EU Settlement Scheme: Apply now to protect the rights of you and your children

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their non-EEA family members, who were resident in the UK by the end of the transition period at 23:00 GMT on 31 December 2020, are reminded to protect their right to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021 by applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Applications to the EUSS are free and the application deadline, for those resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, is 30 June 2021.

Children of all ages (21 and under) require their own immigration status and are not covered by a parent’s application to the EU Settlement Scheme. An application must be made for every eligible child within a family.

Bikeability Instructors needed

Bikeability are seeking additional cycle instructors to enable them to reach more pupils in the local area. The role is ideal for individuals looking for flexible term-time work around school hours.

Bikeability Trainers poster

Write a poem of draw a picture for our NHS Staff

UK Nationwide schools campaign poster

Bring your entries and contribution to the school office and we will submit to the competition organisers.

Futures Institute Banbury

There are limited places remaining for Family Tours for Year 9 and Year 10 Entry 2021!

If you are interested in booking a place please email:

Year 9-10 Tours poster

Information on support available to families

If your family is in particular need, please do not hesitate to talk to a member of Harriers’ staff in confidence. We can help you access support.

Practical help and support is available for people struggling to feed their families or heat their homes this winter as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with the county’s district councils and Citizens Advice services, is offering support to vulnerable residents through a Winter Support Grant to fund the cost of food, electricity, heating and other essential items.

What help is available

Households can obtain support through supermarket vouchers, to cover costs for pre-payment meters, or to make sure that a heating or water bill is paid. Additional advice, guidance and signposting to other support is also available. Support is available up to the end of 31 March, 2021, dependent on the demand on funding.

If a resident has received a food voucher from a previous scheme, they may also be eligible to have one from the Winter Support Grant.

How to apply
If you live in the Cherwell District Council area, visit

Increasing data allowances on mobile devices

Who can get help

Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases for children and young people who:

  • do not have fixed broadband at home
  • cannot afford additional data for their devices
  • are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education

Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:

  • Three
  • Smarty
  • Virgin Mobile
  • EE
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Sky Mobile

How to request a mobile data increase

For each request, please email with the following information:

  • the name of the account holder
  • the number of the mobile device
  • the mobile network of that device (for example Three)

Schools, trusts and local authorities need to submit mobile information on your behalf to Each network provider will vary in how quickly they process requests.

Once a network provider has processed a data increase, they’ll send a text message to the account holder.

For more information please see or email Ms East

Brexit guidance

There will be some new requirements relating to the employment of EU citizens.

EU, EEA or Swiss citizens and their family members who were living in the UK before 1 January 2021 need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 in order to continue living in the UK after that date.

Further guidance is available from the following link:


Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Harriers Banbury Academy with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Harriers Banbury Academy at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Harriers Banbury Academy will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Where next


30th October 2018: Ofsted Inspection Dear Parents and Carers, We are pleased to share our Ofsted letter with you and celebrate that we continue to…

Harriers Banbury Academy is a GOOD school

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