Update 5.1.24

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back and Happy New Year.

The children have once again come back very well and even though it has been a short week, it has been a very productive and purposeful one.

Next Tuesday, we have our sixth and final Open Morning for parents of children due to start school in September. The deadline for applications is 15th January and we have attached information relating to this. If you know anyone with a child that will turn five between 1st Sept 24 and 31st Aug 25, please let them know about this. To book an Open Morning tour on Tuesday 9th January at 9.30am, please contact the office.

We are very excited about our plans for the learning this term. We will also be continuing with the ‘Pop Ins’ that were such a successful and well supported initiative last term. Next week, we will be sending out some dates for the term, but here are a few key dates for parents:

  • Parent Consultation Meetings 6th and 7th February
  • Pupils break up on 9th February at 3.20pm and return on 19th February.
  • SEND review meetings take place wk beginning 19th February where applicable.
  • The spring term Parental Questionnaire will be out at the end of February.
  • The children will also break up at 3.20pm on Thursday 28th March for Easter.

At the start and end of the day, please keep to the pathways and pedestrian routes. We include the roadway within the designated pedestrian route at this time to maximise flow and reduce congestion, but this remains under review. We can only continue to permit roadways to be used if we can be sure that there is no walking between parked cars. This is to set a good example and ensure the safety of pupils if a car were moved, but also protect staff cars legitimately parked on site. Thank you in anticipation of your support with this.

As we are still in the season of coughs, colds and infections, but also an era where schools are now duty bound to evidence that they are rigorously addressing attendance, it is useful to know about the NHS guidance which can be found at

This is a relatively short, but very busy term and we are looking forward to having the opportunities to share the incredible work and achievements that we are seeing from your children with you. We have built an amazing and talented staff team and the learning that we are seeing taking place at our academy is nothing short of excellent. In the meantime, we have been updating the Class Pages on our website to give you more information about what your child is learning about in school. Please take a look at

We hope that you had a wonderful, fun and relaxing holiday period and send our best wishes for a good weekend.

See you soon.

Kind regards

Paul Martin