Newsletter - 14th December 2023

Newsletter - 14th December 2023

This year it feels very tough as the cost of living seems to be continuing to go up. Unfortunately we have been notified that the Rapid Relief boxes aren’t available at the moment. If you, or someone you know, requires an emergency food parcel from the Food Bank please contact Mrs Walling-Lewis or Miss Stephenson to arrange. Many people follow Martin Lewis as he gives great advice on money saving ideas all throughout the year. I particularly like his Christmas advice: "Christmas has become a retail festival, and it shouldn't be. Christmas should be joyous, but causes some people unhappiness, debt, and worry. Now, many people feel obliged to buy gifts for others that they know they won't use, with money they don't have, and cause themselves stress they don't need. "If you're really struggling and have nothing, then do truly go cold turkey – see family [if possible this year], spend time, think about life, watch the telly, but don't spend money on it. Christmas is just one day. Please look after yourselves and your family this Christmas and if you need help financially or emotionally please do get in touch and we will do our best to point you towards the right support.

Warm Hub

We continue to have our Celebration Worship each Friday morning from 9.10am – 9.30am.  All parents are invited to attend as we celebrate the children’s hard work and achievements throughout the year.  All parents and carers are invited to attend each week.

Following our time of celebration, the school hall will be kept as a Warm Hub throughout the winter months.  Please feel free to bring in any electronics and use our electricity in school to charge items ready for the weekend.  Some volunteers will stay behind after Celebration and provide tea, coffee etc for those of you who are able to stay.


Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

KS2 Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner day will now take place on Wednesday 20th December with KS1!


Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Bingo - FOSSL

Thursday 21st December 

Doors open at 5.30pm 

Starting Prompt at 6.00pm 

Come and join us for our popular BINGO NIGHT, fun for the whole family! 

Amazing chocolate prizes to be won!

£2.50 per book, pay on the door. 

Carol Service

On Friday 22nd December, we will be having our Carol Service in the School Hall in replacement of Celebration Worship 9.10-9.30am. Parents/Carers of children in KS2 (Years 3 to 6) are welcome to come and watch.

Please note, we will not be going to Church or having an afternoon assembly, unlike previous years.


Carol Service
Dates for your Diary
18/12/23 Y4 & Y5 Carol singing 10am in Town and Y4 & Y5 Concert for parents at 5pm in school
18/12/23 & 19/12/23 2.00pm - KS1 Nativity
20/12/23 Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner *Whole School*
21/12/23 Life Education in school - Parent information session 8.55 to 9.15am in the Hall & 6.00pm Christmas Bingo (doors open from 5.30pm)
22/12/23 9.10 - 9.30am KS2 Carol Service in the Hall (KS2 parents welcome to watch) & 2pm School Finishes *No Night Owls*
08/01/23 School back


It’s a lovely community. We all feel like a part of St Luke’s family. My child loves her teachers and knows other members of staff. It’s lovely to walk into school and people know my child’s name and always say hello to her, even teachers from other classes or Mrs Armistead.


I know when I drop my kids off they are happy and safe and they both enjoy their time in school.


Thank you for not only teaching my daughter but also caring for her. She’s really happy at school and is making great progress in all areas of learning.


The staff have been so supportive of my child with Special Educational Needs. They are amazing and it makes me confident that my daughter is well looked after and if she has any problems they will help.

Parent of a child with SEND

The Reception Open Day really showed the school in a good light. The Headteacher showed us round and knew all of the pupil’s names. All of the children we met were friendly and polite but more importantly they were all smiling whilst learning.

Prospective Parent

Teachers are very helpful, friendly and approachable

Pupil, Year 6