Epinay News

February 2016


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PARENT VIEW - we really need your help...

***Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.**

Please help by clicking the link below to register and to complete the survey.



Bike park -upcoming events

Dr Bike 10.30-12.30pm

Saturday 13th & 27th February

Saturday 12th &26th March

Bring you bike along for a free check up and and basic maintenance fixes – punctures, brake adjustments etc.

Beginners’ Rides, 10.30am

Saturday 6th & 20th February

Saturday 5th & 19th March

For further information call Sustrans North East

on 0191 261 6160

Alan Shearer Activity

The Alan Shearer Centre offer a range of activities and events both term-time and during school holidays -

see website link for information.

Alan shearer Centre


Parents/carers and families are welcome to come along to our monthly coffee drop-in. The next session is on Thursday 28 February between 1.30am and 2.30am at Café Epinay. Please come and join us, call in for a cuppa, a chat, meet others and find out more about school projects, access information and support fundraising events.

fairtrade fortnight

We have a range of Fairtrade activities and events taking place during Fairtrade Fortnight which is 29th February until 13th March. Please check website for further details.

Great North Run 2016 - Ballot

Hi all...for all those out there thinking about joining Team Epinay for the Great North Run 2016 on Sunday 11 September.

We are asking all those interested in running for the school to enter the general ballot first and those who do not get a place can be issued with one of our 10 charity numbers.

Enter the ballot before Monday 8 February, click the link below-

Great North Run entry ballot

Please contact Dianne Mountain if you would like to run for Team Epinay

Conference - Engaging Creative Approaches to Learning

Creativity with SEND pupils – Engaging Creative Approaches to Learning Conference

on Wednesday 16th March, 9am-4pm at the Clervaux Exchange, Clervaux Terrace, Jarrow. NE32 5UP

  • keynote speakers

  • exciting workshops


For further details and to book visit the website

or click this link

For further information contact kferguson@epinay.org or pgroombridge@epinay.org

parent/carer day

Parent/Carers are invited along to meet with teachers

Wednesday 2nd March from 9am-12noon.

Epinay School have also invited along a range of agencies, support services and training providers —so why not make a morning of it … Stay for a coffee , have a chat and find out more about the services for children, young people and their families.Confirmed agencies to follow.

family fund

Have you applied for a Family Fund Grant yet?

One of our parents have just received £200 for a microwave and other household goods! Don't miss out, you can apply every year. Pick up a form from the school or click on the link below -

Family Fund

New parents and carers website from thinkuknow

thinkuknow are proud to announce that our updated website for parents and carers is now live at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents. The new site offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.

Epinay Business and Enterprise School

Clervaux Terrace, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear. NE32 5UP

Telephone: 0191 4898949