Welcome to this week’s bulletin…

Another busy week in school and lots to read in this bulletin. Wishing everyone, royalists or otherwise, a lovely extended weekend (again!). A reminder that we are closed for the extra Coronation Bank Holiday on Monday and re-open on Tuesday.

Next week is SATs week for our Year 6 children. As usual, we’ll be doing all we can to make this week as sress-free as possible for them with lots of support and time for mindfulness. Details of a special Breakfast Cafe here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/y6-sats-breakfast-cafe/

News here of our budget for 2023-24: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/budget-2023-24/

A reminder here of the Coronation event on Onchan Park tomorrow: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/kings-coronation-community-event/

Information here about a taster day at The Carlton Academy for children currently in Year 5: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/y5-carlton-academy-taster-day/

… and one for Nottingham High School: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/y5-nottingham-high-school-taster-day/

2023-24 INSET Days: These were agreed by Governors this week and are as follows:

Mon 4th September is an Admin Day

Mon 5th September is an INSET Day (‘in synch’ with Carlton le Willows)

Friday 6th October is an INSET Day for all Transform Trust schools

Friday 9th February is an INSET Day (going into half term, again ‘in synch’ with Carton le Willows)

Monday April 15th is an INSET Day (the first working day after the Easter holiday)

These are now added to the printable/dowloadable calendar below


Year Five enjoyed an exciting Residential trip to the Peak District last week, Wednesday to Friday. The base for the adventure was the Ravenstor Youth Hostel in Miller’s Dale. The weather was reasonably kind and they managed to get out and about climbing, abseiling, walking (5 very demanding miles), orienteering, den building and fire making. The children were a credit to our school and their families. Without exception, everyone we encountered – Youth Hostel staff, instructors, random passers-by – commented on their good manners and great attitude.

News of exciting forthcoming developments in our nursery provision: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/outdoor-area-developments-nursery/

News of more exciting playground developments to come here:  https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/outdoor-developm…quiet-playground/ ‎

More very positive developments here – these about the way we deliver teaching and learning for Year One: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/changes-to-year-one-for-2023-24/

A request here for a bit of help tracking down our tennis and table-tennis balls. We’ve ‘lost’ over 200 of each, total value about £150,  in the past few weeks. They are nowhere to be found in school. We have a sneaking suspicion that some might have ‘escaped’ in pockets and bags, accidentally of course – it’s easily done! We’ll have an ongoing ‘amnesty’, no questions asked, for any that can be found and returned.

Last but not least, a shout out for the Brownies! Our local pack would love to see any new recruits: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/brownies/