Head Teacher's Blog 24.04.23

23rd April 2023

We’ve had a good start to the summer term and how lovely it has been to see the sun and to watch the children enjoying the spring-like weather at playtimes and lunchtimes on our playgrounds and school field. 

Let’s start with some great news and a big well done to Warkworth Castle who earned the most smileys last term. A game of bingo with super prizes will be coming your way very soon. 

Whilst sharing news of achievements, I also need to say well done to Miss Hewison’s musicians who performed a concert for family and friends on Thursday after school. Each student should feel very proud of their performance. Photos on the concert can be found on our website


In other news from last week, some of our LKS2 children had the opportunity to join a tennis competition on Friday. The children all talked enthusiastically about this experience when they got back to school. 

This half term’s newsletter was emailed out at the end of the week. Please make a note of all the dates shared for events across the summer term. Can I also encourage families to join in with our Coronation project to make a red, white and blue (or purple - it is a rather regal colour!) planter or decoration that we can use to decorate our school grounds for the upcoming celebrations. Please could these come into school for 3rd May. Thank you!

Here are the important things to note for the upcoming week: 

  • All teacher led clubs begin on Monday 24th April

  • Chestnut and Maple Classes will be swimming at Willowburn on Tuesday

  • Teacher strikes on Thursday 27th April will affect the opening of some classes, please refer to the letter emailed on Fri 21st April. Critical workers can book places for their children on the Google Form attached to this email. 

  • Willow Class assembly will take place on Thursday 27th April at 2.30pm and families are welcome to attend

  • KS2 children are invited to the Duchess’s High School on Tuesday 25th April from 4.30 - 5.30pm to meet author Julia Green, please see the attachment to this blog

  • Alnwick Music Society invites our children and their families to a show entitled The Queen and The Jester which will be at Alnwick Playhouse,10.30am on Sunday 30th April. This event, with music and dancing, is based on the life of King Henry VIII and is aimed at children 3-8 years.  The event is free but donations are welcomed. More details can be found at


  • Choir will sing at Alnwick Music Society’s Weekend Festival of Music - please meet on Sunday 30th April at 5.30pm downstairs in the Playhouse for a 6.00pm performance. Full details in the letter emailed last week. Tickets are free and can be reserved at


Can I please make a request that parents refrain from parking on The Avenue at drop off and pick up times. Yellow lines clearly indicate that this is a ‘no parking’ area. Recently, parked cars have restricted access to houses on The Avenue and this is not fair.  Additionally, turning vehicles in this area causes a real safety issue for pedestrians. Thank you for your support. 

Let’s finish with our first stars of the week from this term. A very well done to Noah Tully, Eliza Telfer, Wilfred Patten, Ollie Ross, Sebastien Brown, Tegan Newbegin, Mamie Belshaw, Alice Oxley and Lee Melech. Keep up the great effort!

With lots of traditional music to be heard next weekend as part of Alnwick Music Society’s Weekend Festival of Music, here is a mix which includes the tune ‘Lads of Alnwick’ for everyone to enjoy. Do you know which instrument Kathryn Tickell is playing?


Have a great week, 

Mrs G

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