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We hope that you all are as happy as we are about the new path and gate finally being finished! There are grids down on the decking now to make it safe to walk on so you can cut down by Classes 3 and 4 to access the yard. That will make your walk much quicker! Can we please ask that Classes 3 and 4 are not disturbed as they are still working until 3.20 and 3.30 pm. Also, please wait by the playground dividers, right away from classroom windows and doors, so that children are not disturbed at the end of their lessons. Thank you so much for cooperating with this.

Message from Durham County Council

Organised firework displays are not allowed this year. 

Durham County Council are working with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to urge members of the public not to host their own bonfire events, and to adhere to social distancing restrictions brought in by the Government to try and control the spread of Coronavirus.





Be a Flu Fighter!

F.A.O. Parents of children from Reception up to and including Year 6. The flu vaccine is being offered to your child, to consent please visit:

School Code: 114140

Last date of submission is midnight 03/12/2020.

If you do not have internet access please contact us on 0300 003 2554

Last year we saw an increasing amount of children with flu-like symptoms. Some children in your local area were admitted to hospital and were confirmed as having influenza. In addition, several primary schools were closed due to flu-like illness. Ensure you protect your child this winter!

Vaccinations will take place in school on 8th December 2020 during the afternoon.

Dear Parent/Guardian,


You will be asked to enter a secure school code:                                                    

School Name:  


Laurel Avenue


This vaccination programme is in place to help protect your child against flu. Flu can be a very serious illness and sometimes causes major health complications particularly in children and the elderly. Vaccinating your child will also help protect more vulnerable friends and family by preventing the spread of flu. Please ensure you read and understand all the information by visiting before you complete the consent form.

While preventing the spread of Covid-19 and caring for those infected is a public health priority, it remains very important to maintain good coverage of immunisations, particularly in the childhood programme. In addition to protecting the individual, this will avoid outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases that could harm individuals and increase further the numbers of patients requiring health services.

Note: The nasal flu vaccine contains trace amounts of products derived from pigs (porcine gelatine). More information is available from

The vaccination is free and recommended for children and is given via a quick and simple spray up the nose.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on: 03000 032554

Yours sincerely,

Karen Guest-Humphries

Clinical Lead,

Childhood Immunisation Team for Durham, Darlington and Teesside



Year 6 parents and carers are invited to a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 24th September at 5pm from Framwellgate School Durham. See poster for details.




You will need to register for the event and can use the link below.




We have great news that the path should be completed this morning which means that you should be able to use it from today at picking up time. Please be very careful whilst walking across the path inside the school yard. Gripper strips will be placed on the wooden decking so you will be able to walk straight onto the yard via the path outside Classes 3 and 4 but this decking will be too slippy to use at the moment.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers that as households are no longer allowed to mix, in line with Government guidance, children and families should not be mixing on the way to school or whilst going home from school. Grandparents and extended family members who would usually support with childcare are allowed to continue this support following Matt Hancock's update on Monday. We will be contacting parents and carers of children who are not following this guidance and walking to and from school alone, to make alternative arrangements. 

Thank you for all your efforts to organise your days to make sure that our staggered starts and collection times can run smoothly. It really is a whole community effort. 




Year 6 parents and carers are invited to a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 1st October from Belmont Community School. See poster for details.