St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Well the end of the year is almost here just a week to go, we finish on Thursday 22nd July, with the new Reception children being invited into school in groups on the 23rd. The children all start back on 2nd September. As next year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee there is an extra bank holiday during the May half term, so the children are owed an extra day’s holiday. We have decided to take it on Thursday 23rd December, so the children will now finish for Christmas on Wednesday 22nd December.

The plans for covid safe leaver’s activities are now in place. The children will all get an autograph book to collect signatures, we don’t sign shirts at St Luke’s. There will be a leaver’s service at 9.15 parents are invited to attend. I am sorry but this year we cannot open up invitations wider. The rest of the school will watch the service via zoom. The link to the service is here:

Leaver’s Service

Time: Jul 22, 2021 09:15 AM London Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 995 3155 1512

Passcode: 02Tdrb

There will be an opportunity for the rest of the school to say goodbye to the class outside from a distance later in the day. The children in Year 6 have been invited to come back to school for a party 4.30-6pm.


The pond is looking lovely and the children are really enjoying it



Thinking ahead to September unless the rules and guidance changes over the summer our plans are:

Bubbles will not be in place.

We will still have the one way system at the beginning and end of the school day. Drop off will be between 8.45 and 9.00. The children will come in and have early work to do. Pick up will be at 3.20 – 3.25 we will still be asking people to keep a safe distance from each other. Parents will pick up Key Stage 2 children first and then come round for the younger children.

We will still be asking the children to wash their hands regularly through the day and to catch and bin coughs and sneezes.

The classrooms will still be well ventilated.

We hope these measures will help stop the spread of a number of viruses.


If you still owe any dinner money, please can you pay it as soon as possible.


Glossop Foodbank have asked me to share this information:

  Summer holiday provision

Glossopdale Foodbank will be open as normal throughout the school summer holiday period. 

Anyone who is finding it hard to feed themselves or their families is welcome to collect a food parcel. Parcels can be collected from:

Hadfield Children’s Centre, Queen Street, Hadfield. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 11

Glossop Children’s Centre, Victoria Street, Glossop, Monday and Wednesdays 10 to 11 (apart from Bank Holidays)

The Gamesley Pantry, Winster Mews, Gamesley Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 3.00 (apart from Bank Holidays)

The Pantry can be contacted on 07745 642482 for information about other holiday food provision in Gamesley 

If you are housebound or self isolating and in need of a parcel, please contact 07789 191560 or send a message through our Facebook page: Glossopdale Foodbank 


Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes