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22nd February 17

Website update


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Dear Parents

Please find attached the latest Ofsted report.  I am delighted to say that Ofsted have declared us GOOD in all areas.

Thank you for your continued support.  Your children are a credit to you.



Welcome to St Stephen's CE School's Website 

Learn, grow and achieve together through God's love.

Please use the tabs to browse all the pages for information.


Photograph of St Stephen's CE School


St. Stephen's Nativity


Please see the flyer below for further information.  The flyer will be in school-please ask for further information.



We celebrated our World and how to be thankful by reading the story of Noah's Ark.

At St Stephen’s School we try hard to show and develop the values that Jesus taught us. We do this to make our school and wider community a better place to be.

Our display demonstrates that we are all part of God’s creation and that when we work together and everyone contributes we create something beautiful. 

Our Family Tree


All the children have added a picture to our  St. Stephen's Family Tree.  Included is our School Mission Statement.  The branches contain our Christian Values.

McMillan Coffee Morning


Thank you to all who supported the coffee morning on Friday.  The donations were all worthy of Bake Off!  Mrs Corney's class worked hard to organise and ensure everyone who came enjoyed the delicious cakes.  We raised a whopping £350 in the morning and then sold the remaining cakes outside after school.  Mrs Corney estimates over £400 will be sent to McMillans.  Thank you so much-it is was a lovely morning.

Sandra's Retirement


Sandra, the school cook for 19 years, retired at the end of half term.  we held an emotional assembly for her.  we all wish her a long and happy retirement.

St. Stephen's RUN for FUN to raise Harvest Funds!


Last week, the children from St. Stephen's took part in a 0.7 mile fun run around Towneley Park! Every single child ran the course with fabulous participation across all classes. All money raised went towards our Toilet Twinning Harvest Appeal. The children did themselves proud. 

Team Captains


Congratulations to our new Team Captains.  I am sure they will support and represent their teams well.



Please click the following link to access information about NHS services.



Our Christian Value this half term is Trust


 Head Teacher's Welcome

Mrs Sue Cornwell

Another busy start to the school year!  Our new Reception have settled quickly and our enjoying time with their buddies from Y6.  

Ofsted verified what we already knew-we are a good school where the children are very well behaved and enjoy coming to school.  I look forward to continuing to  build on this with the support of the wonderful staff we have in school.  Mrs Corney has taken up her new role as Deputy Head.  We are looking forward to working more closely together this year.  

I am sure the children will all look very smart in their uniform.  Please can we ensure this is maintained throughout the year? Trainers can be worn on the playground but not during lesson times.

  If you would like to discuss anything with me please pop into school and I will be happy to meet with you.  


Please check the letters page for the weekly newsletter to keep you updated with what's on.



Mrs Sue Cornwell

 Head Teacher

Out of School Achievements


During Celebration Assembly we recognise all the children who have had extra curricular achievements.  We have such a range of talents: footballing, cheerleading, swimming and horseriding to name but a few!  Well done children.



Last week saw the start of Fledglings.  If you have or know anyone who has preschool children, please come along on a Tuesday 9-10.30am.  Refreshments included.

What's on this week?



Important dates for this term



Please check for any updates added throughout the term


Dates for your diary

All dates are on the school website

Diary Dates:


Monday, 7th November                    School reopens for children.  Craft club

Tuesday 8th November                   Fledglings-9am-10.30am in the hall

Wednesday, 9th November               Y6 Remembrance Assembly. Y4 Y5 bulb planting

 Thursday 10th November                 Sportshall athletics training-Y5/6. BFC

Friday 11th November                         Young Voices Rehearsal

Monday, 14th November                   Anti bullying week. Craft club. Sportshall training

Tuesday 15th November                    9-10.30 Fledglings. 4pm Unity.  Sportshall athletics

Wednesday, 16th November             9.10am Rev. Patrick Assembly. Y4 church 10am. Y5 swimming

Thursday, 17th November                BFC after school club. Y1.Y2.Y3 flu vaccination

Friday 18th November                       Young Voices rehearsal

Monday 21st November                     craft club after school

Tuesday 22nd November                   Fledglings 9-10.30am.

Thursday 24th November                  Phonics workshop 9am and 3.45pm for Reception parents. BFC after school.

Monday 28th November                     Craft club

Tuesday 29th November                    Fledglings 9am-10.30am. PCC mtg 7pm church

Wednesday 30th November               Y5 swim.  Tag Rugby 4-5pm Y6

Thursday 1st December                      BFC after school.  4-5pm Y4/5/6 Cheer Dance

Friday 2nd December                          Young Voices Rehearsal.  Feed me Friday.

Saturday 3rd December                      Church Christmas Fair  11am choir to open

Monday 5th December                      1.30-2.30 Fire safety talk y1,2 and 6. Craft club

Tuesday 6th December                       Fledglings 9-10.30am

Thursday 8th December                     BFC.   Full Governors 7pm

Friday 9th December                         Reception Eureka.  Young Voices rehearsal

Monday 12th December                    Craft club

Tuesday 13th December                    Fledglings 9am-10.30am

Wednesday 14th December              KS1 Nativity. 9.15am and 5.30pm

Thursday 15th December                  Mrs Higginson returns. Turf Moor concert 6pm

Friday 16th December                       Young Voices rehearsal

Monday 19th December                    Craft club

Tuesday 20th December                    2.30 and 5.30pm Reception Nativity

Wednesday 21st December              2pm and 6.30pm KS2 Christmas production  

Thursday 22nd December               Break up 2.30pm.  Toy Day.  Own clothes for winning team.

Monday 9th January 2017            Happy New School Year!