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Headteacher: Mrs Rebecca Lennon

Senior Administrator: Mrs Debbie Pelosi

Telephone: 01983 740285



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Family Support

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We are always happy to meet with parents/carers or other members of the family to discuss any concerns or worries they may have.

Our Family Liaison Officer (FLO) is Mrs Melissa Jones.







Mrs Jones can offer advice and guidance on a range of issues that could affect families including financial, behavioural and emotional difficulties and also supporting children within school with their emotional wellbeing. Mrs Jones can support families in school or can signpost families to outside agencies that may be able to offer additional, specialised support.

Mrs Jones can be contacted between the hours of 8.25am and 3pm by phone or email, or pop in for a chat to the school office.

Telephone – 01983 740 285

Email –

Please do not hesitate to contact us.


Free School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England are eligible for free school meals. This includes academies, free schools, pupil referral units and alternative provision as well as maintained schools. Although you do not have to complete an application form to receive free school meals in these year groups, if you receive any of the benefits listed below, additional money is provided to the school by central government for every child whose parent is in receipt of one of the benefits listed.

To access this additional funding for your primary school, you would be required to complete an Application for Free School Meals found here Application for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium (USE)

  • Income support
  • Income based’ jobseeker’s allowance
  • Income related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child tax credit (provided you do not receive working tax credit and have an annual income, as assessed by His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that does not currently exceed £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who receive any of the above benefits in their own right (ie they get benefits payments directly, instead of through a parent or guardian) can also apply for free school meals.

FIZ (Family Information Zone)

FIZ is a service that provides information, advice and assistance to parents and prospective parents about local childcare.  It is an impartial information and signposting service for families, children and young people aged 0 to 19 (up to 25 years for young people who have learning disabilities). It also provides information on Ofsted registered childcare, local and national support groups, sports and leisure facilities.

You can access the directory via their website link above for advice and guidance about services for children on the Isle of Wight, details of activities can also be found on the FIZ Facebook page at  or Tel: 01983 823349

Family Centre hub locations are:

Sandown Family Hub, The Fairway, Sandown, PO36 9EQ  Tel: 01983 408718

Ryde Family Hub, George Street, Ryde, PO30 2JF  Tel: 01983 617617

Newport Family Hub, Furrlongs, Newport, PO30 2AX  Tel: 01983 529208

I.W. Citizens Advice Bureau

A service that provides free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. They are an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales. Tel: 03444 111 444

Isle Help

An information and advice portal for the Isle of Wight offering 24/7 free, impartial, confidential advice on benefits, care, consumer advice, disability, work & retirement, family & relationships, money & finance, health information, housing etc from a partnership of organisations on the Isle of Wight.

Family Centres

Our Family Hubs and Centres offer information, advice and support to families on the Isle of Wight with children aged 0-19 years including during pregnancy. We recognise being a parent is rewarding but also brings its challenges as every child is unique. To help you understand your child and their needs we offer a range of parenting programmes and services to cover all ages and stages including online courses and workshops.

Cowes Family Centre
Love Lane, Cowes, PO31 7ET  Tel: 01983 529208

East Cowes Family Centre
Beatrice Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6PA  Tel: 01983 617617

Shanklin Family Centre
Furzehill Road, Shanklin, PO37 7PA Tel: 01983 867310

Ventnor Family Centre
Albert Street, Ventnor, PO38 1EZ Tel: 01983 408718

Carisbrooke Family Centre
Wellington Road, Newport, PO30 5QT Tel: 01983 529208

West Wight Family Centre
Moa Place, Freshwater, PO40 9XH Tel: 01983

Isle of Wight Youth Trust

A charitable, independent and professional organisation offering counselling, advice, information and support to young people age 25 and under on the Isle of Wight, and in some cases, their parents and carers.

Isle of Wight Parent Partnerships

The Isle of Wight Parent Partnership Service helps parents whose children have difficulties with learning, from pre-school to school leavers. They offer a confidential service which gives parents’ impartial advice and information to help them make decisions about their child’s education.
They will listen and help parents to liaise with their child’s school and any other agencies involved. Trained staff and volunteers can help parents fill in forms, sit in on meetings and help parents keep track of what’s happening.        Visit website

Parents Voice

Details of two local ‘Support Hubs’ for parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs.

Youth Offer

Details of organisations that provide youth provision in the south wight area funded by the Isle of Wight County Council.

Online safety for children

PC Joe Finch – Youth Offending Team – Newport Police Station

Mobile -7901102391


NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)


The only national freephone support line, including from mobiles, for adults who have suffered any type of abuse in childhood. This will not show on an itemised bill.

NSPCC http://www.nspcc,

Tel: 0808 800 5000 – Calls are free and lines are open 24/7. The helpline can be accessed for advice or guidance if you are a professional, parent or child worried about any aspects of a child’s welfare. They also offer advice on child trafficking.


Tel: 0800 11 11 – Calls are free and lines are open 24/7 and do not show on an itemised bill.

Parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy KeyDoc – parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy


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Parent Survey – Feedback

“Brighstone School is an excellent school. Very happy with the progress my child is making”

“My child has come on in leaps and bounds and has massively surprised me. I am very happy.”

Thanks to all parents who took part in our recent Parent Questionnaire. We are proud to report that 100% of parents who responded said that their child is happy and feels safe at our school. The responses this year also show an overall improvement in the school’s performance in meeting particular pupils’ needs, supporting learning, receiving information about progress and dealing with bullying – and it was great to see that you feel we are good at keeping you well informed.

Our thanks to all parents who completed the questionnaire.