Barlaston Fist School

Weekly Newsletter

23rd February 2024


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.”


Easter Holiday Club

I am delighted to say that Sports Coaching Group have agreed to provide our holiday club at Easter.  I am attaching a flyer from them.  It appears very sport focused at first glance, but they do provide art and craft activities every day as well as a wide range of sporting activities. They are very experienced in delivery of this provision and work with a number of schools in Cheshire and Staffordshire.  I have asked them to provide me with specific examples of the types of activities you can expect on a typical day. More details about how to book will follow shortly.

In addition, a questionnaire regarding holiday club provision will be emailed to all parents and carers next week.


Football Club

If any parents, carers, grandparents etc would be interested in running or helping to run an afterschool football club, and/or managing our team at a few local matches or tournaments please get in touch.



Teacher led clubs will recommence on Monday and run to the end of term.


Wraparound Care

Our wraparound care is becoming more popular every week. We are approaching the legal ratios for the staff we have available in our after school provision. Please book on to ensure you secure a place. We are fast reaching the point of being unable to accept children who are not booked on in advance in the after school club in particular. We are currently reviewing the food options within the wraparound clubs.


Breakfast Club

From Monday (26th) February, food offered at breakfast club will be fruit, brown toast, Weetabix and multigrain hoops.




Mr J Gordon


Dates for the Diary


Monday 26th February

Teacher led clubs recommence

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day- Details to follow

Friday 8th March

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Monday March 11th

Science Week – Details to follow

Monday March 11th

Early Years Disco – 4.30pm until 6pm

Tuesday March 12th

Key Stage 1 Disco – 5.30pm until 7pm

Wednesday 13th

Key Stage 2 Disco – 5.30pm until 7pm

Friday 22nd March

Easter Service in Church 9am

Friday 22nd March

Records of Achievement Morning

Friday 22nd March

Break for Easter

Monday 8th April

Return to School for Summer Term 8.45am


2024/25 School Term and Holiday Dates

Staff Development Days

(School Closed to Children)


2nd and 3rd September

School Opens to Children

Wednesday 4th September

Half Term

28th October – 1st November

Staff Development Day

School Closed to Children


Monday 4th November

Christmas Break

23rd December – 3rd January

Spring 2025

School Opens

Monday 6th January 2025

Half Term

17th- 21st  February 2025

Easter Break

14th – 25th April 2025

Summer 2025

School Opens

Monday 28th April 2025

Staff Development Day

(School Closed to Children)


Friday 2nd May 2025

May Bank Holiday

Monday 5th May 2025

Half Term

26th – 30th May 2025

Last Day of Summer Term

Friday 17th July 2025