Published on: 15th December, 2023

Friday 15th December


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Friday 15th December

Good evening,

What another busy week we’ve had at Longnor!

We are nearing the end of the autumn term and getting excited for Christmas! Through the school, we have been thinking about the significance of advent for Christians and the values that are important to us all – charity, joy, hope and friendship. In assembly, we have been thinking about the value of compassion and thinking about what this looks like in everyday life.

We all really appreciate how generous all have been in the community to support our non-uniform days. Jess, Nancy and Olive will pass on their thanks and let us know how much we raised when they are able.

Thank you to all that have visited school this week to watch our performances – we really enjoyed sharing them and worked really hard to learn our lines. Thank you to all that have helped with costumes and learning lines at home. We hope you enjoyed them.

Next week, we have a busy week:

  • Music concert in the church at 6pm on Monday
  • Carol service at 2pm on Tuesday
  • Panto show in school on Wednesday morning (funded by School Circle)
  • Christmas parties on Wednesday afternoon

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Mrs L. Edgerton


Thanks from School Circle

What an amazing start to the academic year with all the fundraising support from the Longnor community! We are truly thankful for all the help that has been given so far and once the sums that have been raised from this autumn’s events have been tallied up, we will let everyone know the total raised so far.

The Frost Fayre was an incredible night and very well attended again, thank you to the following volunteers who made the night run so smoothly:

Alex Croft and family, Zara Wrisdale, Lynne and Richard James, Amanda Evans, Alison Jordan, Krista Price, Lizzie (and mum Phylis) and Elliot Starkie, Felicity and Lee Kienstra, Jenny Blackhurst, Daria Shavkova, Ben McMillan, Sara Marais and family, Cherie Wilkes and family, Jess Waller, Rachel King, James Hurrell and family, Mrs Edgerton, Mrs Lewis, Mr Helliker, Mrs Reece, Ms Offland and of course Santa himself. As always, please forgive me if I have missed anyone off this list.

Thank you also to all the children who performed so beautifully during the evening and to Eagles class who ran their own stalls, as well as everyone else who helped decorate the school in the run up and donated to our fundraiser. This is a huge team effort and wouldn’t have been possible without each and everyone’s input however small.


The movie night was very well enjoyed by the children as well as the adults who helped out during the evening – we aim to hold another movie night in early spring so please keep an eye out for that. School Circle are planning to finish the year off by hosting a Christmas party for the children in school on Wednesday 20th after lunch, if you are free and able to volunteer an hour or so to help run the event, please can you let the school office know.


On a sad note, we say goodbye to our long standing Treasurer Richard Hall who will be handing over to Mrs Stekic and Alison Jordan at the end of this month. Rich has been an incredible (and patient) team member taking on the treasurer’s role for such a long time, on behalf of School Circle, we would like to wish him and his family the very best of luck with their new beginnings in the new year.

I’d like to wish everyone within the Longnor School community and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to hitting the ground running in 2024 with plenty more events and activities for the children.

Very best wishes

Tina Aljan

School Circle Chair

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First Day Back

Please be aware that Wednesday 3rd January is a PD days.

Term begins for children on Thursday 4th January.

Office Hours

Please note the school office will be closed from 3.15pm on Wednesday 20th December until 8.30am on Thursday 4th January. The emails will be checked weekly over the holidays and urgent matters will receive responses. Lisa, Emily and Lucy would like to wish all families a very happy Christmas.

End of Day January

Please complete your child’s end of day form for January by Wednesday 3rd January 2024. Many thanks


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As we approach the end of the year, could we please ask that you settle any arrears outstanding on your ParentPay accounts. We would appreciate if you would give this your immediate attention.

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