Category Archives: Community

Staying in touch

The school uses a number of tools to disseminate information to pupils, parents, carers and the wider school community:  see below.  We feel it is important to share information about the working life of the school e.g. events, achievements, changes, new initiatives.

Please take a look at some of the online platforms – in addition to the school website and Groupcall – we use and “follow us” on Twitter and Facebook:

School app
Twitter [@Bellbaxter_HS]
Facebook [@BellBaxterHS]

Parents and carers can register with the school app – information will be sent out next week – to receive information straight to their mobiles.

Free school meals & clothing grants, Session 2019-20

Fife Council can provide free school meals and a school clothing grant of £100 per child if households are on a low income.  We would encourage anyone who is entitled, to apply, regardless of whether they intend to take it up – the school’s funding is supported by this.

For further information and to complete the online application, please use the link below.

Online application

It’s worth noting that MyFife cards remove any stigma associated with free school meals for young people as the smartcards are loaded with credit and no one is paying with cash.

 

Education Maintenance Allowance

Applications for the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for Session 2019-20 are now open.

The EMA is a weekly payment of £30 for young people who are planning to continue in post-compulsory education.  Payments are awarded based on the taxable household income of families.

Applications can be made and further information – including eligibility criteria – found on Fife Direct’s Education Maintenance Allowance site.

Look what happened in May

With our senior pupils out on Study Leave you would think that things would be quieter in the school – this wasn’t the case during a busy May.

We welcomed the P7s to Bell Baxter for a day of “getting to know the school” activities; our S2 Business classes worked together to raise an incredible £784.90 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and we had a team win the Creative Spaces Challenge.

Well done to pupils and staff!

Check out the film on the Bell Baxter HS YouTube channel.