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Snaith Primary School


Headteacher: Mrs Helen Calpin

Chair of Governors: Mr Chris Emsen

Email: snaith.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Website: https://www.snaithprimary.org.uk/


Newsletter Friday 22nd July 2022

What an amazing year we have had, with so much to enjoy and celebrate.  We are incredibly proud of all the children and the school have achieved this academic year and offer our sincerest thanks for your amazing support. 

We would like to wish all of our year 6 children all the very best for the future as they embark on their next exciting chapter of their lives.  It has been our immense privilege to have been part of their journey and we know they will go on to achieve great things in the future. 

We also offer our heartfelt thanks and our very best wishes to Ms Richardson on her retirement and hope and know she will remain a very good friends to our school.  (Please see the special letter of thanks sent yesterday.)

We have been overwhelmed by the many cards, emails and report responses you have kindly sent in.   As we review the school year, please could you spare 5 minutes to complete a parent survey. We would welcome your responses when we are planning for the next academic year.  We look forward to reading your comments. https://forms.office.com/r/E0syf0kHT8

Please see at the end of this newsletter the overview from our Basic Skills Award.

I would also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to the dedicated team of staff who have worked incredibly hard yet again this year and a thank you to all the parent helpers, the PTA and the Governors for the support they give and a massive thank you for your support as parent/carers. What a team we make!

Have a wonderful summer break and I look forward to seeing you all in September. School re-opens on Tuesday 6th

Kindest Regards

Helen Calpin



Additional Information

PE Kit – September

We have consulted with the children with regard to what they would prefer to do for the next academic school year, in terms of changing for PE/coming to school in their PE clothes.  They have overwhelmingly voted to come to school wearing their PE clothes on their PE days, providing us with many reasoned arguments for this!  PE days will be communicated to you at the start of term.

I would like to confirm our school PE uniform

White PE t-shirt (with or without school logo) as we appreciate logoed t-shirts can be costly.

Red PE shorts (no other colours)

Colder Months – Plain black jogging Bottoms (no branding/logos)

School Jumpers/Cardigans

Trainers/Pumps (preferably black)


For our other uniform information please click on the link below to be directed to the uniform page on our school website. https://www.snaithprimary.org.uk/page/?title=School+Uniform&pid=81]


Before and After School Clubs

The booking system is now open for September



School Meals

Please click on the link to view the school lunch menu for September.




A brief summary of the strengths/ developments since the last visit: 

  • This is an outstanding school where the drive, passion and quality of education provided can be felt through to its very core.  
  • The school motto ‘Let’s Shine’ is at the heart of absolutely everything that is done. 
  • Nobody is resting on their (outstanding) laurels and everyone – staff and pupils - strives to be even better.  
  • Despite the challenges of the pandemic (the handling of which was praised by parents), the school has moved even further forward since the award of the previous quality mark and the passion and dedication of the staff is palpable. 
  • The pupils in this school are very happy to be here. They appreciate everything the school provides which gives them an amazing experience. 
  • The level of confidence, vocabulary and articulation of the pupil guides who conducted the tour was exceptional but every pupils with whom we engaged was a delight to speak to. 
  • The school is imbued with extremely high aspirations and expectations for everyone. 
  • Aspects of the pandemic created an opportunity to think creatively about curriculum delivery and now, for example, foundation subjects are delivered by the subject specialists which has positive benefits for everyone. 
  • The school is to be commended of their meticulous approach to ensure consistency and learning for all children whilst also being really supportive towards parents and families during the pandemic. 
  • Seeking out best practice, accessing research and CPD then adapting it for the Snaith Primary context and disseminating to appropriate staff who then deliver, ensures that pupils are always given the best opportunities to learn. 
  • School leaders are insistent and persistent in pursuing their vision for learning. 
  • CPD for teaching and non-teaching staff is carefully matched to staff and pupil needs and is targeted, evaluated and monitored to ensure maximum impact. 
  • Developing pupils to be independent learners was a thread of all discussions. 
  • Teachers and leaders promote a love of learning and this is reflected in the pupils who have high expectations of themselves and for their futures. 

The classrooms are vibrant learning environments with resources to support independence (pupils are developing their use of spell checkers and dictionaries). Resources and materials are meticulously matched to the level and ability of the pupils and tailored to meet their needs individually.



Diary Dates

Tuesday 6th September – School re-opens

Friday 9th September – Year 3 School Trip to Murton Park

Monday 12th September – Year 4 School Trip to Murton Park

Friday 14th October – Flu Vaccination

Tuesday 8th November – Year 5/6 School Trip to Jorvik Centre

Thursday 8th December – Whole school pantomime to Doncaster Cast Theatre

Friday 16th December – Break up for the Christmas Holiday

Tuesday 15th March – Individual School Photographs and Reception and Year 6 Class Groups

8th – 11th May 2023 – Year 6 SATs

May – Year 2 assessment month

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