Welcome Back!  I do hope you all enjoyed a good holiday. I would like to welcome all new families and new children who have joined our school and hope that you quickly settle into our new routines. I am looking forward to working with you as we support your children in their all-round development. If you are unsure about anything, please ask either your child’s class teacher or call in at the school office. We are thrilled to see all the children looking so smart, let`s keep the momentum going throughout the school year! Reminder: please ensure all items have your child’s name so they can be returned swiftly if misplaced.


New Appointments

I would like to welcome our new member of staff: Miss Carter has joined us as the new Year 3 Teacher.


First Response

Please may I remind all parents and carers that our school operates the First Response initiative. This is very important because it is aimed at keeping our children safe.  It is school policy that the school office is informed when a child is absent from school on the first day of every absence and not by letter upon their return. It is your responsibility to visit or telephone the school office before 9.30 am. The telephone is manned from 8.15 am and you are able to leave a message on the answer phone before that time. Please ensure that this policy is adhered to so that we know all the children have got to school safely.  

Dinner Money

A reminder that dinner money is now £1.85 per day (£9.25 for a full week).

For those parent/carers still not using the online payment system, please log on and take a look. Payments can be made at any time to suit you, so no more forgetting cash on a Monday morning! You can track your account and view menus. Details of how to register are: 

Log onto ISS website: feedinghungryminds.co.uk

Click -   ‘Payments’       (top right hand corner)

Click -    ‘Wakefield’

Click -   ‘Log in or Register’

Click -   ‘New User’

Complete the registration form and click -    ‘Register Me’

The registration will then be processed by ISS. On activation of your account you will be contacted by email or phone and you will then be ready to use your school meals online account.

If you encounter any problems with the register process please contact

Nikki Baxter on 0844 5835754 nikki.baxter@uk.issworld.com

* If paying by cheque, it should be made payable to WMDC.  Money should be sent on a Monday morning in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class.


Advance notice of Diary Dates

We are just finalising the arrangements for after-school clubs, Sports, Choir, Music and Golf are all being arranged. The parent calendar will be available on the school website once all dates are finalised. We are aware parents welcome knowing dates in advance therefore we will provide you with dates up to February half term.



The PTA meeting is on Tuesday 15th September at 6.30pm in the staff room. New members and volunteers are always greatly appreciated, we would love to see more parents of younger children to come along and support us.


Christine Chell

Headteacher and Designated teacher for Child Protection