Parents’ Association Newsletter

Children will be coming home tonight with the first parents’ association newsletter of the year.

The parents’ association work tirelessly raising funds for the school and are always looking for new parents to join and help them with new ideas and extra pairs of hands.  The next parents’ association meeting will be on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 3.25 pm. All parents and friends are welcome to attend. Click here to download a copy of the letter and find out how you could help.

Guidance for Parents/Carers When Your Child is Ill

There has been a number of incidences recently of children contracting a bug which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.  We would like to inform you of the Derbyshire County Council’s guidance for parents and carers with regards to this.   They inform us that they would like you to keep your child away from school for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

Whilst we would like to see your child back to school as soon as possible, we also have to look after the health of the other 286 pupils in school.  We would urge you to follow the County Council’s guidance and ensure that your child is fit and well before he/she returns to school.

We thank you for your co-operation in keeping all of our children healthy.


Headteacher weekly Blog – Friday 19th September

On Tuesdays our football team started their season with some games at Greenbank Leisure Centre with Mr. Goodridge. They played three games and I know that they won at least one game. Unfortunately in the excitement of Wednesday morning as the children were getting ready to leave for Lea Green I wasn’t told of the other results. I look forward to finding out on Monday how we did in the other two games that we played.

Our year 6 children have just enjoyed their 3 day residential at Lea Green. I was able to go up and visit them on Thursday evening and help serve at the tuck shop. All of the children were very keen to tell me what they had done that day, with canoeing being the highlight. One table had even saved me a piece of cake from their tea for me to have when I arrived! Unfortunately some of you may be aware that on Thursday night several children and staff became ill and therefore it was decided to bring the children home a little earlier than planned on Friday afternoon to ensure that we gave any bugs a limited chance to spread to other children. Thank you to parents that came and collected children from Lea Green.

Any parents and friends that want to help the school run the successful discos and other such events are welcome to attend a meeting after school on Tuesday 30th September. We have a very generous group of parents that give some time to the school to help our children enjoy such events and raise lots of money for the school at the same time. If you would like to join us you are welcome to come for a cup of tea or coffee on Tuesday 30th September at 3.20pm.