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Dear Parents,


Thank you so much to all of you and your children for an absolutely fantastic afternoon last Wednesday.  It may have rained, but the children ensured that they kept their spirits up and we hope that they enjoyed a thoroughly wonderful and memorable afternoon!  Once again, huge thanks to the prom committee parents that worked hard with us to make it happen.


We do have a few important messages of housekeeping:


School books


Please could you check that your children have only brought their own books home and nobody else's by mistake?  We understand that these things happen - particularly during the middle of a torrential downpour - but we are keen to get some missing books back to their owners.  If you do happen to find any books that do not belong to your child, please let us know so that we can arrange a time for them to be dropped off in school.




There were a couple of lanyards left at the end of the afternoon - if your child did not manage to pick one up, and would like this keepsake, please let us know so that we can arrange for it to be collected from school.  


Email information - GDPR


As shared previously, all email addresses and pupil information provided via Microsoft Forms during the last few months will be deleted/removed from our system. This will be completed by Friday 18th  September. 


Finally, we hope that your children enjoyed the celebration as much as we did and have enjoyed a really positive, successful start to secondary school. It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with you and your children and we wish you all the very best for the future.


All our love and best wishes,


Mrs Carvell & Mrs Heer x 


St John's Y6 Leavers' Experience


Update: Wednesday 2nd September


I can confirm the weather is lovely and I hope will hold

for the afternoon.


We are really looking forward to welcoming your children back for their Y6 celebration.


Update: Monday 31st August


The weather seems to be holding well at the moment and currently looks quite good for the

experience on Wednesday.


A field check will be completed on Wednesday morning and a final message posted on this page.


The itinerary* is as follows:



PTFA/Parents setting up on the field


PTFA/Parents to vacate field


Arrival of Y6


Register, introduction and guidance for the afternoon


Lunch (Food and drink provided)


Memorable photos and shirt signing


Rounders match/penalty shoot out

(more shirt signing if required)


Presentation to children


Children’s presentation


Prepare to leave


Collection and leaving treat


Field cleared

*This itinerary is flexible and may change on the day.

Please ensure you have read the message below updated on Friday 28th August with important details for the day.


Update: Friday 28th August


We are pleased to report that plans are currently in place for the Y6 Leavers' Experience

to go ahead on Wednesday. We are just hoping that the weather will be kind to us

over the next few days.


We are REALLY looking forward to seeing all of the children and providing them with a leavers'

memory for the future.


Here is the information for you so far with any final details being confirmed on

Monday 31st August so please keep watching this space.


What your child will need:


  • Clothing – non-uniform with hoodies if they have them
  • Footwear – suitable for sports and / or weather
  • A rucksack/bag containing hand sanitiser, felt tip pens for shirt signing, mobile phone (own risk), labelled shirt for signing and a plastic bag to take school books home. 
  • Picnic blanket / camping chair – nothing too big or tricky to assemble!


Important Information


  • Social distancing measures to be adhered to by the children throughout this experience in line with school risk assessment.
  • Arrival is at 12:30 p.m via Dovedale Crescent field entrance - children only on the field
  • Collection at 3:00 p.m. via Dovedale Crescent field entrance
  • School staff will be supervising the children throughout 
  • If your child is walking home alone, or with friends, please send us a message, using the contact form below or an email, confirming this prior to the day 
  • or
  • First Aid will be provided on the field
  • Lunch (food and drink) will be provided by the PTFA
  • It is important for the children to use the toilet before arriving. A toilet will be available for the children to use but we would like to keep this usage to a minimum
  • Bag with belongings must be kept with children at all times
  • Mobile phones can only be used at a specified time which will be shared with children during the welcome
  • A treat outside school, when children are being collected, has been provided by the PTFA, which will need to be supervised by parents (if they are collecting)

Y6 Leavers' Experience Permission

If your child is not being collected by an adult at the end of the leavers' experience on Wednesday 2nd September at 3 p.m., and is walking home alone or with friends, please provide this information/permission by sending us a message via the contact form below or alternatively by using the direct email addresses in the information above. This contact form message will automatically be sent to Mrs Carvell. Thank you.



We are still waiting for some photographs.


If you haven't yet sent us the photographs we've requested, please send them to

Mrs Heer or Mrs Carvell via email by Monday.


If we do not receive these photographs then your child will not be included

in the Top Secret surprise.


Mrs Carvell (Quarndon) and Mrs Heer (Rowsley)

wish you a very warm welcome.


Our aim is for us to achieve excellence together, helping each and every child reach their full potential - developing their unique talents through fun, creative, inspiring lessons and activities.


In Year 6, we will nurture and develop your child's independence and

confidence to ensure he/she is fully prepared for the expectations of

secondary school and ready for the future.




Let's celebrate the activities you've been enjoying!

Take a look inside our classrooms

What is your child going to be learning this year?

Find out about our project work this year

Photographs of Year 6 as they enjoy

the fabulous activities throughout the year.

Enjoy looking at the super homework the children have produced


Spare homework sheets are available from

the Year 6 information display board in the block entrance.