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Westminster C of E Primary Academy

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Letters to Parents & Carers

This week's Headteacher Letter

22nd November 2023

Dear Parents & Carers,

Parents Evening - 8th & 9th November

It was great to see so many of you at our recent Parents Evening – though I have noticed that around 25% of children had no-one turn up or book an appointment. The most common feedback we receive from parents is that you want to know more about how your child is getting on and what they do – we have brought back the year group coffee mornings, we are introducing new pages on our website to provide more interesting information and obviously we have our 2 Parents Evenings. We will keep going until we have 100% attendance at our events!

If you did not attend a meeting with the teacher, I will be getting in touch with you to find out why.

We are finalising a date for the remaining Ireland class appointments for as soon as possible – thank you for your patience.


On the subject of attendance, we are doing very well at the moment, at 95%. Thank you to you all for your support in getting the children in to school. We are always trying to make school more inviting for children (and parents) with exciting learning happening every day – our attendance shows that we are making progress. PLEASE don’t let it drop off on the run up to the Christmas Holidays – there are still 4 important weeks to go! 


Please see our dates page on the website for all the latest events in school – see below for the all-important Christmas activities!

Friday 1st December – Selected Y6 children – Bradford Cathedral – BDAT Carol Concert

Friday 8th December – Whole School – Christmas Clothes Day - £1 donation to Save the Children

Tuesday 12th December – Selected children – Carol singing at Tesco to raise funds for Y6 Residential

Thursday 14th December - Selected children – Carol singing at Tesco to raise funds for Y6 Residential

Thursday 14th December 9.15am – Reception (Spain & Ireland) Nativity – Parents Welcome (details to follow)

Friday 15th December 9.15am – KS1 (Kenya, Tunisia, Mali, Madagascar) Nativity – Parents Welcome (details to follow)

Tuesday 19th December am – KS1 Nativity at St Augustine’s Church – Parents Welcome

Tuesday 19th December – Christmas Dinner Day

Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th December – Christmas Parties

Thursday 21st December 9.00am – Whole School Carol Concert

Thursday 21st December 1.30pm – School Closes for Christmas and we open at 8.20am on Monday 8th January 2024.



We are all still watching on, as the situation in Palestine & Israel develops. To demonstrate that we are not just watching but doing, we are having our annual Christmas Clothes Day on 8th December, with all donations (suggested £1) going to Save the Children who are actively working in the area to improve the lives of the children affected. Any Christmas wear is ok – jumpers, socks, hats, tinsel – whatever it takes to raise money!


In addition to this, we pray daily for an end to suffering for all children in the world, but especially those affected by the war in the Middle East. You can find the video of our daily prayer on our website:




Mr. S. Gallacher