St. Stephens CE School, Burnley

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26th September 16
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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


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. 

Team Captains


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

The Queen's 90th Birthday


Thank you to all the children for brightening up school in their red, white and blue!  They looed fabulous.  The PTFA worked really hard to put together a memorable street party for the children.  This included party games and food (including home made crown shaped biscuits!)

Days like this are superb-thank you for your support.

Year 3 Roman Experience Day


Year 3 loved having two Romans called Cornealia and Crisptus come to teach us all about the Romans. There are more photographs on our class page.

World Book Day


The whole school got involved in celebrating a love of reading.  Everybody dressed up as their favourite book character.  Willy Wonka, (Logan), was in charge for the day and his Oompa Loompas performed for the rest of the children! 

The children took part in a book quiz, where clues were hidden around the playground.  We had a great turn out for our 'parent steal', where parents, a grandparent and our Chair of Governors were pinched to read stories to the classes.

 Thank you so much for all the effort you have gone to ensuring all the children looked so fabulous. Everyone had a super day.


Our Family Tree


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



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Our Christian Value this half term is Generosity


 Head Teacher's Welcome

Mrs Sue Cornwell


I am looking forward to welcoming the children and parents back for the start of the new school year.  It was a busy end to the summer term with an Ofsted inspection and the start of the building work.

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.

Monday,26th September

Assembly 10.15

football Y5/6 Hartley cup football

sewing club


Tuesday,27th September

  Y3 library visit

Shakespeare rehearsal

4-5pm Y2 fun run




Wednesday,28th September

Assembly 10.15-harvest rehearsal

Y6 Burnley Mechanics-Shakespeare


Y6 swim

Governor visit

Thursday, 29th September


Shakespeare rehearsal

BFC after school club




Own clothes day-sports clothes.  Fun run-KS2 Towneley Park.  Fun Run KS1 playground

Celebration assembly


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


Monday 5th  September             School reopens for children

Tuesday 6th September              Wizard of Oz production

Wednesday 7th September       Reception children start full time.

Friday  9th September             9.15am Years 1-6 in church

Saturday 10th September           Murder Mystery Evening in School 7pm

Wednesday 14th September      Team Captain elections

Wednesday 14th September        Y6 start swimming

Thursday, 15th September         7pm Full Governors’ Meeting

Tuesday 20th September           Y3 Queen Street Mill

Wednesday 21st September     4pm-5pm Y6 Tag Rugby comp

Monday 26th September            After school clubs start

Tuesday 27th September           Y2 fun run

Wednesday 28th September       Y6 swimming

Monday 3rd October                 2.15pm Harvest Service in Church.

Tuesday 4th October                 Sports competition Unity

Wednesday 5th October            Y6 church

Friday 7th October                    McMillan Coffee morning

Tuesday 11th October         9.30-1.30pm Tag Rugby World Cup Y6

Wednesday  12th October         Y6 swimming

Friday 14thOctober                      From 8.30am: Individual and family photographs

Sunday 16th October              Wake up and Worship-Education Sunday

Tuesday 18th October              Y3 Towneley Hall am

Wednesday 19th October           Tag Rugby 4-5pm Y6

Tuesday 20th October   Cluster competition@Unity College

Wednesday 26th October       3.45pm – 7pm Parents’ Meetings

Thursday 24th October             Y6 Burnley Mechanics Shakespeare Festival

Friday 28th October                  3.30pm School closes for half term

Monday 7th November             8.55am School re-opens