Open Afternoons

We will be running a series of open afternoons w/c 16th Nov. These will be in 30 min slots between 3:30 and 5pm by appt only. Please call the office to book. Only 1 adult per household please.

We look forward to seeing you there

The Playhouse – HOPE

We understand children’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic will have been significant and life-changing for some. We have been exploring creative ways to begin the process of unlocking and processing children’s anxieties and feelings in a safe environment.

HOPE, a 60 minute participatory workshop is a production that has been written by The Playhouse to support children at KS2. At Raddlebarn we felt strongly that we needed to support our pupils in a multitude of ways so we invested in this. On consecutive Mondays Year 6, year 5 and year 4 will have had the opportunity to partake in this.

Set in the Derbyshire village of Eyam after the plague of 1666, this workshop explores the amazing true story of the villagers’ voluntary isolation that saved the lives of the surrounding communities.

The children are taken back in time by the character of Hope, the daughter of the village blacksmith, as she shares her experiences and the events leading to the great sacrifice made by the people of Eyam.

The children  explore the story through Hope’s diary she has kept since the plague visited Eyam and changed her life forever. They then step into the shoes of the villagers and imagine their thoughts, feelings, and actions.

 During the workshop the children are given an opportunity to:

  • Develop empathy and tolerance towards each other and acknowledge their different experiences of the COVID pandemic and lockdown.
  • Express their feelings, hopes, and fears for the future.
  • Reconnect with classmates and friends in an exciting and creative activity.

Explore the positive consequences of social distancing and staying safe into the future.

World Mental Health Day

Today we are wearing yellow to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day. We arrived at school to find little messages all around are school! Here are some of them, but there are many, many more!

School Councillors


Our children have been voting for their class councillor to represent them on the School Council Board and we would like to congratulate:

Meena, Robyn, Sayuri, Sam, Faith and Milah

(we look forward to adding Y4 when they return and have placed their votes too)

Department for Education update

This is your daily email to keep you updated on the government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

From today, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. This law has been introduced to ensure compliance with self-isolation rules and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fines will also be introduced from today for those breaching self-isolation rules, starting at £1,000, in line with the existing penalty for breaking quarantine after international travel. This could increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences and the most serious breaches, including for those preventing others from self-isolating.

Employers who force or allow staff to come to work who they know should be self-isolating will also be liable for fines of up to £10,000.

Friends of Raddlebarn Great Summer Challenge

Friends of Raddlebarn Great Summer Challenge

The Friends of Raddlebarn set a fundraiser challenge just before the summer holidays. The closing date for this is 18th Sept. Don’t forget to write about how you raised the money, we can’t wait to hear about your exciting projects.

More info to follow on collection of monies