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Y6 residential
24/05/2024 2:51 PM

Children are back - very tired, very happy and ready to be collected.

Scarlet Fever
23/05/2024 8:56 AM

Good Morning everyone

We are currently managing a spike in illness throughout school, potentially linking to Scarlet Fever. We are seeing a number of children with abnormally rosy cheeks, which could also link to slapped cheek, but we have had confirmed cases of Scarlet Fever throughout school. Please note, Scarlet Fever is very contagious and we are seeing patterns of this. We are implementing all the extra measures that we were used to in Covid: increased handwashing, tissues for sneezes, regular antibac wipedowns of key areas etc.

Can I please ask that you are all vigilant to a change in the rosiness of your child's cheeks and check reguarly for any further pink/red rash.

I have been liaising with the Yorkshire branch of Public Health, as there is a concern that we also have chicken pox in the setting, and the two together can cause children to be poorly.

Hopefully the half-term break will stop any further trnasmission between children!

Many thanks.

Scarlet fever - NHS (

URGENT: Chester Zoo Update
21/05/2024 2:34 PM

Dear Parents

In light of the Yellow weather warning for the entire north of England tomorrow and continuous heavy rain forecast, we have been able to postpone our trip to Chester Zoo. It simply does not make sense to go on an outdoor trip in such horrendous weather. 

We have rearranged the trip for TUESDAY 4th JUNE. Many thanks to the coach company and Chester Zoo for their flexibility.

We will all have a lovely day tomorrow, regardless of the last minute changes. Hot dinners have not been ordered, so please send your child with the packed lunch that you would have provided for the trip tomorrow, instead of a hot school dinner. For children receiving a free school lunch, they will eat the packed lunch that would have been provided at Chester Zoo.

Let's keep everything crossed for better weather on Tuesday 4th June!

Many thanks,

Miss Embleton

Out of School Wraparound Care for working parents - September 2024
14/05/2024 2:56 PM

Dear Parents

We are considering launching our own wraparound care provision, potentially from September 2024 onwards, based at Christ Church CE (VA) Junior School, but serving the families of both Christ Church and Tuel Lane schools.

We do however need to know if there is enough interest and need for the provision. 

It would be so helpful if you could fill in this form (it will only take a couple of minutes!) to indicate whether you would or would not be interested in the provision.

Many thanks

Miss Embleton

Please follow this link to the form:

Scarlet Fever
26/04/2024 2:38 PM

Good afternoon

We have a confirmed case of scarlet fever within our setting. Hopefully, this will be a standalone case, but we do keep in mind that this is a highly infectious illness. Bearing this in mind, I have copied the following guidance from Calderdale Public Health. Please contact the GP if you feel your child is showing symptoms of scarlet fever:

Scarlet fever and invasive Group A strep

 Scarlet fever is caused by a bacteria which generally causes a mild infection that can be easily treated with antibiotics. This bacteria also causes other respiratory and skin infections such as strep throat and impetigo. 

 Symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat, headache, and fever, along with a fine, pinkish or red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel. Contact NHS 111 or your GP if you suspect your child has scarlet fever, because early treatment of scarlet fever with antibiotics is important to reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia or a bloodstream infection.

 Scarlet fever is highly infectious, so if your child has scarlet fever, keep them at home until at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic treatment to avoid spreading the infection to others.

 In very rare circumstances, the bacteria that causes scarlet fever can get into the bloodstream and cause serious illness – called invasive Group A strep (iGAS).  While still uncommon, there has been an increase in invasive Group A strep cases this year, particularly in children under 10.

 If your child is showing signs of deteriorating after a bout of scarlet fever, a sore throat, or a respiratory infection, it is important that you speak to a health professional.  As a parent, if you feel that your child seems seriously unwell, you should trust your own judgement in seeking help.

 Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:

  • your child is getting worse
  • your child is feeding or eating much less than normal
  • your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more or shows other signs of dehydration
  • your baby is under 3 months and has a temperature of 38°C, or is older than 3 months and has a temperature of 39°C or higher
  • your baby feels hotter than usual when you touch their back or chest, or feels sweaty
  • your child is very tired or irritable

 Call 999 or go to A&E if:

  • your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs
  • there are pauses when your child breathes
  • your child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue
  • your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake

 Good hand and respiratory hygiene are important for stopping the spread of many bugs. By teaching your child how to wash their hands properly with soap for 20 seconds, using a tissue to catch coughs and sneezes, and keeping away from others when feeling unwell, they will be able to reduce the risk of picking up or spreading infections.