School Newsletter 6 – 2018/19

Dear Parents/ Carers


We have received this notification from Metro.


School transport disruption due to bad weather


As the likelihood of adverse weather in the next couple of weeks looks increasingly likely, we are contacting you to let you know where you can find up to date details on service disruptions and cancellations.


Bus operators work hard to maintain their services as circumstances allow, but decisions must be taken by them on health and safety grounds to ensure the wellbeing of their customers and staff. In the event of bad weather, the driver of the vehicle needs to consider whether it is safe to carry out the whole route or part of the route.


All known service cancellations and disruptions will be posted on the @metrogenm twitter page and on the School Service Disruption page on the Metro website.


Where services are running, they may be subject to delay or cancellation at short notice as a result of road conditions and traffic congestion caused by the bad weather. Some services will need to keep to the main roads that may be passable but some parts of the route may be missed out.


Advice for parents and carers during bad weather



  • In the event of bad weather, parents or carers are advised to visit the Metro website or check the @metrogenm twitter page to find out if their service is running.
  • If pupils live on a minor road, parents or carers should advise them to wait on a main road for a bus as buses may not be able to travel down minor roads that have not been cleared or gritted.
  • For public buses, please also see the Travel disruption page.



School Mass

The children (R-Y6) will be attending Mass on Wednesday 23rd January at 9:15am to celebrate Mass. All parents and carers, governors and the wider community are welcome to join with us. 


Singing Assembly

Miss Kitson is to lead the Y2 and 3 children in a singing assembly on Thursday 14th February at 9:15am. Miss Kitson works for the Leeds Diocesan Schools Singing programme and has been working at St. Ignatius teaching singing to Y2 and 3 for the past 2 years. All parents/ carers, families and governors are welcome to attend this event.


Governors’ Day

Thank you to those parents who kindly shared their views of our school with the governors and me last week. They were extremely positive. The governors had a great day in school agreeing that:


…all the children they had met were happy, polite, confident and articulate. One of the governors noted that he found his time in class “invigorating”. It was also noted the children were supportive of and listened to each other.’



Yours sincerely



Mrs. J. Rush (Headteacher)




Thursday 17th January – Teaching and Learning Review – postponed


Monday 21st January – Class Saints’ Day

Wednesday 23rd January – 9:15am – Whole School Mass


Thursday 14th February – Singing Assembly – Year 2 & 3 for parents at 9:15am.

Friday 15th February – school closes for Half-term break


Monday 25th February – school re-opens


Wednesday 6th March – Parents’ Evening

Thursday 7th March – Parents’ Evening

Friday 8th March – Sublime Science day in school

W/C 11th March – science week


1st April – 3rd April – Y6 Retreat to Castlerigg


Wednesday 10th April – E-safety for children, staff and parents

Friday 12th April – school closes for Easter

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