Welcome Back! 2019 – 2020

Welcome Back!

A huge welcome to all parents and pupils here at school.  I trust you’ve all had a fantastic break – and managed to get some good weather somewhere – it seems as though we have come back to rain already!

As you know, we have said goodbye to Mr Tyrrell this year  but we are really pleased to welcome Mrs Helliwell who, having completed her teacher training, is now taking Class 2 full time. I’m sure you join us in congratulating her!

We will have our school ‘drop in’ to meet the class teacher on Wednesday 11th September – 3:45pm. This is for Classes 2, 3 and 4.

School Uniform

Full details (as well as a link to the online shop) can be found on the website and the only change this year is the introduction of the House Team-linked colour PE tops. This means that the River Team your child is in will dictate the colour of their PE top.

Please remember a waterproof coat as we do try and be outside in all weathers.


Extra curriculum music sessions with Paul Hemingway and Jerry King are all available for specific instruments. If your child takes part in these sessions then please ensure they remember their instruments – and do speak to us if you are interested in these sessions for your child.



Remember that Parents and Carers are not to drive to the school gates at the start and close of school. Please park on the main road, or near the green, and walk up.


School Transport

If you think you are eligible for school transport there is a form to fill in. I would recommend that you do this, even if you do not attend to use the school bus every day. You can find the form here:


After School Clubs

Creative Writing Club and Running Club – for children in Key Stage 2 – will both begin next week. Creative writing club takes place on a Monday after school until 4:30pm and Running club on a Thursday until 4:15pm. Both clubs are free.


Kids Club and Breakfast Club 

Breakfast Club will be running as usual from 8am – please remember that the school does not open until 8:50am and children arriving before this will be placed into Breakfast Club and incur a charge. After school ‘Kids Club’ is open until 6pm. There are charges for this, and if you would like to know more please contact school.


School Dinners

The cost of a school dinner is £2.30 this year. The most up to date menu can be found on the school website. Remember that Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children receive a free school meal.


Friends Group

Our PTA – ‘Friends of Castle Carrock’ always do a fabulous job of raising money for the school and creating community links.  We have a Macmillan Coffee morning on the 27th September which will give you a chance to meet other parents and school friends. Donations of cakes for this are always welcome.


Safeguarding and Online Safety

The Governors take the safety of all children here at school very seriously and are committed to providing an inclusive education for all. If you have any concerns about children who attend our school please do speak to myself in the first instance. Advice for speaking to children about online safety and information about what we do in school can all be found on the website.


Homework and Google Classroom

As per our policy we will be carrying out a review of Homework this year. We continue to use Google Classroom, and the links to this can be found on the website. If you have any questions about these feel free to ask your class teacher.  There is a guide to using Google Classroom here. 

 And that is everything! As ever we will try to keep you as up to date as possible with all that is happening in school via the website, social media and text. Please make sure your details are current.