17th November

Christmas Performance

Due to the Juniors leading last year’s performance, this year it is the Infants turn! They are all very excited to be our main stars! Juniors will of course be involved with the singing, narration and dances. We hope to see as many people as possible supporting our children and cheering them on!


National Anti-Bullying Week 

This week is anti-bullying week. The theme this year is ‘Make a Noise About Bullying’. Today we have been wearing odd socks to show our individuality. and we have been doing some work on this in class. 

Some useful information for parents about what is classed as bullying & how to help your child if they are being bullied or are bullying others is available online; https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents


Junior Homework

Advance Warning – From January, all Junior children will be sent an additional homework sheet to done alongside the current spellings, reading and TT Rockstars. This will be given out on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday.



The weather has definitely turned for the worse, please ensure your child comes with a coat every day as we will be going out for play and lunch even in some rain to get some fresh air!


Term/holiday dates for 2024/2025

The Governors have approved the holiday dates for 2024/25, these have been posted on the website



Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

We are having a whole school trip to The Grand theatre at Lancaster to watch Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at 10am on Wednesday 13th December. The cost of the trip will be £5, please pay via School Money.


KS2 Swimming GalaWednesday 22nd November

A group of upper junior children will be heading off to Bay Leadership Academy on Wednesday to take part in a cluster swimming gala. A full information sheet has been sent home with the chosen Team. Good luck!


Mr Stafford-Roberts retirement

A letter from the Lune Valley Federation Governing Body is attached to the bottom of this newsletter. 










Lower Juniors

Upper Juniors

William B

Great subtracting in maths.



For his AMAZING story map


For being helpful and mature all week





Our value this term is Joy



Eira – Being a joyful member of Class One 


Whats on this week…


Monday 20th November

First Aid Club 12.30pm

Tuesday 21th November

Archery Club 12.30pm – Years 1-6  

Wednesday 22nd November

KS2 Swimming Gala

Thursday 23rd November

Garden Gang 12.30pm – Wellies and waterproofs needed!!

Swimming for Years 3,4 & 5

Friday 25th November

Animal Club 12.30pm

Recorder Club 12.30pm


Advance warning…


Wednesday 29th November

Reception and Year 6 height and weight

Thursday 30th November

Nasal Flu sprays

Infant parent praise assembly – 9am (please note time change to AM)

Tuesday 12th December

Christmas Performance –details tbc

Wednesday 13th December

Jack and Beanstalk – Christmas Panto @ Lancaster Grand – £5 per child

Friday 15th December

Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas Lunch

Christmas PTA Afternoon

Tuesday 19th December

School Closes for Christmas break at 3.30pm

Wednesday 3rd January

School reopens









Hornby St Margaret’s C E Primary School






Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you will be aware, Mr Stafford-Roberts is retiring at the end of the current school term. It has not yet proved possible to appoint a new Headteacher.

We are now in a position, however, to let you know that, with the support of the Diocesan Team, the Local Authority and the DBE Services School Improvement Team, we have been fortunate to secure the appointment of Mrs Nicole Davison as Associate Headteacher of the Federation for the next two terms.

The governors look forward to welcoming her and are confident that the skills and experience which she brings will undoubtedly be of significant benefit to both schools, ensuring that they continue to move forward during this interim period.

The process for recruiting a permanent Headteacher will resume in the Spring term for a September 2024 appointment.



                          Peter King                                                                                     Stuart Hemmingway       



                 Chair of Governors                                                                            Vice-chair of Governors