Stephenson Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7DD
Tel: 01325 300324, Fax: 01325 300327
As I informed you in the last newsletter, school has been looking to incorporate its academy status into its name and I am pleased to tell you that the legal aspect of this work is now complete. After Easter we’ll be known as Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School. Many thanks children, parents and governors who provided thoughts and ideas towards this or participated in the consultation process. Over the summer term there will be new signs going up around school to reflect the slight change in name. School’s logo and uniform will remain the same. However, jumpers with the new name can be ordered from the school office, ready for September. There is no obligation to buy new uniform since school be taking a phased approach to introducing uniform with the new name on it. If you have ordered a jumper recently please see the office.
It’s been another busy term, with the spring bringing with it a number of national events such as World Book Day and Comic Relief. In addition, there have been many opportunities for children to participate in sporting and curriculum enrichment activities throughout the term. The children clearly enjoyed these events as they provide an extra dimension to our curriculum. Children have continued to achieve well across school and there is a very positive atmosphere around the place.
Looking forward, after half term there is an important month for our Year 2 and 6 children with the SATs looming. The children have been working hard and, if they maintain the focus and attitude shown in their preparations, staff are confident that the children will achieve pleasing results.
School improvements will continue during the summer term, with new equipment and features being added to our outdoor areas, with the aim of improving outdoor learning and provision.
On behalf of myself and the staff I would like to thank you for your continued support and I hope you and your children have an enjoyable Easter Holiday.
Mr T. Cassap