Kirk Fenton News

17th May 2019

Dear Parents / Carers,

It is with great sadness this week that I need to inform you that the governors and I have taken the decision to close the nursery class from this September. As pressures on school budgets continue, with expenses rising and income dropping considerably, we can no longer sustain this part of our school. As a result of the continued house building locally, our numbers in the rest of the school continue to rise and therefore we have chosen to focus our resources on classes from Reception to Year 6, especially as we work so closely with Jigsaws next door already.

Whilst this will be a loss to our school community, it will allow us to focus on balancing our budget, and just as importantly, to raise standards across the school so that outcomes are more reflective of the the community in which we work. I hope you will understand why we have had to make this difficult decision.

On a happier note, our Year 2 and Year 6 pupils have shown amazing perseverance this week completing their SATs. I have been so proud of the way they have worked, their resilience and their camaraderie in supporting each other, and am looking forward to their results doing justice to their hard work later in the term when we get them. Well done, Year 6 and Year 2! I hope you have a carefree weekend to celebrate.

Mrs Karen Williams

Head Teacher

Accidents and Near Misses....

There have been accidents at the mini roundabout next to the school, and quite a lot of near misses as well as people walking directly across the middle of the mini roundabout, instead of using the crossing. Please be mindful of the traffic in Church Fenton, particularly around the school, and ensure you teach your children safe ways to cross the road. Any accidents and near misses should be reported to the police using telephone number 101.

Thank you

Parent Council Forum

The next meeting is on Friday 24th May at 9am. Everyone welcome. Please advise the office if you are able to attend. Thank you.

Good Work Certificates

This week certificates were awarded to:

EYFS - Skyla Sutcliffe and Olivia Deane

Y1 - Esmay Kavanagh and Evie Watson

Y2 - Finn Mallinson and Margery Sharp

Hedwig - Oscar Myers, Charlotte Harrop and Maddison Akpoguma

Errol - Harry Gilchrist and Ewan Allars

Y5 - Charlie Barton and Kacie-Mae Paul

Y6 - Everyone

Winning Team

Well done to Oliver, Leon and their team the Orange Spitfires for their victory this week.


The following children have shown good manners and have been helpful and kind at lunchtime. They can each choose a friend to sit with them at the Star Table on Monday.

John Akpoguma

Kate Tookey

Sherifa Jabbie

Lucy Schofield

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All diary dates can be found on our website

School Disco

Friday 7th June

Class Photos

Monday 10th June

Non-uniform Day

Wednesday 19th June

Sports Day

Friday 21st June

Y6 / Y5 Performance

Wednesday 26th June, 2pm

Thursday 27th June, 7pm

Y6 Leavers' Service

Friday 28th June, 2pm in Church

Y6 - Last Day for Sherburn High School Students

Friday 28th June

Summer Fair

Sunday 30th June 1-3.30pm

Y6 Tadcaster Grammar School Transition Days

Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July

School disco: Friday 7th June

The summer school disco will take place on Friday 7th June. If you can help please speak to a member of the committee or email us (details below). More details to follow.

Non-school uniform day: Wednesday 19th June

In order to stock up our chocolate tombola for the Christmas Fair, we are asking children to come into school in normal clothes on Weds 19th June, bringing a donation for the stall. Please remember this is a nut free school and while we are grateful for all donations we cannot use any containing nuts.

Summer Fair: Sunday 30th June, 1 - 3.30pm

Please save the date for our summer fair and come forward if you are able to help in any way, preparing things in advance or simply helping out on the day. We need lots of helpers!



Registered charity no: 1154660

Jigsaws Open Morning, Saturday 29th June 10am-12 noon

Jigsaws will be having an open morning on Saturday 29th June from 10 till 12 noon, if parents would like to come and have a look around Jigsaws and discuss any aspects of nursery and funding with us, all are welcome.


Helen Smith

Business Manager

Jigsaws Childcare Ltd


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St Mary's

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North Yorkshire County Music Service

Mr Senogles is now recruiting for September term for singing and piano/keyboard lessons. If interested please contact North Yorkshire on
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