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Headteacher's Newsletter

Friday 20 May 2022

Dear Parents,

Ascension Day Mass

We are hoping to hold our Ascension Day Mass outside, weather permitting, on Thursday 26 May at 9:15am. If the weather is good, we are welcoming parents into the mass as it is outside. Should the weather be poor, the children will attend mass in both key stage one and two department halls. We cannot accommodate parents with all children just yet in our halls so should the weather be poor, mass will be held inside for children only. We are really hoping for good weather.

Year 3 Sacramental Programme

Congratulations to Mrs Needham and Mrs Jennings’ class who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. This weekend, Miss Slater’s class will make their First Holy Communion. Please pray for our children as they receive this special sacrament.

Well Done Year 2!

Well done to our Year 2 children who have been working so hard in school during SATs. The children are all putting in lots of effort and should feel very proud of themselves. Keep letting your light shine Year 2!

Jubilee Competition

Next week we will be holding special events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Please see the Jubilee Planner attached

As part of the celebrations for the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, Visit Altrincham are running lots of activities. They will be displaying the Trooping of the Corgis’ town trail. Look out to see the St Vincent Corgi! All information can be found on their website.


To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to coincide with the ‘Trooping of the Corgis’ Jubilee event in Altrincham, Altrincham BID & Inch Arts are running a Corgi colouring competition. The Colouring Sheet can be downloaded via the link below;


Scan and email your entries to info@altrinchambid.com or deliver to Inch Arts, 20 Stamford New Rd, Cheshire, Altrincham WA14 1EJ.

Closing Date:  Thursday 30 June.

Entries will be judged by a panel of artists who are contributing to ‘Trooping the Corgis’ jubilee event. A winner will be selected from different categories. Each of the winners will receive a complimentary family cinema pass courtesy of Everyman Cinema Altrincham.

Age Categories:

  • Under 6
  • 7 – 10
  • 11 – 13
  • 13 +

Please include the following details on the back of your entry or in your email:

  • Name
  • School
  • Age
  • Category
  • Contact details


The winners will be contacted by email and announced on social media.


Year 6 Personal Safety Sessions

This week the Year 6 children took part in a personal safety session. The session included a safety talk covering awareness skills, and how to stay safe as independence grows. This is particularly important as our children prepare for their secondary education.

Sports Day

We were pleased to be able to hold some of our sports sessions this week. It was good to be able to highlight the importance and fun we can have whilst doing physical activity.

As it rained on Monday, the junior sports day has been rescheduled for Friday 17 June:

  • 9:30am – 11:30 am Year 5 and 6 Sports session
  • 1:15pm – 3:15pm Year 3 and 4 Sports session

PTA Summer Party Night

This year the PTA have been working hard to plan a St Vincent Summer Party Night. It will take place on Saturday 18 June at Bowdon Rugby Club. It has been so long since we have been able to come together so please join in the fun and come along. Event and ticket details are attached.

Summer 1 dates







21 May

Y3 ES First Holy Communion 10am

St Vincent’s Church


25 May

Platinum Jubilee History day



26 May

Whole School Ascension Day Mass 9:15am

Outside – weather permitting


27 May

Parent’s reflection: 10am



27 May

Jubilee Picnic 1:15pm

School Field


27 May

School closes for half term




Each week we report attendance. Please note we do not authorise holidays in term time.

Attendance figures for previous week

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

Year 2 Mrs Dreniw 99.3%

Highest junior class attendance

Year 4 Miss Jamieson and Year 6 Miss Hobday both 100%

Overall school attendance


We work in partnership with parents. Mrs Farrell and I are very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Harrop



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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