Published on: 6th October, 2023

Friday 6th October


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Friday 6th October

Good evening,

Thank you to everyone who managed to join us for the Harvest Festival earlier today and many thanks to the school circle who provided tea and coffee afterward. The whole school worked hard to put together the service and our assembly leaders were fantastic at leading. Thank you to Little Owls for making some delicious soup which we all enjoyed at break time today.

It was lovely to see so many familiar and new faces at our open day – thank you to all  members of staff who went above and beyond to prepare lovely activities and dedicate their evening.

Little Owls had their first stay and play event today. It was lovely to welcome new faces to our school. They are planning to repeat this each month. Please spread the word to families that might like to join.

Eagle class went to Cardingmill Valley on Thursday for their cross country races. Everybody put in 100% effort and we are really proud of them all. We would like to mention Izzy and Elsie for their determination all the way through and well done to Eleni for winning her race.

We are using our Seesaw /Tapestry and Facebook page to share key activities happening in our school day. Have a look at the podcasts and links on there. We hope you enjoy them.

We all hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to sharing our work further with you over the next term.

Mrs L Edgerton




Parent Survey 2023

We really appreciate your thoughts and opinions and always respond to your suggestions from the parent questionnaire. If you could spare five minutes to provide us with some feedback, we would really appreciate it. Please use this Google Form:

Communication Strategy

Please see our communication strategy – this includes an overview of when we send home reports and what will be included.

Communication strategy Sept 2023

50 Things to do at Longnor

Staff have been busy thinking about what is important for our students to experience before they leave Longnor. We would like to launch the ’50 things to do at Longnor’. We will plan for all children to experience these whilst they journey from reception to year six.

50 things to do at Longnor

Cross Country Reminder

Just a reminder that Eagles class will be attending the cross country event at Carding Mill valley tomorrow. Please make sure they have their PE kit and trainers in school, ready to change into at lunchtime. Many thanks.


Could you spare some time to volunteer during the school day? Listening to our children read is really important; therefore, if you could spare an hour at all to pop in and listen to our children read, we would really appreciate it.

Please contact the school office if you are interested. We will, of course, need to run a DBS check.

Performing Arts Workshop

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been brought to our attention that a number of children in Little Owls have been diagnosed with ‘Slapped Cheek Syndrome’. Slapped Cheek Syndrome is a type of viral infection that is quite common in children aged between 6-10 years. In children, the most common symptom is the appearance of a distinctive bright red rash on the cheeks. Most children do not need treatment as Slapped Cheek Syndrome is usually a very mild condition that passes within a few days. However, if your child remains unwell or you are concerned about their condition please seek medical information from your G.P.

Please be aware that people with certain blood disorders, pregnant women or people with a weakened immune system will need to contact their GP for advice if they have been in contact with a child who has Slapped Cheek Syndrome.

More information regarding the symptoms and treatment of Slapped Cheek Syndrome can be found at

Halloween Disco – Thurs 26th Oct

Tickets are now available on ParentPay for the Halloween Disco. £6 to inc a choice of sandwich/cake/drink.

Little Owls & Kestrels –  5.30 – 7pm

Merlins & Eagles – 7 – 8.30pm

Nursery children must be accompanied by an adult please.

Don’t forget to bring some spending money for tuck and games!

Pumpkin Competition

Get your spooky, creative juices flowing and take part in the Longnor School Pumpkin Carving Competition.  £1 per entry – prizes awarded in each school year.

Please bring pumpkins to school on the morning of Weds 25th October.

Performing Arts Workshop

New BEAM sessions

Parenting helpline

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is designed to provide schools with additional resources to support potentially vulnerable children, such as those who are Looked After or those on Free School Meals. The funding for 2023-2024 is £1345 per child.

Current spending is based on the idea of providing additional class support to each eligible child using a simple formula. At the moment, this is equivalent to 2 hours teaching assistant support per week for each child. The children will be supported through targeted intervention either in small groups or within the class lessons. Funding is also used towards class trips and music lessons.

In line with DfE performance tables the data for disadvantaged children is supressed, as individuals could be identified. The progress of all groups of pupils is carefully monitored through internal tracking, so that the impact of Pupil Premium funding can be evaluated and targeted as necessary.

Registering for Pupil Premium

If your child does not have Free School Meals but may be eligible due to your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them, or you can register online at:

Children in Key Stage One who receive the Universal Free School Meals still need to be registered for Pupil Premium if they are to receive the extra funding. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, registering them would mean we could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

For general information about Pupil Premium click on the link below: