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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers,

Robinwood Forms:

If your child is going to Robinwood in November, please can you return your personal information form and your souvenir order form by Wednesday 18th October. You should have received the forms in packs given out this week.

Christmas designs:

You should have received your child’s Christmas design this week. All products should be ordered online (instructions on the design card) and the orders will be delivered to school. We will then hand them out when they arrive.

Parents Evenings:

You will have received a letter and booking guide for our parents evenings taking place on Tuesday 17th October, 3.30 – 5.30pm and Wednesday 18th October, 3.30pm – 6.30pm. Nursery will have their parents evening on Tuesday 24th October, 3.10 – 5.30pm.  It is important that you make an appointment to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher so if you have any problems please speak to the school office.

Reception and KS1 Reading Meeting

We would like to invite parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to come and find out more about reading with your child and the importance of story time. Refreshments will be provided. This will take place on the 7th November straight after school. There will be childcare available and the meeting will last approximately 20 minutes. Please make every effort to attend.

Harvest Festival:

Our Harvest Festival will take place at St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 18th October at 10.30am. We will be inviting families from Year 1/2 (Miss Byram’s class) so please look out for more details in future letters.

Harvest Foodbank:

On Friday 20th October, Year 1/ Year 2 have organised a non-uniform day in order to collect donations for our Harvest Foodbank appeal. Therefore your child can come to school in non-uniform, but we request a donation for the foodbank in return. Thank you for your support.

Year 6 High School applications:

Year 6 pupils need to apply for their High Schools by the 31st October. Please note this is in the half term holiday. You will have already received information about open evenings at the local schools. Please make sure you apply for more than one school as if you do not receive your first choice, you will could be placed at any other local school where there are places available.

Drilling survey:

There will be surveys taking place on our school land between the 23rd October and the 17th November. The surveys are linked to the fact that the school was built on a mining area and our school is part of a school rebuilding programme. Therefore feasibility studies need to take place. This will involve drilling down on a number of different points around the school field. When the teams are on site drilling will be between 8am and 5pm. This will create some noise at points during the day so we have been asked to share this with our families.

Christmas Jumpers:

We will be collecting Christmas jumpers this term for a swap next half term. If your child has grown out of their Christmas jumper please save it for us to pass onto another pupil. You may also be able to pick up a replacement at the Christmas jumper exchange in November.


Please can we ask all families to be very vigilant at checking their children’s hair for headlice. We have had a number of cases in school and this can only be stopped if the headlice are properly treated. Please follow this link for advice.

Packed Lunches and fruit:

Please can I remind families that pupils should not have fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars in their packed lunches.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 receive a piece of fruit each day as part of a Government initiative. This stops when they reach Year 3 so we encourage children in Years 3 to 6 to bring their own piece of fresh fruit to school for a playtime snack. Thank you for your support.


We are heading into the time of year when there can be lots of bugs around. This list helps families know which illnesses and conditions require pupils to stay at home and when they can come to school. However if you have any questions please contact school.


Please ensure your account is cleared for Breakfast Club and Tea-Time club. If there are any outstanding amounts on these accounts from this point forward you will be unable to use Breakfast Club and Tea-Time club. If you are having any problems paying off these amounts please speak to the school office.

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. 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 suppling the drinks and biscuits.  

Mobile phones in school:

Some of our older children bring a mobile phone into school. This is usually because they are walking home on their own. If you wish your child to bring in a mobile phone, please can you request a permission form.

New phone number?

If you have a new phone number, or if there is a change in contact details, please contact school to update us.

Training Days 23/24 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

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

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker