October 07, 2016


Thank you for attending our open evening last week where we hosted the ‘welcome meetings’. We feel that it is very important for you to be well informed about your child’s life in school, especially in a period of increased expectation on pupils. We are very fortunate to have amazing support from parents. We know that if we put on an event, people will attend in great numbers.

You will have received a letter inviting nominations for a parent governor. Mike Westaway, one of our current parent governors, is willing to discuss his experience of the role with any potential candidates. Should you wish to speak to Mike, please let the office know or catch him in the playground.


Louie Walsh in 6 Chestnut has just won a national golf competition. He came first in the UK Kids Grand Final. Louie is competing at a national level and has also played abroad. Well done Louie on your fantastic achievements. Here is a picture of him with his trophy.

Farmers Market

We are proud to present to you our next Farmers’ Market which will take place in the school hall on Thursday 24th November. The children have already started making some items to sell and I have booked some external stalls, details to be announced soon. Please follow us for more information;

Facebook: Facebook Northowram Primary School Farmers’ Market

Twitter: Twitter NPS Farmers Market


A big thank you to everyone who has donated to our Harvest Appeal. We have had a brilliant response and your kind donations will help to make a massive difference to those in need.


Please can you check at home to see if you have any school reading books other than your child’s current one. If so can they be returned to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

Dates for your diary

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY— These dates are for the next 2 school weeks. Please see our school website for all

  • 14th October 2016 2pm PTFA disco Reception
  • 14th October 2016 4.15pm to 5.15 pm PTFA disco Years 1,2 & 3
  • 14th October 2016 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm PTFA disco Years 4,5 & 6
  • 17th October 2016 Safeguarding week
  • 17th October 2016 Year 1—Teddy takes a Tumble (Road safety)
  • 19th October 2016 3.30—6.30 pm Parents Evening (Reception to Year 6)
  • 20th October 2016 3.30—6.30 pm Parents Evening (Reception to Year 6)
  • 20th October 2016 3.30—6.00 pm Nursery Parents Evening

It’s a girl

Miss Beanland gave birth to a very, very beautiful baby girl on September 29th . Megan Amelia was born at 17:54 weighing 8lb 5oz. Congratulations to all.

It’s a boy

Miss Davis gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday 5th October, no name as yet. Congratulations to all.

Praise Assembly — Well done to the following children:-

30th September

Erin O’Hanlon, Nicholas Niemiec, Felicity Ackroyd, Jack Fagan, Will Whitehead, Raymond Gaines, Katelyn Hubball, Evan Kellett, Chanelle Colvin, Adan Owen-Briggs, Ebrahim Ravat,
Ava Gardiner, Olivia Winn, Elliot Burke

7th October

Oliver Roberts, Sennen Rustom, Imarine Jardine, Joseph Ledger-Mead, Musa Mahmood, Emily Foster, Zane Ridley, Danica Walker, Cian Rose, Olivia Shaw, Luke Bates, Gabrielle Holdsworth, Naomi Joseph, Max Whitehead

Safeguarding Children

At Northowram School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all members of the school community to share this commitment. Our school actively promotes fundamental British values. This commitment includes staff, governors, volunteers and contractors working on the school site.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and these can be found on our website.

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

Jane Jennings is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is the lead person in our school and the person to contact if you have concerns about a child. Mrs Scardifield and Mr Lomas are also Designated Safeguarding Leads. Canon James Allison is our Safeguarding Governor.


Will your child turn 3 between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017? Have you registered your child’s details for our Nursery? Children for admission to Nursery in September 2017 need to be registered by 31st January 2017. We now offer more flexible sessions which include some full days. If you would like some further information please ring Mrs Jennings on 01422 202704 (ext 517) or email


The girls’ team played against Parkinson Lane last week. They are relatively new to competitive football and lost 5-0, but they showed commitment, passion and determination. I am really sure that as they keep practising, they will develop and improve. Well done to each and every one of them!


Please can parents note the options for school meals patterns are:

All week

Monday only

Friday only

Monday and Friday

These are the only options available. If your child no longer would like to be on school dinners please note we require one week’s notice of changing to a packed lunch.

If you are paying by +Pay there is just one amount for this term, £71.40 (Sept—Oct). You can reduce this to any amount you would like to pay. If you have a query in regards to dinner monies please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

PTFA Update

By now you will have had the details of our upcoming Discos. On the night please send your child with a £1 coin for entry.

Also available on the night…

  • Chips £1
  • Drinks from 30p
  • Bags of Sweets 50p
  • Chocolate 25p
  • Lucky Dip £1.00
  • Glow Products from 50p

Tickets for the PTFA and Poppy Appeal Tea Dance will be on sale after school today, in the bike shed. Tickets are £5 for adults and £2 for children. We hope you will be able to attend the event at Northowram Community Centre on Sunday 6thNovember, 2pm to 5pm. It looks like it will be a great event for all the family.

We will shortly be asking for donations of cakes and raffle prizes for this event. Please let me know if you can assist.

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