A very warm welcome back to Milford Haven School!

A huge thank you to everyone for all of the hard work that has gone on to support such a positive return for our MHS pupils. Staff have been busy in school, and we know that you will have been just as busy at home getting ready for the start of a new academic year. 

With the start of a new school year comes a fresh start and infinite possibilities! We have been very excited to welcome back pupils this week, and look forward to welcoming back even more next week.
Don’t forget that school now starts at 8.40am, and you will need to bring with you a drink of water, your own stationery and also a face mask to use in communal areas where social distancing isn’t possible.
Although there are some changes in place to keep us all safe, our core values and focus on nurturing young people to reach their full potential remains the same. We are extremely proud of how the MHS family have adapted to the ever changing circumstances of the last few months, and we welcome these steps back to normality.
Don’t wait till New Years Eve for a fresh start or to be the best version of you, September is the new January!

As many of you will know we have now implemented a one way system here at MHS to help support the safety of everyone. After listening to pupil voice and feedback we have made some small tweaks as detailed in the images below. 

A polite reminder to all parents and carers that if you are using a vehicle to drop off or collect your children please use the Thornton car park, this is safer for the young people and also helps avoid congestion and obstructions to the main road at Steynton. We also request that parents and carers please do not get out of their vehicles where possible when dropping off/ collecting children. We are trying our best to reduce the number of and interactions of people on school site for the safety of everyone, and so where possible please remain in your vehicle. 

We have been informed that the 302 service bus from Hakin was full today and so they were not able to take all of the pupils.  We have checked with Edwards Bros, who operates the 318 service bus along the main road from Hubberston, and they do have some spare capacity so pupils could catch that bus instead if required. 

Above is another reminder of which year groups should be attending which days. As of Monday September 14th 2020 all pupils will return to full time. Below is a table showing where pupils should go on their first day back. 

Our new Twitter account is up and running, another great way for you to connect with us here at MHS!

Please see below a reminder of the details of the Pupil Development Grant: Access PLUS from PCC. We have shared this information before, but please feel free to pass on to anyone that you think may benefit. Diolch

Pembrokeshire Pupil Development Grant Access Plus is a Pembrokeshire County Council Scheme to help parents in difficult circumstances with school uniforms.

From April 2019, Pembrokeshire County Council will offer a grant of up to £125 per statutory school age pupil for:

*school uniform including coats and shoes
*school sports kit including footwear
*uniform for enrichment activities, including but not limited to, scouts, guides, cadets, martial arts, sports, performing arts or dance Equipment e.g. school bags and stationery
*Specialist equipment where new curriculum activities begin such as design and technology
*Equipment for out of school hour’s trips such as outdoor learning e.g. waterproofs

This is not an exhaustive list, and there is some discretion about what could be funded but it must be something that will support the achievement of the child. Decisions on applications will be made by the Pupil Support Officer for your school. Examples of difficult circumstances may include:

*Families experiencing moving over to Universal Credit and experiencing significant delays in receiving benefit payments
*Loss of possessions due to an event beyond your control such as fire or flood.
*A child who has to move schools at short notice at the advice of the Local Authority.

You can request an application form by ringing PCC on 01437 764551.