Swinton Queen Primary School newsletter 1st October 2021


  1. Note from Mr Higginbottom
  2. KS1 and KS2 Meetings with Head teacher/Phase Leaders
  3. Football Club for Y5/6 Children
  4. Term dates/INSET days reminders
Note from Mr Higginbottom

Hello! I can't believe we're in October already! Just a short update this week to say thanks so much to those parents who attended our head teacher/phase leader meetings this week. Details of the KS1 and upper KS2 meetings are in the next section of this newsletter. We'd be delighted to see you at those meetings, if you're able to attend.

Whole school attendance is now 94.3%, so a very small rise - but still in the right direction! Our new attendance policy is now ready, so if you'd like to see the full document you can view it here: https://www.swintonqueenprimary.org.uk/key-info/attendance. You'll also see a summary of our attendance rewards at that link.

Phase Leader/ Head teacher Meetings

Our Head teacher/Phase leader meeting for parents of children in Key Stage 1 (Y1/Y2) will be held on Monday 11th October at 2:30 in the school hall. We hope that you'll be able to pop to school a little earlier than the end of the school day for KS1 children to come to meet with myself and Mrs Cox.

The Head teacher/Phase leader meeting for upper Key Stage 2 (Y5/Y6) will take place at 2:45 on Monday 18th October in the school hall. Mrs McArdle and I look forward to meeting parents of Y5/Y6 children then.

Football Club for Children in Y5/6

The first football club for Y5/Y6 children was really well attended this week. As we had so many children wanting to take part, we'll now be splitting the group, with some children invited to attend on Thursdays and some on Tuesdays after school. A letter will follow for parents of children who attended on Thursday to provide details of the evening club that your child will be allocated. Please note that the Tuesday club will not commence until Tuesday 12th October.

INSET Days and Holidays

Just a reminder that we have TWO INSET days coming up - Friday 22nd October and Monday 1st November are staff training days. That means that children finish for the October half term break on Thursday 21st October and return to school on Tuesday 2nd November.

The autumn term ends on Friday 17th December. Children return to school after Christmas on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Enjoy the Weekend!

Thank you for your continued support of our school. Please do talk to me if you have any concerns about your child's time in school - email enquiries@sqp.wwpat.org, find me on ClassDojo or chat to me at the start or end of the school day.


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