St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I cannot believe we are at the end of another school year already!

Thank you so much to everyone that helped with the PTA disco a good time was had by all.

We had a lovely day yesterday when all the children had a taster of their new classes. It was such a pleasure to meet all the children joining us through the school next year.

Last Friday the choir took part in the Buxton Festival Fringe; they had such a good time. If you were able to attend the organisers would love you to fill in the audience survey which can be found on their website. Here is the official review of the children’s performance.:

The children of St Luke’s Primary School in Glossop returned for a second successful year at the Fringe and could clearly adopt the tagline ‘Glossop’s Got Talent’. Unlike last year, the weather presented more of a challenge in terms of sunshine outside the Opera House, but again they were not deterred.

The choir were led by their musical director, Mrs Emma Hillier, who is, I suspect, something of a legend at the school and is a reception class teacher for ‘Kestrels’. They’d obviously worked hard on their show, and like that other Fringe favourite The Shakespeare Jukebox, the audience were in charge of selections, so they really had to know their stuff!

Everybody in the choir seemed to enjoy themselves and the audience clearly enjoyed the show too. The headteacher, Mrs Littehailes, the school and of course the parents should all be proud of the children, and perhaps some of them may be back next year?

So, a big Thank You St. Luke’s, well done again, and we’ll see you next year!

Whilst we were there we were approached by the Royal Northern College of Music who asked me to let you know about a mini Carmen event they are organising in Buxton on Saturday 10-11 for ages 8+

I have also been told about some activities being organised at Edale YHA over the summer on the weekend of 25th / 26th August they are organising taster sessions for climbing, canoeing, abseiling and weaselling. If you are interested in finding out more call 01433 670302.

If you haven’t paid for all your child’s school meals this term please remember to do so as soon as possible.

There have been reports of threadworms doing the rounds. Please be vigilant and treat the whole family if you find them.

There have been some important recent updates on Snapchat so the National Online Safety Team have updated their guide for parents and carers accordingly. It can be found here:

if you are a Facebook user we would welcome you to ‘like and follow’ the St Luke’s Church of England Primary School official Facebook page. The Facebook page has been established by the staff and governors to share information and events about the school to the school and local community. Its aim is to be a source of information, it is not to be a page for queries and/or concerns regarding your child/children. If you have any questions regarding school matters then these should be directed through the traditional channels of the school office or your child’s class teacher. The School staff will of course respond to comments as soon as possible should a response be required but this may not be immediate. We would be very grateful if you could respect this page and the users who use it – we will have to delete inappropriate comments should this be required. The staff and school governors hope that this will be a great new additional communication tool for the school, all the other communication channels will remain in place.

The school Facebook page can be found using the following link:

We recommend that you set up the St Luke’s Facebook page as a ‘favourite group/page’ by following these simple steps (from a desktop computer):

1) Like and follow on your personal Facebook profile

2) When on the St Luke’s Facebook page. Click the ‘following’ button and under ‘in your news feed’ section, tick the ‘see first’ button. This will ensure that when a new item is posted on the official page you will see this first in your newsfeed.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

There will be no toast tomorrow because of the leavers service.

I hope you all have a lovely summer and good luck to everyone who is leaving us to go on to another school, you will still be part of the St Luke’s family and we will miss you all.

See you on 4th September, new Reception children on 6th September.

Alice Littlehailes