Weekly News

Attendance winners - congratulations!!

The best attendance awards for a class attendance total last week went to:

Class RJG in Foundation Phase with 96.9%

Class 5RG in Key Stage 2 with 98.7%

Keep up the good work!

School attendance

Please note that the school doors open at 8.50am.

School starts at 9.00am and any child arriving after this time receives a late mark.

We are having a significant number of pupils arriving late each day - please ensure your child is in school at 8.50am and enters through the correct door.

Test Weeks

Good attendance and punctuality at school is always important, but it is especially important over the next 2 weeks, from:

Wednesday 3rd May - Friday 12th May

The children are completing their Standardised Assessment tests in Maths, Reading and spelling throughout the school.

The reading and Maths tests from Year 2 - Year 6 are National Assessment tests.

These are VERY important tests as they help to support the teachers assessment of the childrens progress throughout the year.

The Year 6 results are also used by the High School as a Baseline from which they group the children.

Summer School Uniform

The school has a proud tradition of school uniform and we are most grateful for the continued support of parents. At St. Andrews Primary we aim to provide our children with a School Uniform that is FIT for Purpose and supports parents against the pressure of trying to keep up with the latest fashions.

Please note our Summer school uniform is:

Black, tailored knee-length shorts (boys and girls)

White polo shirt

RED gingham Summer dresses (not blue)

Black school sweatshirt or cardigan (with school logo if possible)

Plain BLACK shoes or trainers only

Please do not send your child in white shoes, coloured trainers, white cardigans or blue dresses.

Thank you for your continued support.

Parent Pay

Please note that we are unable to allow pupils to have school dinners unless their Parent Pay account is in credit.

All dinners MUST be paid for in advance. if anyone is having difficulties with the system please pop into the school office to see Mrs Rowberry who will help out.

Please can all outstanding monies be paid this week.

REMINDER: Health and Safety on site

Please remember that, as stated in our school handbook for parents:

Bicycles on School Grounds

The Governing Body has agreed a policy that does not permit bicycles to be ridden on school grounds. If your child has a trike or a scooter please ensure that these are wheeled to the school gate, or better still, left at home. Adults collecting children are to wheel bicycles in a similar manner.


For health and safety reasons the Council and Education Authority have stated that dogs are not to be brought onto school premises; unless the dog is a guide dog, supporting a blind person.