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Ingleby Mill Primary School

Newsletter
January 2016

Happy New Year! The children have returned
to school happy, settled and very well behaved.
They have made an excellent start to 2016 and
should be proud of themselves. We look
forward to working with your children in the
weeks and months ahead, so that our children
can be the very best versions of themselves.
Additional Funding Streams: Important Please
Read!!
If any parent is a member of HM forces or if a
child is adopted and we haven’t had sight of the
official documents then we may be able to claim
additional sums of money for our school budget.
You need to let us know by 15th January for our
annual census return. The census includes no
names and therefore poses no security risk. The
additional sum can be used to support children
through the purchase of additional resources etc
and would be a great help to school.
We also know that if a family is eligible for free
school meals through being in receipt of certain
benefits, additional funding will be made available
to the school. This additional money, the Pupil
Premium, is for schools to use to support
children’s learning. If you think your child may be
eligible, but do not claim the entitlement please
contact school: you can help us to help your
children.
Road Safety Quiz
Our oldest children took part in the Stockton schools
Road Safety Competition in December and made it
through to the town finals. As you may have read in
the local press, the team made it to the final two teams
but were pipped at the post by Kirklevington Primary.
Road safety forms a very important part of the PSHCE
curriculum for children at Ingleby Mill and, given the
issues we face daily with traffic, we are keen for this to
continue. All of the children in year six were fabulous
ambassadors for our school. We are very proud of the
children’s achievements and know that their parents
are too!

Car Parking – again!
The area outside of school has recently been
visited by members of Stockton Borough Council’s
Crime and Disorder Select Committee to look at the
issues about parking. Members wanted to look at
the daily problems we face and look at possible
solutions: they were interested to know what we are
already doing – including offering an early drop off
facility for children in KS2, child care in school
from 7.30am each day, daily after school clubs etc.
We also continue to allow access to the school car
park to a small number of cars at the beginning and
end of the school day to control the number of cars
entering the school car park. We do not have to
agree to such access. We grant access as a
gesture of goodwill and to try to alleviate some of
the parking difficulties we know many of you
experience daily. Access is not a right and can be
withdrawn in the event of misuse/abuse.
We would ask again that you do not park in the
school car park unless you are the only adult
dropping off/collecting a child and you have either
limited mobility and are a Blue Badge holder, or the
children you are collecting have a medical condition.
We want to keep your children safe but we can’t do
it alone.
Uniform Reminder
Please ensure that your child comes to school in
appropriate uniform. We do not require your child’s clothes
to include the school logo but they should comply with the
school colours of navy sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan,
white polo shirt and grey trousers/skirt/shorts. Coloured
trainers are not part of our dress code – please ensure that
children wear black school shoes. Thank you for your
support with this. As a result of visiting venues where other
schools have been present, our school council have said
that they would like our uniform to be smarter. They are
working with Mrs Coverdale to see how we could make
some small changes. More information will be issued soon!
Dates for you Diary
Tues 5th & Wed 6th Jan
Autumn Term 100% attendance celebrations
Tuesday 12th Jan @ 6pm
Y6 New National Test Information Evening
Mon 8th & Weds 10th Feb
Parent Teacher Consultations
Thurs 11th Feb
Children break for Half Term
Fri 12th Feb
PD Day – school closed to children
Monday 22nd Feb
Children return to school
Thurs 24th March
School Breaks for Easter

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