We will welcome back children who are currently in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, alongside Key Worker children in line with the latest government guidance. For details of how this will work in our school please see the 'Re-opening letter' and an 'open letter from Staffordshire County Council'. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email the school office.
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;
As you know, some children are eligible for Free School Meals, depending upon a number of factors.
During this period of school closure, the provision of these lunches will continue for those families who let us know us that they wish to receive them, but as you would expect, this will be done in a different way.
As this may be a little confusing, just to clarify: all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently eligible for a daily school meal as part of the Government’s ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ initiative. This is different to ‘Free School Meals’.
Being in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’, also currently provides benefits for children when in school, and includes provision of lunch items during the school day (in term-time) during this period of closure due to the Coronavirus. To see if your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ please click here and visit the 'School Dinners' section for more information. **If you have previously completed the application and your child currently receives Free School Meals (not solely as part of the 'Universal Infant Free School Meals' programme), then there is no need to reapply.
As you will know from the media, the cases of Coronavirus (Covid 19) are currently increasing in the west midlands and globally. As a school, we are continuing to talk to children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly, maintaining good hygiene and acting in a sensible manner to reduce the spreading of any germs.
For further information on how we can all play our part in reducing the spread of the virus, please read the letter in the column to the right of this article.
We are delighted to announce that places are currently available in our beautiful Nursery class set in our stunning environment, complete with our very own Forest school facility.
All families, including those in receipt of 15 and 30 hours funding, are warmly welcome to visit us and find out more about what The Valley can offer you.
Please contact the school office for more details and to arrange a visit.
Tickets are now available for the Oakamoor Festival's wonderful 'Christmas with the Ashbourne Town Band' celebration.
Taking place on Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm, here at The Valley Primary School, tickets are just £5 which also includes delicious mince pies and mulled wine.
To join the Christmas festivities please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01538 702825.
We are delighted to share the exciting news that our friends at The Cheadle Academy have been undertaking something amazing for a very special cause.
On Friday 15th November, The Cheadle Academy Sixth Form Choir released their charity single 'My Oh My', which has been recorded in conjunction with Staffordshire University and the Dougie Mac Hospice.
The choir have been operating for two years and have, to date, raised an incredible £22,000 in memory of the school's wonderful former Senior Assistant Principal, Craig Beverley, who sadly passed away three years ago. We are proud that a number of former pupils from our family of schools have also been involved and, as a Trust, we fondly remember working with Craig.
The song, which is one from Craig's old band (he was a talented musician), can be purchased through:
https://www.facebook.com/The Cheadle Academy/
There are numerous stories and videos of the progression of the choir over the last 18 months in the build up to the single release on the link too.
Good luck and we think that what you are doing is incredible!
Our School Council have been busy showing their caring nature to organise a special event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
A big 'thank you' to the parents, grandparents, carers, family members and friends who were able to support us in raising funds and awareness for this important organisation.
The boys and girls were very proud to raise a wonderful £225.46.
TMPF Music Teacher, Mr Prescott, is delighted to invite all members and friends of the school family to join the new season of the Cheadle Community Choir, which starts again on Thursday October 3rd, 4.30-5.30pm, in its new home of our sister school, Bishop Rawle C.E. (A) Primary.
The choir is FREE to all and promises to be fun, relaxing and can even make people happy! It comprises of parents, grandparents, aunts/ uncles, staff and friends of children at any of the local Primary and High Schools and friends from the local community.
The entire school and TMPF family wish the wonderful Mrs Welford the best of luck in her well-deserved retirement.
We send you the very best wishes and thank you for your expertise and care.