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Good afternoon,

I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer break and are just about ready to return to the routine of school term life!

Please read the following information carefully ahead of our return to school on Tuesday 5 September.  This will be especially useful for our new families, but is also relevant for existing families.

School Day

A reminder that the gates will open for all children at 8:50am each morning and will close at 9:00am. Please be on time.

The school day ends at 3:30pm.  Please can we request that parents in Apple class come into the area just outside Mrs Helfferich’s classroom and parents of children in Beech class wait nearer the front of the gates – it can be hard for little ones to identify their carers in a sea of adults!

A reminder to please park at the Sports Hall and walk up to school. The school layby should NOT be used for dropping off or collecting unless by prior agreement with Mrs Jackson. This is in the interests of the safety of everyone.


We are pleased to welcome Mrs Chandler back following her surgery to continue her phased return.  Mrs Chandler will be teaching Holly class on an increasing basis each week over the next few weeks. When she is not teaching the class, Miss Walker will be covering to ensure consistency for the children.

Mrs Shirley will sadly not be returning to school for the Autumn term, but we are looking forward to her coming back after Christmas. We are in the process of organising cover for Mrs Shirley.

Uniform Expectations

We are proud of the high standards of presentation from the vast majority of our pupils. Please support this by not allowing your children to come into school wearing nail varnish, by ensuring that long hair is tied back and that your child is wearing the correct uniform and shoes. All items of clothing should be named and clean. Items with logos or motifs are not permitted.

PE Kits

Children in Apple class should wear uniform every day and will change into their PE kits for their PE sessions on the relevant days.

Children in Beech, Holly and Oak should come into school wearing their PE kits on the following days ONLY. School uniform should be worn on other days. Please note that hoodies are classed as part of the PE kit.

Class PE Session 1 PE Session 2
Apple Thursday Friday
Beech Thursday Friday
Holly Tuesday Friday
Oak Thursday Friday


Extra-curricular clubs will resume in due course. There will be no clubs at all next week, including running club. Please see the school newsletter for further details about our club offer.

Wrap Around Club – Tiddlywinks Out of School Club (OOSC) Crayke

Tiddlywinks OOSC Crayke are really excited to be launching wraparound care this term.  Their contact details, should you wish to make a booking, are as follows:

T: 07796 350623


Please note that school are unable to deal directly with any queries relating to bookings and the above contact details should always be used for wraparound club matters.

Breakfast club will be open from 7:30am. Should your child wish to eat breakfast, they will need to be present before 8:15am.  After school club closes no later than 6pm.  A light tea will be served at 4:45pm.

On arrival at the main entrance, please use the allocated doorbell, NOT the school entry pad system.  This will alert club staff to your presence and they will come to meet you at the front door.

Contacting School

Should you need to make contact with school for a general query or to report an absence, please contact Mrs Bacon on 01347 821767 or

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school next week and for another successful year ahead.  In the meantime, we hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes

Judi Jackson and the Crayke staff team