It is with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Keith Hollins, former Headteacher and Executive Principal of The Cheadle Academy and Westwood College (amongst others), and CEO of the Staffordshire University Academies Trust.
Keith kindly offered advice and support as we formed The Moorlands Primary Federation and through his co-founding of the South Moorlands Schools Learning Community, created many positive opportunities for schools throughout our area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
We are happy to start the new school year with some new smiles!
Although we were sad to see some of our pupils leave us in the summer and head off for new adventures, we are happy to welcome our new superstars, who have joined all of the other superstars here at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary.
We were delighted to welcome members of the community and Parish to our Autumn Fayre and Open Day.
Organised by the wonderful PTFA, the fayre offered opportunities for visitors to meet the school team, take-in some refreshments, show-off their dogs, and enjoy a range of entertainment. One stall even had to re-stock as sales were so high!
Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form provided a dance performance and local singer, Becki Jones performed solo and also alongside some of the children. The event featured the popular ‘Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary Dog Show’ which offered six classes, a ‘doggy derby’ and also an award for ‘Best in Show’. Fulford & District Community First Responders attended with their specially-fitted vehicle and demonstrated first aid: something they hope to offer to the children in school in the future.
Our school animals (including goats, ducks, chickens and two piglets) also welcomed the visitors!
On Saturday 25th September, we are welcoming friends, members of the community, and those wishing to find out more about our school, to join us for our 'Autumn Fayre and Open Day' from 11.00am-3.00pm.
The day will be fun-filled and exciting with many stalls, special guests, entertainment and refreshments, and you are most warmly welcome. Those thinking about which school to choose for your child can also meet with the staff to talk about life at Dilhorne Endowed C.E. Primary.
...and, as we are a farm school, you can come and meet our animals too!
People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get their Covid-19 vaccine during a Big Weekend of walk-in vaccinations.
The national NHS push to get as many people as possible vaccinated against Covid-19 will take place from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 June at various sites across Staffordshire.
All sites will be offering first doses to people aged 18 or over without the need to book an appointment.
Some sites will also offer second doses to people over 40, health and care workers, unpaid carers and people at higher clinical risk, from eight weeks after their first dose.
Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Dr Johnny McMahon, urged all adults who haven’t received their vaccine to take full advantage of the walk-ins.
“Whatever big plans people may have this weekend, I’d urge anybody eligible and still waiting to get their vaccine to take advantage of the NHS Big Weekend. This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity to speed up the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and get more adults their first dose, and get eligible groups fully vaccinated.
"The sooner everyone is vaccinated the sooner we can begin to look to a future where we can live with this virus without the need for restrictions on our lives and freedoms."
Vaccination sites will include Stafford’s Kingston Centre, the Pirelli Stadium in Burton-on-Trent, Whitemoor Lakes in Lichfield and a number of GP practices and other sites.
A full list of the walk-in Staffordshire sites, dates and times can be found on the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU website.
The NHS have a tool on their website to help people find their nearest walk-in vaccination site.
Anyone who has already booked an appointment for a first or second jab should stick with the appointment. People can also book an appointment through the national booking system online or by calling 119.
Five new chicks arrived last week and are waiting for all our pupils to return to school to pick their names. They are very cute, but also very noisy, and are currently staying in Mr Broome's classroom to keep him entertained!
It was with sadness that we read of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore yesterday.
The World War II soldier, who rose to the public eye by walking 100 laps of his garden as he approached his 100th birthday, raised almost £33million for NHS charities and shone brightly with his message of determination and hope at a time when it was needed most.
Following his remarkable fund-raising achievement, and since reaching 100 years old, Tom went on to have many great experiences including a number one song with Michael Ball, and, at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony, winning the 'Helen Rollason Award' and having the 'Unsung Hero Award' named after him. He also received the honorary title of 'Colonel'.
He capped off a remarkable year by being knighted in a special investiture by Queen Elizabeth II and became Captain Sir Tom. The Queen led tributes to Captain Sir Tom yesterday, "recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world".
Nowadays, the words 'legend' and 'inspiration' may be used a little freely, however, with Captain Sir Tom - they seem to fit well.
Captain Sir Tom was indeed a great source of inspiration and leaves a legacy of hope, encapsulated by his wise words, "Tomorrow will be a good day."
God bless you, Captain Sir Tom.
As a proud church school, we know the importance of prayer in our lives. In an open letter, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invite everyone across the country - whether they have faith or not - to pause, reflect on the pandemic, and to pray.
The Archbishops give thanks for NHS and social care staff, who they describe as “a blessing and lifeline for our nation”; for clergy; other frontline workers; and “so many good neighbours”. They give thanks for the development of vaccines and reiterate a call to everyone to take the vaccine when it is offered.
They also urge people to support each other both by following the guidelines to limit the spread of the virus, and in practical ways, reaching out in care and kindness.
To read the letter in full, please click here.
Applications for a place in our lovely school's Reception Class to start in September 2021, should be submitted by Friday 15th January.
If you wish for your child to come and join our happy school family, please submit your application through the link below:
For further information, please contact school on 01538 702355 (opt 3), or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As we approach the Easter holidays, many of our Key Workers may require care for children.
Although our school will close to all pupils on THURSDAY 2nd APRIL until MONDAY 20th APRIL, we are delighted that, across our Multi Academy Trust, we have two organisations open and offering to provide this care most days, both of whom would welcome children of those parents who have to work in their roles as Key Workers in these uncertain times. If you require this service during Easter, commencing Friday 3rd April, please contact one of organisations below for further details.
(on site at St. Werburgh’s C.E. Primary, Kingsley)
(on site at Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary, Cheadle)
07579 017178/ 01538 756860;