Key Stage 2 visit to see Aladdin at Sunderland Empire.

We are extremely excited to announce that we have been able to secure funding to take all Key Stage 2 pupils (Years 3 - 6) to Sunderland Empire to see the Disney production of Aladdin on Friday 8th March.

We will be leaving school at 1:15pm and returning at approximately 6.00 pm.

This is an incredible opportunity for the children to experience a west-end show and is completely free of charge.

Please contact school as soon as possible if you do not wish your child to attend.

You do not need to contact school if you are happy for your child to attend.


Please keep a very close eye on your child/ren and keep a check of their temperature and other symptoms. Thank you.

COVID-19 symptoms can include:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your 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 your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.


What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

You may be able to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you or your child have symptoms and either:

  • have a high temperature
  • do not feel well enough to go to work, school, childcare, or do your normal activities

You can go back to your normal activities when you feel better or do not have a high temperature.

If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school or childcare.


What to do if you have tested positive

You are no longer required to do a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

But if you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day the test was taken if you or your child are under 18 years old – children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults
  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test if you are 18 years old or over
  • avoid meeting people who are more likely to get seriously ill from viruses, such as people with a weakened immune system, for 10 days after the day you took your test

Find out more about who can get a free COVID-19 test


Urgent advice

Ask for an urgent GP appointment or get help from NHS 111 if:

  • you're worried about your or a child's COVID-19 symptoms or are not sure what to do
  • the symptoms are getting worse or are not getting better
  • you or a child have other signs of illness, such as a rash, loss of appetite, or feeling weak
  • you or a child have a high temperature that last 5 days or more or does not come down with paracetamol
  • a child under 3 months old and has a temperature of 38C or higher, or you think they have a high temperature
  • a child 3 to 6 months old and has a temperature of 39C or higher, or you think they have a high temperature

It's particularly important to get help if you're at increased risk of getting ill from COVID-19, such as if you're pregnant, aged 60 or over, or have a weakened immune system.

You can call 111 or get help from 111 online.


Call 999 or go to A&E if you or a child:

  • seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong – children and babies in particular can get unwell very quickly
  • get sudden chest pain
  • are so breathless you're unable to say short sentences when resting or your breathing has suddenly got worse – in babies their stomach may suck in under their ribs
  • start coughing up blood
  • collapse, faint, or have a seizure or fit for the first time
  • a rash that does not fade when you roll a glass over it, the same as meningitis


Thank you for your understanding and we will keep in touch with you through the week. 


Gaynor Davison




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If your child usually has packed lunch, why not try a school lunch on Thursday 18th January? We're having a pizza day!
Children can choose from a selection of toppings.
All children in Classes 1 and 2 are eligible to a free school meal. So just give the school office a call on 0191 3868416 and let us know your child would love to enjoy a delicious slice of pizza on the 18th.
Children in Classes 3 and 4 who are not eligible for free school meals will need to pay £2.50 via ParentPay by Tuesday 16th January. Please can you also ring and let us know to order a meal for your child.

PE Sessions for Spring Term 2024

Class 1: Wednesday

Class 2: Tuesday, Wednesday

Class 3: Monday (swimming), Tuesday

Class 4T and 4W: Tuesday and Friday

On PE days, children should wear their PE uniform. This is the same as their usual uniform apart from plain black or dark grey sports leggings or sports jogging bottoms are worn. Those with branding and patterns/stripes should not be worn unless very discrete. Footwear should be plain black trainers. Thank you. 



Afternoon Nursery Sessions

From next week, we are offering afternoon sessions to Nursery children already in our Nursery for £15 per afternoon. 

Children would need to bring a packed lunch.

This means that you will drop your child off at 9.00 am, collecting them at 3.30 pm. 

If your child attends afternoon sessions only, you can book a morning session for £15. 

We require two day's notice to ensure that we have the correct ratio of staff.

Sessions would be paid for via ParentPay. We will send an invoice over ParentPay.

Please see Nursery staff or call the office, 0191 3868416 for more information and to book your afternoon session.