Parent Support

Please see below for some information to support Parents while their children are not in school. Parents are also more than welcome to contact the school by email if they have any questions or queries during this time. 


Classlist is an online community which allows you to connect with other Bessemer Parents/Carers.

You can use Classlist to share resources that may be useful during home learning, as well as talking to other Parents/Carers to get or give advice.

Click here to learn how to sign up for Classlist and join our community. 

Look After Yourself

Having children at home, often when people are trying to work themselves, adds another layer of stress. It is therefore important to not only consider our physical health during such challenging times, but also to pay attention to our mental health. Click above to access some helpful tips and guides to keep your children and yourselves healthy whilst learning at home.

School Nurse


If you have any questions regarding your child’s health while they are not at school you can contact the School Nurse team via text. Click above to see more information and the contact number

Food vouchers

It was announced by the Secretary of State that there would be a universal food voucher scheme for families of children who receive free school meals. As of yet, there have been no further details of this. At Bessemer, we know that it is an extremely worrying time for our families so we want to help where we can. If you have an immediate need of support to provide food for your family during the next week, please call the school office and / or email (include your name, and your child’s name and class in your message). A member of Bessemer staff will then contact you. As soon as we know any further information about the universal food voucher scheme, we will of course share details with our families.

Support for Families

Below are the details of agencies you can contact if you are concerned about providing food for your family throughout the closure of Bessemer. If you do need to contact one of the agencies below and your child receives free school meals, please share this information with them:

 Southwark Foodbank (PECAN) – 020 773 20007 /

Five centres operating in the borough with opening times and locations listed on its website.

 Oasis Foodbank – 0207 357 7331-

Has one distribution centre in Southwark at St George The Martyr Church. Borough High St, London, SE1 1JA

 Central Southwark Community Hub – 020 7703 1653 / –

Four centres in the borough with locations and opening hours listed on its website. Clients need to be referred to Margaret Taribo ( before a visit is made.

 Camberwell Community Fridge – 020 7737 6186 / Albrighton Centre, Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

 The Borough Free Fridge – 02073577331 / St George The Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA, Open Tuesday afternoon, 2-5pm.


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