7th October

School News



All infants will need a packed lunch for Borwick Hall trip on MONDAY – please see attached sheet for more information.


Year 3 and 4

On Wednesday in history, Year 3 and 4 will be making cookies from the Bronze Age. Please can your child bring a container to school so they can bring home their cookies.


Parents Meetings

Teaching staff will be available from 3:45pm – 6:45pm on Tuesday 11th October for parents to come and look at children’s work and talk informally with teachers in school. There are time sheets on the table in the foyer for you to choose your preferred time.


Can you help?

As a school, we are committed to helping children develop their reading skills and frequent practise really helps with this. Are there any parents who would be willing to help in school with hearing children read? Please let us know… we would really appreciate your time and help with this. 


Swimming after D&V

Due to a lot of children being off ill over the last week with sickness and diarrhoea, we are just wanting to send a reminder to all schools and parents that children are not allowed to swim until 2 weeks after the
symptoms have stopped. This is due to the possibility of the virus sitting in the pool water and super spreading to other children and customers using the pool in and after the water has been affected.

Please see link below to the NHS Guidance


Staff changes

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Cook at half term as she moves on to work for a local charity.

Parents will join with us in thanking Mrs Cook for her time at school and the fantastic work that she has done. She originally came to school on a short-term contract six years ago!


We are advertising her post and having a small move around of staff, including Mrs Shaw teaching the Lower Juniors, until we can appoint a replacement for the rest of this academic year.

If you would like to donate to a leaving present for Mrs Cook please send contributions to the office.


Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors


For always joining in at whole – class carpet time sessions and sharing her ideas. 


For good effort with her reading and spellings.



Awarded for super team work and listening in music




For an amazing Stone Age flashback story


Friday Bags have been sent home today, please return on Monday.


PTA Family Race Night

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Family Race Night last Friday! It was a lovely evening and we hope you had fun! The final figures still need working out but it’s looking like we raised approximately £400 which is amazing!! Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event, through horse and race sponsorship as well as on the night. Thank you also to everyone who helped out on the night and helped set up after school and clear away at the end of the night. A great team effort!

We will be holding the PTA AGM after half term, details to follow. We are looking for a Secretary and Treasurer and also general committee members to help out with the planning and running of events. If you would like more info about what’s involved please contact the school office or speak to Michelle Norris. Current PTA chair.

Many thanks, the PTA committee 


Kitchen Vacancy on Fixed term position

We are looking for a Unit Catering supervisor to run the kitchen at Hornby Primary School until July 2023

The role will include responsibilities of stock control and ordering, food preparation, cooking. Health and Safety. The ideal candidate will have food production experience of mass catering for in excess of 40 children per day.


If you would like further information on the role and how to apply, please telephone Caroline Roberts on 07854 184215


Nasal Flu consent forms

The children will be having their nasal flu sprays at school on Thursday 20th October. Please ensure that you have completed the online consent form for both consent / no consent giving reasons.



Diary Dates


Monday 10th October


Tuesday 11th October


Tuesday 18th October


Thursday 20th October




Friday 21st October


Monday 31st October


Tuesday 1st September


Infant Borwick Hall trip


Parents Meetings from 3:45pm


Upper Juniors Rugby Tournament at Wray


Nasal flu sprays

Parent praise assembly 3pm

End of term – school closes 3.30pm


Inset Day


School reopens 9am


Mad Science After School club starts 3.30pm