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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers

Church Schools Inspection:

We are having our next Church School Inspection on Wednesday 15th June. The Inspector will be in for one day and will judge us on a number of criteria linked to being an effective Church School. The criteria has changed since our last inspection and is now very challenging, but we have much to celebrate and I look forward to sharing this with our inspector. We will inform you of the outcome once the report has been published.

Events this term:

EventDate and timeWhere  
Summer Concert13th July, 5pmSchool field
Parents Drop in14th July 3.30pm – 5.30pmClassrooms
Sports Day15th July, 1.15pmSchool field
Year 6 meal19th July, 4.50 – 6.15pmCasa Luli
Year 6 production18th July, 2pm and 6pmSchool hall
Year 6 leavers serviceTBCSt Mary’s Church

Jubilee Day:

Gardening Club: 

The jubilee activities were a huge success. The weather could have been kinder for the planting of the Jubilee tree as we all got a little damp!

A big thank you to Atlas Green Gardening for the donation of the 12-foot Silver Birch. 

Also a shout out to Mr Hemingway for his woodwork skills with framing the Queens Jubilee plaque. 

Gomersal St Mary’s Gardening club stood proudly for their photo with the tree.

Carson, one of our school gardeners, was the main man for the digging of the large hole needed to support the tree’s large root ball. He was very patient with the younger gardeners. He used a large spade and they then scraped the soil out with trowels. Great team work! The new top garden looks fantastic. Keep up the weeding guys!  

Fridge Magnet sale:

Thank you to all parents who bought one of the fun bugs for their fridge; they were very popular. They were donated by a friend of a member of staff, Fiona, who was closing down her gift shop. A grand total of £115 was made by this sale, adding to school funds for those little extras for our pupils. 

Michelle Middleton:

My role as an early support consultant involves working with families to make sure that they get the support that they require to address their needs, placing the children’s needs at the centre of decision making.

I will be completing a weekly drop in session between 9am – 11.00am each Tuesday morning as of now. Individual appointments are also available on a Wednesday morning. Please see Mrs Priestley to book. During these sessions I will be able to listen to families on a 1:1 basis, and in many cases offer them short term support and guidance on a range of issues (including child behaviour & parenting). For families who require longer term support I can discuss with them other options of support, including Early Support Services. I have a good knowledge of the local and National organisations that support families overcome many problems (such as debt advice, housing advice, bereavement services, employment/education/training providers, mental health support, parental conflict/domestic violence/internet safety etc) and therefore can also signpost families to these agencies at the drop in session.

Tea-Time Club:

Our Tea-Time Club is getting more and more popular. Places fill up fast, so please book in advance.

To book your child’s place, call or email the school office. Please remember that if you cancel the place on the same day as your child was due to attend, you will still be charged. If you can give as much notice as possible of a cancellation, this frees up the place for someone else to attend.

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 

Packed Lunches:

Please can I remind families that pupils should not have fizzy drinks or chocolate bars in their packed lunches. Thank you for your support.

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker