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January 18th 2019


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.

Baby News

Congratulations to Miss Gimblett on the birth of her daughter, we are waiting for news of the name. We wish her and the family all the best.


Starlight Collection

We are having a Starlight Collection again at school on Friday 25th January. If you have any unwanted clothes in good condition, please bring them into the school office in a plastic bag before the 25th. Thank you.


Honours Award                    Top Table

YR Jay Ramsden/Oliver Jarvis                            YR Oliver Otto

Y1 Daisie Whittaker/Alfie-Jack Clough              Y1 Leah Malone

Y2 Alfie Bates/Leah Kilbride                                Y2 Lilianna Wanat

Y3 Kacper Kaczmarczyk/Isla Brien                     Y3 Amelia Braithwaite

Y4 Aalissa Hardcastle/George McCrory            Y4 Iyla Rayner-Rhodes

Y5 Connor Bennett/Ben Key                                Y5 Oliver Blake

Y6 Callum Smith/Daniel Bennett                       Y6 Kalias Shillitto



Y3 won the attendance for last week. Well done!

The whole school attendance was


This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y1.  Well Done!


Monday  3.15pm-4.15pm –    Homework club Y3/4/ Gym Club

Tuesday   3.15pm-4.14pm     Cricket Club/Homework Club Y5/6                                             

Wednesday  3.15-4.15pm –        Tag rugby Club

                                                    Reading Club 

Birthday children next week                                    

    Isabelle Ayres           Daisy Fitzpatrick                     





Happy Birthday to them all!