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The deadline for applications for Reception age pupils for next academic year, September 2017, for any school in NYCC is 15th January 2017. If you require an application form, more information about the application process, or would like to look around our school please contact the school office – we would be happy to arrange to show you around.

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Posted 25/5/2018

Well what a busy and action packed half term. I can’t quite believe just how fast the last 6 weeks have gone, with this week being no exception. With the half term holidays quickly approaching, it is getting to that time when we will soon be talking about end of year arrangements and plans for the next academic year. For example, it is hard to believe that our Y6 pupils only have seven weeks left with us after the holidays before they take their next step!

This week I have been incredibly proud of the Year 2 pupils and their approach to their National curriculum tests, just like Year 6 last week. We have made the statutory testing period as calm and positive as we could for the children, whilst encouraging them to do their very best. I am also grateful for the hard work and support of the staff team, in the process, particularly Miss Stafford who has led on this important aspect. Well done all of the Year 2 team (pupils and staff!)

Staffing update

  • Welcome Mrs Burton to the team! I am absolutely delighted to announce that from September 2018 our new Deputy head teacher will be Mrs Burton. After a comprehensive recruitment process the Governing Board and I are extremely pleased and excited about this appointment. Mrs Burton not only comes to Carlton with vast array of relevant, rich experience but also with a real, tangible passion for our school. I am very much looking forward to working with Mrs Burton as we move forward. A warm welcome to the team to Mrs Burton!
  • Continued love and best wishes to Mrs Pierce from all of the school team

Looking back and looking forward

You should be receiving our celebration newsletter crammed full of lots of the exciting things that have been going on in and out of school over the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy reading it!

This week we have enjoyed:

  • Kings Church, Selby leading our Monday assembly
  • Further Staff training on  metacognition (Tuesday)
  • Year 5 and 6 Football team representing our school at Doncaster Rovers ‘play on the pitch) tournament –a super effort, spirit and performance on Tuesday!
  • Year 6 cricket day at Holy family (Wednesday)

Please note that children return to school on Monday 4th June after the half term break. After school clubs will begin that week.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a happy Spring Bank holiday weekend and half term. Thanks for your continued support of our school.

Kind regards

Jon Watson



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Posted 18/5/2018

Bulletin, Term 3 week 5, 18th May 2018

Welcome to our weekly school news bulletin. What an action packed and successful week it has been. As I write this newsletter the children are all dressed in red, white and blue as a pre royal wedding celebration and we look forward to a red, white and blue and wedding inspired school meal.

This week:

I firstly want to thank, acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of our Year 6 pupils.  Mrs Longfield and her class, like every other year 6 cohort in the country, have had their National curriculum tests (formerly SATs) this week. We asked them to work hard and simply try their very best, and they certainly have done this for us. We are proud of our Year 6 Pupils and their efforts! We have tried to create a culture in school where the children are prepared and familiar with the test format and they understand that the tests are important but not the be all and end all.  We simply wanted them to ‘show what they know’! Well done to all of the pupils and to Mrs Longfield (and Mrs Mackintosh too) – I am proud of you!

Next week our Year 2 pupils have their KS1 National curriculum tests. This is done as informally as possible. Miss Stafford and team have been making the gentle preparation work for these tests as fun and as engaging as possible.

Lots of other exciting things have bene happening this week too. Highlights include:

  • On Wednesday we welcomed Yasmien into school for a cultural diversity workshop day. This was a practical and active fun workshop for Pupils from Year R to Year 4.
  • Venus class/Year 5 also had an amazing adventure on Thursday when they visited the Houses of Parliament. We enjoyed a superb day and met with local MP Nigel Adams. The children were fabulous.
  • Pluto class had a super Learning assembly and party on Friday morning.

More information to follow on these events in a future celebration newsletter, edition three of which is currently with the printers!

Lost Property

We have so much lost property in school. So much of it does not have names on it! Please ensure that names are re-written on all labels to help us all with this issue. Please come into the school entrance way and collect any lost property.

Change of date.

Next Friday we will have a normal Special Mentions assembly, with our planned music celebration afternoon being postponed until Friday 8th June 2018.

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes

Jon Watson

Head teacher

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Bulletin 11th May 2018

Posted 11/5/2018


I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, with such glorious weather. Keeping with the weather theme, we have seen our pupils shining in school this week too. There have been great attitudes on display.

We held an intense and thorough two day Interview process this week in school for our new Deputy Head teacher. We were delighted with the quality of the candidates who were invited, and I am delighted to announce that we have successfully identified our preferred candidate, and subject to a few procedural matters being concluded, we will have our new Deputy Head teacher in place ready to start in September 2018.   I will give more details as soon as I am able. I am very confident we have made an excellent appointment that will help us to continue our progress.

The candidates and the panel were all very impressed with the children of our school throughout the process, whether in lessons, in assembly, around school in general. I was very proud to hear this!

Next week our Year 6 children have their National Curriculum tests (KS2). I am very happy with their response to the build-up process, working hard and aiming for their best. The children are ready and have had super attitude these past few weeks!  Good luck! All we can ask is they do their very best. I obviously am very proud of them and Mrs Longfield too!

Meanwhile our Year 2 (KS1) pupils have had a slightly different week, doing some ‘special agent’ investigations and puzzles as part of a gentle preparation for their National Curriculum tests the following week (beginning 21st May). Miss Stafford and Mrs Stones have been so pleased and impressed by the attitudes and enthusiasm of the Year 2 pupils, particularly when collaborating together.

Next week:

  • Year 6 / KS2 National Curriculum tests (Monday to Thursday) - SATS breakfast club available from 8.00am onwards
  • Monday 14th : Kings Church Selby leading our assembly
  • Wednesday 16th: Cultural Diversity day with Yazi
  • Thursday 17th – Year 5 Venus trip to Parliament
  • Friday 18th   – Pluto learning assembly
  • Friday 18th – Royal wedding dress down day – Red White and Blue themed (and Royal wedding themed school meal)

Thanks for your continued interest and support of our school.

Best wishes

Jon Watson


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