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10th December 2021

Christmas Dinner

Thank-you to our fantastic catering team for the delicious Christmas dinners they cooked on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Christmas Raffle

This will be drawn on Monday 13th December

Christmas Cards

Children will be able to bring Christmas cards into school. They can be posted in the school’s Christmas post-box in the hall. Y6 monitors will then distribute them.

Bradford Cathedral Christingle

Time: Sun 12 Dec 2021 15:30-17:00 | Venue: Bradford Cathedral

This is a fun and interactive service for all ages. Exploring the meaning of Christmas through song, film and making Christingles. Followed by cake and refreshments.

You can book a place on the cathedral website.

Christmas Parties

Party dates are as follows:

Tue 14th Dec – Rec/Y1/Y2

Wed 15th Dec – Y3/Y4/Y6

Thur 16th Dec – Y5

Staff will send slips home requesting what party food they would like children to bring in. Like last year, all party food will have to be pre-packed (crisps, biscuits, buns, punnet of grapes, cocktail sausages, mini scotch eggs, breadsticks etc)

The school kitchen will provide a platter of sandwiches for each class.

Children can come to school in their party clothes. Please ensure that clothing and footwear is suitable for playtimes and lunchtime play outside. Jewellery and nail varnish is not to be worn.

Year 6 can wear their own clothes to Laserzone. Clothing and footwear needs to be suitable for this event as well as a PE session in the afternoon.

Staffing Update

We say goodbye to Mrs Marsden, our School Business Manager. We would like to thank her for all her hard work over the past 17 years and wish her all the best for the future.

We would also like to say goodbye and good luck to Mrs Maiden and Mrs Harrison who leave next Friday.

Notification of New School Meal Prices from January 2022

From the 1st January 2022, school meal price will rise by 5p.

The new school meal price will be £1.95.

Medical Appointments

Any medical appointments should be arranged outside of the school day where possible. Proof of appointments will be asked for where this cannot be avoided.

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 are 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. This decision will be based on a health and safety assessment (both for members of staff and pupils); 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 –
  • 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 to open school.


With the Autumn and Winter months approaching, it is important that we take steps to protect ourselves from catching and spreading COVID-19 as well as other seasonal viruses.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in children:

Children can get coronavirus (COVID-19), but they seem to get it less often than adults and it’s usually less serious. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • A loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if your child has symptoms:

If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they’re mild: Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible using this link: Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (

Your child should stay at home and not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get the test result – they can only leave home to have the test.

While we appreciate some of these symptoms maybe other seasonal virus, we would ask you to be extra vigilant and book a PCR test if any of these are displayed. If we identify any new symptoms in school, we will ask you to collect your child so a PCR test can be done. If you need any advice, you can call the NHS on 119 or the school office on 01274 414126.

Birthday Children

Lennox Hardcastle

Sarah Brook

Happy Birthday

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