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Dear Parents/carers,

Tea Time Club:

Friday Funday- 9th July

Do you enjoy Painting, Cardboard Modelling and Designing? Then come along and join us. What will you be making? The choice is yours! Let’s have FUN and get creative. 

Please call or email the school office to book your child’s place.

We look forward to seeing you there – Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 

Year 6 ParentPay:

If you have any debit or credit on your ParentPay account then can you please ensure this is dealt with before the end of the year. All debit needs to be cleared, however if you have any credit please contact Mrs Earnshaw so she can advise what needs to happen next.

School milk:

The 16th July is the deadline for school milk orders. Reception children will receive this free until the term when they turn 5 years old. School milk is available until the end of Year 2 at a cost of £11.65 per term. However if your child is eligible for free school meals (income related) then school milk is free until the end of Year 2.

Walk to School Week 5 day challenge:

Next week (w/b 5th July) we have agreed to take part in a week long walking to school challenge (Walking Superpowers.) The aim is to try to encourage more pupils to walk to school that week and then hopefully continue to do this after the challenge is over. Daily stickers and end of week reward badges are available for all pupils that get involved. The more people that get involved, the more successful the challenge will be! Please support your child in walking to school (cycling and scooting are also included).


Thank you very much for all the effort that has been made to ensure that pupils are in school on time. Mrs Earnshaw and I have noticed a real difference. As a result we had to send very few text reminders.


Please can I remind you that school starts at 8.45am for pupils in Reception to Year 6. This means that pupils should be in their classrooms for the start of lessons at this time. Once the time reaches 8.50am your child is late and an adult must sign them in with a reason why. If your child is late they will miss the register and choosing their lunch. Walking in late can also cause upset and embarrassment.

Please also note that school finishes at 3pm for children in Reception through to Year 6. If you are going to be late please call the office. If children are not picked up without warning, we will place them in our Tea Time Club and you will be charged.

3 year old places reminder:

We are now able to offer paid places for children in our Nursery once they have turned 3. Usually children join Nursery in the term after their third birthday. However, if you would like your child to start earlier (or know someone who might be interested in this opportunity) they may start as soon as they have had their third birthday under our paid sessions option. These cost £12 per half day. If you would like a full day this will cost £27 as there is an additional £3 charge for lunchtime cover. You could pay for your child to have a school dinner or they could bring a packed lunch. Please pass this information to anyone who may be interested. Contact the school office for more details.

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 6th September 2021  
Tuesday 4th January 2022  
Thursday 5th May 2022  
Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Sports Days reminder:

Our Sports Days will be taking place in the week beginning 5th July. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have any spectators, but we will still have a fun time with races and activities. Each bubble will have their sports day on a different day as listed below. Obviously, PE kits and water bottles will be needed. We will be in touch nearer the time if children need to bring anything else.

Monday 5th July  Years 5 and 6
Tuesday 6th July  Years 1 and 2
Wednesday 7th July  Nursery and Reception
Thursday 8th July  Years 3 and 4

Pencil case reminder:

We are having an increasing problem with pencil cases in school. As you will remember these should be small and basic, only holding the key essentials. A second small pencil case can be brought with a few coloured pencils that should be kept in the child’s drawer. Larger and more expensive pencil cases cause problems by taking up space on the desk and they also encourage children to play with them when they should be working or listening. We would appreciate your help in this matter.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker