Published on: 16th December, 2022

Friday 16th December 2022


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Friday 16th December

We have had a lovely last week of term with festivities filling the school. Thank you to all that joined us this week.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in the church on Tuesday for our carol service. Didn’t Little Owls do well? I can’t believe how they managed to learn all of their lines and perform in many different locations this week. It was magical having the Nativity shared for all in the community both in Longnor and in the Mayfair centre in Church Stretton. Thank you to the Little Owls staff for arranging and organising this.

On Wednesday, we had a delicious Christmas lunch along with a brilliant concert led by Shropshire Music Service. The music took us all around the world and was a real treat! If you are interested in music lessons, please contact the music service and they will arrange lessons with you directly.

On Thursday, we had our Christmas parties and really got into the spirit of Christmas. Thank you so much to the School Circle helpers who volunteered for the afternoon – we all enjoyed the treats.

Today, we have had a brilliant day. Every child has been into the Wonderdome and had a tour of our solar system. It was fantastic. We were able to ask questions to the expert who led the show. I’ve learnt an awful lot about stars and black holes today! Thank you to the School Circle and all that support events as the Wonderdome was funded completely from your donations.

What a fantastic week! If I haven’t said this in person to you, I do wish you all have a lovely and safe Christmas.

All the best.

Mrs L. Edgerton


Christmas Wishes from School Circle

School Circle would like to thank everyone involved with school for your support this academic year.

We’ll return in the New Year with more fundraising activities for you and your little ones to enjoy.

We’d like to take this chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays – see you next year!

PD day

Just a little reminder that we have a PD day on Tuesday 3rd January. We will welcome students back to start the spring term on Wednesday 4th January.

January End Of Day Arrangements

Your child has been sent home with a letter today regarding the end of day arrangements for January. Please see a copy of the letter below:

January 23 end of day

Please use the following link to complete the end of day form for your child:

Please ensure this is completed by no later than Tuesday 2nd January 2023.

Job Vacancy – join our team!

Senior Clerical Assistant required

 30 hours per week, term time only Grade 4 (SCP 4) £10.98 per hour, plus Lunchtime Supervisor 5 hours per week, term time only, Grade 1 (SCP 1) £10.50 per hour

Fixed term until 31 August 2023, in the first instance

Required ASAP

The Governors & Head Teacher are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to the post of Senior Clerical Assistant. The school ethos is distinct and through this we aim to nurture every child’s personal as well as academic development.

The ability to multi-task is essential; you will be dealing with parents/carers, pupil, and external agencies on a daily basis. The main duties of the role involve administration of SIMS, using IT and completing general admin tasks to support the day to day running of the school. The successful candidate must have good IT skills, be confidently numerate, with good Literacy skills and possess a ‘can do’ attitude. Experience/ knowledge of working in a school setting is desirable but not essential.

At Longnor we offer a positive and thriving school environment, a great team of staff and a commitment to continuing professional development.

The hours to be worked are Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 3.30pm with an unpaid half an hour lunch break.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th January 2023 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 18th January 2023

Senior Clerical Assistant Advert

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ParentPay Debt

As we are in the last week of term, please could you ensure your ParentPay balances are brought up to date. Thank you.

Forest School

There will be forest school in the first week back after Christmas:

  • Eagle and Merlin class on the Wednesday
  • Kestrel class on the Thursday
  • Little Owls on a Monday (second week back)

Reception admissions for 2023

The application window for admissions into reception in 2023 has now opened. Please use the link on the Shropshire website to apply: click here. 

Young Voices Consent

Please could I remind everyone in Merlin and Eagle class to log onto Parent Pay to give consent for Young Voices. We have a few outstanding.

E-safety newsletter

Please use this link for the E-safety newsletter. The children in Eagle class have been thinking this week about how they communicate online safely. I hope this newsletter helps support discussions at home.

Click here

Bridge Repair Works

Bridge repair works: Lawley North Bridge, Frodesley Lane – 3-7 JanuaryBridge repair work is scheduled at Lawley North Bridge for the first week in January. Fully signed daytimes diversions will be in place between Longnor Green Crossroads to Acton Burnell from 9.30am-4.00pm  in the day.Access to residential and business properties within the works will be maintained during closures.Workmen on site will direct you to the safest entry point through the works and route to your destination. This may be from the furthers side to your destination. There may be some delay to your journey as things are made safe.For more information please visit:

BEAM drop in services

Parenting helpline