Welcome to this week’s bulletin

School is feeling very festive and the Early Years and Key Stage One Nativities were a triumph. It’s always nice to see shepherds and sheep roaming the corridors!

Thanks to all who have so far contributed to our Save the Children appeal for Gaza and also for the lovely supportive messages about us having done this. The message remains the same; whatever the confilct or politics, we will support humanitarian causes, especially where children are being harmed. Our Just Giving page currently stands at well over £600 and we’ve set ourselves a new target of reaching £1000.

We have Christmas Jumper Day/Jingle Jog tomorrow (Friday, 8th) and more donations to Save the Children would be warmly welcomed and appreciated. Only if you feel you can though – we know times are difficult and we have been doing a lot of fund-raising recently. There really is no obligation!

Jingle Jog! Fundraiser for Save the Children

The pantomine trip was fantastic; the production was probably the best I’ve seen in ten years of doing this. Mr Pattison featured heavily, being ‘picked on’ as a potential boyfriend by the Ugly Sisters!  “The man in the Christmas jumper – the one with the look of Leonardo Di Caprio”. Our children were amazing -singing along, shouting and screaming enthusiatically and being unfailingly lovely and polite to people they met. This email is one of several received:

Dear Sir/ Madam

We are just returning in the car from the Pantomime (Cinderella) at Nottingham PlayHouse on 06/12/23.

Myself, my husband, my mother in law and 4 year old daughter sat with some of the children from your school Parkdale Primary School. We mentioned we was from Eastwood/ Swanwick. Can we just send our utmost gratitude to your school for making our daughters first theatre visit such an enjoyable experience.

Your students were all soo friendly and polite and represented your school in such a positive light. They held the chair down for our daughter, respected her in queues and even passed her some glitter tape that fell to far in front of her.

Please pass on alll our thanks, you should be utterly proud of each and every student and each and every member of staff.

Have a lovely Christmas and Best Wishes for 2024!

Kind Regards


Crossing Patrol

KS1 Nativity 2023

Information for Parents for Christmas Concert

On the subject of the Christmas Concert… if driving up to school for that or anything else for that matter, please remember to park considerately. We’ve had some very, very angry calls from local residents this week. 

Christmas Dinner – 12th December

Next week is party week. See the homepage calendar for details

A Hard Evening on the Footy Pitch

Creating Active Schools

New Library Opening