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20th December 2019


Christmas Fair

The final total made was £ 2045! This is a fantastic amount so thank-you once again for your support. We will let you know in the New Year what the funds will be used to purchase.



Following a review of the Leadership structure and subsequent recruitment process, the Governing Body are pleased to announce that Mr Dawson has been promoted to permanent Deputy Headteacher.


End of Term

This week, Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas play ‘The Bossy King. The singing was fantastic. Well done everyone!

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

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

Leave of absence and punctuality

In line with DFE guidance, we do not authorise holidays during term time except for exceptional circumstances. A holiday request form needs to be completed and submitted at least 6 weeks prior to a planned absence. The request will be looked at on an individual basis and a letter will then be sent home with a decision as to whether the request is authorised or not and whether a penalty fine will be imposed.

If your child is poorly, please ensure that you contact school either by phone or ParentMail. If we are not given a reason, and we do not hear anything by playtime, we will then follow our safeguarding procedures by firstly ringing the contact numbers we hold and if there is no reply, staff will make a home visit, leaving a letter if there is no response.

There has been an increase in the number of children arriving late to school in a morning. Arriving late does impact on children’s learning as they miss the lesson introduction. Registration closes at 9.15am so any child arriving after this will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Attendance and punctuality are monitored every half-term and parents/carers contacted if necessary.


Please can we remind you that school shoes are plain black and that the only jewellery allowed in school are stud earrings.

Can you also ensure that your child has a pair of black pumps or trainers in their PE bags at all times.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their continued hard work and commitment to the school and to thank all parents and carers for your continued support.


100% Attendancec award

This award is kindly sponsered by Mamas Pizza. We had 58 children who achieved 100% attendance this term. They have been given a £10 voucher to spend at Mamas Pizza over the Christmas holidays. Thank you to Mamas Pizza for their continued support. There will be another chance to win a £10 voucher next term. Every school day counts.

Good to be Green

Good to be green this week is Year 3. Congratulations to them all.

                                      On behalf of all the staff and children at Thorpe Primary School,

                             we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




                                                                                                                  Birthday children  


                                          Aatish Vijay        George Fligg     Jnmark Robinson      Oscar Sample      Georgia-Mae Beevers      Benjamin Foulds                                         


                                                        Archie Key    Josephine Turley      Alfie Bates      Archie Bates     Benjamin Key     Daniel Balaz       Maria Balaz                            

happy-birthday           Happy Birthday to them all.