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Latest Newsletter 18th July 2018

School Update

  • As this will be the last newsletter of the year we would like to wish all of our leavers the best of luck for their future endeavours and we hope you will always remember your time here at Picknalls.
  • To everyone else we hope you have a fantastic Summer and we look forward to seeing you again in September!

Trutex Uniform

Trutex uniform will be available to buy from Thomas Alleynes High School on the following dates and times:

Monday 23rd July - 1.00-3.00pm
Tuesday 24th July - 1.00-3.00pm
Wednesday 8th August 10.00am-2.00pm

The Trutex website has recently been updated and orders can be made through by clicking here.

Staff Returning

Mrs Kasperowicz and Miss Derry have both returned to Picknalls. 

They are very grateful for all your best wishes over the last few months and are very glad to be back at school.

September 2018

You should have received a letter explaining the transition of classes for next year. The classes teachers will be as follows:

  • FS1 Mrs A Jones
  • FS2 Miss S Harris
  • Class 1 Miss H Adams
  • Class 2 Miss L Bedson
  • Class 3 Mrs P Jordi/Mrs A Hunt
  • Class 4 Mrs De Soyza
  • Class 5 Mrs N Jones/ Miss J Stott
  • Class 6 Mrs A Kasperowicz
  • Class 7 Miss C Tinto
  • Class 8 Mr G Cope

Mrs Fenton will be on maternity leave from September so Mrs N Jones will be joined by our current supply teacher, Miss Stott in class 5 until 2019.

Hello and Welcome

We are very pleased to welcome three new members of staff beginning in September

Miss Adams is joining us as the new teacher in class 1.


Vicky Goodwin will take on the role of Nursery Lead and Rebecca Tuckwell is joining Mrs Palmer as part of our cleaning team.

We wish them all the best in their new roles.

Goodbye and Good Luck

We come to the end of another academic year and sadly have to say goodbye to three members of staff.

Callum Jones is going to university in the Autumn term.

Miss Turner is relocating to a new area.

Mrs Richardson has secured a position as an Assistant Head at another school.

We wish them every success for the future and take this opportunity to thank them for all their hard work and dedication to their roles at Picknalls.

Dad of the Year

We would like to extend our congratulations to Russ Fisher for being named ‘Dad of the Year’ in the Burton Mail’s Hero Awards.

After the very sad loss of their daughter, Rubie, due to meningitis in 2015, Mr Fisher has managed to raise ‘almost £20,000 in three years by holding a number of charity nights, raffles and walks, and were even invited to Parliament to talk about the importance of meningitis vaccines.’ (Burton Mail, July 2018)

Progressive Sports

Progressive Sports will be at Picknalls for the first 4 weeks of the Summer Holidays:

23rd-27th July 8.30am-5.30pm
30th July-3rd August– 8.30am-5.30pm
6th-10th August—8.30am-5.30pm
13th-17th August-8.30am-5.30pm

Suitable for 4-13 years.
For more details and to book please visit:

Happy Hours Holiday Club


Treetops, Picknalls First School




Mon 23rd- Fri 27th July
Mon 30th Jul—Fri 3rd August
Mon 6th—Fri 10th August
Mon 13th—Fri 17th August
Mon 20th—Fri 24th August
Tue 28th—Fri 31st August


For more information please ring:
01889 566678
07518 383775

Spotlight Academy Summer School

Dance, drama, singing, games & crafts and guest teachers

Abbots Bromley Village Hall

20th, 21st and 22nd August


Suitable for children aged 4-18

For more information and to book-


Phone: 07801 659540


Messy Church Holiday Club

Held over 4 days at St Mary’s First School,

Tues 24th to Fri 27th July 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm

Join in the fun this Summer here in Uttoxeter!

Churches Together in Uttoxeter will be running a holiday club for the whole family.

Children must be accompanied by either Parents, Carers Childminders, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles….. all welcome.

Early booking is advisable due to limited places. Forms are available from the school office. Price per day is £2.00 per person. (under 4’s free)

Refreshments and lunch included.

Headteacher Update

I am thrilled to be continuing the role of Interim Chief Education Officer (CEO) for the Uttoxeter Learning Trust (ULT) from September. Mr Cope and the Senior Leaders will continue to act up on the days I am not at Picknalls.

I remain contactable throughout the week by email on:

This continues to put Picknalls at the forefront of the ULT visions and values.

This has been another very successful year as the staff and pupils have achieved so much in so many areas of school life.

I am looking forward to sharing the data from this academic year with you in the Autumn Term. Initial indications show that we have exceeded National expectations in all areas.

Mrs Tapp


Important Dates and Events

July 2018

Thursday 19th July

12.00pm-Summer Party theme meal


2.00pm-Year 4 Leavers Service

Friday 20th July

End of term—non-uniform day

August 2018

23rd July - 17th Aug

8.30am-5.30pm –Progressive Sports holiday courses

September 2018

Monday 3rd

INSET day –no pupils in school

Tuesday 4th

Back to school


6.00-7.00pm –New aerobics fitness class begins

Friday 7th

3.30-4.00pm –Meet and greet your class teacher - collect your child from the playground as normal then come in and visit your child’s new classroom

Tuesday 11th

6.00pm—Shugborough meeting for Year 4 parents

Wednesday 26th

8.00am—Tempest photography for family groups and individuals

Friday 28th

3.00pm–Macmillan Tea Party

October 2018

Monday 1st

7.30pm-PTA AGM

Wednesday 3rd

6.00pm-Full Governors’ Meeting

Wednesday 10th

2.30pm –Harvest Festival Assembly

Tuesday 22nd

330pm start—Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 24th

3.30pm start—Parents’ Evening

Friday 26th

9.45am-Flu Vaccination for EYFS, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4


Last day of half term

November 2018

Monday 5th

INSET day –no pupils in school

Tuesday 6th

Back to school

Wednesday 14th

Children-in-Need Ramble in the Park

Friday 16th

Children-in-Need Day—non-uniform day with 50% of proceeds going to CIN and 50% to Picknalls

December 2018

Tuesday 4th

2.30pm-EYFS Christingle service

Thursday 20th

Last day of term

Friday 21st

INSET day –no pupils in school

January 2019

Monday 7th

INSET day –no pupils in school

Tuesday 8th

Back to school

 Due to circumstances beyond our control dates are liable to change so please double check on our website.