Weekly Communications

Weekly Communications – Week beginning 1st of July

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the staff in school to thank you for all your support during the school year. Please keep up the hard work over the Summer with learning times tables and lots of reading!

In September we will be launching our Year of Reading- please keep a check on our website and see if any of the staff are busy reading over the holidays!

Our Y6 children move on to their new schools and although we will definitely miss them, we wish them every success in the next phase of their education.

We all look forward to welcoming our new starters into Venus class in September and also the new children who will join Mercury. Mercury children will still be based in their current classroom, so please keep to your usual routine as we come back to school.

Monday 2nd September is a staff training day so we look forward to seeing the children on Tuesday 3rd September from 8.45am.

We wish you all a very safe and happy summer holiday.

Kindest regards,

Miss Gledhill


Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.


Uniform update:

Cut Off Date for Back to School orders with School shop is 7th August 2019, all orders placed by that date are guaranteed to be delivered before school starts in September.


Sports update:


What a great sporting year we have had in school. I am looking forward to next year and all the many sporting events to come! Have a lovely summer – Best wishes, Mrs Umpleby.


Attendance Information

Autumn 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 1(2019) Summer2 (2019) to 16/7/19 Full Year
School’s current attendance rate for this academic year 97.58% 97.11% 97.91% 96.74%

2x leavers gone 2 weeks early!

School’s current absence rate for this academic year 2.42% 2.89% 2.09% 3.26% 2.69%
School’s current authorised absence rate for this academic year 1.72% 2.48% 1.83% 1.73% 1.99%
School’s current unauthorised absence rate for this academic year 0.70% 0.41% 0.25% 1.52% 0.69%
Minutes late 2018-2019
Mars class 532 326 64 55 977
Neptune class 193 207 25 80 505
Earth class 207 216 13 79 515
Venus class 70 71 7 18 166
Full school 1002mins 823mins 109mins 232mins 2163


Government targets for attendance are 95%.


We will be including the class and whole school attendance figures for each week on weekly comms, please help us to achieve this target.


Mars:       96.36%

Neptune:   92.69%

Earth:       98.57%

Venus:      97.83%

Whole school: 96.36%



Question of the week? Tell me about it

Makaton: Book


Free school meals – Economic and Universal

Please remember to clear your lunch account now that we have reached the end of the school Year.


School meals will increase to £2.60 per lunch and £2.10 per preschool lunch from September 2019.


Although Reception and Key Stage 1 children receive Universal Free School meals we would still appreciate parents of children in any Year group completing the necessary paperwork if you feel you may be eligible for Economic Free School Meals – please see the previous email.



Dates for your diary


10th September – New starter lunch for Reception Year parents – please book parent lunch only via the gateway on our return.

Wednesday 11th September – Friends AGM

17th September – New starter lunch for Reception Year parents – please book parent lunch only via the gateway on our return.

UCI cycling event 24/9/19 – Due to road closures, because of the timed cycling trials, between 11am and 3.30pm – school will remain open to all pupils until 3.45pm on this day if necessary. For more information and an interactive map please see the UCI website https://worlds.yorkshire.com/visit/northallerton/

Bag2School collection – Wednesday 9th October


Cricket Coaching