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Dunholme Village

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

Dunholme St Chad’s


Church of England Primary


 School

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Head Teacher Patricia Ruff with the Bishop of Grimsby Reverend Canon Dr David Court


Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School —October 2021

 

 

 

St Chad’s is getting festive!

As we begin the season of Advent we prepare for Christmas, as a school, in many ways sharing our Advent calendars and lighting our Advent Candles. We came together for our Advent Service in church on Monday 29 November when we lit the first candle as we countdown to Christmas. 

We will be joining together for our Christmas Services at St Chad’s church with Christingle on December 9th and our Christmas Service on the last day of term.

Christingle (The Children’s Society)

Christmas is a time when we think about how fortunate we are and how we can support those in need. Children in KS 2 make their own Christingles and participate in Christingle to raise money for the Children’s Society. The Children’s Society ‘provide specialist support that empowers young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope. They want a future they can look forward to and we’re here to make sure they get it. Working alongside young people, their families and community, we will not rest until together, step-by-step, we've created a society built for all children.’

Nativity Productions

Our Reception children have enjoyed learning Christmas songs as part of their Nativity and Years 1 & 2 have worked together on their production ‘The Inn-spectors’. The story of Jesus’s birth is told through a group of rather entertaining ‘Inn-spectors’, going from house to house in Bethlehem.

Friday Foodbank

Our November collection for the Friday Food Bank was a great success and we are very proud to be supporting people within our community.  Our next collection will be on Friday 3rd December 2021. All donations need to be handed in to teachers or the school office. Contributions go to the Dunholme and Welton Foodbank & also St Swithin’s Church Foodbank. The children have a growing understanding of the impact of social action, understanding doing their little bit can make a difference to others.

British Legion Poppy Appeal 2021

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Poppy Appeal.

There was a fantastic selection of poppy items, including snap-bands, keyrings, zip-pulls, wristbands and original poppies of course. The children spent time learning about the importance of remembrance and each class made tributes to put by our new school cross.

Children in Y5 led our Remembrance worship as part of their work in term 2: What can we learn from a World at War? and we joined the virtual service from International Bomber Command on Armistice Day.

Spaces Available: Reception & Year 1

We do still have a few spaces in our reception class and in Year 1. If you would like to visit the school, please contact us on 01673 860597. To apply for a place please go to:

The school website under ‘Admissions’

Go to the Lincolnshire County Council website under ‘Admissions’.

 

Open Morning for Reception Intake 10th January 2022

 

We will be hosting our final open morning on Monday 10th January for parents with children due to start in reception in September 2022.  This will run from 09:30 – 11:00am.

 

There will be the opportunity to meet members of our team, see the school in action, learn about our curriculum and ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in booking a place, please contact the school office on 01673 860597 or email Lynsey.Honey@Dunholme.Lincs.sch.uk

 

Follow us on Twitter! We regularly update Twitter with photos and information on what the pupils have been learning. Follow us here:  Dunholme St Chad’s @dunholmestchads   Contact the school on 01673 860597

And finally everyone at Dunholme St Chad’s wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.


 

Could you, or someone you know do this important role?

School Crossing Patrol

We are in need of a School Crossing Patrol to help keep our families and children safe.

For more information

please contact Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership on 01522 805800

Or Conctact Pam Street Road Safety Officer via email

pam.street@lincolnshire.gov.uk

School is concerned that there is no crossing provision, Please contact

01673 860597

 

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Friends of Dunholme School and our school librarians received a donation of £249 from Dunholme Co-op Community Champions initiative. The money will go towards funding furniture for the school's new library.

The School visit to the

Dunholme Old School Centre

Years 2 and 3 with their teachers from Dunholme St Chad’s primary school visited the Dunholme Old School Centre. They all listened intently while one of the Old School Trustees explained that the Old School was of course their school from 1864 to 1984. Photographs of Dunholme school children and scenes of the village from the late 1800’s were displayed for the children to see what it was like living in the Victorian era.  The children asked many interesting questions and learnt what it would be like without electricity and motor cars. The school Trustee said he certainly would like to continue with these school visits as it gives the children a practical history lesson and makes them aware of the heritage within the village

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Hackthorn C. of E. Primary


 School

 

 

We are always proud of our pupils at Hackthorn. They are, after all, what makes our school such a special and rewarding place to be. Our ‘Hackthorn Way’ values underpin everything we do at school and the value of Respect has been particularly evident recently.

This morning the whole school attended a Remembrance service at the war memorial with local residents. The children enthusiastically sang ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ before breaking into a two-part harmony at the start of the service. They then participated in the service in a respectful manner. The eldest and youngest child laid the wreath on behalf of the parish council.

This week we had our pre-school Autumn arts and craft afternoon and it was wonderful to see our Key Stage 1 pupils interacting with the younger visitors. There was such a lovely atmosphere as they played alongside each other. If you are still wondering where to send your child to school next September, but haven’t managed to get to any of our activity afternoons so far, don’t worry, do try and come to our Christmas Activity Afternoon on 13th December from 13:30 – 14:30.  Make sure you ring to book your place.

Friends of Hackthorn School will be running our winter fayre on 29th November at 3:30 – 4:45pm. We hope to have the usual stalls and the event will culminate with the children singing some popular Christmas songs.

This year’s Key Stage 1 Nativity will be on the afternoon of the 9th December. Call us if you would like to come and see it.

ur Carol Service will hopefully be held in the Church on 17th December at 2pm. All are welcome, but get there early if you want a seat as it’s always a busy one.

Key Stage 2 pupils have been practising for Young Voices. They will be travelling to Sheffield Arena on 5th January to perform with 5000 other young people and professional musicians, singers and dancers. They are already extremely excited about the event.

If you would like to know more about our school then ring 01673 860295 to arrange a visit or to request a School Brochure, or visit www.hackthorn.lincs.sch.uk .

Mrs Appleby   Headteacher

Hackthorn CE Primary School. Main Street, Hackthorn, Nr Welton  Lincoln, LN2 3PF

 01673 860295

 

 

 

Dunholme Pre-school

Helping every child achieve their potential. Led by a qualified Early years professional

All staff level 3 qualified as standard All staff trained in pediatric 1st aid

3 trained SENCo’s Exceeded staff:child ratio as standard.

2yr funding, 3&4 year funding and 30 hours all available

 With our educational and inspiring activities for children aged 2 years and over and a large outside play area, why not pay us a visit?   Call: 01673 866583 for details or email: dunholmeps@hotmail.co.uk for details

Everyone welcome, any time, always

Charity no: 1105178  The Mobile,  In the grounds of Dunholme St Chads.

Ryland Road, Dunholme  LN2 3NE


Welton Pre-School

Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales is how we start the new term.  Following the children's interests, looking at the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears with the children dressing up to act out the story. The children made flapjack which they enjoyed at snack time, making a mess using porridge oats and water in the tuff spot. They also compared size sorting bears, bowls and chairs into categories of small, medium and large. The second week we discovered that there are two more verses to Humpty Dumpty, asking the question was he pushed or did he really fall? could the kings’ men really put him back together again? The children investigated this further by pushing eggs off a wall, some cracked and others that had been hard boiled remained intact.

The children reached the conclusion that unfortunately Humpty Dumpty could not be put back together again, so used him to make egg sandwiches instead.  World Book Day the children were encourage to come dressed as their favourite book or film characters. We welcomed Peter Rabbit, princesses and super heroes along with Fern from the classic Charlotte's web.     As I write this the children are making houses for the 3 little pigs, using straw, sticks and bricks. These will be put to the test when the big bad wolf come huffing and puffing

We do have some spaces available, but these are filling fast. If you have a child who is pre-school age

(2-4 years), and would like more information or to make an appointment to visit us, the contact detail are:

Telephone: 01673 860077 Mobile: 07856752530

email: info@weltonpreschool.co.uk

 

The Friends of Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School  ( friendsofdunholmeschool@gmail.com)

Bag2School Collection

The Friends of Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School have organised a clothes and shoe collection with Bag2School, the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser.  As well as raising funds this scheme  also diverts unwanted textiles away from landfill and raises awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.  We would be grateful for any contributions to our collection, including good quality adults’ and children’s clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, jewelry, household linen, curtains, towels, bedding (sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers)  and soft toys.  Items that can’t be collected include duvets, blankets, pillows, cushions, carpets, rugs and mats (including bath mats), soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing, school uniforms (with and without logo), corporate clothing or textile off cuts.  (see http://uk.bag2school.com/ for full details).

 Any  contributions (bagged please) can be dropped off in the school car park on Ryland Road, Dunholme LN2 3NE before 9am on Thursday 9th November.    Thank you for your support

 

AREA COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Set in the Annex of the Dunholme Old School it provides education and training for all in the community but primarily adults who wish to improve there personal or work place skills. 

Computer Classes
Only specialised courses will now be run in the future.
These will include.
 Digital Photo Editing
Creating formal letters, forms, and graphics using Microsoft Word (2010 version)
Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excell (2010 Version)
Databases using microsoft Access. (2003 version)
Creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. (2010 version)

All these courses will be delivered as One-Day Workshops on Saturdays.
For further information cantact:-
 John Ritchie
01673 861172 or 07981 255423
jritchie406@yahoo.co.uk


Dunholme Old School 

(The Dunholme Trust charity no 1160106)

 

Dunholme Old School has seen quite a few changes over the last couple of years and hopefully more in the future, The kitchen is completed now and users have plenty of room to prepare their food etc., the ladies toilets are much more modern with the inclusion of cubicles. A lick of paint in some areas has brightened the building up which I must say is ongoing, the main hall will be the next one to have a facelift and then we can get the old images of the village up again, strange actually because I took the canvas prints down whilst we were having the kitchen built and the doorway put in to accommodate access to the toilets without walking through the kitchen area (local users will know what I mean by the last sentence) and now we have a number of people asking when the canvasses will be going back up? The reason as mentioned earlier is that we will be decorating in the main hall over the next month or so.

 At the Old School we also have a very large building at the rear which accommodates space for businesses and at the moment we have a room which has become free. The area could be used for a number of purposes so if you have a need for more space then please get in touch and I can show you round and see if it will be suitable for you, ideal usage would be office type use, the area is approximately 7mtrs x 5 mtrs. Anyone interested then please get in touch

 

You can book the Old School by contacting Janice our booking secretary 01673 861172.

Bookings being taken NOW for Kids parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties (we have a family who regularly books the Old School for Christmas day) so whatever your requirements get in touch with Janice.

 

Graham Dunkin 01673 860469

 

 

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School

Friends of William Farr

The Friends of William Farr is a voluntary group that aims to raise funds for projects

within our school and to promote social activities involving students, parents and

Teachers.

It was lovely to see so many new/old faces and members of staff at the Bangers and Bingo night held in the main hall. It was eyes down on what was a fantastic night. It was so lovey to see the school hall full of people having a great time. The evening raised an amazing £754.20.  A big thank you to Starbucks Bakery for donating the bread rolls for the event it’s very much appreciated.

 We are looking at holding a Quiz night in February; watch this space for more details.

 By William Farr School Friends holding such events we are able to help with the funding requests from the school this term we were able to help with the funding of the following:

Y10 &Y11 Rewards Vouchers, Geography Reward Badges, Science-Skeleton, Art Festival and Ace Day.

 Extra helping hands are always appreciated. As well as organising our own fundraising events,

The Friends of William Farr provide refreshments and raffle prizes throughout the year at

School events such as the Extravaganza and Christmas Concert.

 Follow us and share our news on social media

Publicity is important to us so the Friends of William Farr share news and events on popular social media channels and would appreciate as many likes and shares as possible

 Facebook: @williamfarrschoolfriends

Twitter: @WFS_Friends     Rebecca Hooton

 


Admission Appeals Panel Members

Do you like to make a difference?  Do you consider yourself fair and impartial? 

 If you think this describes you, the school is seeking volunteers to sit as panel members to hear its admission appeals.

 This successful school is currently oversubscribed.  Those making unsuccessful applications for places in the school have a right of appeal to an independent panel.  Panels are totally independent of the school and made up of a variety of people. The panels consist of 3 members and sit several times a year during term time. 

 Members act in a voluntary capacity and hear individual cases.  Full training will be provided. No previous experience is necessary. Appointments are made by the Governing Body.  Panel members are unpaid but may claim for expenses.

 Panel members are either:

 Lay members – people who have not been involved in the running of a school or teaching in one (although school governors or volunteers in schools may be used)

 Education members – people with experience of education or the educational conditions in the area or who are the parents of a registered pupil at another school.

 Please note that panel members need to be independent of the school and have no connection which might mean their ability to act impartially could be questioned.

 Application forms and further information can be obtained from Sally Coulter, Clerk to the Governing Body, at William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School, Lincoln Road, Welton, Lincoln LN2 3JB.  Tel: 01673 866900   Email:

s.coulter@williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk.

 

"William Farr Church of England Comprehensive
School is one of the best schools in the country at outperforming expectations for their pupils and improving their future prospects. There is plenty that other schools could learn from William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School's success." -  Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT


Vision

William Farr C of E Comprehensive School aims to provide the highest quality of education whereby everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence in all that they do and each student is known, valued and achieves as an individual. We will know that we have achieved our vision when:

Every student has the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding through a broad and balanced curriculum Every individual is confident and behaves in a way that reflects the Christian principles on which the school was founded.
Everyone knows they are valued.



William Farr Comprehensive School is a Church of England school for 11 - 18 year olds, located in the village of Welton, near Lincoln. It was opened in 1952 on the site of the RAF Dunholme Lodge, a WW2 bomber station, which had been bought for £600 in 1946 by William Farr, the vicar of Welton. The school was named after him when he died in 1955.  It acquired comprehensive status in 1974, and Grant Maintained status in 1992 - a scheme that was later abolished by the Labour government - and in 2000 William Farr signed up for the latest education initiative and attained Technology College status. It is also an associate school of the University of Lincoln. In 2001 William Farr achieved the distinction of having the best comprehensive school A-level results in England.
 In 2006 William Farr received an outstanding award in every category in an OFSTED inspection, the best in the country. In 2007 the school changed it Specialist Schools ad Academies Trust status to a Science College and added the additional distinctions of being a Leading Edge School and A Raising Achievement and Transforming Learning school. 
William Farr School is proud of its reputation for academic excellence and the high standards and expectations shared by all staff and pupils. We aim to provide a broad and balanced programme of study by which all pupils of whatever aptitude and ability can reach their highest standards of academic achievement and levels of qualification in public examinations and tests. 


We recognise that pupils mature academically at different times and that their interests change. We are concerned that pupils maintain as comprehensive a study base as possible and our curriculum is specifically designed to prevent over specialisation. In this way our pupils can keep their post 16+ options open. 

During the time pupils spend at William Farr the academic curriculum is organised to guide them into those subjects where they will develop the greatest sense of achievement and the best examination results 



The organisation of subjects in each year may vary because it has always been school policy to allow individual
Heads of Department and their staff the professional freedom to decide the most efficient way to teach their particular discipline from Year 7 to Year 13 and the GCSE and A level examinations.


Academic work is but one part of the `whole curriculum' at William Farr. It is essential that parents join the staff
in ensuring that pupil attitudes to their studies are supported by the school systems of welfare, guidance and care. The development and outlook of pupils are enhanced further by active involvement in the many ‘extra curricular' activities on offer at William Farr. 


A summary of each subject's curriculum is given below and we would emphasise to parents that they should always be aware that each year is not separate and isolated but part of a five or seven year integrated programme of study.


The result of the emphasis on quality and discipline can be measured by the consistency of examination success shared by all pupils at all levels of ability. In 2012, 77% of our entry gained 5+ GCSE‘s at grades A*-C including English and Maths, (the National average was 54%); and at A level, an average point score of 361 UCAS
points per pupil. 


DFE Performance Tables.

 http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=136415


Inspection Reports.

http://www.williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk/about-us/inspection-reports


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