Barlaston First School

Weekly Newsletter

22 December 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.”


Holiday Club

There will be no holiday club from 27-29 December, but the club will run from Tuesday 2nd January to Friday 5th January.

School Opens Monday 8th January 2024

We return to school at 8.45am on Monday 8th January.

Squirrels Trip to Jodrell Bank

Squirrel Class visit Jodrell Bank on the first Tuesday back.  Miss Gill has been in touch separately.

Spring Term Clubs

Due to various commitments and the fact that this is a short half term teacher led clubs will recommence after the February half term.  The exception to this is Phonics Club which will continue through January. Places will open on our return after the Christmas Break.

Family Worship

Family Worships will start again from Friday 19th January.  There is no Family Worship on Friday 12th January.

Diary Dates

I have included the dates that we know about from January to the Easter Break on 22nd March to allow you to plan.  Further dates will inevitably be added as the term progresses.

Merry Christmas!

Everyone here at school wishes you a happy and restful Christmas and a wonderful new year. See you all in January!

Dates for the Diary

Monday 8th January

School Opens 8.45 am

Tuesday 9th January

Squirrels Class Trip to Jodrell Bank

Friday 2nd February

PTA Pie and Peas Night – Details to follow

Monday 5th February

Children’s Mental Health Week – Details to follow

Friday 9th February

Break for Half Term

Monday 19th February

Return to School 8.45am

Tuesday 20th February

Parents Evening – Details to follow

Wednesday 21st February


Parents Evening – Details to follow

Monday 26th February

Teacher led clubs recommence

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day- Details to follow

Monday March 11th

Science Week – Details to follow

Monday March 11th

Early Years Disco – Details to follow

Tuesday March 12th

Key Stage 1 Disco – Details to follow

Wednesday 13th

Key Stage 2 Disco – Details to follow

Tuesday 19th March

Squirrels and Badgers Easter Performance 2pm

Wednesday 20th March

Squirrels and Badgers Easter Performance 6.15pm

Friday 22nd March

Easter Service in Church 9am

Friday 22nd March

Break for Easter

Monday 8th April

Return to School for Summer Term 8.45am



Mr J Gordon