Newsletter - Tuesday 14th June 2022

Newsletter - Tuesday 14th June 2022

Welcome back to the second half of the summer term. We have another busy half term in school so please note all of the upcoming dates and events at the end of this newsletter. As you will have seen, the building works are now nearing completion and children can already access classrooms from the external doors onto the playground. This has had a huge impact in school all ready. Please be aware that these doors access straight into the classrooms, so do not knock on doors or peer through windows as this will disrupt learning in the classrooms. All children arriving late MUST come to the main entrance with a parent in order to sign them in. Currently the entrance is across the playground, next to the hall. We anticipate that in the next couple of weeks the new front entrance will be accessible, in which case visitors and late arrivals will come to the front of school. We will let you know when this happens If you have further concerns, questions or feedback please get in touch via Mrs Armistead

End of year reports

End of year reports will be shared with parents on Friday 15th July via Class Dojo.  If you are not already accessing Class Dojo, please contact us to arrange this.

Wednesday Drop-in

Starting in June, we will have open classrooms after school each Wednesday from 3.20pm – 3.45pm.  Please feel free to come into school and see what your child has been learning.

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.

Friends of Skerton St Luke’s

Thursday 23rd June will be our Summer Fair and Family Fun afternoon straight after school, 3.15pm – 5.15pm.  All the usual stalls with be available.  There will be a mufti day on Friday 17th June and in lieu of wearing uniform we ask each child to bring in a prize for tombola.

School Dinners

School have been subsidising 5p per school meal for this school year since the Government announced a price increase in September 2021. However, from September 2022, school dinners will increase by 10p and will be charged at £2.40 – please make sure you are in credit on your Parent Pay account prior to your child ordering a school dinner. If your child is currently in Year 2, the Universal Free School Meal entitlement will end as your child moves to Year 3. If you are in receipt of certain benefits, your child could still be entitled to free school meals and pupil premium. You can apply for this online at

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.

PLEASE NOT: Hair must be tied back if longer that shoulder length.  Children are not permitted to have their hair dyed or have lines or designs cut into their hair.


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.

Diary Dates
15/06/22 9.00am New Reception Stay and Play & 3.20pm – 3.45pm Open Classroom
17/05/22 Mufti for tombola prizes Year 3 Sharing, Celebration Worship – parents welcome
22/06/22 3.20pm – 3.45pm Open Classroom
23/06/22 3.15pm – 5.15pm Family Fun and Summer Fair
24/06/22 Celebration Worship – parents welcome Year 5/6 visit to MBA for French
26/06/22 11.00am Confirmation at St Luke’s Church
29/06/22 3.20pm – 3.45pm Open Classroom
01/07/22 Year 2 Sharing, Celebration Worship – parents welcome
06/07/22 3.20pm – 3.45pm Open Classroom
08/07/22 Year 1 Sharing, Celebration Worship – parents welcome
13/07/22 2.00pm - Year 6 Production – ‘Goodbye My Friend’ 3.20pm – 3.45pm Open Classroom 6.00pm - Year 6 Production – ‘Goodbye My Friend’
15/07/22 Celebration Worship – parents welcome Reports to go out
18/07/22 9.15am – 10.00am Nursery Story Time
21/07/22 6.00pm Oscars Night – Year 6
22/07/22 9.00am Leaver’s Service in church – whole school 1.00pm Final Assembly – parents welcome 2.00pm School Finishes


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