Newsletter - Thursday 24th March

Newsletter - Thursday 24th March

Please be aware of parking around the school. Many local residents are having their drives blocked or unable to get in and out of their roads at drop off and pick up times. Please be courteous and follow the rules for public roads. A polite reminder that we have a no nut rule in school due to a number of children and staff having allergies. When packing snacks and or lunchboxes, please do not put anything with nuts in as they will be removed and disposed of for safety reasons. As we head towards Easter we are able to hold some lovely celebrations and activities face-to-face for the first time in the last two years. Consequently, we have quite a few things coming up: Wednesday 23rd March 5.30pm Year 6 parents – SATS and Isle of Man Thursday 24th March Year 2 parents – Class visit Monday 28th March 5.30pm Chocolate Bingo in the school hall (all welcome) Tuesday 29th March Egg Rolling Championship - Year 5 (am) and Year 2 (pm) – BRING YOUR OWN EGGS Wednesday 30th March Egg Rolling Championship – Year 4 (am) and Year 3 (pm) – BRING YOUR OWN EGGS Thursday 31st March Egg Rolling Championship – Year 6 – BRING YOUR OWN EGGS Easter Gardens and Experience Easter - Children 3.15pm Experience Easter – Parents and children in the school hall Friday 1st April Egg Rolling Championship – Reception (am) and Year 1 (pm) – BRING YOUR OWN HARDBOILED, DECORATED EGGS

Easter celebration in school

Next week in school, we will be taking part in Holy week in preparation for Easter.

We will be "Experiencing Easter" outdoors to explore the Easter story and would love to share our learning with you on Thursday 31st March.

The children will take you on an interactive journey outside to explore Easter followed by refreshments and hot cross buns for sale in the school hall.

50p a hot cross bun with a hot drink or juice.

Easter gardens brought into school, and children's learning in RE this half term will be on display in the Hall for you to view.

We really hope you can join us.

Date: Thursday 31st March

Venue: School Hall

Time: 3.15 - 4.15

Night Owls

Due to the rising cost of living we are having to increase the charges for Night Owls from 1st April 2022. 

The new charges will be:

£6.00 for 1st hour (until 4.30pm)

£10.00 for 2 hours (until 5.29pm)


St Luke’s and St Chad’s are holding Confirmation Classes throughout the summer term for anyone in Year 5 and above.  The Confirmation Service with the Bishop of Lancaster will be held on Sunday 26th June.  Reverend Caitlin is happy to chat with any parents who would like to know more about confirmation and what this means for children and adults.  If you are interested in finding out more or signing up to take part, please contact Rev Caitlin on 07377657391 or email

Easter and Holy Week

Mon 11th April          7.00pm                   St Chad’s Sung compline and reflection

Tues 12th April         7.00pm                   St Luke’s Sung compline and reflection

Wed 13th April         7.00pm                   St Luke’s Sung compline and reflection

Thur 14th April         2.00pm – 4.00pm      St Chad’s children’s craft afternoon

                             7.00pm                   St Chad’s Maundy Thursday Eucharist

Fri 15th April           10.00am-12.00noon   St Luke’s children’s craft morning

                             3.00pm                   St Luke’s Veneration of the cross

Sat 16th April          6.00pm                   St Chad’s Bonfire Service

                             7.00pm                   St Chad’s First Eucharist of Easter

Sun 17th April          10.00am                  St Luke’s Easter Eucharist Service

                                                         Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Raffle

                                         **All welcome to some or all services and activities**

Parent Questionnaire

You will have received a link on ParentApp to our parental questionnaire.  Please complete and return as your feedback is really important to us and will help us to improve all that we do at St Luke’s.  The closing date for returns is fast approaching!

Boy’s Brigade and Girl’s Association

Would you like to join in the fun?  We meet on Thursdays each week in Skerton Community Centre.

Juniors (8-11 years) 6.00pm-7.30pm

Company (11-14 years) and Seniors (14-16 years) 7.30pm-9.00pm.

Interested?  Please contact John Walker for more details on 07886656930.

School Uniform

Children MUST wear full uniform including black school shoes, except on PE days.  On PE days we encourage children to come to school in PE clothes (school t-shirt, track pants or shorts and trainers)

No rucksacks or other bags.  Book bags, lunch boxes and water bottles only please.  Long hair MUST be tied back and all jewellery must be removed.

Please ensure all items are labelled with your child’s name.


We have a number of ways that we communicate with you and for you to communicate with us. Some people are getting a little confused by what to use when and what to use it for.

ParentApp – PA Connect – all newsletters, forms, information and letters will be sent out via ParentApp as a push notification, text message or email.  All parents need access to this as it sends you the latest messages etc.

Parent Pay – all trips, residential, music lessons, clubs, school dinners, night owls and early birds are to be paid for using Parent Pay.  In paying for the activity, you are also giving consent for your child to attend the activity.  We MUST have this permission for activities that take place outside the local area of the school.  All parents need access to Parent Pay.

CONTACT US – Any information that needs to be shared with the teacher, office staff, Mrs Armistead, our SENCO or Pastoral Team can be emailed to  Someone will endeavour to reply to your email within 1 working day of receiving it.

Telephone – You can call school anytime on 01524 65445.  During the building works the phone may not be manned at all times.  If there is no one available to take your call, please email school using contact-us

CLASS DOJO – This is specifically used to share learning including homework and home learning during periods of isolation.  Parents are encouraged to see their children’s learning and the whole school pages where we share whole school information.  It is very easy to message staff using Class Dojo but all too easy for staff to miss these messages. 


Please call or email .  We will endeavour to reply to your messages within 1 working day of receiving them.  It is NOT ok to expect a member of staff to reply before 8.00am, after 5.00pm or at weekends.

in personStaff members are always in the playground before and after school, as are members of SLT.  If you need to pass on a message, we ask that you email or ring and only talk face to face in an emergency.  If you require a longer discussion with a member of staff, please telephone or email to make an appointment.

SCHOOL CLOUD – Web based video calling that we use for Parent-Teacher meetings.  All parents must register following the email link sent to you from school cloud.  Parents Evenings are offered in November and March. An extra meeting may be offered following the end of year report in July.

I hope this stops any confusion around how to make contact with a member of staff in school. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office on 01524 65445 or email A member of staff with endeavour to reply to within 1 working day of receipt of your message.

Dates for your Diary
28/03/22-01/04/22 Holy week in school
01/04/22 School finishes for Easter Holiday
18/04/22 Easter Monday Bank Holiday
19/04/22 School back
29/04/22 Reception sharing
02/05/22 May Bank Holiday
06/05/22 Year 5 sharing
09/05 – 12/05/22 End of KS2 SATs week
12/05/22 Dental Assessment for 5 year olds & pm Year 5 to Morecambe Bay Academy for music
16/05/22 Year 6 Bikeability
17/05/22 Year 6 Bikeability
18/05/22 6.00pm Induction Meeting for new starters
19/05/22 Year 6 Bikeability & Year 5 to Morecambe Bay Academy for music
20/05/22 Sports Day
23/05-27/05/22 Year 6 to Isle of Man
27/05/22 Year 4 sharing & School finishes for Half Term


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