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Start of the New School Year

Welcome back to the new school year at Norman Pannell!


We hope all of our children, families and staff have had a healthy holiday with some fun memories to look back on.


The school term starts for ALL children (except Nursery) on Monday 4th September. 


Nursery children start from Thursday 7th September.


As parents know from newsletters in the Summer Term, Phase 3 of our whole-school refurbishment has been in full swing during the holidays, with work on schedule and looking great!  This work is due for completion by the end of September, but means that Reception and Year 1 classes are in temporary classrooms for the first 3-4 weeks of term.


Important information about drop-off and pick-ups:

  • Reception children should be dropped off and picked up at the Community Room.  This is Reception's temporary classroom and it will have a temporary metal fence and gate surrounding the immediate outside area to increase safety for children.  Miss Shaw and Miss Jade greet children and dismiss from here.
  • Reception children are half day only for the first 3 days (Mon 4th - Wed 6th) either AM or PM. Please refer to the information given out before the Summer break or contact the school office if you're not sure.
  • Year 1 to Year 6 children should be brought to the Infant Yard before the whistle goes at 8:50am.  Children will then leave parents / carers and come up the steps onto the junior yard where teachers will be waiting to greet them and to line up.  The staff will then take children into class.
  • Children will be picked up at 3:20pm from their classroom doors (3:15pm for Nursery / Reception). Staff will be on hand to help if you are not sure where to go.
  • Y1's temporary classroom is the library, which is half way along the back side of the school building.  Please look out for signage or ask if you are unsure.


Breakfast and Twilight Club


For the Autumn and Spring Terms, were are welcoming the staff and children from Netherley Youth and Community Initiative (NYCI) to join forces and combine our services while their premises are refurbished.


Drop-off and pick-up for both these clubs will be at the door on the Infant Yard nearest the playground train.  Parents must be in attendance to sign children in and pick-up.


Reminder: All payments for breakfast and twilight club must be made via the Parent Pay app - please book in advance.


Important Dates:


Fri 1st Sept – INSET DAY (staff only)

Mon 4th Sept – First day of new school year

Mon 4th Sept – Reception class start 8:45am

Wed 6th Sept – Year 2 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Thurs 7th Sept – Nursery children start

Thurs 7th Sept - Year 6 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Fri 8th Sept - Year 5 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Mon 11th Sept - Year 4 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Tues 12th Sept - Year 3 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Wed 13th Sept - Year 1 “Meet the Teacher” parent meeting in class 9:00-9:30am

Fri 22nd Sept – Nursery & Reception - Stay and Play 9:00-9:30am