Published on: 25th May, 2023

Thursday 25th May


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Thursday 25th May

We have had a busy month in Longnor CE Primary School. Taking into consideration our Christian values, I’d like to share some of our achievements over the month:

  • Year five and six have had a wonderful trip to PGL this term. They had a brilliant experience as a team, developing communication skills, independence and trust in each other. Being away from home for a couple of nights is a fabulous experience. We must thank our class teachers for supporting Eagle class during this trip.
  • Our value of joy was certainly shared through the Merlin class comedy play that they performed for the coronation. All students learnt their lines and stood with confidence on the stage to perform. The audience were almost falling off their chairs laughing at the brilliant jokes and puns!
  • Kestrel class have been developing their independence as they’ve been researching information about an animal of their choice. They have demonstrated excellent care for our world and the animals that live here – showing our value of hope.
  • Our youngest students have been finding out about different people that work in the services – people that help us. They have been finding out about how these professionals care and help each other. As they were playing and exploring different people that help us, they were able to show compassion for each other and love for all.

Together we have certainly been inspiring a lifelong love of learning!

Please remember that it is a PD day tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 5th June.

Have a lovely half term everyone.

Take care.

Mrs L. Edgerton

Safer schools

Today, we had our Safer Schools review with West Mercia Police. We looked over the results of parent and pupil surveys, looking at how we can ensure that every child feels safe whilst at school.

We are delighted to report that 100% of parents felt that our school site was safe and secure. We do understand that there are concerns about the parking outside school on the road at pick up and drop off. We will be asking for PCSOs to be present at key times during the day to ensure that the road is as safe as possible. Please continue to park with care and take extra time when turning to ensure that there are not pedestrians or bicycles behind your vehicle.

Some children gave suggestions as to how the school could be improved. We have had a good look at lunchtimes in the hall and thought about having a VIP table for those that show our dinner ladies their manners whilst in the hall. We will finalise details of this with the kitchen staff and children following half term.

The children have also recommended that class teachers spend more time outside at break time to see them play and interact with each other. We will be implementing a rota following half term including class teachers.

Some children have also asked for the fence to be increased in height around the field. West Mercia Police have looked at the incident log and have noted that there have been no incidents recorded of trespassers during the school day. They recommend that we continue to monitor this closely, place an adult closer to the gate at break times and raise the height of the fence should there concern.

Thank you for all that returned the form. Should you have further suggestions, please let me know as safety is paramount.

Duck Race Thanks

Once again the weather was glorious for this year’s Duck Race. We really enjoyed seeing so many old, new and current faces of the Longnor School community who came and supported the event on the day. This year’s Duck Race was as memorable and fun as last year and we have to say a massive thank you to Rachel and Chris King who make it such a successful event year on year! We raised over £400 during the afternoon which is an incredible amount to add to the school funds.

Thank you to everyone who helped out before, during and after the event, donating cakes, lending gazebos, making last minute dashes for items and also the ‘special duck helpers in waders’!

Thank you to:

Rachel, Chris and Samuel King, Jo, Dougal, Molly, Henry and Jos Bell, Emily and Marko Stekic, John, Lizzie, Harrison and Elliot Starkie, Sara and Charl Marais, Becky Spears, Claire and Stuart Brown, Tom, Katie, Josh and Tilly Phoenix, Chris Thomas, Lynne James, Alexis Brookfield, Charlotte Downes, Alexandria Croft, Mrs Edgerton and Mrs Edgerton’s Mum. A special thank you also to the Wilson family who have kindly loaned us their field for this event.

Apologies if I have missed anyone – as usual the whole Longnor Community always pitches in but thank you again for supporting School Circle and raising money for the children.

New Eagles Class teacher

The governors are delighted to welcome Mrs E. Lewis to the Longnor team as the new Eagle Class teacher. Mrs Lewis has experience across KS1 and KS2. She has a keen interest in PE and Music and is an accomplished harpist and pianist. Mrs Lewis will join our team in September.


June End of Day Arrangements

Dear Parents,

June End Of Day Arrangements

We are continuing to ask parents to complete the End of Day Form each month rather than ask the children each day. A link will be sent out on the newsletter tonight, please can you complete the form by Sunday 4th June 2023. We will accommodate any changes but the office must be made aware of these by 3pm each day. A form must be completed for every child even if the arrangements are the same for every day.

You will be charged after your child has attended each club via ParentPay, you do not need to pay in advance.

Night Owls runs Monday to Thursday – children can stay until 4:30pm and will be charged £5 or stay until 5:30pm and be charged £10 which includes a light snack. Children who attend Night Owls after a club will only be charged for Night Owls. Children can ask to read to Night Owls staff throughout the week to gain stamps for Star Books, and Chromebooks will be available for children to access TT Rockstars and Numbots.

To help you decide your end of day arrangements for your child please see below the clubs running this month:


Night Owls

A sport activity such as badminton, tennis or circuits will be available throughout this session.


Night Owls

An independent craft activity will be available throughout this session.


Striking and fielding club (mixture of rounders, baseball, softball and cricket) – runs until 4:30pm, run by Trusted Sports Partnership and costs £5 per session. There are only 30 places available, for children in Years 1 to 6. All children will need to wear their PE kit, shin pads and football boots.

Night Owls – An independent small cookery activity, such as decorating biscuits, will be running throughout this session. Please note this is different to the Cookery Club that has previously run.


Night Owls

A sport activity such as badminton, tennis and circuits will be available throughout this session.


Dodgeball club – runs until 4:30pm run by Crossbar Coaching and costs £5 per session. This is available for children in years 1 to 6.

Friday Night Club – runs until 4:30pm, run by Mrs Cooper and costs £5 per session. Children will play a variety of games including Lego. There are only 16 places available, for children in Reception through to Year 6.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Emily Stekic

Senior Admin Assistant


Please complete your child’s end of day arrangements for May, by Sunday 4th June. Thank you.

NSPCC assemblies after half term

After half term, all classes will be joining in with the NSPCC virtual assemblies based on ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’

Please see the attached letter from the NSPCC explaining the content of the assemblies and suggested resources that you could access at home.

Parents and carers letter (spring 2023)

The NSPCC are looking for volunteers that could support in the delivery of these assemblies. Here is their message:

NSPCC School Service volunteers needed in your area.

We are looking for more volunteers from all over Shropshire to join our Speak out. Stay Safe volunteer team. No experience required, just a passion to make a difference!

As a Speak out. Stay safe. volunteer, you will visit primary schools to deliver our Speak out. Stay safe. workshops that teach children about the different types of abuse and how they can speak out and stay safe, helping us protect a generation of children from abuse and neglect. Our Speak out. Stay safe. workshops are age-appropriate and memorable and need an energetic and enthusiastic person to deliver them. We offer you full training and support as you work alongside other Speak out. Stay safe. volunteers to enable children to feel empowered and know who they can speak out to if they are worried.

Scan here if you are interested in volunteering as a Speak out. Stay safe volunteer and want to find out more about the role by attending a Volunteer Information Meeting, which is a fantastic opportunity to:

  •  Meet with staff as well as volunteers to ask any questions you may have
  • Learn more about the application process and your volunteer journey

Our meetings are designed to help you decide whether you want to apply – there’s no obligation or expectation that you’ll apply if you attend one.

If you have any questions, please contact either:

Kate Warner (Schools Coordinator) at

Summer Fete 2023

It is that time of year again and with over a  month to go, we are getting ready to organise the Longnor School Summer Fete which will be held in conjunction with the Longnor Flower Festival this year on Sunday 2nd July. With hopes that it will be a bigger and better event building on from last year, we do need help from parents, children and the wider Longnor School community members.

So far we have the following stalls/games planned for the fete:

Refreshments, BBQ, tuck stall, plant stall, teddy tombola stall, jolly jam jars stall, stocks game, splat the rat game, boat racing game, preloved uniforms stall, glitter tattoos stall, guess the baby game, inflatables, raffles and a home section competition. We also have planned entertainment for the day from a local band and performances by the children.

To ensure that the day is a success, can you help with any of the following?

  • Volunteering on the day – we are asking for volunteers on a rotation basis to cover a stall or game for an hour only, older children are also very welcome to man a games stall
  • Helping with the set up and take down
  • Donating items for the raffle – we are running a general raffle which has always been very generously supported with gifts and prizes, a ‘Barrow of Booze’ raffle and a Teddy Tombola
  • Making and donating Jolly Jam Jars
  • Making cakes/bakes to donate for the refreshment stall
  • Suggest and/or take on a new stall

If you are able to, please leave a message on the School Circle WhatsApp group with your availability or preference, if you are not on the WhatsApp group there will be a sign up sheet in school reception for you to leave your details.

Thank you in advance for all your support with this. It is our last big School Circle event of the academic year and we would love to go all out hosting this event where we can celebrate the hard work that the children, staff, parents and wider Longnor school community have done in this year.

Kind regards

Tina Aljan, School Circle Chair

School Dinners!

This week, we thought we would share with parents a little bit about our school dinners.

The first week back after half term will be Week 2 on the menu.

Dates for the Diary

Party Invitations

Please can we request that birthday party invitations are distributed out of school time to avoid disappointment or embarrassment for any children who may not be invited.  We appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.


Leebotwood Village Hall

Fencing has now been installed to increase safety for your guests young and old. Leebotwood village hall is available to hire with kitchen facilities ,table tennis table and ample car parking.Tel. Colin 07970 523591 or Heather 07910 117106



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