The Hungate Echo

Sherburn Hungate Weekly News - Summer Term 2 - Issue 4

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A word from Mr Broom.

It's been a very emotional final week for our year six children, who have now come to the end of their time at Sherburn Hungate. It's been a blast! When I first arrived last September, I could never imagine that the children would develop into the well-rounded, confident individuals that they now are. They are and always will be a credit to us and sorely missed.

Meanwhile in school, we had another bunch of children make it to five gold stars. It was my please to treat them to a Pizza Hut lunch and I've another group waiting for next Friday.

In our push to continually increase the sports provision for our children, every year one children took part in the STAR multi-sports afternoon at Kellington on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who took part and the staff who supported them.

Finally, it seems only fitting to mention our great group of year sixes again, who put on a wonderful performance of We Will Rock You, the Queen Musical. They all did amazingly well and our CEO, Martyn Sibley, who was in attendance on Wednesday evening, was simply blown away by their talents.

We wish them all the very best for the future.

Our Year 6 Class of 2018 - In Year 3!

Our Year 6 Class of 2018 - In Year 6!

School Closed - Afternoon of Wednesday 18th July

If you didn't receive it, I sent a letter to all parents/carers on Thursday regarding our afternoon closure on Wednesday 18th July from 1315. As I mentioned in the letter, we need the time to complete vital whole staff training on Mathematics, ready for September. We do appreciate the inconvenience this may cause but hope that the early notice will negate any child care issues which may arise.

It's worth pointing out that 'Buddies', our on-site child care provider will be able to take a limited number of children on this afternoon. If this is something you are interested in, please see the contact details at the bottom of this newsletter.

Nursery Applications for September 2018

Just a quick note to let you know we will be allocating places for our Nursery session for September 2018 very shortly. If you would like a place, please contact the school office.

New Arrivals in EYFS!

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Dates for Your Diary Section

As well as our regularly updated calendar available on our website, here are a list of dates that you may wish to add to your diary, following some great feedback from our readers.

02/07/18 - Childminders' meeting / Stay and Play for those joining our Nursery in Sept

03/07/18 - Special Lunch for parents of Y1 children

11/07/18 - School Summer Fair (1700 - 1900)

18/07/18 - School Day ends at 1315 - Staff Training

20/07/18 - Break up for Summer holidays


It's important that children attend school regularly and at Sherburn Hungate we recognise that excellent attendance leads to excellent achievement. Fact!

Congratulations to our Year 4 children who are our attendance champions in school this week with 99.4%!

Our average attendance this week is 97.4%. We're back above the national expectations after our sickness outbreak.

We have a small number of children whose attendance is well below the national expectations. These children are known as persistently absent when their attendance falls below 90%. I will be making telephone calls to parents of these children.

Thank you for your continued support with our attendance drive. It is really appreciated.

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Wider School Community Items

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Buddies Pre School/After School Club

We are excited to announce that 'Buddies' before and after school club is up and running. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, term time only. The morning session is from 0730-0900, and the afternoon session 1500-1800.

Buddies is also trialling school holiday opening. If you are interested, the following dates are available:

30th July - 3rd August

28th August - 31st August

For further information click here.

Kelly Summersgill at

Kelly is looking forward to hearing from you.

Stay up-to-date with the Sherburn Community Website

Stay up to date with the latest news and updates happening in Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas. From community matters and local events to important information and general news, the Sherburn in Elmet website will give you all the information you will need to find out more about the historic village of Sherburn in Elmet.

Train to Teach with STAR Alliance

Ever thought about become a teacher and making a difference to the lives of so many young people? Read on...

The STAR Alliance (Sherburn, Tadcaster & Rural Teaching School Alliance) are offering places for the 2018-19 academic year through the teach direct route, in association with Hull University. If you would like to know more, call in for a chat or click the link below for further information.

Further Information - Click Here

Sherburn High School Newsletter

Click here to access the Sherburn High School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Tadcaster Grammar School Newsletter

Click Here to access the May edition of the Tadcaster Grammar School newsletter. Further information can be found at

Sherburn-in-Elmet Lions Club

I met with the Elmet Lions Club recently to talk about how they could support our school and how our school could become involved in their community work.

If Elmet Lions is something you would like to get involved in, please email Ann at

GDPR Data Protection Information

Our school takes Data Protection very seriously and complies with the new General Data Protection Regulations introduced in May 2018. For further information please visit: