We join the rest of the nation, Commonwealth and wider world in mourning the remarkable Queen Elizabeth II who sadly passed away on Thursday 8th September.

Queen Elizabeth has been part of all of our lives for 70 years, and in addition to being the longest reigning monarch to have served our country, she has also provided care, strength and hope in times of worry.

Her loss leaves us all feeling sad and marks a special time in the history of our nation.

As a proud Church school, we also mourn the passing of the Head of the Church of England and a lady with such incredible Christian faith.

We remember Her Majesty with the utmost fondness, admiration, and affection and send the very best wishes, love, thoughts and prayers to King Charles III and his family.

We may feel sad that she has passed, but as a school and Trust family, we celebrate in the memories which she leaves, the example of humility which she set, and the 70 years dedicated to serving the nation she so loved.

God Bless The Queen.

Platinum Jubilee in the Parish Platinum Jubilee in the Parish Platinum Jubilee in the Parish


Platinum Jubilee in the Parish

All are welcome to join celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in the Parish and wider community.

Plenty of events are taking place for the whole family, including:

(Thursday, 2nd June 2022 – 2.00pm to 5.00pm)
Great British Bake Off – Star Cake Baker competition;
Find the Queen's Corgi;
Princess and Princes Kiddies Fancy Dress;
Draw a picture for our Patchwork Jubilee Wall;
Drink Tea and Eat Cake!



WHISTON VILLAGE HALL (Friday 3rd June 2022 – 12.00pm – 2.00pm)
The Village Hall Committee invites you to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with the unveiling of the Platinum Jubilee Sculpture at the Jubilee Gardens at 12 Noon. Followed by a ‘Cream Tea’ at The Village Hall 12.30pm to 2.00pm.
An evening of family fun! Disco, raffle, games, and prize. Fully licensed bar. Free entry. Disabled friendly.

(Sunday 5th June 2022 – 11.00am)
Church service celebrating the Queen's life.

BETWEEN KINGSLEY VILLAGE HALL AND ST. WERBURGH’S CHURCH (Sunday 5th June 2022 – 12.00pm – 4.00pm)
This is a chance for the community to come together! Bring along a picnic and blanket, enjoy the activities, browse the stalls. There will be games for the children, cakes and treats with a fun filled day for ALL!
Dress in Jubilee colours.

Limited Parking available on the Village Hall Car Park.

Learning how to save lives! Learning how to save lives!


Learning how to save lives!

Our Key Stage 2 pupils have completed a ‘mini-medics’ course in school.

Mrs Arnott, a parent of two of our fabulous children, and a first aid specialist and trainer, trained Years 3-6 with techniques and skills which can help to save lives. All of our mini-medics learnt how - and when - to use CPR and to put people in the recovery position.

These are such important skills (which we hope they will never need) which we thrilled to have been able to show the pupils of St. Werburgh’s. one another.

Easter Service in School


Easter Service in School

As we reach the end of the spring term, we prepare for Easter: the most special time for Christians and the time at which we remember the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and the sacrifice which God made for us. It was a real delight to welcome Rev. Sue into school on Thursday to lead us, alongside the Worship Council, in our Easter Service. Rev. Sue also very kindly brought into school a palm cross for each child. This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which is the start of Holy Week (which the children will be able to talk about). Throughout the week, amongst other events, we also remember Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Rev. Sue will be leading a number of Services in church at this time and you would all be warmly welcome to be part of the congregation.

PTA Thanks


PTA Thanks

Many thanks to those who were able to take part in (and donate prizes towards) the Covid-safe PTA Easter Raffle and support the non-uniform day to raise finds for our wonderful PTA.

The money raised goes towards supporting the children in school through festive treats, library books, subsidising of school trips and much more.

We also really appreciate the generosity of the PTA in very kindly buying each child in school an Easter egg/ end-of-term treat.

Thanks to our fabulous PTA for your ongoing hard work, time and dedication, it is really appreciated.


Helping those affected by conflict


Helping those affected by conflict

School would like to thank so many families and friends for the generous donations to help those affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

The amount of items donated was heart-warming and truly reflected the kindness, thoughtfulness and love of our school family. Your gestures will make a difference to the lives of many. Thank you.

May we also take this opportunity to thank Mrs and Mr Wright, and Leek School of Dance for not only offering to receive the goods from us, but also for being kind enough to collect them. one another.

Best Kept Village


Best Kept Village

To support our lovely community, a number of children have entered a competition for the community-led ‘Best Kept Village’ competition. The themes are ‘Best Kept Village’ and the ‘Queen’s Platinum Jubilee’, and children entered with either a picture or a poem. We all love the villages surrounding our school and enjoy keeping them nice and tidy.

Collecting donations to help those suffering through conflict.


Collecting donations to help those suffering through conflict.

As a school family, we join everyone across the world in sending love to all affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

To support those whose lives have been impacted upon by the conflict, we are proud to be able to offer families and members of our community a chance to donate goods to those in need.

If you wish to help, we would welcome:
medical supplies (in date), bandages, toiletries, sanitary products, nappies, blankets (clean), tinned food (preferably with a ring pull), dried pasta, and dog and cat food.

Please can any donations arrive in school no later than Thursday 7th April.

Thanks to Leek School of Dance who have very kindly offered to receive these on behalf of Leek and Cheddleton Aid Support for Ukraine.

We have all been touched by the stories reported from the region and by the plight of so many refugees for whom we pray.

At this time, we also reflect upon the final two elements of our Trust values:
Peace and Friendship, and the final part of our school motto: one another.



Scooting Skills Scooting Skills Scooting Skills


Scooting Skills

Several of our classes had a lovely time in a very special scooter lesson on our playground. Led by our friends at ASM, children were taught skills to keep them fit, healthy, and safe whilst scooting around!


Peace and Friendship.


Peace and Friendship.

The thoughts of the school and TMPF family are sent to all affected by the current conflict in Ukraine.

In school, we pray for – and talk about the importance of - peace and love, and we hope that this conflict can reach a swift and safe resolution and that the communities of the different nations can live and share God’s world in harmony.

As a school, our particular thoughts and prayers are sent to the children of Ukraine and those who either remain in the country, or have become refugees and been warmly welcomed by other nations in an act of care and love. We send our love to them and their family members and friends across the world.

We pray that world leaders can work together to reunite families and help all of the innocent people impacted on by this conflict, and return happiness and safety into their lives.

We live in hope and with faith that good and peace will prevail.

God Bless.

…Love one another.

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