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“Let Your Light Shine!” - Matthew 5:16

Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers,




Please can you ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for this cold weather. Too many of our children are arriving without a coat or hat. Please can you check they have these before you set off. If your child is in need of a winter coat, please can you let Mrs Boyle know so that she can see if she can get you one free of charge.

Christmas Events:

If you have any empty jam jars please could you donate them to school for use in the Christmas Fair

Christmas Jumper DayThursday 7th DecemberIn school Wear a Christmas jumper to support Save the Children Donation for Save the Children  
Christmas FairThursday 7th DecemberIn school 3.30pm start  
EYFS/KS1 NativityWednesday 13th December  2 tickets per performance. More information will follow 10am performance in the school hall 2pm performance in St Mary’s Church  
Christmas Dinner  Tuesday 19th DecemberIn school To be paid on ParentPay once your child has booked their lunch on the day.  
KS2 Christmas concertWednesday 20th December  2 tickets per performance. More information will follow. 1.30pm performance and 5pm performance both in St Mary’s Church  
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas party  Wednesday 20th DecemberIn school Come in party clothes. No other contributions needed.      
PantomimeThursday 21st DecemberIn school We would appreciate a £2.50 donation towards the cost of the pantomime and snacks. This is set up on Parentpay.  
KS2 Christmas parties  Friday 22nd DecemberYear 3 and 4 – wear party clothes, no other contributions required Year 5 and Year 6 – come in non-uniform PE clothes, no other contributions required  

Year 3 children trip Mrs Sunderland

The year 3 children are attending a workshop at the Town Hall on the morning Thursday 22 February 2024 and will be performing in the evening. Cost is £7.00 and the payment is on Parentpay and is due by 20 November 2023. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 6 children Young Voices

The year 6 children are performing at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena on Monday 19th February 2024. The cost of the trip is £29. Payment is on Parentpay and is due by 24 November 2023. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 4 children Bolton Abbey

The year 4 children are going to Bolton Abbey on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Cost of the trip is £21.00. Three instalments have been set up: £7.00 by 31/10/23, the next £7.00 by 30/11/23 and final instalment by 31/01/24. Again see original letter for more information. 

Please make every endeavour to pay contributions on time. Failure to do so will mean trips are cancelled and children miss out on wonderful opportunities.

Keep Fit at St Mary’s church:

Thursday afternoon 2.00-2.45pm
£3.50 per session
For further details contact Mrs Trees Fewster 07484 377345

Outdoor kit donation:

If you have any size 12 wellies or waterproofs that could be donated to school we would really appreciate it. These would support our children who are gardening in the poorer weather.


Please look at your Parent Pay account and clear any outstanding payments. If there are any debts you run the risk of not being able to access school lunches, breakfast club and tea time club.


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.

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.  

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 8th January 2024  
Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker