Headteacher's Newsletter

21 July 2017

Headteacher’s Newsletter


Dear Parents,

You will have received the end of year letter from Mrs Donnachie; Chair of the board of governors. The letter referred to the many achievements within the school. We are proud of our many achievements and we remain committed to ensuring the highest standards of achievement through the highest quality teaching. In addition, we are also committed to ensuring children experience as many enrichment activities as possible. We are pleased with the outcomes for our children and will continue to build on our success next year.

  1. would thank you all for your continued support for the school. Without us working together we couldn’t have achieved so much. would also like to thank the staff team and our governors who work so hard to ensure the children are safe, happy, and achieve well.

Thank you also to the PTA who work so hard to raise money to fund school projects and to the parents who attend events. Thanks to the core team; Sarah White, Anna Leslie, Louisa Regan, Sarah Smith, Jeremy da Gama-Rose and Sarah Etheridge for their continued support.

Thanks also for supporting the PTA this year. Thanks to everyone's efforts, the PTA has raised over £17,000 to support our school. Below are some initial dates for your diary:

  • 11 September - Christmas planning meeting at Westleigh time TBC

  • 26 September - AGM 7PM at school


We say goodbye to Mrs Crook who will start her new role as assistant head teacher in another school. Mrs Kaczmarczyk will retire following 16 years of teaching at St Vincent’s. Mrs Gough is relocating and Miss Hobday will travel for a year and return to St Vincent’s in September 2018. I would like to thank them all for their dedication and commitment to the school.

Mrs Kaczmarczyk has asked me to pass on her thanks for all of the kind messages and donations to the Louise Tebboth Foundation.

Most of all, I am proud of our children who continue to represent you as families, the school and themselves so positively. The children have been getting ready to move on to their next class. Our year 6 children have all attended their taster days and came together yesterday evening to celebrate their time at St Vincent’s Church at our leavers’ Mass. I would like to wish our year 6 children well for their next school and hope that they keep in touch.

Over the summer we will be busy with several building projects. In the infant department we will commence the two classroom extensions. We will also be installing a new infant boiler.

In the junior department we will be carrying out a complete refurbishment of the three year 6 classrooms complete with new technology. We will also be installing new floor to ceiling windows in the junior hall and along the back of the 6 classrooms. This will transform our teaching and learning environment.

We finish today for the summer holidays. Year 1 to year 6 return on Tuesday 5 September and reception children start school on Thursday 7 September.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and enjoy spending time with your family.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs Harrop



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY
Headteacher: Mrs A Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey