St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you managed to have a look at our sculptures in the sculpture park on the theme of sanctuary. Thank goodness the sun came out for pick up time giving you a nicer experience. I am not sure how long they will last with the wind and rain forecast for the next few days. Through this project the children have explored the need for safety. They have learnt about the life of refugees and gained a deeper understanding of the international right of the child.

The Glossop jog is fast approaching. This is the annual charity fundraising event organised by the Rotary. St Luke’s children and families have always taken part in large numbers. It is on Sunday 10th October at 11am. The event lasts an hour during which time the entrants see how many times they can run, walk or toddle round the course. If your child, or whole family would like to take part and have not yet signed up just let the office know and we can sort this out.

Remember at 7pm tonight Mrs Hillier is holding a phonics workshop for Reception parents and anyone else who has not been able to attend before or who would like a refresher. The link to the workshop is:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 910 5405 8234
Passcode: E6ecrw

Important Covid Information

We are finding that there is some confusion around covid testing. There are two types of tests:

The lateral flow test which you can get from chemists or have posted to you. This is done at home and the results are read at home. These are for regular testing if you have no symptoms. They are for adults and secondary aged children to try to pick up anyone who has covid without symptoms and who might infect others. They are not for people who have symptoms.

The PCR test which is for people who have symptoms. This is done at a testing centre or you can request one to be sent to your home. The results are tested in a lab. You can book a test by logging on to

If you or your child has symptoms a PCR test is needed not a lateral flow test.

Whilst we are on medical things if your child has sickness or diarrhoea they need to be off for 48 hours from the last occurance.

Remember Friday 8th October is our Harvest Festival we are asking you to send in donations for Glossop Food Bank. I am sorry that I cannot invite you in to join us.

A few dates for your diary:

Tuesday 12th October Whitehall parents meeting 5.30pm

Wednesday 13th October Individual and family photos

Friday 15th October Sleep over for Y5

Friday 15th October – Thursday 21st October parents meetings with staff – you will get a letter telling you what times are available for your child’s teacher and how to book an appointment.

Friday 22nd October INSET day, children not in school. Start of half term holiday.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes