Kirk Fenton News

18th September 2020

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Dear Parents / Carers,

This week has seen the children settle into a full week of curriculum work and it has been great to hear the hum of busy brains around the school. Routines, both Covid and non-Covid, are becoming established and school life is settling into a new pattern. On Fridays we have resumed our awards assembly, albeit still online and beamed into each class and throughout the week classes are involved in online collective worship, although we are still unable to sing together.

This weekend, we say goodbye to Reverend Simon who will be moving on to his new Parish as Vicar. There will be a special online service via Zoom on Sunday morning and it would be lovely to give him a super send off with as many children signing in as possible. Although he will no longer be working with the school, he will still be living locally for the time being so I'm sure he will keep in touch for a little while longer. Thank you Rev Simon, you have made the Bible come alive for so many of our pupils past and present and we will miss you.

Thank you also to the vast majority of parents who are now wearing their face coverings to come on site, we really do appreciate it. The government advice changes daily as the local situation evolves and from Monday, you will notice that our staff and all visitors to the site will be required to wear face coverings whilst in any communal area other than their own class bubbles. Like parents, this includes the school grounds, however within the classroom bubble staff may remove their masks.

Our school value for this term is 'Thankfulness' and we are very thankful that we can have the children back in school and are so well supported by our parents.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

Mercury - Alex Ellis

Venus - Rhys Leeder and Sophie Peace

Earth - Oliver Hooper and Ralfie Williams

Mars - Joseph Bennett and Isla Sykes

Jupiter - Nate Chapman and Sam Collier

Saturn - Lucie-Mae Wright and Oscar Court

Uranus - Liam Havron and Isaac Eades

Neptune - Jasmine Bull and Harvey-Jay Williams


Please DO NOT stop in the bus layby, not even to drop off children as it needs to remain clear at all times.

As it gets particularly busy around home time we would appreciate if you could please continue to observe social distancing and also use the one way system.

Thank you

Individual Photographs, Monday 21st September

These will take place in school but unfortunately we are not able to offer photos of families or with siblings this year due to current guidelines.

Healthy Child Team - Nasal Influenza Vaccination, Monday 5th October

This is available to all pupils this year and consent is online only and must be received by 1st October. Details of the vaccination have been emailed out to you and is also available on our website under news / letters.

How do I give my consent?

1. Go to​

2. Enter the School Code 146007 and click “Find School”.

3. Complete the form with your child’s information and parent/guardian contact information*.

4. Click the green “Submit” button.

Please visit for more information about the childhood influenza vaccination programme.

You can contact the childhood immunisations team on or 01423 542360.

Y6 Applying for Secondary School Place

You can apply for a secondary school place for your child from 12 September 2020 and you must submit your application by 31 October 2020.

This information is for families living in North Yorkshire who have a child born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 as your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school in September 2021.

Families living outside North Yorkshire will need to contact their own home Local Authority to obtain the information regarding school admissions and to make an application to the Authority where they live.

The information on the website regarding the application process will be updated by 12 September 2020 at

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Individual Photos

Monday 21st September

Nasal Flu Vaccinations

Monday 5th October. Consent required by 1st October.

Half Term

Monday 26th - Friday 30th October

Christmas Break

Monday 21st December - Monday 4th January

Spring Term Begins

Tuesday 5th January


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St. Mary’s Kirk Fenton

A fond farewell

A message from Reverend Simon:

As you may have heard over the summer, I will be leaving Church Fenton and the Tadcaster Benefice on 21st September as I am going to be the Vicar of Holy Redeemer Acomb and Nether Poppleton with Upper Poppleton.

Church Fenton really has been a wonderful place for me and the family to live over the past 3 and a bit years. We are so grateful to everyone for the wonderful welcome that we received, for the love that has been shared with us, and for the way that we have felt a real part of the family. Whilst we always knew that our time here was for a limited time, we will be very sad to leave Church Fenton and St. Mary’s. I have also thoroughly enjoyed being part of Kirk Fenton Primary School and I will miss being part of life there. We will continue to live in Church Fenton until work has been completed on our new vicarage which will probably be around 8-10 months.

My farewell service will take place on Zoom on Sunday 20th September. Everyone is very welcome to come along – ID 986-101-2744 // Password 377646. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to gather together and do the normal farewells and parties etc.

If you need to contact church for any reason, please get in touch with Rachel Hughes, our Administrator, on 07545 516949.

God bless,


Reverend Simon Biddlestone

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