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Newsletter 08.03.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


Chatsworth annual litter pick

The ECO team had fun litter picking on Tuesday morning as part of the annual Chatsworth litter pick. We walked a good three miles during the morning and took a route from the estate office to Baslow, collecting two bin bags full of rubbish on our way. The team did so well and it was great to see them taking part in such a good cause to keep our local environment free of litter and looking tidy.


Lyceum theatre trip

Yesterday, we took all our junior children to the Lyceum theatre in Sheffield to see 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. It was a poignant, thought provoking and very clever piece of theatre and the children were enthralled throughout the show. Our Y5s and Y6s have recently read the book so it was a fabulous experience for them to see this being brought to life through theatre. As always, it was a pleasure to take the children out on their trip and they were a credit to our school.


World Book Day

What a brilliant atmosphere it has been in school today to celebrate World Book Day! The creativity of the children's costumes was amazing and they've taken part in some lovely book related activities during the day. Thank you for all your support with making today really memorable and special for the children! Next Friday (15th March), we have arranged for a travelling book fair to visit school at 3.15pm (flyer attached) so do come along after school and see what's on offer. All books are reasonably priced at £2.50 each. 


New teaching student- Infants

On Monday, we are due to welcome Mr Sutton into the infant classroom on his teaching practice placement from Sheffield Hallam University. Mr Sutton will be working in the infant classroom every day alongside our infant staff until the beginning of June and will be mentored and under the supervision of Mrs Anderson.


Comic Relief-Friday 15th March 

In support of Comic Relief, the school council are organising a non-uniform day on Friday 15th March. If your child would like to participate, please make a suggested donation of £1 via Parent Pay. Thank you.


PTA meeting- Friday 15th March

The PTA are meeting at the Cavendish club at 3.45pm on Friday 15th March after the book sale. All welcome!


Ashgate Hospice TractorFest 2024

From mini tractor driving to antique tractors on display, a family fun day is returning to Derbyshire this spring – and kids can attend for FREE!

Tractor Fest will take place on Sunday 28th April from 10am until 3pm at the Storforth Lane Trading Estate in Hasland, Chesterfield.

There will be a huge collection of tractors on display as well as fun activities, including mini fire engine rides, soft play, a climbing wall and more.

The event, which is organised by Ashgate Hospice, costs £3 for adults and is free for children under the age of 11. 

Jack Wood, Deputy Director of Income Generation at Ashgate Hospice, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Tractor Fest back to Chesterfield this April.

“Last year was a huge success and we were proud to welcome so many families from across Derbyshire.”

All proceeds from Tractor Fest will help fund vital care for patients and families who need the care of the hospice.

The charity must raise £9 million each year so it can continue providing palliative and end of life care to people across North Derbyshire.

Any owners of tractors or other farming vehicles who would like to showcase their vehicles are invited to contact the hospice directly to arrange this. 

To book your tickets to Ashgate Hospice’s Tractor Fest head to

Alternatively, supporters can contact the hospice’s fundraising team on or by calling 01246 567250.


Wishing you a lovely weekend and thank you, as always, for your ongoing support,


Mrs E Bond


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