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Dec 13th 2019






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 2.30pm and is for ADULTS ONLY.


September seems like a distant memory!  We have nearly come to the end of a long and busy term and the whole school community is looking forward to a well-earned rest.

On Tuesday, Reception performed their Christmas play ‘Angel Express’ to the whole school in the morning and then to families in the afternoon. Considering they have only been in school for 3 months, they did brilliantly! There was some super singing and we were very proud of them all.

Yesterday we held our Christmas service in school and once again the singing was fantastic! Thank-you to everyone who was able to join us.

Today the school has looked even more festive, with staff and children dressed in all sorts of wonderful Christmas jumpers and tops! Thank-you for supporting this event for Save the Children charity.

Next week we have the Christmas parties on Thursday 19th December. Children need to come into school in uniform and bring their party clothes in a bag, to change into at lunchtime.

School closes on Friday 20th December at 3.15pm. (There is no after school club on this day)

School re-opens on Monday 6th January 2020


Sports Kit

Thank-you to Bulltech Solutions LTD who have paid the sponsorship for our new sports kit.

School Dinners

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.

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





This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y6.  Well Done!



Birthday children  


                                          Chloe & Madison Coates                                          



happy-birthday                       Happy Birthday to them.