Latest Lord Street School Calendar Events
- Homework Club Y3, 4 and 524Apr2018
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm @ Class 9
- Quiet Club24Apr2018
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
- Drama Club with Jack Herbert24Apr2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
- Fantastic Book Awards24Apr2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Y6 Boosters24Apr2018
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Welcome to Lord Street Primary School
Dear Parents, Guardians and Visitors,
Welcome to the Lord Street Primary School website, we hope it is useful to you. Please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you think would be helpful!
If there is anything else that you need to know then you are most welcome to phone us (01282 865597) or to call in at school. Guests are always most welcome, whether you are an ex pupil who wishes to rekindle old school day memory or you have a child who you would like to enrol at the school. Our staff and children will always give you a warm welcome.
Building Work Update- Dry Rot Outbreak
We have been told that the bad weather over winter has meant our handover will now be after the May half term! We are still going to be on two sites with no field and limited hot meals in Y3-5 until then. On a positive we can now have limited access to the hall so PE is easier and we have far less scaffolding around the school than last term!
In the summer term we hope to get the KS2 building back! There will need to be some work to do in the playground to make it a safe place and to remove the portacabins. This might need to take place in the summer holidays. We will still need the village until all the work is finished.
The office still has 'acro' props holding up the roof so bear with our staff! The partition wall in the hall will be slowly reduced as classrooms are finished.
Three extra jobs still need to be done and have overrun into this half term. These are:
- The office flat roof has to be replaced
- A collapsed drain under the link corridor has to be excavated and fixed at the same time
- The work to improve the steps and disabled access to the after school club has been put on hold until all other building works are finished.
It will be nice to bring the school back together and we hope that you will join us for the open days and school cohesion events we plan to carry out to help to bring everyone together in the second half of summer term when the hall and playground should be ours again!
We have had to close Mrs Doyle's classroom as a result of the survey which took place in the KS1 building over the half term. Hopefully we will be able to resolve this quickly but in the short term her class will be taught in the KS2 building.
We are working with Lancashire County Council's building team to make sure that we have a plan to remedy the problems we have picked up.
Follow this link to see how the problem with the building has developed.
Thank you to everyone who sent their questionnaires in. Our Governors are analysing them and we will share the outcomes with you when they are ready. One initial finding was about communication. I am sorry that we are still not getting it right for you. We will be sending out a letter soon with key actions we will take.
Our school is are taking part in the Pendle Reading Challenge.
The aim of the challenge is to work with 18 other Pendle Schools to push a love of reading in all our children and importantly our community.
Mrs Wainman and our school Reading Ambassadors are leading on this so keep your eyes out for updates on the work they are doing in and around school. They have plans to, in the words of one of our year three children, 'make reading ooze out of our school'!
Multi Academy Trust
The written consultation has closed now. Many thanks to those parents who joined us for the consultation meetings. Some useful points were raised. The governing body will use the consultation response to inform their decision about whether the school will make the change to academy later this term. They will let you know as soon as they have decided.
Clubs and Events
All next terms clubs will be included in our newsletters and will be updated on the calendar on the website. If you spot any obvious errors please let us know!
Mrs Jackson has taken up her maternity leave and Mrs Clarke begins hers at the start of the summer term. Mrs Clamp is due to leave in May and Mrs Barton in June. We look forward to meeting four healthy babies and their mums by July!
We have two teachers covering the maternity leaves in year three - Miss Akhtar, who you all know, will be covering Mrs Jackson and taking on class 7 full time. Miss Moses will join us on 9th April to teach class 8.
Our next announcement will be to let you know who will cover class 9 and Mrs Clamps post.
SAT results are available in the Pupil Attainment Section of the site. The results are a big improvement on last year and the school continues to improve both attainment and progress.