St Luke’s CE Primary School Newsletter


Dear Parents,

We were all so proud of the Eagles who performed magnificently at Buxton Opera House.  What an opportunity for them to sing on the Opera House Stage.

Next Wednesday we are holding an Open Afternoon from 1.30 where you can pop in and see your child’s classroom.  We want to keep the space as covid unfriendly as possible so if the room seems to have a lot of people in it please wait before going in.  We would also ask that you keep your visit to a reasonable length so others can also have chance to go in.

Due to the Open Afternoon there will be no cookery or recorder clubs after school on Wednesday.

Remember on Friday 24th the Family Support Team are holding a coffee morning in the hall 10-11.  It would be great if lots of you could pop in and see them.

Tomorrow, Friday, Year 1 will be leading our Assembly at just after 9am.  Next Friday 24th June Year 4 will be leading it.  2 parents for each child are welcome to attend.  We do ask if you could wear a mask if possible.

On Thursday 21st July we are reinstating our summer concert.  This is a lovely event where the choir and any children who play a musical instrument perform.  Please keep it free in your diary.

Two more dates for your diary Friday 8th July it is the PTA summer Fair after school and on Tuesday 19th July it is the first PTA disco since the pandemic!

I need to remind you that holidays during term time are not something I can authorise, the rules state:

In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.

Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made. 

You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. If unpaid this could lead to prosecution under section 444(1) of The Education Act 1996.

Stay happy and healthy

Alice Littlehailes