Headteacher's Newsletter


12 July 2019

headteacher’s newsletter

Dear Parents,

Father John’s Assembly

Fr John’s special assembly is taking place on Monday 15 July at 9:30am. Weather permitting, we hope to hold the assembly outside on the junior playground. We would like to invite all parents to join us in marking his important milestone for his 50th anniversary of ordination and retirement. After the assembly, there will be tea and coffee in the junior hall. We have made special celebratory biscuits and there will be tables and chairs out for parents. We will also be displaying some lovely photographs of Fr John with the children.   Please try to join us for this very special occasion. 

Moving Up Morning

Today we welcomed our new reception children to school, they had a lovely time in their new classes. The rest of the children in school met their new teacher as part of their moving up morning and all went well.

Year 5 Hand on Heart Training

This week the Year 5 children learnt the important skill of CPR. The trainers taught the children all about how to administer CPR in an emergency situation. This was a great opportunity to learn about how a life can be saved.

Y2 and Y6 Performances

Next week we will be performing our Year 2 play, The Wizard of Oz and our Year 6 play, Practically Perfect in Every Way. The rehearsals have gone very well and we’re looking forward to seeing their excellent end of year shows.

Altrincham Library Summer Reading Challenge Scheme- Space Chase

Once again, we will be encouraging the children to take part in the summer reading challenge held in all Trafford libraries. We will be offering special gold award certificates to children who complete the challenge over the summer break for their commitment to reading. Next week we will welcome staff from Altrincham library to lead an assembly all about this scheme. This is a great opportunity to keep up reading skills over the summer break.



The reception children enjoyed their disco this week. We saw some fantastic moves on the dancefloor and the children had a wonderful time playing disco dancing games. Thanks to the PTA who organised such a fun activity for the children. It was so nice to see lots of parents helping with this event too. We really appreciate all of the time parents give to the PTA.

Governor Parent Election

Thank you to our parents who put themselves forward for the role of parent governor.

This week you will have received voting information for our parent governor vacancy. Please send in your nominations using the ballot paper and envelopes provided by 10am on Thursday 18 July ready for counting.

Attendance figures for previous week

Attendance Percentages

Highest infant class attendance

Mrs O’Keefe and Miss Robinson (Miss Barton) 100%

Highest junior class attendance

Mr Sands 99.4%

Overall school attendance


*Please note that disability related absence are not taken into account when calculating best attendance

We aim to be a listening school and offer an open door to parents. Mr Blain (deputy head teacher based in the junior department), Mrs Tiernan (deputy head teacher based in the infant department), 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

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