St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Well here we are in June and the weather has reverted to typical summer weather. Despite this the children in school have been making great use of the outside space. They have been exploring the pond – we now have froglets as well as a newt, discovering fairy homes, making their own habitats, planting beans and setting themselves athletic challenges.

It has been lovely to have more children in school. Everything is running smoothly. The one-way system is working well at drop off and pick up time. Even more importantly we have happy relaxed children in school enjoying what they are doing.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for the kindness you have shown each other through this period. I have been told of some school communities where people have been accusing other parents of being bad parents for making a different decision to the one they personally made about sending their child back, whether that be to send their child to school or to keep them at home. I have had no reports of such behaviour here. I believe you have been treating each other with respect and understanding. I am very proud to be part of a community which can support others when they make a different choice from the one you would make. You have all been showing the children how to live our school text The Prayer of St Francis:

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love with all my soul

I know a number of you who have children eligible to be at school because you are a key worker, they are in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 or they have an EHCP delayed sending them back to school because you have been unsure about how it would work. You can change this decision at any point just let us know that you are now ready to send your child back in. If you would like to talk through any concerns you have you can phone school for a chat.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes