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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers,

Church School Report:

On the 15th June we had our Church School Inspection. The report has now been published and is attached along with this letter. We are thrilled with how positive the report is about our school. We have so much to celebrate and it was clear that the Inspector could see the impact of this on our whole school. We even achieved an ‘Excellent’ grade for Collective Worship which is amazing. Our learning partner from the Diocese highlighted what a fantastic achievement this is with the current inspection framework. I am, indeed, extremely proud of everything we have achieved. Thank you very much to everyone that was involved in preparing our school for the day, and within the actual day itself. Please take a few minutes to read the report.

SIAMS Report: June 2022

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We will be handing out pupil reports next Friday (8th July). Early Years, Year 1 and 2 will be handed to parents on the door. Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be emailed directly. The email address that will be used is the one the weekly newsletter is sent to.

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 service22nd July, 10amSt Mary’s Church

Leavers Production and Service:

Families are welcome to join us to celebrate both of these occasions.

However, if you are planning on coming to the production, can you please let the school office know how many people will be attending each performance. We are currently permitting 2 people at each one. More people may be able to attend if there is spare capacity. There is no guarantee of entry if your name is not down so please contact school.

Summer concert hamper raffle/non-uniform day:

Our Summer concert this year will celebrate the school’s 40th birthday. All the songs will be from this era so look forward to an 80’s singalong.

There will be hamper raffle at the Summer Concert and so on Thursday 7th July we are having a non-uniform day where we will ask for donations towards your child’s class hamper. Here is the list of hampers we are planning to prepare for the raffle:

  • Early Years – bottles
  • Year 1 – Chocolate
  • Year 2 – Sweets
  • Year 3 – Cakes
  • Year 4 – Snacks
  • Year 5 – Summer games
  • Year 6 – Stationery

Please send your items to school on Thursday. They will be collected in your child’s classroom.

Raffle tickets will be coming home early next week and should be returned by Monday 11th July so we can make the draw at the Summer Concert.

Pupil Exhibition:

This week, 20 of our Upper Key Stage 2 students have taken part in a workshop led by the Anne Frank Trust. They have been learning all about her life and the discrimination she and many others faced. We would like to invite parents and careers of Years 5 and 6 to visit the exhibition on Tuesday and Thursday 5th and 7th of July between 2-3pm. The exhibition will be led by the children and they will answer any questions you have. 

Uniform Sale:

The Great Big Uniform Sale – Friday 8th July from 2:45pm outside the Children’s Centre (inside if raining).  Lots of good quality uniform and other items for sale.  Many thanks to those who have donated uniform.

Year 6 ParentPay:

It is not only important that you pay any outstanding debts on your child’s ParentPay account, but also that you check to see if you have any money that we owe to you. Please go through and check all the categories.

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.

Breakfast Club:

We currently have spaces in our Breakfast Club. It is open each day from 7.45am to the start of school. Children can have a choice of cereals, juice and toast. The cost is £3.50, or £1.50 if your child is entitled to Free School Meals (not just free meals from Reception or Years 1 and 2).

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, sweets 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