End of Term

Despite the rain this morning, wishing everyone a lovely Summer.

Sincere thanks from all of the staff for the lovely messages, cards and gifts they have received. Your kind words truly are appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming the children back on Wednesday 4th September (not 5th).

Just in case it didn’t arrive home, a copy of our end of term letter is below.

  pdf icon End-of-term-July-19.pdf

Proposal to increase pupil capacity at Barker’s Lane CP

Please see information below and the attached report which has been sent out by the Local Authority:

Proposal to increase pupil capacity at Barker’s Lane CP

The full statutory consultation has now concluded on the Local Authority’s proposal to increase the pupil capacity at Barker’s Lane CP.

Following publication of the statutory notices from 14 March 2019 to 11 April 2019 the Authority received a total of 11 individual responses and 1 collective petition.  These representations were addressed in an ‘Objection Report’, a copy of which is attached for your information, and were considered by Executive Board on 9th July 2019.

A Decision Notice will be sent to all stakeholders/consultees shortly.

pdf icon Objection-Report_Welsh.pdf
pdf icon Objection-Report-Barkers-Lane-CP.pdf

Summer Fair 3-5pm

For anyone coming along to the fair after school today there are lots of things to do. Entrance will be through the front pedestrian gate only by the school office. Please make your way around there after picking up at 3/3.10pm.

Fun and games, teddy tombola and the toy tombola will all be on the field.

Hotdogs, cakes, bottle & chocolate tombola, raffle and ‘bric a brac’ will be in the school hall which can be accessed through the side door by club.

We hope to see you and some sunshine later on!

Local Authority Proposal to Increase Capacity at Barker’s Lane

You may already have seen in the press that this morning, the Executive Board approved the request by the Local Authority to increase the capacity of Barker’s Lane, starting with Nursery and Reception from September 2020 subject to the ‘call in’ process.

At this stage, the governing body do not have any other information. The Local Authority will be providing information for us to circulate to all stakeholders which we will share as soon as we have this.

Infant Sports – Diolch yn fawr

Diolch to everyone who was able to join us this morning at the infant sports. We do appreciate it is not always easy to take time off from work. As promised, here is a run-down of the fantastic distances, heights and targets that the children achieved this morning.

The children sprinted the equivalent distance as travelling from Barker’s Lane to Gresford, they jumped the height of Mount Olympus in the jump rope event and went the distance of the Kingsway Mersey Tunnel in the balance event.

In the Hopper event, they jumped the height of the Shanghai Tower and the Burj Khalifa combined. In the egg and spoon event, they travelled the same distance as the length of the Forth Bridge and in the obstacle race travelled the distance of the Old Warden Tunnel.

In the football shootout, they scored 200 goals, almost as many as Ian Rush throughout his whole career and hit the beanbag target as many times as Gerrard, Suarez & Bale combined, have scored goals .

Diolch yn fawr to our Blwyddyn 5&6 children for working out so many facts and figures for us to compare with.

A very special ‘bendigedig’ to all of the children and staff who worked hard to put on a fun, active event once again.


Infant Sports – Tuesday 2nd July 9.45am

If they have not done so already, Reception – Y2 children will bring their P.E kit home today ready to be dressed in this to come to school on sports day.

The children will need to come to school on Sports Day dressed in their school P.E kit (royal blue T-shirt and white shorts) and wear trainers / pumps.

Nursery children will need to come to school tomorrow wearing shorts, T-shirt and trainers / pumps. Mrs Gargan will arrange to take water out with the class for drinks during the event.

Please ensure that your child has their water bottle, a cap and that you have applied sunscreen before coming to school.

Parents / grandparents are welcome to join us on the field tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd July from 9.30am. Please ensure that you remain outside the event area at all times for safeguarding reasons. At the end of the sports (approx. 11am) we will take all of the children back into school before parents leave the field. Nursery children can then be collected from the middle gate. Mrs Gargan will bring any children who have an adult to collect them by the gate up a little earlier than normal to save parents waiting unnecessarily. if your child is going to Nursery Plus, they will go across as normal at 11.25am.

We are all looking forward to a healthy, active and fun session!

Is your child going into Reception, Year 3 or Year 7 in September? Are you eligible for a grant for school uniform and equipment?

The Welsh Government Pupil Development Grant opens for applications from early July 2019.

Parents who are in receipt certain benefits may be eligible for a grant for uniform and other equipment of £125 if your child is entering Reception or Year 3 in September, or £200 if they are entering Year 7 in September.

More information about who is eligible and how to apply is available on https://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/education/school_uniform_grant.htm