Astwood Bank Primary School

"A centre of learning and opportunity"

Evening Carols


Wednesday 14th December 2022 at 6pm

This year there will be a return to our much-loved annual open-air carol service on the lower playground. This promises to be a wonderful and festive event with traditional carol singing, bell ringing, hot mulled wine, mince pies and good cheer!

As always, all children and families are welcome, but we’ve focused the learning of the carols in school with children in years 3 to 6. The event should last around 30-40 minutes; please dress up warm and do bring a torch or lantern so you can read the word sheets. We hope to save on paper this year and will be providing word sheets as PDFs which you can read on your phones. There will be a few hard copies available where needed. In the case of bad weather, we will relocate into the main school hall. Refreshments will be available free of charge but any donations to PTA funds are much welcome!

We look forward to seeing you and we hope that you can support this splendid event.

Mr George and school staff

Christmas Fayre

2nd Meeting of 2022/23

Second Meeting of 2022/23

Another productive meeting was held on Friday 11 November. All councilors were present and unsurprisingly, the biscuits had disappeared within the first few minutes!

On this occasion, councilors began by feeding back any points raised by their classmates. We then moved on to discuss how the school will raise money for its chosen charity.

The following points were raised by councilors on behalf of their classmates. All points will be taken to the headteacher to consider.

  • Can we have clock in the hall so children can manage their time during lunchtime?
  • Can we start a bird watching club?
  • What progress has been made with ‘Cheerleading Club’?
  • Can we have burgers for Friday lunches (with toppings)?
  • Can we equip some children with litter pickers to keep the school tidy?
  • Are children allowed to have bigger scissors in class?

Possible Fundraising Ideas

  • Cinema night for both key stages
  • Bring & Buy sale
  • Cake sale
  • Bracelet sale (made by the children)
  • School tea towel
  • Rainbow day or pajama day

1st Meeting of the Year

Meeting Number 1

On Friday 7 October, the school councilors met with Mr Mellows for the first time this year. It was very productive and the following points were raised:

  1. Children have expressed an interest in having a cheerleading club at lunchtime or after school
  2. It was decided that our school will support a charity who works with those who have experienced loss
  3. Many children have asked about having sauces with their meals at lunchtimes
  4. There was some concerns about children being on the trim-trail before and after school
  5. It was proposed that we look into having a lunchtime or after school cricket club, given our local connections

As always, the points raised at the meeting have been presented to the senior leadership team, who will provide a response in time for the children’s next meeting.

Harvest Festival 2022

Calling all Year 3 and Year 4 parents. You are invited to our Harvest Festival on Thursday 3 November at 1:45pm. You’re welcome to meet us at St Matthias & St George church and be part of the service.

Meet the Teachers!

Please join us for our curriculum meetings. They’re a fantastic opportunity to meet your child’s new teaching team and to learn more about what’s in store for the children this year. This is especially important if your child is in Year 6 or Year 2 as SATS information will be shared.

Key Stage 2: Tuesday 13 September at 9:00am

Key Stage 2: Thursday 15 September at 9:00am

Location: Year group classrooms

Time: 9am

Duration: 30 minutes

Books! Books! Books!

What makes Astwood Bank Primary a school that loves to read? Well look at this! This week we delivered a huge box of wonderful books to every class in the school. Thanks to Mrs Smith for all of her hard work, launching the ABPS Book Challenge. What a great way to start the year! Let’s see who can read all of their year group’s books by the end of the year and receive a reward…

Astwood Bank Primary NEW WEBSITE!

Hello Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our new website.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Keep an eye on the homepage and class pages for any updates, news or key messages. If you’d like to let us know if you have any suggestions for future improvements, contact us on:

PS: Please be patient whilst we upload documents and get everything fully up to date – it won’t take us long.


ABPS Admin Team

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