Barlaston First School

Weekly Newsletter

20 October 2023

Let your light shine through family, friendship and faith

“Enabling our whole school community to flourish and let their light shine, preparing them for their role as gentle and humble agents for change in the world we share.”


School discos take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Details of dates and times for each key stage are set out below. 


As you may be aware we now have a new lollipop lady. This now makes it much easier and safer to park at the church when dropping off in the mornings and picking up in the afternoons, and will ease the situation in Broughton Crescent.  If you do need to park in the crescent, or indeed on Longton Road, please park respectfully and with consideration for our neighbours and the safety of others.

Please don’t drive into the school car park, even when dropping off and picking up for before and after-school club.  The car park is very narrow and we do need to keep traffic in and out of it to a minimum.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Thank you for not bringing your dogs into the school grounds.  This makes a big difference to all of the children who feel a little unsure around them.


Holiday Club

Thank you to those who have already booked onto holiday club to enjoy the reduced rate. 

A reminder to book on by 5pm on Tuesday to get the reduced rates. After this the full rate will apply.




9am – 3.30pm


8am – 1pm


12.30pm – 5.30pm


8am – 3.30pm


9am – 5.30pm


8am – 5.30pm



All of the above prices will be subject to a 10% discount where bookings are made at least 3 school days in advance.

Where 2 or more siblings attend the holiday club at the same time a 10% discount will be applied. Both discounts apply where siblings are booked into club before the cut-off date.

To book into holiday club for the October half term please contact the office.  To qualify for the discount please do this by 5pm on Tuesday 24th October. After this time the full rate will apply.


Dates for the Diary


Monday 23rd October


Early Years Disco 4.30pm – 6pm


Tuesday 24th October


Key Stage 1 Disco 5.30pm – 7pm


Wednesday 25th October


Key Stage 2 Disco 5.30pm – 7pm

Friday 27th October               -             Break for Half Term


Monday 6th November

Staff Development Day.  School closed to Children. There will be no holiday club on Monday 6th November.


Tuesday 7th November


School opens 8.45am.



Mr J Gordon