Well done to our Key Stage 1 School Council members who won the regional prize after writing a group poem on the theme of Diversity. Their poem was entitled ‘Perfectly No One’.

Click on the link to read their winning poem and find out more about the competition.

Link to Perfectly No One, Shields Gazette Article

Competition Winners with Head Teacher Mrs Ratcliffe

Activation letters have been sent home this week – please activate your account as soon as possible.
School Meals can be paid daily, weekly, or in advance using ParentPay.
Payment for forthcoming trips, milk money and other items will also be made available to pay through ParentPay.
If you need any help activating your ParentPay account, please call the school office.

Thank you for your patience and understanding last week when we were forced to close because of damage to the roof caused by the high winds.

We will make sure that any events planned for last week are rescheduled.

Red Nose Day

We will hold our planned Red Nose Day on Friday 22nd March. Pupils can wear non-uniform or can wear fancy dress (some pupils have said they want to come as a book character) for a donation of £1. We still have a few Red Noses left which can be bought this week. Remember our theme is ‘crazy hair’!

Science Week

Pupils were enjoying a range of science activities last week and these will be continued in school over the next few days.

Class Assembly

We will go ahead with the planned Class Assembly for Miss Jenning’s class this week (Friday 22nd March 9am). Miss Errington’s Class Assembly will now be held on Friday 5th April 9am.

School Council

At their most recent meeting our School Council decided they would like to lead a number of fundraising events to support a range of charities. They have planned a raffle to start raising funds. Tickets will be on sale to pupils (£1 for 5 tickets). The raffle will be drawn during assembly on Friday 5th April.

Easter Egg Competition

Children will decorate a boiled egg in class for our annual competition (Please bring your own hard boiled egg).

Monday 1st April Year 3 and Year 6

Tuesday 2nd April Year 5

Wednesday 3rd April Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4.

Reception and nursery classes will decorate their eggs during the planned Stay and Play sessions.

Elmer Day

Friday 29th March. Wear bright colours for a donation of £1. Funds raised will be donated to St. Oswald’s Hospice.


  • Tuesday 19th March – Choir performing at the Music Festival 1:45pm
  • Tuesday 19th March – Mini Police celebration, Pier Pavillion 6pm
  • Thursday 21st March – Year 2 Music Festival Customs House 1:45pm
  • Monday 25th March – Parent Pay starts (payment for school meals, milk money and future trips), please remember to activate your code.
  • Monday 25th/Tuesday 26th Parents’ Evenings
  • Monday 1st April 2pm (girls) Tuesday 2nd April 2pm (boys) – Year 1 performance at Harton Primary.
  • Monday 1st April 2pm Year 4 performance at St. Lawrence’s Church.
  • We break up for Easter on Friday 5th April and return to school on Tuesday 23rd

School Closure Update – 14.3.19

School will remain closed to pupils Thursday 14th March and Friday 15th March. It is hoped that emergency repairs will be carried out Saturday 16th March.

Please continue to check the website. Fingers crossed the winds will subside and school will reopen on Monday 18th March.

Thank you

ParentPay FAQs

ParentPay FAQs


  • When can I log in to my account?

Once you have received your activation letter from school with your activation login details you will be able to activate your account and start making payments. This letter will be sent to you soon by your school.


  • Which cards can I use?

ParentPay accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards, and Maestro, Switch, Delta, Electron, Solo and Visa debit cards.  Some schools may limit the use of credit cards for some transactions; you will be informed by the school directly of any such restrictions.


  • Is it safe to make payments on the internet?

Yes.  ParentPay uses leading technology to process your card transactions securely.  All communication with the bank is encrypted and neither ParentPay nor the school have access to your card details.


  • How can I check that it’s secure?

Standard website addresses begin with http: the address for a secure site will always begin with https.  You will also see a padlock at the bottom/top right of the screen on our login page and after you have logged into your account; never enter your card details or personal data on any web page whose address does not start https.


  • What about our personal information?

ParentPay Limited, and its group companies, operate in full compliance with Data Protection Law; Including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.


The ParentPay Terms and Conditions include a Data Processing Agreement (DPA), compliant with the GDPR, which details both parties’ obligations relating to Data Protection.


The ParentPay Privacy Notice, which is available to end users, provides further information on the processing activities undertaken by ParentPay.


ParentPay will NEVER contact you by phone, email or mail and ask you to divulge confidential information like passwords or card numbers. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be from ParentPay, please contact us immediately on 02476 994 820.


  • I do not have a home PC so how can I use ParentPay?

Why not visit your local library, internet café or see if you can get access to a computer at work.  Alternatively ask if you can use your school’s computers.  Many schools have computers available for parents and will be happy to show you how to use them.



For more information please visit www.parentpay.com

Starting Monday 25 March we will be introducing a more convenient way to pay for school meals, school milk, trips and much more online, using a secure service called ParentPay


ParentPay will be live at school on 25 March; from this date we will be working towards no longer accepting cash and cheque payments, making the school a cash-free environment.  Parents who need to continue making payments by cash or cheque may do so for now, please see below for information.


Making secure payments online using your credit or debit card


ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available.


You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure.  If you have more than one child at our school, or children at another ParentPay school, you can create one single account login for all your children regardless of which school they attend.


Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.


We will continue to accept cash and cheque payments in school for a short period of time.  Cash and cheque payments are also recorded in your ParentPay online account, giving you a record of all payments you have made to school regardless of which method you use.


We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.


You will receive your unique ParentPay Account activation details w/c 11 March