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Starting Primary School in 2017?

Starting Primary School in 2017?


Children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 are due to start primary school in September 2017.

All parents of children born in this period should have received a letter in the post from the Local Authority encouraging them to apply for a school place. The application cycle is now open, and all applications must be submitted to the Local Authority by 15th January 2017. If you have not received this letter, please contact the Admissions Team on 01706 925982.

You might find this link useful: http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/pages/apply-for-a-school-place.aspx

If you are currently making an application, or know someone who is, we are holding an Open Day this term. Visitors will be given a tour of the classrooms, buildings and outdoor learning environments, as well as having the opportunity to meet staff and ask any questions.

Pre-school children are welcome to attend with their parents. No appointment is necessary. Our Open Day is on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at either 10am or 5pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.

Kind regards,

The Early Years Team

Starting Primary School – September 2016


Is your child due to start primary school next year?

Children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 are due to start primary school in September 2016.

Don’t miss out on your first choice. Apply online by 15th January 2016, at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions

We will be holding Open Evenings in the Autumn Term so that parents can come along to meet our staff and have a tour of the school. Dates for these Evenings will be advertised soon – keep checking the blogsite!

For more information about Lowerplace, please click on our “Admissions & Prospectus” section.

Get Set for Sports Day!


We’re holding Lowerplace Sports Day this year on Tuesday 16th June. The event will be held on the school field.

The timings for the event are as follows:

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1: 9.00am until 11.45am
Key Stage 2: 1pm until 3pm

The Commando Joes’ team will be there too and bringing an assault course to the games again!

We will endeavour to proceed with the games come rain or shine. If we are lucky enough to have a sunny day, please ensure your child has suitable protection from the sun, including a hat, sun lotion and water. As always, please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit with them for the day (white t-shirt, shorts and pumps) as they will be unable to participate if they do not have the correct clothing.

Reception Open Day

Reception open day

We’re holding an Open Day for parents of pupils who want to join our Reception classes in September 2015. There are two sessions on Wednesday 26th November, one at 10:00am and one at 4:00pm. Each session will last about an hour and will start in the Infant building on Charter Street.

If you have a child who will be starting school in September 2015, please come along for a session, where you’ll have a tour of the whole school and the chance to speak to the staff.

If you know anyone who has applied for a Reception place at Lowerplace, but doesn’t have a child here yet, please let them know about the Open Day – we love to show off our fantastic school!

You’re very welcome to bring your child with you, so they can have a look at their new school, but if you’d rather come along without them, that’s fine too.

Foundation Stage Trip – The Palace Theatre

What the ladybird heard

Our Reception childre will be visiting the Palace Theatre in Manchester on Thursday 22nd May 2014 to watch a performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ based on the award winning book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks. This will be an excellent opportunity for your child to experience a theatre performance of a story that we all enjoy as well as develop their speaking, listening and story language skills.

All children will have lunch in school as normal on the day.

The cost of this visit is £8.50 which will cover entrance to the theatre. The school will subsidise the visit by providing the cost for the coach to and from the theatre therefore we are asking for a donation for this amount from each child to enable the visit to go ahead.

Please send payment and the completed consent form in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name, class, amount sent in and which trip they are going on. Any monies not sent in with this information may result in lost payments.

If you have any questions about this visit, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. Please note that on this occasion parent helpers will not be required.

Welcome back!

Hello all,

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2013. We hope you all enjoyed a restful and playful summer, we were very lucky to have some fantastic weather!

Just some little reminders;
* Please make sure your child attends school each day, on time. The school gates open at 8.45am.
* We have a Breakfast Club which is open from 8am daily, which costs £1 per day.
* Children should be in full uniform. Black shoes only are permitted. Boys must not have tracks cut into their hair. Jewellery and make-up is not permitted.
* All uniform, school bags, lunch boxes etc should be clearly marked with your child’s name and class.
* Dinner Money is still just £9.50 per week. Arrears will not be allowed to build up.

If you have a child who has just started with us in Reception, please remember;
* They will take part in EITHER morning or afternoon sessions until Friday 13th September.
* They will start full time from Monday 16th September.
* From Monday 16th September, we will be providing them with a Free School Meal for 4 weeks.

We hope you enjoy our first half term!