Monthly Archives: December 2017

SNOW UPDATE: Wednesday 13th – OPEN

12 December 17

School is open tomorrow (Wednesday 13th December).   Children can arrive anytime between 8:40 and 9:10.  Please wrap up in extra layers as it is colder in school due to the freezing temperature.  Whilst we are clearing the site, the roads into school are still icy so please wear suitable footwear and take extra care.

Due to the school closure there will be some changes to our original Christmas plans. The school fayre will not take place tomorrow as previously planned. 

Zone assembly and parent voice will also be postponed- we’ll update you with a new date for these as soon as possible.  Winter Wonderland was due to take place today but will now take place on Friday 15th December so please bring wellies and warm clothes on this day.

The Christmas production at Rising Brook church will still take place on Tuesday 19th December and Christmas party day will be on Monday 18th December as previously planned.

Once again we thank you for your patience. 


SNOW UPDATE: Tuesday 12th – CLOSED

11 December 17

Having taken reports from staff and governors concerning conditions around Stafford, they are all consistently reporting severe issues with ice on roads and pavements. Given the extremely low temperatures forecast for tonight (as low as -10C) this could cause problems for the morning travel to school. Consequently, in agreement with the Chair of Governors, I am closing the school again tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December. Again, I apologise for the inconvenience caused but the safety of everyone is paramount and I believe that the journey to school, at what is of course the coldest point of the day, is an unjustifiable risk. This is always an extremely difficult decision to make, and your support in this matter is very much appreciated.
Mrs Tewley


10 December 17

Dear parents

I have taken the decision to close the school tomorrow. This decision has not been taken lightly. I have been informed that the conditions in Stafford are not great and that many roads are currently impassable. Myself and several members of staff have attempted the journey to Stafford today to judge the routes for tomorrow and several of us have even struggled to leave our homes. As always thank you for your continued support.

I will send a text tomorrow regarding Tuesday as soon as I have made a decision.

Nursery applications are now open - 15 hours per week, 8.45am - 11.45am. Please contact the office for an application form.