Published on: 9th December, 2022

Friday 9th December


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Friday 9th December

Good evening,

School is full of festive cheer this week! We’ve had some brilliant Christmas performances this week led by our younger children. I have been amazed by the lines that had been learnt, the costumes, the singing and the team work involved. We definitely have some stars in the making!

Thank you, also, to those that helped in the Frost Fayre. It was lovely to see so many people supporting the school and the busy atmosphere. We all really appreciate the support and the hard work that goes into preparing such a fantastic event.

For the last week of term, we have some Christmas treats to look forward to. We’re all looking forward to the festivities.

Have a lovely and safe weekend.

Mrs L. Edgerton

Next Week at Longnor

Next week we have some Christmas events happening at school as follows:

  • Tuesday 13th December we will be holding a Carol Service at the church. This will start at 2pm and parents are welcome to attend.
  • Wednesday 14th December we will be having Christmas dinner for lunch at school. Children are welcome to wear a Christmas jumper to school on this day.
  • Thursday 15th December we will be having our class Christmas parties. Children are welcome to bring party clothes with them to change into for the party.


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. 

Santa Dash!

On Wednesday 14th December, the children will be taking part in their own ‘Santa Dash’ event organised by Miss Beamond (PE Teacher). Please see the link below with a letter detailing more information:

Santa Dash Letter Longnor

Winter weather conditions

With winter weather conditions on the horizon, I’d like to signpost you to our school closure procedure should we need to consider closing:

School Closure Due To Bad Weather Nov 2022

We will also aim to grit the paths should the weather turn icy. Please refer to the school gritting policy for the areas of school we aim to grit in the mornings. Please be careful as the winter weather approaches.

Gritting Policy January 2022

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.

Shropshire Admissions Consultation

Please see the attached notice to parents regarding Shropshire admissions:

Consult Parent notice 2023

Christmas Winter Wellbeing


Scarlet Fever/Strep A Outbreak

We have been informed that a small number of children who attend school have been diagnosed with suspected scarlet fever and we have a confirmed case of Strep A.

Please follow the links below for more information and advice on this:

scarlet fever outbreak 2022

Scarlet_fever_symptoms_diagnosis_and_treatment March 2019


Mince Pies and Mingle

School Circle will provide refreshments in the school hall after the school Carol Service on Tuesday 13th December.

Please come along and have a mince pie and a mingle with other Longnor families. We will also have the pre-loved uniform available to browse and buy and Little Owls will be having a plant sale to raise funds for their classroom.

If anyone can help serve refreshments on the day, please let the school office know.

100 Club – Nov and Dec Winners

Thanks to everyone who supports our 100 club fundraiser.  November and December winners are as follows:
1st prize – 87- Jo Stephens
2nd prize – 27 – unsold number
3rd prize – 45 – Felicity Kienstra
1st prize – 36 – Jo Bell
2nd prize – 5 – Jenny Blackhurst
3rd prize – 37- unsold number
There are still a handful of numbers available if you are interested, you have to be in the draw to win and it’s not too late to join, please see either the school office or Tina if you would like to purchase a number.

Frost Fayre Thanks!

A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the Frost Fayre last week, it was really festive and warming to see such a great turn out and so many talented performers from school.
We have raised a tremendous amount of money from this event, once the figures have been finalised we will let the school community know.
In the meantime thank you to the following team who without your help and efforts, we wouldn’t have been able to organise such a fantastic fundraiser:
Jo, Dougal, Henry and Molly Bell, Lucy and Sophie Beel, Carissa, Jenny Blackhurst, Claire Brown and Family, Clare Baxter-Smith, Clare Probert, Beckie Cornes, Alex and Lucius Croft, Mrs Cooper, Richard Hall, Gemma Ireland, Tim and Alison Jordan, Lynne, Hannah and Megan James, Rachel and Samuel King, Sara, Charl and Scarlet Marais, Tom P, Sheena, Josh and Tilly P, Daria, Adele Wright, Kitty and Juliet, the Little Owls team, Mrs Edgerton and of course our special guest Peter.

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