Message from Miss Bleasdale – 18 July

Dear parent/carer,

As our last day approaches, please ensure your child is well protected from the heat as outlined in Friday’s letter.  Please encourage your child to apply sunscreen and bring in a bottle of water that they can refill.  Sunhats are also optional during social times.

We will continue encouraging students to stay in the shade during break times and drink water regularly.  In addition to leaving blazers at home, students have also been encouraged to remove their ties and open their top button today so students may also leave ties at home.

If a student feels unwell during the day, they are asked to speak to their class teacher who will contact support.  We will be mindful of any signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. For further guidance, please follow this link:

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke – NHS

Please find below some useful updates and information for the summer holidays:

Drowning Prevention – stay safe near water from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Following the recent tragic drowning incident involving a 16-year-old at Dawber Delph at Appley Bridge, beware of the risks of entering open water.  Please don’t be tempted to cool off in open water:

  • The water is colder than it looks, even on a warm evening
  • This can lead to cold water shock
  • The current is stronger than it looks
  • There are hidden dangers beneath the surface

If you see someone in trouble in the water:

  • call 999;
  • encourage them not to panic;
  • and, if they can’t stand, float on their back in a starfish shape.

#DrowningPrevention #BeWaterAware #FloatToLive Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

Message from the SEND Partnership

The SEND Partnership is holding a series of Information Events for families of children and young people with SEND.  The first events will be in August, and these will include activity sessions for children and young people.  Please find information below:

Message from Mr Roper

From September, iCloud sharing will be disabled across all school iPads.  This means that photos will no longer be shared across devices using the same Apple ID.  For example, personal photos taken on an iPhone will not automatically share to a school iPad using the same Apple ID.  This will help free up space for backup and storage.  For personal iPads used in school, we advise parents to disable photo sharing on the iPad by going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then turn off iCloud Photos.

Students are advised to use an alternative system for storing personal pictures such as Google Drive.


Wishing you all a safe and happy summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in September. If you have any questions, please email school.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Best wishes,

J Bleasdale

Deputy Headteacher (Care, Guidance and Support)
Designated Safeguarding Lead