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Term dates

School closes for half term: Friday 25th October 2019

School re-opens: Monday 4th November 2019

School closes for term end: Friday 20th December 2019


Safeguarding notice                     

A reminder that if your child is ill or you wish to make changes to home time arrangements (going home with a friend etc) these messages must be given to Mrs Bentley or the class teacher by the child’s parent / carer and not a child. Alternatively, messages can be left on the school phone answer service at anytime or an email can be sent to


Late arrivals

A reminder that children who arrive late must be signed in by their adult in the ‘Late Book’ in the office. To help parents, children may be collected upto 3.40pm. Children not collected by 3.40pm will be taken to the hall and they will be booked into after school club and charged from 3.40pm. There is no after school club on a Friday but a late collection charge of £1.00 per 10 minutes late will be applied for children collected after 3.40pm on Fridays. As notified last year, late collection from clubs will also work in the same way.


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Newsletter Issue 3 - 19th September 2019


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Latest News: Autumn term 1


Please see the important letter about the nasal influenza vaccine which this year is being offered to all children in years Reception to 6. If you wish your child to receive the vaccine, please give consent online by Friday 18th October. A paper copy of this letterwas also sent home today with eldest siblings.

On Monday (23rd) Tempest photographers will be visiting school to take individual and sibling photographs. If you have a nursery child who does not attend on that morning but you would like them to have a photograph on their own or with an older sibling, please bring them into school for a prompt 8.45am start and take them home when the photograph has been taken.

As you will be aware, the UCI World Cycling Event is taking place in Harrogate and the surrounding area 21st to 29th September. The school will remain open as usual during this event so please plan your route to and from school if the race passes close to your home. For the latest information and a map showing details of road closures please visit

As described in last week’s newsletter, we will be holding a Parents’ Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 25th September at 3.45pm and 7pm. To help parents, after school club will be free for children in years Reception to 6 for the duration of the 3.45pm event.



The new term is going well and it is lovely to see our youngest children settling into their new routines.

As listed in the ‘Dates for your Diary’ sent out last week, we will be holding a Parents’ Curriculum Evening on Wednesday 25th September at 3.45pm and 7pm. These events are for all parents of children in years Reception to 6 and will be an opportunity to hear about how our English and Maths curriculum are developed and how best to help your child at home.

There will also be time to discuss homework expectations with your child’s class teacher. To help parents, after school club will be free for children in years Reception to 6 for the duration of the 3.45pm event.

To keep you up to date with the Governing Body, please be advised that the Chair, Mrs Barker, is currently unwell. Mr Muttick, (current finance Governor) will be Acting Chair until further notice. Mr Muttick can be contacted by emailing the school office on

Please see the letter sent home for details of a special lunch we are having on Thursday 3rd October. Please return the slip by Wednesday 18th if your child does not usually have a school lunch on a Thursday and would like to join in.



Welcome back everyone! A warm welcome also to all of our new families. I hope you and your family had an enjoyable summer break and are looking forward to the new term.

Welcome to Mr Bolton who is the teacher in year 1 pending completion of the recruitment process for a permanent teacher. Mr Bolton was with us as a SCITT student last year and we are pleased he has been able to join us.

Our graduate SCITT student this year is Miss Dunbar who will be working with the early year’s team from mid September.

This week’s edition of the newsletter will be given out as a paper copy to the eldest siblings and emailed to the first contact of each family. Next week, we will revert to email only as this saves on time and resources.

If you do not have access to email, please request a paper copy from the office.

Please find enclosed with the newsletter a further copy of this term’s menu, term dates for this academic year 2019-2020 (also available on the school website), dates for your diary for this half term, a reminder about parking and an updated ‘Information for Parents.’

Please take particular note of the drop off and pick up times for each year group and rules about uniform and hair styles.

Please let the office know if over summer you have moved house, changed mobile or land line telephone numbers or wish to change emergency contact details.


See below information about clubs this half term: * Please pay on Parent Pay *

BREAKFAST CLUB                  Years Reception to year 6 from 8am, breakfast provided, £2.30 per child

READING CLUB                      Years Reception to year 6 from 8.30am, in year 1 classroom, no charge 

CEDAR CLUB                           Reception to year 6, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until 5.30pm in the school hall.

                                               £4 until 4.30pm, £5 until 5pm, £6 until 5.30pm.

                                               Late collection charge £1.00 per 10 minutes late


THURSDAY SPORTS CLUB     Reception to year 6, Thursday until 5pm with Premier Sports, £5 per child

CONSTUCTION CLUB            Years Reception, 1 & 2, Monday lunch time

CROSS-STITCH CLUB            Years 3, 4, 5 & 6, Tuesday lunch time

FOOTBALL CLUB                    Years Reception, 1 & 2, Tuesday after school

Details of a baking club for years Reception, 1 and 2 will be sent out next week.



Previous news 2018-2019

Autumn term 1: News round-up

Autumn term 2: News round-up

Spring term 1: News round-up

Spring term 2: News round-up

Summer term 1: News round-up

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