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Newsletter 18.07.19


18th July 2019

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Good-bye and Good Luck


As we say a fond farewell to our Year 6 pupils, we wish them well.  We are sure that they are well prepared for their transition to secondary school, and wish them every success in whatever the future holds for them.


We also wish Mrs Connell every success with her future ventures, as she leaves St Martin’s to take up a position in a school out of the borough.


We will also be saying good-bye and good luck to our amazing apprentices: Mrs Poole, Miss Emerson and Miss Drury, and also Miss Pennells, who will be continuing with her teacher training having completed her placement at St Martin’s.  We hope everyone has a happy and successful future.


Award Winners


A huge well done to all of our children who received an annual award in school this yesterday.  As always, it is difficult for staff to choose these award winners from so many outstanding pupils!


Well done to everyone receiving their 100% attendance award.  This shows resilience and dedication to learning.

A special well done to Kristian for being the lucky winner of the Kindle Fire attendance prize in our attendance prize draw.


Year 5 Application to Secondary School Reminder


A reminder to all current Year 5 parent/carers.  All applications for secondary school need to be completed online via the Oldham council website.  This system will be open from 1st August and will close at 5pm on 31st October.  Please do not forget to apply to avoid not being allocated a school of your choice.

If you do not have access to the internet, there are computers in all Oldham libraries, where staff will be happy to help you.



School Dinners in September


Please note:

  • As from 1st September 2019, the Education Catering Service is increasing the cost of school meals to £2.30 per day/ £11.50 per week.


  • All children moving up to Year 3 after the summer break will no longer be eligible for free school meals under the government programme.


If you wish to change your child’s provision for lunch, either from packed lunches to school dinners, or school dinners to packed lunches, please let Miss Fitzgerald know in the school office, giving at least one week’s notice.  This will ensure that enough meals are made in the school kitchen, and also that you are not continuing to be charged for meals if you are now providing a packed lunch.  If the office is unaware of a meal change, you will be liable for paying for the dinners that have been provided for your child!

Thank you


School Uniform


Uniform is currently available from Debonair in Oldham.

We always look forward to seeing all of our pupils looking smart in their full school uniform in September.



Every child should be wearing:

Yellow polo shirt or white shirt

Green sweat shirt or cardigan

Grey shirt or trousers

Black or grey socks

Black school shoes (not trainers)



PE kits are also part of the uniform, and should consist of:

White t-shirt

Green sports shorts

Black pumps and outdoor trainers


Please make sure that ALL of your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with their name to avoid any lost items.

Thank you.


Term Dates 2019-2020


 Please note that:

  • We return to school on Wednesday, 4th September after the summer break.
  • The Bank Holiday day at the beginning of May, that usually is the first Monday of the month, has been changed nationally to Friday, 8th May this year

Opening Dates

Closing Dates


Wednesday 4th  September 2019

Friday 25th October 2019


Monday 4th November 2019

Thursday 19th December 2019


Monday 6th January 2020

Friday 14th February 2020


Monday 24th February 2020

Friday 3rd April 2020


Tuesday 14th April 2020

Friday 22nd May 2020

On Friday 8th May 2020, school will be closed for the May Bank Holiday


Monday 8th June 2020

Friday 17th July 2020




Toys, Books and Dressing-Up Items


We are always very grateful for any donations of appropriate toys, books and dressing up clothes for our younger classes.  If you are planning a clear out over the summer and have any items that are still in good condition, please consider donating them to us for our younger children to enjoy.

Thank you


End of Year Message


The staff and governors of St Martin’s wish you all an enjoyable and safe summer break.

We look forward to seeing you all in September!


School re-opens on:

Wednesday, 4th September 2019