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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers,

Uniform Bank

There will be a uniform bank on Thursday 2nd February 2023 from 8:30 to 9am and from 2:45pm to 3:15pm.  There will be lots of uniform in very good condition available free.

If you are able to donate any uniform in good condition, we would be very grateful.  We are particularly short of KS1 cardigans for girls.

Candlemas Service

Our Candlemas Service will be held in St Mary’s Church on the 2nd February at 10am. Year 1 will be leading the service so family and friends of pupils in Year 1 are welcome to attend. I will be in touch nearer the time with the exact start time, but we expect it to be in the morning. We hope you will be able to join us.

Valentine biscuits

Decorate a biscuit with chocolate and sprinkles for £1.50. This event is happening in school on Friday 10th February. Sign up and pay on ParentPay by Tuesday 7th February.


Our next Robinwood trip is booked for 10/11/23 to 12/11/23. This is open to our current Years 3 and 4. If you would like to book a place please go to ParentPay and pay the deposit of £50. There are a limited number of places so please book on as soon as possible. There will be an information session on Monday 6th February at 3.30pm.

Reading books

There are a number of children in school who have reading books at home – some for a considerable amount of time. Please can you have a good look round and see if you can spot any. We would appreciate any returns.

Tesco tokens

Thank you to everyone who put a token in our box at our local Tesco supermarkets. It has now finished and we will update you as to the outcome as soon as we can.

Swimming in Year 4

Pupils in year 4 will have now received a letter outlining the guidance for swimming which will start straight after February half term. Please read this carefully as there are strict rules on things such as swimming costumes and goggles.

Free Support for Parents from Northorpe Hall

We now have some new weekly  ‘Toast n Talk’ sessions for parents and carers. In addition to the Chill N Chat sessions, we are offering additional sessions during the winter months, where we are offering a warm space called Toast N Talk. These will be held every Tuesday morning from 9-12pm at the Pack Horse Centre in Huddersfield Thursday afternoon from 12-3pm in the Barn at Northorpe Hall starting 12th January until the end of March. These can be booked onto through our website but anyone is welcome to just drop in. It is an opportunity to chat through concerns with refreshments and themed talks each week in a warm safe space.

Tea-time Club:

Don’t forget our tea-time club is open to help you with childcare needs. It is open from 3pm to 6pm. There are 2 prices for tea-time club: up until 5pm it is £7.50 whereas after this it is £10. Children will get a light tea and drinks during this time. Please book your child in with the school office to avoid disappointment.


Breakfast Club:

Don’t forget that Breakfast Club is now open from 7.30am.

Coffee Morning:

All welcome to our informal Coffee /Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at School (8.45 till 10.00am). Under school age children welcome too as there are lots of toys for them to play with. Please join us in the Children’s Centre with Mrs Boyle supplying the drinks and biscuits.  

Thank You 

Parent Workshops

Tuesday Morning 9am-10.30am

Healthy Relationships with Food 31st January 2023

If you are interested in this course, please see Mrs. Grant to book a place.

(15 Places available for each course)

Training Days 22/23 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Thursday 4th May 2023  
Monday 24th July 2023  
Tuesday 25th July 2023  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker