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Jan 24th 2020


Can we ask all parents/carers to please be considerate of the residents who live in the village. When parking to collect or drop  off your children, please be aware that double parking on Albion Rd outside the school causes problems for residents and large vehicles trying to get through the village.


From some of the Christmas fair funds, we have purchased a class set of headphones. We will also be adding books to our library. Thank-you again for your support in FOTPS fundraising activities


Please bring any clothes, paired shoes, belts etc in sealed bags into the school office for the Starlight Fund before next Friday 31st January. Remember the funds we get from your help go to support terminally ill children and we get a small percentage into the FOTPs funds which, in turn, help our children as you can see from the above post.


Reading Volunteers

We are currently looking for reading volunteers to come in and listen to children read. If you are interested and can commit to 2 hours each week, please contact the office.



If your child is diagnosed with a medical condition, such as asthma, during the school year please come into the office so that we can update your data collection form and our medical register and ensure that an inhaler is in school.

February Half term – Free Family Activities at Bradford Cathedral

Join them for more free family activities during the half-term holiday, with some lovely craft activities involving flowers and woodland creatures.

As well as these, there will be colouring, quizzes and family guided tours at 11am and 1pm, for those who are curious to know more about this beautiful and historic building, the oldest building in Bradford!

Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th February | 10am – 2pm


Find out more at


Spring Term 2020 Dates


Date Event Time
Thur 23rd Jan KS2 trip to the Alhambra 1pm-5pm
Frid 24th Jan Chinese New Year lunch
Tues 11th Feb Y6 IMAX trip All day
Thur 6th Feb Y1 Class Assembly 2.30pm
Frid 7th Feb KS2 Tag Rugby tournament am
Wed 12th Feb Y3 Cricket tournament 3.00pm
Frid 14th Feb Break up for half term 3.15pm
Half term
Thur 27th Feb Y2 & 5’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip All day
Thur 5th Mar World Book Day All day
Mon 9th Mar Science week
Tue 24th Mar Parent Consultations 3.30-7.00pm
Wed 25th Mar Parent Consultations 3.30-5.00pm
Wed 1st Apr Y4Trip All day
Thur 2nd Apr Y2 Class Assembly 9.15am


From the beggining of this term, we will be sending e-mails out instead of texts to all parents who have an e-mail address so please can everyone make sure we have all your up to date details. Thank you.


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 –
  • 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 Tilly Fletcher-Rob/Alaiza Kamran                                             YR Harley Marquand

Y1 Honey Wilsdon/Lucas Fitzgerald                                                Y1 Archie Holt

Y2 Aubrianna Mwase/Harry Nelson                                               Y2 Lucie Robins

Y3 Harry Evans/Harris Eqbal                                                           Y3 Kadee Mitchell                        

Y4 Jack Holmes/Ava Reed                                                                 Y4 Freya Jones

Y5 Indie-Lee Rayner/Jamie Husarz                                                Y5 Chloe Watmuff

Y6 Oliver Stanley/Lewis Wright                                                       Y6 Layla Harthen 


Y1 won the attendance for last week. Well Done.



This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y2.  Well Done!


Tuesday   3.15pm-4.15pm –  Homework Club/Benchball and Basketball Y1/Y2

Wednesday  3.15pm – 4 15pm    – Cricket Club Y3/Y4                                       


Birthday children  


                                          Harry Berry      Daisy Fitzpatrick     Leon Patterson       Serena Gough       Aalissa Hardcastle                                  


                                                                                                                     Alex Hall      Brooke O’Hagan

happy-birthday                       Happy Birthday.   




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