29th September

Parent help afternoon TOMORROW 

Please see extra sheet.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all those who donated cakes and came along to our coffee morning, we raised £325 it was so lovely to see so many of you in School and help raise money for people living with cancer.


Harvest Appeal

As a school we would like to collect items to donate over the next few weeks in school. If you are able to donate, we welcome items such as tins, crisps, microwaveable rice and biscuits. We will collate all donated items at our Harvest Service on Wednesday 4th October at 2.45pm (All are welcome)


Parents Meetings

Teaching staff will be available from 2.00pm – 6.00pm on Tuesday 10th 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.


Lower Junior Class

Mrs Baxter will be starting her maternity leave from today. We wish her all the best and will keep you all updated on the baby when it arrives. This week, Mrs Steel has been working with the Lower Junior class alongside Mrs Baxter in order to ensure a smooth transition and will continue to teach the class until the end of this academic year. Welcome Mrs Steel!


New Lunchtime Clubs starting in October..

First Aid Training with Mr Stafford-Roberts will be on a Monday and will include practical skills such as the recovery position, dealing with bleeding, bandaging skills, prevention of choking and many more! This club is open to Upper Juniors and starts on 9th October.


Animal Club with Mrs Joel will be on a Thursday and will focus on one animal per week. In the session we will include how to care for the animal, handling skills, diet, vet care and normal behaviour. We are hoping to have lots of different animals for the children to get hands on with! This club starts on 12th October and is open to Yr2-Yr6 although we may need to limit numbers so get your name down with Hannah quick!


Last Call for Recorder Club!!

Mrs Ford is running her Recorder Club on a Friday lunchtime, this is the last call for players as they will be starting to learn Jingle Bells next week for a Christmas performance.



School Admissions

Secondary school admissions: If your child is in Year 6 you can now apply for their secondary school place at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools

It’s quick and easy to do and you will receive email confirmation of your application. The closing date for secondary applications for September 2024 is 31 October 2023.

Whats on this week…


Saturday 30th September

Parent Help Afternoon 2-4pm – ALL WELCOME

Monday 2nd October

Football for Juniors – PE KIT NEEDED

PTA Meeting – George & Dragon, Wray

Wednesday 4th October

JAM (Jesus and Me) Lunchtime club

Harvest Service – 2.45pm – ALL WELCOME

Thursday 5th October

Swimming for Years 3,4 & 5 – SWIMMING KIT NEEDED

Garden Gang – 12.30pm – bring wellies!

Friday 6th October

Recorder Club



Advance warning…


Monday 9th October

First Aid Club 12.30pm

Tuesday 10th October

Individual Photographs from 1pm

Parents Meetings from 2pm – see sheet in foyer

Wednesday 11th October

JAM (Jesus and Me) Lunchtime club

Thursday 12th October

Animal Club 12.30pm

Friday 13th October

Junior Parent Praise Assembly – 3pm ALL WELCOME

Preloved Uniform sale – 3.30pm

PTA Quiz night 6pm

Monday 16th October

Infant Trip to Borwick Hall

Tuesday 17th October

Cluster KS1 Athletics

Wednesday 18th October

JAM (Jesus and Me) Lunchtime club

Thursday 19th October

School closes for half term at 3.30pm

Monday 30th October

School reopens 9am

Monday 6th November

Junior Trip to Tower Wood

Thursday 30th November

Nasal Flu sprays




Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors


For carefully drawing a Florence Nightingale portrait in chalk. 

Lily Smith

For showing amazing perseverance across all subjects.


William Norris

for an excellent attitude to his learning


Our value this term is




Ruby for being kind and caring to others by always being willing to help.


Parent Help Day

Saturday 29th September

2pm – 4pm

Parents and friends we need your help to make Hornby St.Margaret’s look its very best.

Join us TOMORROW 2pm – 4pm for an afternoon of tidying up our School

Bring your gardening gloves, shovels, secateurs, paint brushes, hedge cutters, brushes and shovels and help us clean up the front of the school and the playground at the back. 


No experience necessary! 


We will need many volunteers (children included) to help us cut back brambles on the playground wall, tidy the quiet corner, clear gutters, sweep the playground, cut back bushes and move the metal storage container.

There are some inside jobs too including painting the infant rear entrance wall, replacing carpet strip in Lower juniors and putting the door back on under the sink in Upper Juniors.


We hope many families will join us for an hour or two as we tidy up our school.


Refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon.


Thank you all so much for supporting School.