Dear Parents

It was lovely to see so many of you supporting the children in the Junior School during their Jogathon.  The children had a lot of fun whilst raising awareness about a very important issue: mental health in young people.  The ‘yellow’ fun continues next week as we support ‘Hello Yellow’ on Thursday.


Many thanks to those who attended on the AGM on Wednesday evening and particular thanks to the office holders who stood for re-election.  The work of Lesley, Karen, Georgina and Janet, along with the helpers at various events, makes such a difference to the experiences of all the children.

Movie Night – Friday 18 October

The younger children are cordially invited to ‘Movie Night’ on the last day of this half term.  Letters have been sent home with the children and are also attached below.

Race Night

Sadly, we’ve had to cancel this event this evening due to low numbers.  My apologies to those who have been left disappointed by this.

PTA Fireworks – Friday 8 November

Please ‘save the date’ for this event; booking information will be with you shortly.  It really is an event not to be missed.

Taster Week – 7-11 October 2019

Parents of prospective pupils can still sign up to visit the school next week.  Please encourage your friends to get in touch with Claire Bellerby if they would like to find out a little more about the school.  I’m delighted to say we’ve been inundated with visits recently and a significant number of children have signed up to join us in recent weeks.  Our current children, when hosting, are so welcoming and I’m so pleased the children visiting feel so much ‘at home’.

Harvest Festival

Thank you for all the donations we have received.  I know the local food bank will make good use of the items you have donated. 

CEO Sleepout (Middlesbrough & Stockton) – Monday 11 November

I’m over half way towards my target.  Many thanks to those Red House families who have sponsored me thus far.  (The website can be accessed here.)

With best wishes

Ken James


Senior School Letters

Year 5 Trip to Forbidden Corner: Thursday 17 October – Mr I Maude

PTA Movie Night (Year 4-6): Friday 18 October

Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Year 4-6 – Miss C Thompson

Five Day Language Tour to Andalucia: Saturday 28 March – Wednesday 1 April 2020 – Ms J Smart

Junior School Letters

PTA Movie Night (Reception – Year 3): Friday 18 October

PTA Movie Night (Year 4-6): Friday 18 October

Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Year 4-6 – Miss C Thompson

Year 4 Trip to Barley Hall: Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Miss R Farrell & Mrs N Ashton

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