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Headteacher Updates


December has arrived. It’s certainly brought the cold weather to Parr. Please remind your child to bring their coat to school each day – we are still trying to have outdoor time when it is safe to do so.

Y1-Y6 enjoyed a performance of Pinocchio on Wednesday. The cost of this performance was generously covered by Children's Charity Merseyside. We are very grateful for their support.

Parent Governor

Due to the relocation of one of our Parent Governors, we are looking for a new parent or carer to help us make Broad Oak even better. There is one meeting per half term (so 6 each year in total) which take place at 4pm. They usually last for about 90 minutes. We can offer free childcare for your school age children. It’s really important to have a parent voice on our team. You don’t need any experience just enthusiasm and a willingness to help us be the best we can be. There is a letter at the top of this page with a slip to return to school if you would like more information.


We are now selling tickets for our Christmas raffle – all funds raised will be put towards Christmas activities for our children.


Here’s a reminder of our Christmas events:

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We know that as the term goes on, it becomes harder and harder to come to school each day but every day your child misses, they are missing chunks of learning (it’s hard to catch up on Wednesday if you’ve missed Monday and Tuesday) and they are missing time with their friends (it’s tricky to play games if the teams have already been set up or the rules decided). There are lots of exciting events coming up that children will miss out on if they are not in like Pantomimes, a magical surprise day, our Broad Oak Gift Giveaway and more.

Here is the class attendance for the week.

Congratulations to 4B, our weekly winners. They will have the big box of games to enjoy in their class next week.

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Church Events

We work closely with St Philip’s Church, Derbyshire Hill. They are holding a Christmas Disco tomorrow (Saturday 2nd) and will be hosting the Parr Christmas Light switch on from 4pm on Tuesday 5th.

Here is a complete list of their events:



Looking Ahead

The term dates for next academic year 2024/25 have now been published. You can find these here:

Have a lovely weekend all,

Mrs Hignett



The last full week of November has been jam packed here. We’ve had visitors in school talking to our children about their learning in English and Geography – they were very impressed with their knowledge and confidence. We’ve had another visit from the Daniel Fox Foundation as well as some more sessions with St Helens Chamber on the world of work.


Regular attendance at school is the key to success. Our attendance has been improved this week. Thank you for your support in ensuring children attend school as often as possible. Let's keep this up so our children can benefit from all school has to offer, especially at such an exciting time of year.

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School Meals

The new school meal menu is now up and running. The children are enjoying a new range of tasty meals for the winter.



Ssshhhh…. It’s almost December

Next week we will be selling tickets for our Christmas Raffle. All money raised will go towards the children’s Christmas activities.

On Wednesday 29th November, Y1-Y6 will enjoy a special theatre performance in school.

Our Christmas trees will arrive next week – exciting times!

We would still welcome donations of children’s Christmas jumpers so we can hold our swap shop before Christmas jumper day.

Scroll down to the Headteacher Update from 10.11.23 for all the Christmas performance dates

Our friends at St Philip’s are holding a free Christmas party on 2nd December. All are welcome.

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School Communications

We use text messages and the school website to share messages with you. Seesaw and Tapestry are for sharing learning. Please speak in person at the end of the day or use phone, email or text to communicate to teachers. These are the best ways to make sure your message reaches the right person.

If you have downloaded the Edu Spot App for Teachers 2 Parents / School Money, you will receive messages in the App not as a text, so please turn on your notifications so you don’t miss any important information! Text messages are only sent to the first contact of each child. If you require messages to be sent to a non-resident parent or carer, please speak to the school office.

Have a restful weekend everybody, I think the next few weeks will be busy!

Mrs Hignett



It's a crazy kind of hair day here! Thank you for your donations to Children in Need and School Fund. We're still counting but whatever the total, it will make a difference.

Over the past week, we've had lots of visitors in school including the Daniel Fox Foundation, an assembly led by Safer Communities and a Maths learning visit from Ark+ Curriculum. All our visitors were impressed with our children's behaviour and attitude to learning. I'm very proud of everybody.


Here are the attendance figures for this week. Congratulations to 2B who have the best attendance this week and win the exciting box of games to enjoy together in their classroom for the next 5 days. 

Some of our teachers will be acting as Attendance Buddies for children across school. They will be checking in with them and offering support to help them come to school as much as they can. You may get a call from a teacher if your child has been chosen to have an Attendance Buddy.

Congratulations to our new Attendance Champions. These children are excellent role models for others in lots of ways. They will help us promote the importance of attending school regularly.

Maja 1W
Theo 1M
Jessica 2K
Isla 2G
Isaac  3C
Sophia 3D
Elliot 4LM
Ellie 4B
Leighton  5W
Lola 5BD
Amelia 6M
Matthew 6B


Christmas is coming...

I know it's still only November but don't forget to check the Christmas dates in last week's update.

Another date for your diary is the Parr Christmas Tree Switch On. Our brilliant Broad Oak Choir will be singing so please come along and support them.