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North Primary Newsletter

Creative Festival Update -

Join us on the afternoon of Friday July 12th for a wonderful afternoon of creativity. Please collect your child at 1pm, the festival will start at 1.20 and end at 4.30.

  • Watch the Year 4 animation created with our Artist in Residence

  • Watch the year 3 drumming extravaganza

  • View the Art Gallery

  • Join in with sports and games

  • Take part in family arts and crafts sessions

  • Facepainting will be available

  • Of course you'll need to buy tickets for the Great North Raffle & to purchase some of the available drinks and snacks.

In the morning, all children will be provided with a blue wristband. Adults that accompany children will need to purchase a red wristband, these are available after school for £1 per


Important messages:

  • Please make sure that your child wears a bike helmet if the ride a scooter or bike to school.

  • Please make sure that you get to school on time - if your child arrives at 8.40, they have 50 minutes extra school time a week! That's over 3 hours a month! Thank you so much to those of you who are making such an effort to get your children to school on time.

  • Please ensure that your child is not wearing thick jumpers, cardigans or tights when the weather is hot - your children become overheated and they feel unwell.

  • Thank you so much to parents for booking holidays and travel in the school holidays - please continue to do this or you will be fined by the local authority for taking your children out of school in term time, these fines are like speeding offences or parking fines. School dates for next year are below.

Key Dates:

4th July

School closed for the General Election

11th and 12th July

Circus skills

Monday 15 July

School reports home

Wednesday 17 July

New class parent talks - what your child will be learning next year

Tuesday 23rd July

End of term - 1.15pm

School Year 24/25:

Please use the term dates below to book your holidays for next year - the difference in attainment for the current year 6 pupils is stark:

  • Children with 95%+ attendance - 79% expected

  • Children below 95% attendance - 50% expected

Term dates:

Autumn term 2024:

  • Start of term: Wednesday 4th September

  • Half term: Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2024

  • End of term: Friday 20 December 2024

  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December 2024 to Monday 13th January

Spring term 2025

  • Start of term: Tuesday 14th January

  • Half term: Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2025

  • End of term: Friday 4 April 2025

  • Easter holiday: Monday 7 April - Monday 21 April 2025

Summer term 2025

  • Start of term: Tuesday 22 April 2025

  • May day: Monday 5 May 2025

  • Spring bank holiday 26 May 2025

  • Half term: Monday 26 May to Friday 30 May 2025

  • End of term: Friday 25 July 2025

Bank holidays

  • 25 December 2024 (Christmas day)

  • 26 December 2024 (Boxing day)

  • 1 January 2025 (New Years day)

  • 18 April 2025 (Good Friday)

  • 21 April 2025 (Easter Monday)

  • 5 May 2025 (Early May bank holiday)

  • 26 May 2025 (spring bank holiday)

  • 25 August 2025 (August bank holiday)

Thank you,

North Primary School

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