This week we recorded 88 late arrivals. This is unacceptable. Please ensure your child is on time for school – doors open at 8.45am, ready for classes to begin at 9am.

Well done to Classes 4A and 5A who all arrived on time, all week.

Christmas Jumpers

Alongside their school uniform, the children are invited to wear a Christmas jumper every day next week in place of their school jumper/cardigan.

Cards & Presents

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID restrictions, please do not send any cards/gifts into school this year for either pupils or staff.

Christmas Pantomime

As noted on last week’s newsletter, school have purchased a virtual Christmas pantomime for the children to watch next week.

The children will be provided a small, individual packet of sweets by school on their panto day.


Your child must bring a coat every day as the weather is very changeable throughout the school day.

Spare School Uniform

We are running low of spare children’s underwear – if you have any that your child has outgrown that could be donated to school we would very much appreciate them (age 6-9 most in need). Please drop them off at the Infant Office. Thank you.

Half Term

Just a reminder that we break up for the festive holiday on Thursday 17th December at 3.15pm and will return to school on Monday 4th January 2021.

COVID Reminder

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following and a test must be obtained:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

Our Director of Public Health has stated that any child with any of the lower threshold symptoms must be kept off school until they are feeling better:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • sickness or diarrhoea
  • headache
  • a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Foodbanks/Toy Appeals

If you are in the position to help others over this festive period, please do so. There are various places taking donations of food and/or new, unwrapped toys (all can be found on Facebook):-

  • Tesco Express Morrisons      Asda
  • The Salvation Army – Raikes Parade, Blackpool
  • Blackpool Foodbank – Please see their Facebook page
  • Mag’s Beach Cafe – 51 Lytham Road, Blackpool
  • Amazing Graze Soup Kitchen – 44 Bolton Street, Blackpool
  • Blackpool’s Voice – 42-44 Foxhall Road, Blackpool
  • His Provision CIC – 272-274 Central Drive, Blackpool
  • Waterloo Music Bar, Waterloo Road, Blackpool
  • Blackpool Scouts – Please see their website
  • Radio Wave Secret Santa Toy Appeal – Self Store, 20 Clifton Road, Blackpool