St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a good half term week. It has been lovely to welcome the children back into school.

This week the Year 6 pupils have been at Whitehall near Buxton on residential. They have had an amazing time. They have challenged themselves, surprised themselves with what they can do and grown as young people. We are proud of all of them.

We have also been celebrating Parliament Week. We have been learning about the role of parliament, having debates and thinking about how we can make our voices heard. On Monday we were fortunate enough to welcome Robert Largan our MP into school. He came in and answered all the children’s questions about what it is like to be an MP. He was impressed with the quality of the children’s questions.

The deadline for sending in photograph money to school is 9am Monday 8th November. I know a number of you have ordered photos online but if you want to order via school they are being picked up on Monday morning.

We are still waiting for some Glossop Jog money to come in. If you haven’t yet sent in the money your child raised, please do so as soon as possible.

We are sending books home tonight for one night only, please see the attached letter.

You should have received an email letting you know about Poppies and other Royal British Legion items. If your child wants to bring in money for these things we will come round to the classes for them to save lots of people coming to the office.

Please can I remind the parents of children in Years 5&6 to wait in the playground, beyond the traversing wall, at pick up time so we don’t have a bottleneck with people having to get too close to each other. Thank you.

Blyth House Hospice has sent me the information below which some of you might be interested in.

On Wednesday 10th November we will be running a Community Hub Open Day. We are offering all members of our community the opportunity to learn more about the services that are available, find out information about supporting the work we do, and see the renovated facilities here at Blythe House Hospice.

The Open Day runs from 10am-4pm and will include:

  • The opportunity to meet our teams including nurses and therapists
  • Full information about the services that we provide.
  • Advice & support from our Children & Young Peoples Counsellor about how to handle difficult conversations about death & dying
  • Information about all of our volunteering opportunities
  • Drop in sessions on managing Breathlessness, Fatigue & Anxiety
  • A children’s craft activity with a focus on coping with bereavement
  • Complementary Therapy taster sessions
  • A chance to see the refurbished building

Activities and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

We would like to welcome all members of our community the The Hub on the day. We do encourage visitors to book via email: or telephone 01298 875 080.

To minimise any disruption to our neighbours on Eccles Fold, we will be facilitating a Park & Ride from Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club throughout the day.

For everyone’s safety we are still recommending the use of face masks whilst inside the hospice. Masks and hand sanitiser will be available on the day.

Second Event Family Workshop Nov 20th 10-12pm

We invite children & young people under the age of 18, who have experienced the death of a loved one, to join us to create a beautiful tea light holder and remember the special person that has died.

Facilitated by our Children & Young Peoples Counsellor, this workshop is an opportunity to meet with others who have experienced loss and to remember your loved one in a safe and creative space.

Parents / Carers are responsible for their child throughout the event.

Places are limited, book now by emailing or call 01298 875 080.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes