St. Stephens CE School, Burnley

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24th August 16
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Dear Parents

Please find attached the Ofsted report that has arrived today.  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.  I have had a brilliant first year as Head Teacher.

Have a lovely summer



Thank you for your support at the rainy Summer Fair!  I will let you know how much we raised when the final figure comes through.

I have two remaining raffle prizes:

Ticket number: 386-390

Ticket number: 466-470

The prizes are a spray tan and a set of acrylic nails


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


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.



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



Our Christian Value this half term is Generosity


 Head Teacher's Welcome

Mrs Sue Cornwell


My name is Mrs Sue Cornwell and I am  the  Head Teacher of St Stephen's CE School.  

Following a wonderful term as Associate Head I am in my second term as  the substantive Head Teacher.  As you, the parents,  are the most important people in your child’s life, it is really important that we continue to work together to support each other in making sure your child continues to receive the best education possible.  It has been lovely getting to know many of you at drop off and pick up times and to have welcomed you into school for events.  If you would like to discuss any particular issues or views with me, please make an appointment 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

Fun in the Sun!


The children are having a super time with the new playground equipment.  Thank you to the PTFA for buying the equipment.

The Year 6 Pals have been working hard to plan entertaining activities for the other children.

We are preparing to have some new playground markings.  Fund raising by the PTFA and School Council is helping to pay for this-well done to those involved.  We will keep you posted with pictures when work begins.

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,18th July

1.45pm Y6 Board Awards

Reception-home visits


Tuesday,19th July


Reception-home visits

Leavers production for children-2pm

Leavers production for parents-6pm



Wednesday,20th July

End of year service in church 11.15am led by Y6

Reception-home visits

Thursday, 21st July

Reception-home visits





Friday,22nd July

BREAK UP 2.30pm

Toy day

PENDLE-team point winners.  Come in own clothes




Important dates for this term



Please check for any updates added throughout the term


Monday, 13th June                           School re-opens

Tuesday, 14th June                           Y3 Roman Invasion-in school. Hi Five, KS1 sport clubs. Y6          cricket

Wednesday, 15th June                      Y2 visit Church. Rev patrick assembly. Y3 swimming

Thursday, 16th June                          Burnley FC in all day and after school club (every Thurs)

Friday, 17th June                                Y5/6 swimming gala 6pm-9pm JP.

Friday, 17th June                                Queen's 90th celebration-wear red, white/blue.  Street party.

Tuesday, 21st June                             Governor committee meeting

Wednesday, 22nd June                       Governor committee meeting

Wednesday, 22nd June                        Y5 class assembly

Thursday, 23rd June                           Y6 transition-Unity

Friday, 24th June                                Y6 transition-Unity

Tuesday, 28th June                            Reception-Thornton Hall farm

Wednesday, 29th June                      Y1 in church.  Rev Patrick assembly.  Y3 swimming.

Wednesday, 29th June                       Rec and KS1 sports day

Thursday, 30th June                            High school transition day.  classes move up in school. 

                                                                New reception in

Friday, 1st July                                    Y6 Unity.  Feed me Friday.

Monday, 4th July                                 Y2 visit RSPB.  Y1 visit Blackpool zoo

Wednesday, 6th July                           Y6 Pleasure Beach

Thursday, 7th July                                Y6 Unity

Friday, 8th July                                      Y6 Unity.  Reception Assembly.  Y4 Towneley Park pm

Tuesday, 12th July                                 Y5 Chester Zoo

Wednesday, 13th   July                          Parents' Eve drop in.  Rev Patrick assembly. Rec church.

Wednesday, 13th July                           Y3 last swim.  Y4 Towneley Park.  Govs mtg.

Thursday, 14th July                                 Y6 Unity.  Full governors 7pm.

Friday, 15th July                                      Y6 last Unity session.  Summer Fair 4-6pm

Monday, 18th July                                    Y6 Board Awards. 1.45pm

Tuesday, 19th July                                  Y6 leavers' production 2pm for school.  6pm for parents.

Wednesday, 20th July                             11.15am End of Yr Service in Church-Y6 lead.

Friday, 22nd July                                     Break up 2.30pm.

Thursday, 1st Sept                                  INSET

Friday, 2nd September                           INSET

Monday, 5th September                          School re-opens for the children