Welcome to the St. Peter & St. Paul CE Primary School
OUR SCHOOL VISION
“Striving for excellence together in a caring Christian community.”
RESPECT COMPASSION COURAGE
As a Church school, we believe that people grow in mind, body and spirit. Christian values are the foundation of our teaching and our ethos as we strive together for excellence for all. We aim for each member of our school community to fully engage in the great adventure that is Primary education.
Working together, we aim for all of our school community to become:
- successful learners who enjoy learning and exploration, make progress and achieve;
- confident, well-rounded individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; and
- responsible citizens with strong moral and social values who make a positive contribution to society.
“I came to give life—life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
News and Reminders
Almost all of our communication with parents is digitally through ‘Parenthub’, ‘Tapestry’ (Reception class) and also via Google Forms. All of these are completely free and secure.
The Parenthub app is available for download on Apple and Android phones and tablets. Just go to your app store and search for "Parenthub". Once installed, getting set up is easy – just create an account, then choose 'Join a School' and enter our School Handle which is @BurghSchool.
The app will ask you to verify your mobile number to make sure you are a parent - some ‘channels’ are public channels which anyone can view, whilst some are private to parents. We do sometimes also send ‘direct messages’ to parents. Please make sure we always have your up-to-date mobile number in the office!
Parents of Reception children will be sent instructions regarding accessing Tapestry upon joining our school.
Emergency Closures of School
On very rare occasions our school might have to close, either partially or completely. Aside from Covid-related closures, the most likely reason for this would be due to snow or problems associated with adverse weather (e.g. heating/water issues). Any decision to close our school will be based first and foremost on the safety and welfare of our children and staff. Such decisions are taken with the upmost consideration for health and safety and the minimising of risk. We obviously try to notify parents of any closure as soon as possible, but closures (full or partial) could happen at quite short notice depending on the reason.
If a full or partial closure is necessary, we will do the following:
- Send a notification through the ParentHub app;
- Notify the Local Authority, who should add the information to their website (www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/school-attendance/school-closures);
- Notify our two local radio stations, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Lincs FM, who will announce that we are closed (it should also appear on their websites);
- Post a notice outside our school (if it is safe for someone to do so);
- Update the homepage of our website as soon as we can do so.
Reading – How You Can Help
Please could you ensure that you sign (and ideally comment in) your child’s Reading Record when you hear them read. The more you do this, the better your child will get – every day is best! Reading books are changed regularly in school, although not necessarily every day. You can, of course, read other things with your child too such as home books, library books, comics and magazines.
Strawberries and Nuts: We do have children with allergies to strawberries and nuts. Parents are currently happy for other children to bring these products in their own lunches and health snacks as we do not share food. However, please do not send children with any birthday treats to share with classmates containing nuts, strawberries or strawberry flavoured products.
All parents, guardians and relatives of children at St. Peter and St. Paul’s are invited to become involved with the Parents, Friends and Teachers Association.