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23rd November 17

Welcome to Eldon Primary School                  Proud to be Outstanding (OFSTED 2017)                 LEP SCHOOL OF THE YEAR...FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!                   Eldon expects the best...Let's be the best that we can be!






Children In Need (pyjama party)

Thank you for supporting Children In Need today! Money is still coming in so we will let you know what we raised next week.
As a follow up treat for our staff and children, we held a ‘pyjama party’ this afternoon. A huge ‘Thank you’ to the Friends of Eldon for buying some treats for each child!

‘Future Forum 2017’

Thursday 16th November Mrs Butt attended the ‘Future Forum 2017’ event held in Liverpool where she met the Governors of the Bank of England. They are keen for children to learn about the economy. I have some great ideas which we will be putting into practice as part of our Christmas Fair. Watch this space!

Amazing internal news

I have some amazing internal news too. Yesterday Eldon appointed a sec-ond Deputy Head Teacher! Mrs Sandland was successfully promoted to be-come more senior in her position—officially. She was previously the school’s Assistant Head Teacher. Congratulations Mrs Sandland!

Lancashire Post

I hope you all managed to read the fabulous article in the Lancashire Post on Thursday 9th November. It was a super testimony to the school’s achievements and hard work over the last 7 years and our wonderful Ofsted report!
As a follow up treat for our staff and children, we are holding a ‘pyjama party’ next Friday afternoon. So far, your child will definitely need to bring their pyja-ma’s and their teddy, if they have one. Please watch out for a letter on Monday from your teachers with further details!

Many thanks...

Many thanks for all your wonderful comments and congratulations, cards,
tweets, flowers and chocolates on Eldon achieving OUTSTANDING in all
areas for our Ofsted Report!
I hope you have all managed to read the report and are justifiably proud of what
we have achieved together! Well done and congratulations to you all. The children
are completing a class blog on how they want to continue their celebrations!
Do add to this on our website under ‘Year Groups’ and then ‘Computing’!


Our Harvest Assembly took place on the 20th October 2017. Year 4 are lead this.
Many thanks for all your donations; this is very generous of you.
These will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Eldon is PROUD to be OUTSTANDING! (Ofsted 2017)

Our Ofsted Report is on our website.
Your child brought home a copy yesterday. Please take a look and have a read!
Thank you for your lovely messages and tweets, parents!

We are proud to announce our Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy results….!

After a long campaign this week, with radio broadcasts and speeches, the chil-dren of Eldon Primary School went to the polls and voted for their very own Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy! Please do listen to the speaches on our Radio Tab accessible from the website. I am delighted to announce Eva Flowers our our Head Girl, Izma Malik as our Deputy; Issa Butt as Head Boy and Ali Hussain as the Deputy. Well done to all of our shortlisted nominees also, including Isabelle, Maddison, Patrycja, Aneesa, Courtney, Alfie and Muaz. We will be discussing the ‘ambassador’ roles with you next.

New School Council

Well done to all these children who are
our new School Council!
Izma Malik, Aneesa Hussain, Ben Thornley,
Mohammed Patel, Kiera Nuttall, Aaliyah Khawajah, Georgia, Manpreet,
Summer and Harvey!

Macmillan Coffee afternoon

Our Macmillan Coffee afternoon was an absolute hit! The children, governors and staff, together with your support, parents, have raised £241!!!! AMAZING Thank you!

Did you read about us in the LEP on the 7th September?

We have had a GREAT write up for our triple win, for retaining our ‘Primary School of the Year’ crown for 3 consecutive years now. Deepdale Duck visited the school last term to help us celebrate!

Eldon’s Best Bits!

Eldon’s continued and highly impressive presence in our local /wider community as an excellent school
Our awards for this year including the Educate ‘Leadership Team of the Year’ Award, retention of the ‘Inclusion Quality Mark’ and ‘Centre of Excellence’, Lancashire Post ‘School of the Year’ for three consecutive years, Sainsbury’s Gold Award for PE for two consecutive years, Science Gold Award and our ‘Step into Quality’ Award!
Our Choir performing in the Christmas Minster Church Service; the Last Choir Singing Competition as well as St Georges Hall, Blackburn.
Raised standards in EYFS (Reception class); phonics scores in Year 1; Year 2 Teacher Assessments; impressive standards in the juniors and our great SAT’s results in Year 6.
Improved standards for our more able pupils across the school.
A quality Creative Curriculum including Eldon’s Radio Broadcasts, Eldon’s Life Skills Programme through Eldon House.
Increased visitors and visits out of school

GOLD’ Games Mark!

Our specialist PE provision has once again enabled us to keep our crown of the ‘GOLD’ Games Mark! A huge thank you to Mrs Perry and Mrs Dixon and the rest of the children, staff and parents for this terrific achievement!

Abaseen Foundation Noor Model School Link

There is some terrific news that through the work Eldon does with this charity, they have been awarded ‘The Queens Award’ for Voluntary Service!

Eldon App

We are pleased to let you know that we now have a new school App that you can download for free from either the Apple or Google Play app stores.

You can download the app by searching for “Eldon Primary” and download the app that displays our school logo.

Please make sure that you complete the ‘Register Form’ the first time you download the app.

The app provides instant access to term dates, events, newsletters, booking forms, links to the school website, absence form and many more features.

We will also be using the app to send out ‘push notifications’. These are messages that are sent directly to all those parents that have downloaded the app. As push notifications are free for us to send, this may replace our text messaging service at some point.


Our attendance has been amazing so far this year. Well done everyone! 115 children attended a free trip to the cinema this week due to having 100% attendance. This is 56% of the school! AMAZING!!!! Keep this up for lots more treats! Next term, from the 8th January, we will start the attendance again for the purposes of rewards in school. This will ensure that any children who have missed out will get another chance.


Diary Dates

November 2017
6th November—INSET day
7th November—School Opens for children
10th—Class assembly Yr3
17th Class assembly Yr6
21st—Tempest photography, indi-vidual children and families
24th Class assembly Yr5
27th Last week for Clubs
December 2017
1st Eldon’s Christmas Fair
6th Parents meeting and re-ports out
12th—Infant and Nursery Christmas Plays
15th Christmas Jumper Days
18th—Last swimming day for this term Yr5
22nd—School Closes for Christmas at 2.30p.m.

Educate Northwest Awards Cer-emony in Liverpool.

This evening, we are attending the ‘Educate Northwest Awards Ceremony’ in Liverpool. We have been shortlisted for two awards: ‘Most Inspirational Primary School’ and ‘Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills’. Wish us luck!

Tempest photography

Tempest photography are in on Tuesday afternoon to take pictures of families and individuals. Please arrive at 1.00p.m. if you would like to be part of a family photo. Also, please let the office know.

Manchester United trip for year 6

Next week, Year 6 are visiting Manchester United Football Club. This links in with the teachers passions.

Friendship Week

This week, it is Friendship Week. Everyone has enjoyed giving and receiving the Ruby Gem. You will know this gem is all about feelings. Children have made an extra special effort to get to know each other too!

Eldon App And Paperless System

We are wanting to become
paperless by January 2018.
Do you have the free Eldon
App on your phones?
You can now view and complete
letters which can go
straight to the office?
Please try this. Please
remember to register
your details the 1st time
you use it. Please speak
to the office if you need
help with this.

Parent courses

We are holding a variety of courses for parents, as many of you want to
know how to help your child at home. The ‘Eldon Forest’ Course has been taking
place on Tuesday afternoons at 1.00p.m. for all parents. You will be allowed
to practise Forest skills with your child. Please let the office know if you are attending.
This is the final session before half term. Next half term we are launching
our ‘Parent Gym’ course at Eldon House. Do talk to Mrs Tomlinson if you
want to know more and look out for the leaflets!

Educate Awards

Have you heard some more amazing news that we have been shortlisted for the Educate Awards for ‘Most Inspirational Primary School’ and ‘Life Skills Award’. The winning schools will be announced on 17th November 2017!

Come and join ‘The Friends of Eldon’ for a coffee and a chat at Eldon House with Mrs Tomlinson.

Come ‘Chat’ with Us!
Come and have a Coffee or Tea
With the ‘Friends of Eldon’
Every Tuesday morning
at Eldon House
(meet at the school entrance)
This is your way of helping to run the school.

Have you downloaded our new ParentApp?

It’s easy and free!
Keep up to date with news and events
direct from the school!
See pictures as they happen!
Please see the letter coming home today for details! Please remember to register when you download it for the first time!
Any issues, please speak to Mrs Kenyon (in the office) about this!