Monday Message – 27 February 2023

  • School Streets
  • Strike Action
  • Staff news
  • Dates for your Diary


School Streets

The School Street closures will begin on Wednesday 01 March 2023.  Orphanage Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from its junction with Barnsley Road.  The closure will operate Monday to Friday, term time only.

Closure times will initially be 8:15 to 9:00 in the morning and 14:45 to 15:30 in the afternoon.  (The Traffic Order allows the road to be closed from 8:00 if this is deemed necessary by the Road Closure Marshal. The Traffic Order allows the road to be closed until 15:45 if this is deemed necessary by the Road Closure Marshal.)

During these times vehicular traffic will not be allowed to enter via the closure point on Orphanage Road (exemptions do apply).


Red Nose Day – Friday 17 March 2023

Thanks to your donations, Comic Relief is able to support amazing projects and organisations who are making a difference for people across the UK and around the world.

You can purchase a red nose from School for £2.50 if you make a payment on Parent Mail, your child will receive the red nose in class as soon as the noses are delivered to School.

We have a limited amount in Stock so it will be a first come first served basis.


Strike Action

As you are probably aware from press coverage that members of the NEU have voted to take strike action over their dispute with the government regarding pay, conditions and the funding of education. Currently this strike action will not affect any of the classes at Abbeyfield and we will be open as normal. Please send your children to school even if other schools where siblings attend are shut.

However, this could change very last minute and families need to be prepared that we may have to close classes on the days proposed for strikes. We will endeavour to update you of any changes to this as soon as we are aware.


Dates for your Diary


Monday 08 May – Coronation Bank Holiday – School is closed

Tuesday 09 May – School is open as normal
Tuesday 09 May – Y6 SATS Test SPAG

Wednesday 10 May – Y6 SATS Test Reading

Thursday 11 May – Y6 SATS Test Maths

Friday 12 May – Y6 SATS Test Maths


Monday 15 May – KS2 Sports Date EIS




Monday 29 May to Friday 02 June – Half Term Holiday

Monday 05 June – First day back at school