Parent Support

We hope to support all the families in our school community in the best way possible. Please see information below for resources that may be useful to parents/carers:

Early Help

This is a way of getting extra help and support when your family needs it, but getting it as soon as difficulties start, rather than waiting until things get worse. It’s for children and young people of any age and their family. Help can come from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support your family. You might be using some of these services already, but we want to make sure they are providing the right support for you and your family’s needs. 

Your Place

We provide support and information that is unique to families and residents when everyday issues become difficult. You can drop in and see us, speak to us over the phone or send us information by using an email form.  We are here to listen and to help to resolve issues or concerns you have for yourself, your family or your community.

Below is just a short list of the issues we can support you with:

  • Applying and managing benefits
  • Family Support
  • Finding local groups and activities for you and your children
  • Childcare, what is available and how to access
  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Housing support
  • Employment
  • Debt and financial concerns
  • Education support for your child as well as information for adults wanting access to adult learning courses.

Further information can be found at: South Your Place Hub – YourLifeDoncaster

Foodbank Information

Our local foodbanks aim to provide help and support to families in need. Mexborough Foodbank provides delivery of food parcels, Fridays 10am- 12 noon, and supports those living in Mexborough, Denaby and Conisborough. Emergency parcels between opening times can also be delivered. Email: or call: 01709 717186.

Further information can be found at: Food Bank Information – YourLifeDoncaster

NHS Guidance

There are government guidelines for schools and nurseries about managing specific infectious diseases at GOV.UK. These say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn’t.

If you do keep your child at home, it’s important to phone the school or nursery on the first day. Let them know that your child won’t be in and give them the reason.

If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, let their teacher know.

Further information can be found at: Is my child too ill for school? – NHS (