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Shirley Avenue




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Dear Parents/carers,

Goodbye and Thank you

This summer we say goodbye and thank you to Mrs Barker and Mrs Powles. Mrs Barker has led our Early years for 6 years and has worked hard to provide an effective, caring learning environment for our children.

Mrs Powles has worked as a lunchtime supervisor for an incredible 34 years.  She has cared for thousands of children in this time making sure they eat well and are safe. What an amazing legacy to leave behind.

We offer them our heartfelt thanks and wish them every happiness for their next adventure.

Key Events this term:

We will be having our annual hamper raffle at the summer concert and so are asking for donations to make our incredible hampers. On Friday 30th June we will be having a non-uniform day. In return for wearing non-uniform can you please donate an item. The themes are as follows:

  • EYFS: bottles
  • Year 1 and 2: chocolate
  • Year 3 and 4: sweets
  • Year 5 and 6: smellies
Non-uniformFriday 30th June  
Pupil reports (EYFS to Yr 5)  Friday 7th July
Summer Concert in the school groundsMonday 10th July, 5.30pm  
Cleckheaton Food Bank Week  Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July
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

Kirklees School’s Out Summer Camp

Cleckheaton Foodbank Week

Starting on Monday 10th July we are launching our food bank week when we will be taking donations for Cleckheaton Foodbank. You can bring your donation to the Summer Concert or drop it off at the gate at the beginning, or end of the day. We will then send all donations to the food bank on Friday 14th July.

School Uniform Donations

Thank you to all who have donated school uniform – If you are able to donate clean uniform in good condition, we would be very grateful.  We are currently short of KS1 and 2 school cardigans, KS1 school jumpers and school summer dresses.  Our Uniform Bank offers good quality uniform free to children in school.  Thank you for your help.

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.

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 and also RESIDENTIAL Trips.

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