Y5&6 Evacuee Day

Y5&6 are planning a Wow Day on Tuesday 17th September as part of their topic ‘Britain Since the 1930s’. We would like the pupils to dress up as evacuees which involves only slight adjustments to their school uniform.  For example, removing jumpers/cardigans, wearing white shirts if they have them or their school polo shirts, grey school shorts if they have them (please do not feel you have to go and buy anything especially for this). We will look at some images of evacuees to help the children. They can accessorise with items such as gas mask boxes or placards if you would like to make them together but again this is not essential. It could form one of their Shared Learning tasks. We’re sure the children will have an interesting day. Thank you for your support but please don’t worry about anything. Mrs West or Miss Evans are available if you have any questions.

Llandudno Visit

Diolch yn fawr for your support and kind words as the children were collected. The show was 50 minutes longer than we were informed that it was going to be and there were delays due to roadworks on the A55. We left earlier this morning to ensure that we arrived on time and thankfully there was less of a hold up on the return journey. The children were fantastic ambassadors for our school today, superb conduct and manners. The show itself which you have hopefully already been told was brilliant and lots of fun. Diolch also to all of our staff who extended their day to enable the children to have this lovely experience.

Llandudno Tom Gates

The show is longer than we were informed that it was going to be and with the road works on the A55 we expect to return for approximately 5.15pm.
A text message has been sent and we will update by text again during the journey back.
Many thanks.

Chris Edwards, Head Teacher

Barkers Lane Community School, Wrexham, LL13 9TP

Tel 01978 357754

What a fantastic week….

We have had a wonderful first week back at school and it has been lovely to see the children settling back in and here lots of their news and ideas.

Dates for the diary have been updated on the website and a paper copy has been sent home and emailed  to ensure that you have this important information.

Class webpages are in the process of being updated with P.E days and curriculum information and will be complete by the end of next week after staff have had time to talk to the children to incorporate their ideas into plans for the term. Y1-6 homework will also be published on the class pages.

pdf icon Autumn-19-Parents.pdf

Healthy Living – ‘Siop Ffrwythau’ & Aldi Sports Kit Campaign

From 9th September we will be trailling a ‘siop ffrwythau’ / fruit tuck shop with Y4,5 & 6 children. The letter below explains how this will work.

Get Set to Eat Fresh – We need your help!

Aldi are giving away a Team GB athlete sticker to anyone who spends £30 in their store. We are collecting the stickers and for every 300 we collect, can claim a free sports kit from Aldi and be entered into a £20,000 prize draw. Please ask any family / friends / neighbours to collect the stickers and send them into school. The promotion runs from 6th September to 3rd November. Many thanks.

pdf icon Tuck-shop.pdf

Estyn wants your views on Education Services in Wrexham

Estyn has launched a survey on how well Wrexham education services supports schools and youth services.

If you’re a parent, carer, learner or work/are involved in education in Wrexham, Estyn wants your views to help inspectors judge how effective the education services are at ensuring young people receive the education to which they are entitled. The survey takes about 10 minutes.

If you wish to take part https://www.estyn.gov.wales/inspection-survey-wrexham

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