What’s been going on

Information for Parents and Carers

Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday we thought it would be helpful to offer some support and advice on how you can help your children.

17 05 After the Event – Dave Trickey

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Charity Assembly

Today we welcomed Kevin Burgess back into school to present the cheque of all the money raised this year for the Alder Hey Kidney Fund. We have been able to raise £759 which will be used to provide toys and activities for the children to use whilst they are on the ward at Alder Hey. 

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Well done to this week’s superstars 😀

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Great work, everyone!

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Filming for Safety Central

Over the last two days children from Year 6 have been helping Safety Central out with their filming for when the centre opens in September. The movie will be used at the start and end of each school’s visit. It has been an amazing experience for those involved.

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Year 3 Times Table Songs


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Maggie has had great fun this afternoon reading with our year 3 girls, playing games and generally being fussed. She loved listening to you talk about the book. 


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Superstars 17th March

Well done, everyone! 


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St Patrick’s Day Assembly

Two girls from Year 6 are telling us all about the history behind St Patrick’s day. 

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Schools ask for ‘Funds, Glorious Funds’

Warrington school children are setting their own challenge to the Government over fairer funding with a unique take on ‘Food, Glorious Food’.


Youngsters from 11 schools have united to put a new ‘twist’ on the classic ‘Oliver!’ theme, changing the focus from ‘food’ to ‘funds’.


With lyrics such as Funds, glorious funds, New paper and pencils!’ and ‘Rich schools have it, boys – long term protection!’ the song aims to highlight the uncertainty Warrington schools are feeling over the government’s new National Funding Formula, and the harmful impact they fear it may have on education.


The video, produced by Sir Thomas Boteler High School, has been uploaded to You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yufe4vA5fdc and a website has been set up at www.fundsgloriousfunds.com, to spread the message.


Children and staff are hoping the video will grab people’s attention – from the public, to schools, to the Government – to help raise awareness of the issue and convince politicians to think again.


The initiative has been spearheaded by head teacher at Woolston Community Primary School, Craig Burgess, who has been campaigning for several years to achieve more funds for Warrington schools.


He said: “This is such an important issue, so we wanted to come up with a creative way of really getting the message out there. I spoke to some of my colleagues who said schools are currently in a position where we are having to beg, just like Oliver Twist. That was the inspiration I needed to write a new version of Food Glorious Food, targeted at the Government.


“Ten more schools quickly came on board and recorded their own performance of the song. All of the versions, featuring hundreds of school children, have been combined to make a powerful, multi-school video, which we hope expresses our fears in a way that resonates across the country.



“Schools across Warrington hoped the National Funding Formula would be the answer to our prayers – but it has, in fact, been the opposite.   We are already the tenth worst funded education authority in the country, how can we lose more? It just doesn’t make sense. I’m hopeful that, through this initiative, we can send out the message that these plans are not meeting the needs of children. Hopefully, we can play our part in securing a fairer deal for our schools.”


Councillor Jean Carter, Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for children’s services, added: “I applaud Woolston Primary School for starting up this initiative and for all those schools who have come on board. It’s a fantastic, imaginative way of telling the Government, in no uncertain terms, what they think about the funding plans.


“The current formula is extremely unfair for authorities like ours and we would implore the Government – ‘please sir, we want some more’. It’s great that children are taking action themselves and uniting to help get this message to the Chancellor.”

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