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Increased uniform discount from M&S
Increased uniform discount from M&S

Summer promotion 25% off from July

Extra discount

Due to anticipated delays on some product ranges caused by lockdowns in manufacturing, M&S has deferred its usual June school uniform promotion until July and extended it until September. They have also increased the discount from 20 to 25%.

Please see the M&S Your School Uniform leaflet here for product and ordering information.

The 25% off promotion will run between 2nd July and 30th September. Go straight to the Saltford section of the M&S uniform website here.

Improved website

The M&S uniform website has been undergoing some improvements recently. Some of the features of the new, mobile-friendly website are:

  • a guest check out option
  • an easier returns process
  • an improved search function that allows you to search by size, colour, item or school.

Uniform guidelines

Please see our all our uniform information here in The office section of our site.

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Great Saltford front garden sale 11th & 12th July
Great Saltford front garden sale 11th & 12th July

Including pre-loved school uniform at £1

In conjunction with the Great Saltford Front Garden Sale, there will be the opportunity to buy pre-loved Saltford School uniform outside 20a Manor Road, BS31 3DN. All items will be £1.

Come along between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. There are hundreds of items available in very good condition with sizes ranging from age 3 to age 14. Trousers (Grey), Shorts (Grey), Skirts (Grey), Dresses (Grey and Summer Red and White checked), Red and White Polo shirts (Saltford School Logo and non-branded), Red Jumpers and Cardigans (Saltford School Logo and non-branded), Saltford School Coats, Saltford School Caps, PE Shorts, PE daps, Jogging Bottoms and Tops.

See the SCA facebook post below for details of the wider sale:

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What will you remember?
What will you remember?

Saltford life with Coronavirus project

The Saltford Community Association (SCA) is proposing to create a collective record of what has been going on in our community during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Two of our residents, Fiona Bell and her daughter Rachel, have come forward to collect stories about your experiences of volunteering – receiving or giving – during the lockdown.  The aim is to produce a compilation of the stories in a form that can be easily shared and celebrated, such as a blog and even a book.

Fiona and Rachel have lived in the village for 28 years. Fiona volunteers for the Saltford Hub. Pre-lockdown she was on the library rota and cooked for the Thursday lunch club. Rachel, who is pausing her career in theatre stage management, has experience of transcription work and strong organisational skills to collect all our stories together. They both love a good story!

There are lots of ways to contribute. For example you can write up your own story or they will come and see you to collect your experiences, across an appropriate social distance of course! We would also very much welcome your photos to illustrate these stories, as well as revised lyrics to the songs that you have been creating.

Please contact Fiona and Rachel in the first instance on this email: SaltfordStories@gmail.com or phone them on 01225 873693 and leave a message.  No doubt many lovely stories and memories of inspirational kindness will emerge. We would love to hear from you so this ‘learning’ is not lost and we create a lasting reminder of how working together can save the community.

These continue to be exceptional times and, along with the SCA, we appeal to everyone to stay safe and follow Government advice.

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Calling all poets

Unleash your inner performer

St John's School is holding a Performance Poetry Slam across the Wellsway Trust. This is open to all Saltford School pupils.

If you would like to enter either select a poem from the list on Seesaw or choose your own. Once you have practised your poem, ask an adult to video your performance and upload it to Seesaw. You will have full details when you log into Seesaw.

All entries need to be uploaded by Wednesday 24th June. Here are Michael Rosen's top tips for performing poems and stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvV23xoZRkI. Here is one of his performances: Michael Rosen – Chocolate Cake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BxQLITdOOc 

Saltford School will then decide on the winning entry to be put forward into the Wellsway Trust Competition, which will be judged by English and Drama students at Wellsway. Good luck everyone!

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Welcome back to school on 8th June

Reopening for YR, Y1 and Y6

Mrs Sage says 'welcome back to our families, pupils and staff to the final half of the summer term. I am looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday 8th June'.  

We have gained considerable experience over the last couple of months of providing a safe environment for pupils from seven different schools; they have now returned to their own settings. We are aiming to build on this experience by gradually opening the school to more children from YR, Y1 and Y6 on Monday 8th June.

Considerable work has gone into preparing the school for more pupils attending and making the environment as familiar as possible for children whilst being mindful of the importance of the practical steps we need to take to reduce the risk of infection transmission. 

Important information for children

You can prepare your child if they are returning by reading them the following e booklet here: online.pubhtml5.com/qxmbh/mgnd/

Important information for parents

YR, Y1 and Y6 and keyworkers attending our site:  Please read through the letter you were sent and the operating procedures carefully.  In order to keep your family and our staff safe it is really important you take on board the contents of this and arrive prepared on Monday at the correct entrance.  Please note for Year Ones this is not an entrance we normally use - carry on up the path from the usual side gate next to Tiddlers and you will see we are using an old school gate not usually accessed - it will take you straight on to the main school field.  You will drop your child at this gate.  See links to maps below.

Year Sixes:  on the first few days you, in light of the current situation, my advice is that you accompany your child to school and collect them also.  This will support them with the social distancing that is required.  Once they are in the routine, if we have their permission form, we can allow them to walk home unaccompanied if you would like to restart this arrangement - email the school to confirm.

Parents: in the letter we request a final confirmation for the place as we know at the time many of you were unsure - understandably as we were not able at that time to share the full details of the offer.  By completing this online form here by 3.30pm on Monday 4th June we will be expecting you on Monday and will have staffed the rooms accordingly.  We will also know that you are removing your child from the keyworker list and understand that the times for this are as noted - including collecting your child at 12 each Friday.

You will receive a separate e-mail on Friday 5th June giving the room your child will be based in and the teacher/TA they will be taught by.  All zones are operating as a team and children in each group will be taught the same work they have all planned together.  I am sure you understand in the circumstances that group and room changes to accommodate particular requests are not going to be possible.  I know you will prepare your child for these changes reading through the e booklet above - so they are as prepared as possible.  It will feel different and the way we will be working is different.  What won't be different is the amazing team of staff that we have in our school.  I have total confidence that they will make it a great place to learn for our children.

Y2, 3, 4, 5 and children/families shielding in the above year groups:  we have certainly not forgotten you!  I have made sure you have received communications so you keep in touch with what is happening on site.  We will make sure we prioritise your year groups and continue to upload work to Tapestry / Seesaw and respond to this.  It may not always be your own class teacher - but they will still look through what has been posted each day.  Currently  with fifteen rooms occupied from Monday and potentially 200 plus children on our site - unless the Government changes the current guidance and lifts the ratio of 1:15 - we will be unable to open to additional year groups.

Further information

If you will be taking your child to and from school, please look carefully at the arrangements shown on the relevant map for your child below and check our Frequently Asked Questions document for help with any queries you may have.

Reception map and times

Year 1 map and times

Year 6 map and times

Key worker children map and times

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