We are delighted to share news of special events in our village which are to support parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).
The main aims of the coffee mornings are:
- To provide a safe space for parents/carers of children with SEND to support one another emotionally, spiritually and practically.
- Gather together for a cuppa and the chance to talk and listen.
- Support parents/carers spiritually and offer a space to be together and for prayer.
- Offer practical support, signpost to support services, share knowledge and listen to guest speakers.
The sessions take place on the 2nd Monday of the month, 9.00am-11.00am, at All Saints’ Church, New Road, Dilhorne ST10 2PQ (please park on the road, or at the Dilhorne recreation centre).
Monday 13th November;
Monday 11th December.
For further information, please contact the Parish Office on 01782 312570, or via the church’s facebook page.
If you, or any of your friends or family have a child due to start school in September 2024, then please come and visit our beautiful, friendly and happy village school and even meet some of our animals!
We are holding an open morning for parents and carers on Tuesday 21st November 9.30-10.30am. To book your place, please contact the school office: 01538 702355 (opt 3), or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot make this date but still wish to come and find out more about our loving and friendly Church of England school family, please contact us so we can arrange a mutually convenient time.
To apply for a place at one of our family of primary schools, please visit:
Growing in Faith and Learning.
Although we are very early in the school year, parents and carers of our wonderful pupils in Year 6 have been busy considering secondary schools for September 2024.
Just a little reminder that applications to secondary schools need to be made by 31 October 2023.
To apply, please visit: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Admissions-secondary/home.aspx
We are delighted to share the exciting news that Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School have been awarded to National School Games ‘GOLD AWARD’ for our ongoing commitment to PE and School Sport.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for the commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the wider community, and are delighted to have been recognised our success with the highest level of the award!
Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport and to so many parents/carers who helped us to travel to matches and events and to cheer us along!
We are delighted to welcome some very big smiles into our Reception class this term, as our wonderful new pupils begin their school adventure!
Although it is always sad to say goodbye to pupils who leave us for High School, we are thrilled to welcome the newest members of the Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School family.
To continue to support a number of our wonderful families, we are pleased to signpost you towards the Ofcom website who are providing details of ways in which some families may be entitled to reduced prices for their broadband and phone.
“Social tariffs are cheaper broadband and phone packages for people claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit and some other benefits. Some providers call them ‘essential’ or ‘basic’ broadband.
They’re delivered in the same way as normal packages, just at a lower price. Amid rising living costs, Ofcom is encouraging companies to offer social tariffs to help customers on low incomes.”
For further information, to check your eligibility, and to see if this is right for you, please follow this link to the Ofcom website.
Families and some four-legged pets gathered in Dilhorne this weekend to celebrate the village Primary School’s Summer Fayre.
Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary were delighted to welcome family, friends and new visitors to the school on Saturday 24th June for a day of fun, to raise valuable funds for the pupils, and to also offer families the chance look around the school and its on-site farm.
Organised by the school’s PTFA, the fayre welcomed a range of stall-holders, offering a wide selection of items to buy and also the chance to play games; win prizes; enter a raffle; enjoy something to eat and drink; have faces painted and temporary hair-colours and tattoos; and much more.
The Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary Summer Fayre also featured a large inflatable football-dartboard; the local PCSOs and Fulford First Responders brought along their vehicles for children to explore; and a number of furry friends tried to win a rosette in the dog show.
School Leader, Craig Broome, said, “It was brilliant to see so many people come along to see our wonderful school - including our animals – and to enjoy some lovely food and drink, play some games, buy a few gifts, and generally to come together as a community to have a great day.
“The work of the PTFA in organising such a successful day was brilliant. They have been very busy liaising with many businesses and individuals to offer stalls at the fayre and to donate raffle prizes to support our school.
“It was also lovely to have a number of families being keen to see our school, to have a tour and discuss what we can offer to them as their children approach school age or are new to the area.
“The school offer great thanks to the PTFA for organising and running the fayre and to those who were able to join us and celebrate our wonderful school and its wonderful community.”
The Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary Summer Fayre is returning!
The Fayre, which also offers a chance to look around our beautiful school and on-site farm is taking place on Saturday 24th June from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Organised wonderfully by the PTA, the event promises fun for the whole family...including some of the four-legged furry ones too!
The school fayre always attracts lots of people from the community and beyond and is a chance for a few family pets to shows their skills in the 'dog show'.
In addition to this, there will be plenty of games, raffles and stalls; and visitors to our free-entry event will also get the chance to have their faces painted, enjoy lots of delicious food, be entertained by BBHS dancers, and hopefully even get up close to some emergency vehicles!
All visitors welcome, so please come along to visit - and support - our beautiful village school and have a wonderful afternoon in our welcoming community with the whole family!
If you, a family member, or a friend have a child who is due to start school in September 2023 and you would like them to join the Reception class at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary School (judged as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2022), then please ensure that applications are submitted online by the admissions deadline of 15th JANUARY.
To submit your application, please click here (https://ems.staffordshire.gov.uk/CitizenPortal/en)
Are you interested in training to teach?
If so, a number of local providers including, Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE); The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub; St. Joseph's College SCITT; Staffordshire University; The John Taylor SCITT; University of Derby; Teach First; The Oaks; Developing Teachers Schools and Academies (DTSA); and the Bart's Training and Support Alliance (BTSA), welcome you to join them and discuss the options available on this exciting journey.
The event will be held at Parkside School, Stafford (ST16 1TH) on Wednesday 12th October, from 4.00pm-6.00pm, with special welcome meetings at 4.30pm and 5.15pm.
For further information click here.