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Westminster C of E Primary Academy

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Letters to Parents & Carers

This week's Headteacher Letter

27th March 2024

Dear Parents & Carers,

Busy Term

This has been one of the busiest terms I can remember in school – there has been so much going on:

Science Week saw all the children turn into investigators and then our Science Ambassadors presented to the school to share the results of all of our experiments – the major finding we had was that toast is much more likely to fall butter side down when you drop it. Be warned! We had our Year 4 Sleepover, Yoga sessions for all children, Hand to Mouth visitors, Solar Panels installed on our roof, a visit to Carlton Bolling for our Y5 children to see their show, Children’s Mental Health Week, Y3 visit to Cliffe Castle, Nursery Stay and Plays, Teddy Bear Picnics, Reception visits to Cartwright Hall, World Book Day, Y4 visits to Murton Park, Nursery visits to Lidl, a Great Fire of London experience for Year 1, Byron Highton talking to Y5 & Y6, Y2 visiting Saltaire, Parents Evenings, a visit from Muhammed Abby to talk about Neurodivergence, training for our Positive Playground Leaders and tomorrow is our great Easter Egg Giveaway (to the children who turn up). Thank you to all of the staff for going above and beyond to provide all of this for your children.

Sporting Success

Thank you to Mr Iqbal for supporting the children in all of their sporting tournaments – we have won so many trophies that we need a bigger bookcase! Our U11s Football Team have retained the cup this season, Our UY1 team won the multiskills tournament, our KS2 Team won the Panathlon Tournament, our Y5/6 Dodgeballers won their tournament which all means that we have won 8 trophies this year so far. Amazing!

Nursery Staffing Change

After Easter, Miss Jarvis will be managing the Nursery classes as Mrs McVay is moving into Class Ireland to support with transition ahead of Miss Dilger’s maternity leave in May.


Thank you for your support in bringing your child to school – our attendance is still massively improved from last year. Please do not think we have done enough – 1 more day tomorrow (with Easter Eggs for everyone who turns up, thanks to the Life Church) with our earlier finish at 1.30pm.

Parents Evening

Thank you for your attendance at Parents Evening last week (and last night for Brazil) – we are just checking but it looks like it was a record turnout! We will be contacting those parents who did not make it in – we teach your children for 190 days each year and so attending 2 Parents Evenings is really important to find out about how your child is getting on. It is not just school’s job to teach your child, it’s not just your job to teach your child, it’s our job together.


We are on the lookout for another Parent Governor to join our team. If you would be interested in having a conversation about what governors do, what it’s like being a governor and how it all works, please contact the Chair of Governors janet.tringham@west.bdat-acdemies.org What could you bring to the team? Do not be put off if you have never been a governor before. You will be well looked after!

Easter & Eid Fayre

Do not forget to check our website page to see all of the upcoming dates in school – not least our Easter & Eid Fayre, a huge celebration to celebrate our shared religious festivals as well as a chance to have fun and raise funds for school. It is on Saturday 20th April 12pm – 2pm,

£2 per family (up to six people). There will be free fun, stalls and games from just 10p including Cake Stalls, Chocolate Tombola, Tattoos, Lolly Lottery, Face painting, Refreshments, Guess the number of Sweets in the Jar, Lemon drop game, Pin the tail on the rabbit, Cup Pong, Candy Floss & Popcorn, Samosas & Chaats, Bouncy Castles, Face Painting, Mehndi and more!

Reminder – school closes tomorrow at 1.30pm and re-opens on Monday 15th April.

Enjoy the holidays and take care of each other; God bless.


Mr. S. Gallacher