Primary & Secondary School Admissions September 2022

Applications are now live at www.blackpool.gov.uk/schooladmissions

  • Primary School – applications are required for all children with a 4th birthday between 1st September 2021 and 31st August 2022
  • Secondary School – applications are required for all children who are currently in their final year at primary school (Year 6)

Reminders

  • As our drinking fountains are unavailable, all children require a named bottle of drinking water for the classroom. If your child has a home packed lunch they need a separate drink (but please no glass drinking bottles or fizzy pop/fizzy water)
  • If your child is having a yoghurt for lunch please do not forget to pack them a spoon
  • All children should bring a coat/jacket every day as the weather is very changeable
  • Please note that the school lunch menu is subject to change. Although we will, of course, try our best to keep to the published menu (available on our website) but due to supply/delivery difficulties we may have to offer something different (any allergies, dietary requirements etc will be followed)
  • Only stud earrings are acceptable within school but please REMOVE these on your child’s P.E. day as these cannot be removed by a member of staff and if your child cannot remove the earrings themselves they will not be permitted to take part in the lesson
  • If your child has a bump to the head we will text you – this is for general bumps, nothing to worry about. If the bump is a little more serious we will telephone you

European Languages Day 2021

On Monday 4th October we will celebrate European Languages Day. Each year group have been given a country to study on the day. The children are allowed to come into school dressed in the colours of their country’s flag, face paint or a costume from that country.

Please see this link to see which country your child’s year group have been given!


Harvest

Each year at Harvest time, Stanley School likes to show our support to local food charities by asking our pupils to provide small donations of food. As well as helping others in need, this teaches the children how to be a kind and charitable member of the community. These donations can be brought into school with the children or dropped off in the Reception entrance foyer.

Donations will be split between two local food charities: Amazing Graze Soup Kitchen and Blackpool Food bank.

Food donations go towards making food parcels for those that need it. Before donating, please ensure that anything donated is non-perishable, and still ‘in date’. Items include:

Tins of soup Tins of baked beans Tins of spaghetti Tins/packets of custard
Cup-a-Soups Tins of veg Tinned meat Tinned fish
Instant noodles Savoury rice packets Pasta in sauce Pasta sauces
Tea bags Coffee Cereal Tins of rice pudding

Tiny Tangerines

Blackpool Football Club Community Trust are running community football sessions to increase your Tiny Tangerine’s confidence, co-ordination and fundamental skills whilst giving them the opportunity to engage with others their age through football.

To find out more and book a place please visit this link.


COVID-19 Vaccine Van

On Friday 1st October the Covid-19 vaccination van and tents (5 gazebos) will be present on our infant car park from 8am until 6pm.  This will be advertised through Blackpool Council.

2A and 2R will still be able to enter and exit through the normal route as they will not start their service until 9:15am and will pause at 3pm, resuming again at 4pm until 6pm.

The van carries both Pfizer (first and second dose) and Astra Zeneca (2nd dose only) and can currently vaccinate anyone 16 years and over. If you are concerned about vaccination and wish to visit the van there will be staff onsite able to talk to you.

Future locations can be found at www.blackpool.gov.uk/VaccineVan – this includes at Tesco Extra, Clifton Road on 25th and 26th September 10am – 4pm.


COVID Symptoms 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

The lower threshold symptoms are:

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

Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.