Welcome to this week’s bulletin…

Firstly, a sincere thank you those supported us over the recent unpleasantness on social media. Whether you were one of the kind folk who took the time to email in or who have spoken on the playground, it is much appreciated.

Our warmest greetings to members of our community who are celebrating Eid: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/eid-al-adha/

…on which subject, we have an Eid party coming up on Monday afternoon. This is a non-religious event, just a chance to recognise and celebrate such an important event in our community. All are included and all may wear their party finery for the day:https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/eid-party-on-the-field/

Today (Friday 30th) is, of course, Summer Fair Day! https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/summer-fair-friday-30th-june-2023/

We bid a farewell (temporary) to Mrs Hinton, 6 Beech, Digital Lead, Teaching and Learning Lead this week. Jenny is off on her maternity leave and we are sure you will join us in wishing her all the best.

A reminder about reports – these are due to come home on Monday the 10th of July. There will be a link there to this year’s parent/carer survey.

Next week is Year 6 residential – our oldest children will be off for three days adventuring in Derbyshire at the Mount Cook Adventure Centre. Let’s hope for good weather for them!

Staying with Year 6 – a form here to complete to opt in to Sex Education lessons, should parent/carers so desire ; https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=fB1f-I-fOEGb59npTyoSLkhhNNsaQgFDv8oPmytnNElUQU9OMDdBWjlCNzIyNENCU0lPVlRPSEFEQi4u

Next, a reminder about next week’s strike action by the NEU. We apologise for any inconvenience, whilst recognising the positive motives and good intentions held by striking colleagues. The information shared in the update still holds: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/strike-update/

An update here on Community Action Week, most notably that we are featuring on BBC Radio Nottingham every day (7:30-7:45 slot) next week and then again in an hour long special on the following Sunday: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/community-action-week-update-2/

Reception have been busy (as always) – jam butties and cycling this week – hopefully not simulataneously! https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/reception/

Now, good news all round so far (fingers crossed fror Y6’s SATs –  due July 11th) on the results-front. Full details to follow but for now…

Our equal best-ever Reception outcomes in term of children reaching GLD (Good Level of Development)

Our best ever Phonics Screening Results (Year 1)

Great results in the Y4 Multiplication Check

Our best ever results for Reading, Writing and Maths in Key Stage One SATs (Y2)

News here from Notts County Council of Holiday Activities and Food in the Summer:

Holiday Activities and Food Programme – Summer 2023:

Nottinghamshire County Council launched the Summer 2023 programme on Monday 23rd June.

HAF is the Department for Education funded programme offering FUNDED activities and food for children receiving benefits-related free school meals. These programmes run during the following school holidays: spring, summer, autumn (October) and winter (Christmas) holidays.

Children aged between 5 – 16 years (Reception aged 4 and year 11 inclusive) in receipt of benefits-related free school meals are eligible for free holiday activities and food. This is not a food voucher scheme and is available additionally to the Household Support Fund.


To help families plan for the upcoming summer holiday, please share the leaflet to children in your school who receive benefits-related free school meals.

Families with eligible children have received a printed copy to their doorstep along with a letter containing a unique HAF code to use when booking onto activities. – a reminder from their school family is always helpful.

You can find more information for both schools and parents/carers on the website:


Benefits of the programme for children during school holidays:

  • eating healthily
  • being active
  • taking part in engaging and enriching activities which support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with their wider educational attainment
  • being safe and not to be socially isolated
  • having a greater knowledge of health and nutrition
  • being more engaged with school and other local services

If you would like more information or if you would like to deliver HAF in your school, contact the HAF team at haf@nottscc.gov.uk or contact the helpline on: 0115 9774 999 (line open 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday).

Watch the HAF video here to see programmes in action: