Please can anyone dropping off, and picking up children, please refrain from parking on the grass verge on Bradford Road. We have a complaint from the residents who live there, not only is this dangerous but also damaging the grass verge and upsetting our neighbors. Thank you for your co-operation.
We have been advised by Bradford Council that the cost of school dinners is going up from the 1st January 2020. The cost will be £1.90 per day.
Thank-you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for our Christmas Fair.
So far we have raised an amazing £1850!! However we are still selling, and doing Secret Santa presents so will let you know what the final total is next week.
Thank-you to all the staff, members of Friends of Thorpe and parents who gave their time to organise and help.
Christmas Jumper Day
We will once again be participating in this annual charity event, with proceeds going to the charity ‘Save the Children’.
It will take place on Friday 13th December.
Children can come to school in a Christmas jumper/top and or decorate an existing top with Christmas things and bring a donation of 50p towards the charity. They need to wear school trousers/skirt and school shoes as normal
Reminder of Key Dates
Tue 10th Dec – Reception Christmas performance at 2.15pm
Thursday 12th Dec – Christmas service in school at 9.15am
Tue 17th Dec – KS1 performances. 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.
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 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
Honours Award Top Table
YR Ravel Binns/Blake Harrison YR Gracie-Lea McConnell
Y1 Lucas Pyrah/Aanayah Eqbal Y1 Maria Balaz
Y2 Georgia Beevers/Mason Rodgers Y2 Harry Nelson
Y3 Francesca Saunders/Megan Jaques Y3 Bridget Jordan
Y4 Evie Harrison/Layden Fletcher-Robb Y4 Tilly Belsten
Y5 Lysia Hendy/George McCrory Y5 Aalissa Hardcastle
Y6 Aatish Vijay/Jack Wilkin Y6 Amelia Bairstow
Y6 won the attendance for last week. Well done!
GOOD TO BE GREEN AWARD
This week’s winners of our behaviour award are YR. Well Done!
Tuesday 3.15pm-4.15pm – Homework Club/Playground Friends Club
Wednesday 3.15pm – 4 15pm – Golf Club
Lennox Hardcastle Sarah Draven Olivia Blythe Olivia Grace Robinson
Happy Birthday to them.