and your family.

Some areas that we can offer support:

  • Financial support- we can support with claiming universal credit, local grants, DLA, PIP, housing benefits, foodbanks, school uniforms and help with budgeting skills etc
  • Early Help- If you need support in various areas we can support you through Early Help which makes the whole process more efficient and we aim to have all referrals and support in place within 12 weeks.
  • Safeguarding-“working together to safeguard children”. We know that, before children can learn effectively, children must feel safe and happy. We recognise that children come to school with varied experiences, both at home and in the wider community and we will support all statutory assessment and follow all polices to ensure that, they feel safe, cared for and listened to.
  • Attendance- we will provide support to families to ensure that their children access the education that they are entitled to. Home visits and appropriate referral will take place to ensure that good attendance is maintained.
  • Multi agency referrals- Each families situation is unique- we can refer families and children to different agencies if there is a need, this is done in consultation with parents and we work together for the best outcome, ie: CHUMS, CAMH, Edwin Lobo, school nurse, immigration status, housing, early help etc


A Problem shared is a problem halved!!

We are here to provide support for your child and family. We aim to ensure that as a    family you are able to access all the help and support that you need. We work in an open and honest manner, and believe that it is important that we have open conversations for the very best outcomes.

Free School Meals

If you are in receipt of the following support payments, your child will be entitled to receive free school meals:

  • Universal Credit – from 1 April 2018 provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), that does not exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (the payment someone receives for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)


Please visit the Luton Borough Council website to apply for free school meals or alternatively call 725069 and we will be able to assist you.

 Summer Term Attendance Award Ceremony

Parents and Carers were invited to celebrate their children's attendance record. With Bronze being awarded to those 1 term of 100% attendance, Silver to those with 2 terms and Gold for the children who have 100% attendance over 3 Terms.

Each child was rewarded a Certificate and Badge, followed by different activities for both the children and adults to enjoy.