February 12, 2016


We are immensely proud of all the children who ran in the Calderdale Cross Country finals at Spring Hall on Wednesday 10th February. We had some fantastic results with some amazing runners. All the children represented our school very well and they all showed determination and supported each other extremely well. It was great to see experienced runners and also children representing school for the first time. We are awaiting the full results to confirm who has qualified through to the West Yorkshire School Games on the 12th March and will let everyone know this soon. Well done to all.

Mrs Rushforth


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 packed lunch.

The A and B Hockey teams played in the Calderdale Schools Finals at Park Lane on


Please can you ensure that your child brings a coat, hat and gloves to school for playtime and lunch time as the weather has now turned cold.


The A and B Hockey teams played in the Calderdale Schools Finals at Park Lane on Tuesday 2nd February. Both teams got through to the last games with the B team winning against The Gleddings School meaning that we have been invited to send a team to represent school in the West Yorkshire Schools Games on Saturday 12th March.

Well done to all!

Hockey A team results:

  • Northowram A 0 – 0 Ripponden B
  • Northowram A 3 – 3 Withinfields
  • Northowram A 3 – 0 Old Earth
  • Northowram A 0 – 5 Hipperholme Grammar

Hockey B team results:

  • Northowram B 2 – 1 Ripponden A
  • Northowram B 4 – 0 Savile Park
  • Northowram B 4 – 0 Salterhebble
  • Northowram B 3 – 1 The Gleddings

Praise Assembly — Well done to the following children:-

5th February

Evie Williams, Evie Wright, Elizabeth Lyons, Evan Paterson, Zoe Nathaniel, Ethan Prentice, Charlotte Wood, Saffie Killick, Mya Rhodes, Lennon Bough, Mia Fox, Neave McKeown, Freya Haslam, Jessica Weston

Bad Weather

As we enter the season of Winter weather please could I remind everyone that you can see up to date information about whether school has closed on the following website: education/closures/ status.jsp?establishment=SCH Information on this site automatically goes to local radio. We will also use our texting service. Please do not call school.


“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him”

Audrey Hepburn

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.


These dates are for the next 2 school weeks. Please see our school website for all diary dates.

  • Monday 22nd February School reopens
  • Wednesday 24th February PTFA Meeting 7.30pm at Shoulder of Mutton
  • Thursday 25th & Friday 26th February PTFA Mothers day secret shop after school
  • Wednesday 2nd March Young Voices Concert at Manchester Arena
  • Friday 4th March Dress up day for World Book Day


If you are moving house , changing your telephone numbers or your email address please can you inform school as soon as possible to ensure we have the most up to date information .

Parents registered on ParentMail must also up date their information on the system directly.

If you have any queries or problems please do not hesitate to contact school.


If your child is absent from school please ensure that you either telephone school as soon as possible each day of the absence or report the absence on the new ParentMail app. It is important that you give the nature of absence e.g. Sore throat, flu, etc. This enables us to monitor the absences properly.

PTFA Update

The Discos last week proved to be great events as always. It’s lovely to see how independent, polite and confident the children are at these events. I hope they all had a wonderful time; they certainly appeared to on the evening. I will have full details in our next update as to how much money we raised.

Please keep your eyes out for news after half term of the Mother’s Day shop and the Fashion Show. Full details will follow the first week back at school.

If you would like to know more about different ways you can be part of the PTFA or upcoming events please do get in touch, we always welcome new members.

Hope you all have a wonderful half term.




Dates for your diary

Mothers Day shop – 25th & 26th February 2016 (after school)

Fashion Show – 18th March 2016 7.30pm Northowram Community Centre (Tickets will be on sale shortly)

Burner & Summer Fayre – 12th June 2016

Next PTFA Meeting – 24th February at 7.30pm in the Shoulder of Mutton. Everyone welcome.

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