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Friday 9th September

Mr Dedicoat the Head Teacher, writes...

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well! Its actually happened. Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery is finally open. Monday 5th September will always be a memorable day in the history of the school and it was exciting to welcome children for the very first time in our Reception Class (Sun Class) and KS1 Class – Year 1 and 2(Mercury Class). We look forward to meeting our Nursery Class children (Stars) next week too.

The children have had the opportunity to be in the school building and use their classrooms for the first time, have school dinner in the hall and playtimes using the ball court. They have also experienced their first assembly at Grace Cook today and we look forward to PE lessons on Tuesday from next week for all children and on Wednesday’s too for Mercury class.

Weekly Tours

Over the next few weeks we will be opening our doors to give tours of the school so parents and prospective pupils can have a look at the school in full. We still have places for 3 Year olds in our Nursery and there are also spaces for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  We also invite visits to parents and children who will be starting Reception in September 2023. Please contact the office on or call on 01449 833094 to make an appointment.


Next week (If you haven’t already received an invite) parents will be invited to sign up to ClassDojo. This will allow you to keep in touch with your classteacher. You will need to download the App onto any phone/ tablet (Also works on PCs).

How does ClassDojo work?

Each week staff will post photos or highlights from the school day/ week to allow you to see how your child is getting on. You will also be able to get in touch with teachers with messages such as questions re the learning or short communications eg. I just wanted to let you know that my son has not slept well last night so may be a little tired today. (All urgent communications should be completed through the school office)

Staff will reply to messages as quickly as they can however please be mindful of the following:

If you message before school they will be teaching from 8.30 in the morning so may not have time to read messages first thing. (Their teaching time is from 8.30 up until 3.15). If you message after 5.00pm then they will respond by the next working day.


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Hi I’m Dash – I’m a miniature Dachshund. Next week I’ll be visiting school and I hope I can come and see your children in their classroom or on the playground. If you’re not too sure about dogs please let my owner know (Mr Dedicoat) and he’ll make sure he’s super careful when I’m near you. I’m a small dog and I really like it when children are ready to learn, respectful and super safe. I hope to see you next week.

Have a good weekend – I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Mr Dedicoat - Headteacher

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