10 hours of Funded Early Education for 3 year olds

Funded Early Education will be available at Barker’s Lane Wraparound Care Club on the school premises (Barkers Lane Playgroup) from January 2019.   For further information and details of how to apply please scan the QR code, Wrexham Family Information Service Facebook page or the link below   http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/education/early_education.htm   Alternatively you can contact a member of wraparound care staff between 11.15am and 3.00pm from Monday to Thursday on 01978 346177.    

Harvest – Diolch yn fawr

Diolch yn fawr for all of the contributions that we received for our Harvest this week. The children shared songs, poems and information about Harvest with each other in our whole school service.   All of the donations of foodstuffs will be collected by the Save the Family and provided to local families in need.   Thank you for your generosity and kindness.    

Local Authority Consultation on the Proposal to Increase Capacity at Barker’s Lane

Information below from the Local Authority about the consultation on the proposal to increase capacity at Barker’s Lane.
There is also a poster about drop in sessions that have been organised by the Local Authority, where WCBC officers will be available to answer any questions that you may have on 25th October and 7th November.
Full details of how to share your views with the Local Authority are in the consultation document.pdf icon Letter-for-Stakeholders-from-LA-1.pdf
pdf icon Drop-In-Poster.pdf

PTA Events & Bring a Gift Day

Minutes of our AGM below have some details about upcoming events.   Last year the PTA funded just under £8000 of digital equipment and maths resources. The school are extremely grateful for this as without your support, in this financial climate, these are items our children would not have.   PTA Bring a Gift Day is on Friday 26th October where the children are asked to bring in a gift which can be used as a prize at our Christmas Fair in lieu of wearing school uniform. Bottles, chocolates, pamper sets, toys are all very well received. Diolch yn fawr for your support as always with this.   Tickets will be available from the school office for the Christmas Shopping & Pamper Night from Monday 15th October.   The PTA have a new email address barkerslane.pta@gmail.com where you can email any fundraising suggestions which can be considered by the committee.   We would also be grateful if any parents who work for a company who match fund events could contact the PTA.   The next PTA meeting will be 9am on Friday 26th October to organise gifts and then follow up. All welcome.    

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PTA Film Club

Please see letters which will be sent home today about film club.   Please note that there will be no extra-curricular clubs except Pro-Skills in the last week of this half term.   After School Club in the centre will still be open as normal, but please ensure that if you have a regular booking and your child is coming to film club that Mrs Brand is aware of this. Many thanks.    

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pdf icon Junior-Film-Club-Oct-18.pdf

Headlice – Please check hair this weekend


Unfortunately it is not only the children that have returned to school after the Summer holidays. We have had a fairly large number of parents informing us about headlice.

The only ways to reduce the risk of lice spreading is by avoiding head-to-head contact, which is why they spread so quickly amongst children. To reduce the risk please ensure that long hair is fully tied back (ideally in plaits or full pony tails) and that your child’s hair is regularly checked at home, ideally using a detection comb.


Treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You should check everyone in the house and treat them on the same day if they have head lice.

Wet Combing – Lice and nits can be removed by wet combing. This method should be tried first.

This is best done with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) to remove head lice and nits.

(1) Use the comb on wet or dry hair – although it usually works best on wet hair with conditioner. (2) Comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the ends. (3) Repeat every few days for 2 weeks.

It usually takes about 10 minutes to comb short hair, and 20 to 30 minutes for long, frizzy or curly hair.

Ask your pharmacist for advice if you have tried wet combing for 2 weeks, but your child still has head lice or nits.