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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all those who supported our recent Coffee Morning.  We were raising money in memory of Gail Chadwick who died in January.  She had been a teaching assistant for many years at Duke Street. The newly created ‘TLC’ room is a more permanent memorial to her and will be officially opened on Monday […]

Coffee, Cake and eSafety Chat

You will be aware the internet hosts many exciting opportunities for education. The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity, but just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of and which we should all act to protect […]

Phonics Open Morning

We are holding a Phonics Open Morning on Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 9.00-10.00am. KS1 parents are warmly welcomed to attend. The morning will start with tea / coffee in the hall at 8.55am followed by a talk from Mrs Patterson who will discuss the importance of phonics and how parents can help their child / […]

Maths Week – January 2016

Maths Week Update: All the children had great fun during Maths Week.  It was lovely to see so many parents during our Maths morning. A huge thank you to all the families and friends who came along and supported the children at last Friday’s Duke Street Market. What a highly entertaining event it was with […]

Severe Weather Precaution Considerations

In the event of severe weather arriving, we will endeavour to keep the school open when it is safe to do so. A decision on whether the school stays open or closes depends on many factors. School will remain open unless you hear otherwise. Conditions can change dramatically and within a small location and within […]

Spring Term 2016

Happy New Year! School re-opens on Monday 4th January at 8.55am.  The teachers are looking forward to hearing all about your new toys and presents that you received for Christmas.  They would also like to Thank You for all the cards and gifts that they received before the Christmas break.

Lest we Forget


The children in key stage 2 visited Astley Park on November 10th. The went to look at the war cenotaph and each class placed a poppy wreath at the foot of the cenotaph.  Mr Stott played the last post and then the children observed a 2 minute silence.    This visit to Astley Park followed on […]

Come to our Centenary Open Day: Thursday 12th November

Don’t forget to put a note in your diary to come to our Centenary Open Day next Thursday. There will be two sessions: 9.30 -11.00 am and 1.30 -3.00 pm. If you are intending coming into school on one of these sessions please complete the reply slip sent with newsletter number 7 or contact Mrs […]

Time Capsule

Our time capsule has now arrived and is in its new case, in the school entrance. Items to be stored in the capsule include the centenary mug, a school sweatshirt and leavers hoodie, the story of the centenary mosaic, everyday school items, the lyrics of the centenary song and a digital version of it as […]

TLC Room

In memory of Gail Chadwick, a former Teaching Assistant at the school, who sadly died earlier this year, Duke Street Primary has opened a new room,  for special needs provision. The room is in the annex, sandwiched between the Rainbow Room and the Sunshine Room. It is to be known as the T.L.C Room. It […]

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