Kirk Fenton News

22nd September 2023

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Dear Parents / Carers,

What a productive week we have had in school this week, it has been a delight to listen to the children learning and see their great work. We will be holding an open classroom session after school next Friday so that you too can come and see the work the children have been doing and visit their new classroom.

You will have received a letter today from the Chair of Governors informing you that I will be leaving the school at Christmas to take up a new headship role in Wetherby. This was a very difficult decision for me however I feel that I am leaving the school in a good position following our successful Ofsted inspection and with a strong staff team in place to take the school forward. The Trust are working on transition arrangements alongside the Chair of Governors and the Diocese and I will of course update you once I have any information to share. In the meantime, I will still be here until the end of December should you need any assistance.

Can I please remind you again of the Church Harvest Festival service on Sunday 24th September at St. Mary's at 10:30am and if you would like to be involved, to contact Reverend Paulie.

Have a lovely weekend,

Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Good Work Awards

This week's certificates were awarded to the following children:

Attenborough - Louie and Maddison

Rashford - Cezar and Darcie

Thunberg - Seb and Blake

Seacole - Eva and Theo

Luther King - Jacob and Evelyn

Jean King - Oscar and Joseph

Pankhurst - Milo M and Ralfie

Barnardo - Mabel and Jacob

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done to the following who earned the hot chocolate award:

Attenborough - Max

Rashford - Theo

Thunberg - Oliver

Seacole - Bertie

Luther King - Heidi

Jean King - Clara C

Pankhurst - Isla B

Barnardo - Hattie

Lunchtime Awards

Well done to Harvey S, George H, Charlotte C and Eva K-E for helping us all to enjoy our lunchtime in the dinner hall.

Cloakroom Award

Well done to Rashford Class for having the tidiest cloakroom this week.

Winning Team

Well done to Henri, Mabel and their team the Green Gladiators for their victory this week.

It is great to see so many people working hard on their maths skills. Our 'Rockstars of the Week' are Henry C, Oliver G, Mollie H and Jacob S, well done!

This week KS1 made a spectacular effort with their homework and I was pleased to give out lots of certificates. Our Numbots superstars are Toby F, Alfie W, Harry B, Matthew M, Seb E, Ziggy P, Austin B, Bertie M and Theo M. Well done everyone!

Message from Head Pupils

Last week children in KS2 voted for their new team captains. All the speeches were brilliant and we know they will all be great role models for the school. On Tuesday, a selection of children from KS2 will be representing Kirk Fenton at cross country. The event will take place at Riverside School and all the children selected are very excited to go. Have a lovely weekend!

Head Pupil Awards went to Laurence and Elspeth I

Individual Photos

Proofs for the photos have been sent out with your child/children with details how to view more images and order.

Used Uniform

We have a vast amount of used uniform at school so if you need anything please contact the school office. Thank you.

School Lunch Ordering

You may have received a call/text from the school office this week regarding school dinners. The new Trust pre-ordering system means that we don't know if your child has a packed lunch or if you have just forgotten to pre-order a dinner, so please would all parents use the system to confirm whether your child requires a school dinner or whether they have a packed lunch.

Thank you

Change to School Lunches

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Phonics Information Evening for YR, Y1 & Y2 Parents/Carers

Tuesday 26th September, 4.30-5.30pm

Y4 York Food Festival Trip

Friday 29th September

Open Classroom

Friday 29th September, 3pm

Friends YES Day

Friday 6th October - 50p per yes item!

Flu Immunisations, YR-Y6

Thursday 12th October

Friends AGM

Tuesday 17th October, School Hall

Parents Evenings

Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th October

Half Term

Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November

Training Day

Monday 6th November

Staff Thank You's

If anyone would like to say thank you to or has any positive comments for a member of staff then please complete and submit the form below.


We’re pleased to share our first event of the year, and it’s a fun one for the kids. We have a ‘YES Day’ agreed for Friday 6th October. Normally, it's a straight NO to nail varnish, hair colour or wearing whatever you want but on a YES Day, it's a YES.

Just bring in .50p for each of the agreed YES items your child wants to do. See the attached poster for more information.


We are holding our AGM on Tuesday 17th October, after school in the school hall. It would be great to have some more committee members join, or people along to find out more about what we do. In order for the for AGM to be held, we do need to have at least 6 non-existing committee members come to the meeting, so we’d love to see some of you there.

If you are wondering what Friends of Kirk Fenton do, how we spend our money and what are plans are for the year take a look at the attached poster!


As ever, you can always set up EasyFundraising as an easy, free,
way to help raise funds for the school whilst you shop.

(Easy Fundraising will link to:



Registered charity no: 1154660


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STAR MAT Vacancies

Please click on the following link for details of our current vacancies:
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