Our schedule of events for Autumn 2 is below – events are subject to change depending on the situation and local advice regarding Coronavirus

26th Oct. to 30th Oct.  2020

Half Term Holiday

2nd November 2020

Closing Date for Y6 High School Applications

13th November 2020

Children in Need – Non-Uniform £1 Donation

16th November 2020

Friendship week – Theme ‘United Against Bullying’ – Odd Socks Day – 16th

17th November 2020

Flu Vaccines

26th November 2020

Nursery, Y1, Y3 and 5C (Cherry) and Absent Photos

15th December 2020

Christmas Dinner  -  Christmas Jumper Day

18th December 2020

Christmas Parties.

School closes as 1 p.m.

19th Dec 2020 to Jan 5th 2021

Christmas Holidays

15th January 2021

Closing Date for Nursery for Primary Applications

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

We break up today for the school half term. All children, including those isolating will return on the 2nd November. We hope you have an enjoyable half term break but please ensure you follow all local guidance with regard to Coronavirus. In the event of any children testing positive over the holidays please email office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk for further advice.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS DURING OCTOBER HALF TERM

Rochdale council is supporting financially over half term those families that are in receipt of free school meals, in the form of a £15 Aldi voucher per eligible child.  This is being managed by revenues and benefits, any queries please contact the council team.

 

FRIENDSHIP WEEK

We will be looking at friendships and relationships with others in class during this week. The theme of this is ‘United Against Bullying’. We will be looking at what is bullying and what children can do to help themselves and others. Part of the theme this year is a launch day to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness where we invite all the children to wear odd socks.

 

PARENT GOVERNORS

We have vacancies on our Governing Board for 2 Parent Governors, parents serve for a term of four years. Please see attached letter – please return all nomination forms by the 23rd October for consideration. If you are unable to print out a nomination paper please contact the office for a copy.

 
NASAL FLU
The nasal flu spray is being offered in school again this year. Every primary school child in England is being offered this.

We need you to tell us if you would like your child to be vaccinated. It is really important that you return your child’s flu consent e-form – even if you are turning it down. We need to know that you are aware your child is being offered the vaccination.

Please see your attached link to consent or decline for this year’s nasal flu vaccinations ( https://www.nhsimms.uk/FLU/information?Id=105766&Type=FLU ) please note that the link will close (10/11/2020) If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0333 358 3397.​

The flu vaccination is more important than ever this year because of COVID-19. The symptoms of flu can be mistaken for COVID-19 which means that flu could cause school bubbles to close if mistaken for COVID-19.

 

COVID TEST RESULTS

In the event of any family receiving a positive COVID result can you please forward your positive test result by text to our welfare phone on 07563870951.

Please forward all test results through to office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk. On your first day back in school please report to the school office before going to class. Thank you

 

Y6 HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The online admissions system opens for secondary school places​​​.​

Monday, 2 November 2020

Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.

Monday, 1 March 2021

National offer day​.


http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/secondary-admissions/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-secondary-school-place.aspx


RECEPTION APPLICATIONS

Monday, 7 September 2020

The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​

Friday, 15 January 2021

Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, ​16 April 2021

National offer day​.

All admission information for children due to start Reception can be found at

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-admissions/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

PLEASE NOTE EVEN CHILDREN ATTENDING SHAWCLOUGH NURSERY NEED TO APPLY FOR A SCHOOL PLACE.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Photos for Nursery, Year 1, Year 3, Cherry Class and anyone who was absent will now be on the 26th November.  If your nursery child does not attend school that day but you wish for them to have a photo taken please contact the school office at office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk to book a session time (Nursery only)

 

BREAKFAST CLUB/TEA TIME CLUB BOOKINGS

Many thanks to all who are utilising our booking service for both breakfast and tea time club. If you book a session you are no longer able to use then bookings will be refunded and an alternative booking can be made. Please ensure you book each child in for each day. PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER HALF TERM – THEREAFTER UNUSED SESSIONS WILL NOT BE CREDITED AS STAFF ARE ALLOCATED BASED ON NUMBERS.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE AND BISCUIT SALES

Two items that we are going to carry on with this year are our popular Christmas Raffle with prizes of a luxury hamper and also the biscuit sale. For anyone that has ever been to Shawclough the chocolate dipped biscuits we sell at Christmas are very popular. We are selling them for £2.50 on SIMs Pay. Put your orders in by the 11th December. Christmas raffle tickets are £1 per strip, prizes will be drawn on the last week of term and winners notified – again please purchase on SIMs Pay by the 11th December. Thank you for your support, these fund raising activities allows us to buy extra things for children during times such as the Christmas Party.