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Dear Parents/carers,

Sports Day

Thank you to everyone who came to join in our sports day yesterday. We had a lovely weather for such a wonderful community event. Well done to all our participants young and old(er). Thank you also to all the staff who made it happen, especially Miss Byram who pulled it all together. There are lots of brilliant pictures on our Facebook page including some of the Nursery sports fun that took place in the morning.

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Key Events this term:

Pupil reports (EYFS to Yr 5)  Friday 7th July
Summer Concert in the school groundsMonday 10th July, 5.30pm  
Yr 6 reports including SAT results  Tuesday 11th July
Optional parents evening  Wednesday 12th July, 3.30pm – 5pm
Leaver’s performance (more information to follow)Monday 17th July 1.30pm and 5.30pm  
Leaver’s Meal  Wednesday 19th July Casa Luli, Liversedge 4.50pm – 6.15pm  
Leaver’s Service at St Mary’s Church  Friday 21st July, 9.30am

Residential Payments

For those pupils going to Robinwood the next payment of £40 is due by the 25th June.

For those pupils going to London the next payment of £60 is due by the 30th June.

Please make sure these payments are made in time as they are linked to our payment deadlines with the companies organising the trips. Thank you.

Events inspired by Jo Cox

Leaflets are attached to this newsletter for the following events:

  • Jo Cox Memorial Rugby Match – Batley Bulldogs V York Knights (Sunday 4th June at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, Batley)
  • The Great Health and Wellbeing Get Together (Saturday 24th June, Wilton Park, Batley)
  • Run for Jo and Family Fun Day (Sunday 25th June at Oakwell Hall)

Marie Curie Garden Party

Marie Curie Fundraising Group are holding a Garden Party in Birstall on Saturday 17th June, 10am – 4pm. I have attached a leaflet with more information. If you can please pop along to support this worthwhile cause.

ParentPay accounts

It is essential that you make every effort to clear your Parent Pay accounts for Breakfast Club, Tea Time Club, Nursery and lunches. From September payments for Tea Time Club and Breakfast Club must be made prior to your child staying. Therefore, all accounts need to be settled before the end of the summer holidays. If you have questions regarding this, please speak to school.

Tax Free Childcare

Gomersal St.Mary’s is now registered to accept Tax Free Childcare Vouchers to help pay for Breakfast Club and Tea Time Club.

Tax Free Childcare is a Government Scheme that pays 20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2000 per year. The scheme is open to all parents of children under the age of 12.

To be eligible for the Tax Free Childcare Scheme, you must be working and if you have a partner they must work too, and you must not be receiving any support through Tax Credits or Universal Credit.

Here are the training days for this school year:

Monday 24th July 2023  
Tuesday 25th July 2023  

Training Days from September 2023 to July 2024:

Monday 4th September 2023  
Friday 27th October 2023  
Monday 8th January 2024  
Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker