We will continue with our Open Door Friday initiative for this academic year. Dates have already been shared with the parent community – see calendar.

The MacMillan coffee morning 2023 raised almost £300 – a new record! – thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Y5 held a Food Bank Friday – Harvest addition!

Our new reception parents have had the chance to come in and join us for a tea party to celebrate the success of the pupils in settling in to school; followed by a curriculum event.

Y6 are running an enterprise this year, with a monthly Tuck Shop – they have had a start-up grant, which they have to pay back!

In the run up to Christmas children will be involved in an appeal for Shelter, and support Save the Children, through a Christmas jumper day.

We intend to perform our Christmas production in the local auditorium with an anticipated audience of 400+.

Across the 2022/23 school year we raised £365 for Children in Need, £136 for NSPCC, £195 for Comic Relief, £548 for Ukraine and a group of our Year 5 pupils (now Year 6) raised over £50 for Cancer research. Our parent group FOYPS organised successful Halloween, Christmas and summer events and we look forward to hosting these again in 2023/24.

Children from the school took part in many local and regional sporting events and the YPS team who took part in Yarm Fun Run were magnificent!

We supported local groups, by producing portraits and bunting for community events to mark the coronation of the King.

We formed a partnership with a local charity, who are developing a walk down by the river, and will continue this into this academic year.

Our Peace Pathway is being developed with a ‘Yarm Rocks for Remembrance’ event, led by Y6.

We will continue our links with the local library and Waterstones; who help us to make our World Book day go with a swing!

We have developed our links with the Vicar at the Parish Church, allowing children to have an insight into his work.

We also have links to local businesses, who are typically generous in their support, in providing resources for us or in hosting groups of children for a visit.

The opening of the new Heritage Centre in the High Street, will give the whole school opportunities to take their learning into the community.

We continue to host the Local WI & Brownie groups in our main hall on a regular basis.