This Week's News

March 24th 2017

Our next OFSTED inspection is now well overdue. If you haven’t already done so, please help us by giving your views about the school. You can do this by clicking the “Parent View” button on the top of the home page of this website.

Thanks to everyone for their contributions towards Red Nose Day today. We have had a great time in school whilst raising money for such a worthy cause. We will let you know next week how much we have raised.

It has been a relatively quiet week in school apart from the usual clubs. Last Friday the girls’ football team played in the city finals at Benfield. Although we lost all three games, two of them were very close (1-0 defeats) and in the final game we only conceded in the final minute against the team which won the overall tournament. It has been an excellent achievement for the girls to reach the final four in Newcastle in the very first girls’ football league in the city. Over 40 schools entered the competition so the girls should be very proud of themselves.

On Wednesday Miss Walker and I took the Y5/6 girls’ football team to Benfield to take part in a festival. We expected to play outside but the inclement weather meant we had to play inside and instead of 7-aside it was reduced to 5-aside.  We had a squad of 9 so had to keep rotating but the attitude of the girls, despite this relative hardship, was exemplary. We played three games and won them all without conceding a goal. However, what was even more impressive than the winning was the attitude and team spirit the girls showed. Well done everyone!

On Thursday the First Holy Communion group continued their preparation after school. Please keep them in your prayers.

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend our coffee morning and internet safety training a week ago on Tuesday. The staff received the same training later in the day and it is so important that, together, we do our best to keep our children safe and we understand what they can use their phones and devices for.

Some of our pupils have alerted us to a social networking site, “”, which several children are using. The minimum age expectation for this site is 13 and I have been informed that there are inappropriate images which can be accessed. Please help to keep your children safe by restricting and controlling their internet use. Thanks.

This afternoon the boys’ football team is playing against St John Vianney in the quarter final of the Newcastle Catholic Primary Cup. I hope they show the same determination, team work and spirit as the girls did on Wednesday and last week.

Attendance levels are consistently high once again. Last week only Reception and Year 3 dipped below 95%. Year 2 were this week’s winners with 100%. The whole school attendance figure for last week was 97.40%, almost matching the level of the previous week. Since September (despite Eid early in the first term) our whole school attendance stands at 96.90% and it continues to rise. We need to continue to work hard now to get it back above 97%. Thank you for your support!

As best attenders in Key Stage 2 with 99.33%, Year 6 had the opportunity to go on top yard today along with the award winners for Years 3, 4 and 5.

Please click on the link from this page to see the award winners from Friday’s assembly.

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