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7th December 2018



Just to remind you that KS1 performance is on 11th December. The morning performance starts at 9.30am and is for adults and children. The afternoon performance starts at 2.15pm and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Christmas Fair

Thank-you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our Christmas Fair.

We raised a brilliant £1620.37

Thank-you to all the staff and members of Friends of Thorpe who gave their time to organise and help.



Miss Gimblett will be leaving on 19th December to begin her maternity leave. From January Mrs Fowler will be teaching in Year 1 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a new teacher Mrs Wood will be teaching on Thursdays and Fridays. We wish Miss Gimblett all the best.



Please can we remind parents/carers that you should not be driving onto school premises to drop children off at the start or end of the school day, as it does cause safety concerns. Thank-you for your support on this.


Online Safety

Our local police community officer will be leading a parent online safety session on Wednesday 9th January at 9.00am.

School closure due to Adverse Weather

It is once again the time of year when we enter a period of what is likely to be unsettled and adverse weather.

Adverse weather conditions cause all of us problems and the impact on running a school can be significant. Critical factors taken into account when deciding to remain open or to close include road conditions, safety of the site and staff/pupil ratios.

It may well be the case that an occurrence of adverse weather leads to an early morning decision of whether to close the school. The responsibility for school closure rests with the Local Authority (LA) for maintained schools such as Thorpe. However, because of the variation in geography and climate throughout the district, it is normal for the Headteacher to make an individual school closure decision. This decision will be based on a health and safety assessment (both for members of staff and pupils); the LA and the Headteacher will keep the school open if at all possible. Only in exceptional circumstances will the school be closed. If weather conditions are such that the school makes a decision to close before the normal school day starts, then instruction will be given to publish notification between 7.00am and 7.30am in the following ways:

  • Notification of closure through a text sent via ParentMail
  • An update via Twitter – @ThorpeBradford
  • An update on the Bradford Schools Online website – https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/Schools/Home.aspx
  • A school closure message on local radio stations

If weather conditions are such that a decision to close is taken during normal school hours, then all parents/carers who have provided us with mobile telephone contact details will be informed by text. Some staff will remain in school to supervise pupils until they are able to get home.

As you can appreciate, we attempt to ensure we can deal effectively with weather conditions and circumstances arising from this that are beyond our control and I trust you feel reassured that we will do all we can.


Bradford City FC Community Foundation Christmas holiday camps – 20 & 21 Dec

Football coaching, fun and games for boys and girls ages 5-13. Marley Stadium, Keighley.

All staff are minimum FA Level 2 Coaches and have enhanced DBS checks.  Children reccommended to the club’s academy if they meet a required standard.  Sessions based around children’s ability and age.


BCFC Community Foundation Christmas Holiday Camps – Flyer

BCFC Community Foundation Christmas Holiday Camps – Form


For more info call 01274 706850 or e-mail bradfordcityfitc@aol.com


Poppy Appeal

Thank you to everyone who bought poppies and the merchandise from the school office. This year we managed to raise £180.50.


Honours Award                    Top Table

YR Isabelle Tetley/Oliver Otto                                YR  Francis Priestley

Y1  Poppie Murgatroyd/Lucie-Jo Mitchell           Y1  Nicole Karwacka

Y2 Seth Robinson/Lienna Whittaker                    Y2 Francesca Saunders

Y3 Freddie & Harry Wells                                        Y3 Kacper Kaczmarczyc

Y4 Rhys Grimshaw/Salmon Naseef                       Y4 Indie Rayner

Y5 Kiana Balaz/Reenad Naseef                              Y5 Amelia Bairstow

Y6 Kaylem Marsden/Jordan Dunne                     Y6 Daniel Bennett


YR won the attendance for last week. Well done!



This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y5.  Well Done!



Monday  3.15pm-4.15pm –  Homework club

Tuesday   3.15pm-4.14pm  – Golf Club                                             

Wednesday  3.15-4.15pm  –       Hockey Club

                                                        Reading Club 

Birthday children for next week                                    

 Lennox Hardcastle     Sarah Brook       Olivia Blythe    Olivia-Grace Robinson                                 





Happy Birthday to them all!