Thank you to all the parents who attended our talent show on Tuesday. The talent this year was exceptional and the judging panel found it extremely difficult to choose the winners. The event was a great success due to the meticulous planning and preparation by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff. Thank you to everyone!
Some more exciting news for Horton Grange is the presentation of the Drugs Charter Award. This is the second time we have been awarded this and again this is due to the hard work of the children and staff. Well done to everyone.
We are extremely proud to announce that we are the first school in Bradford to achieve the School of Sanctuary award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, who have worked extremely hard in order for this. This is a fantastic achievement for the school.
Our Year 2 children are working hard at their SATs at the moment. Unlike the Year 6 SATs these tests take place over several weeks. The children are tested on their reading, writing and maths ability. Good Luck Y2 and keep testing!
We want to say Good Luck! to our Y6 children, who will be sitting their SATs next week. They have worked extremely hard this year and next week they will be taking tests in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation. We know that the children will all do their very best. A big thank you also to all the Y6 staff for their hard work and to the parents for their continued support. See you on Monday monring Y6, bright and early!
I have spent a fantastic day today with our Year One children at Harlow Carr Gardens. We spent some time in the purpose built classroom there learning about different types of seeds and how they are dispersed. The children then spent some time in the large greenhouse planting garlic. Each of the children have brought their plant back to school to grow on in the classroom. The remainder of the day was then spent exploring the impressive gardens, which were filled with a wide range of colourful spring flowers. All the children had a fun day and learnt lots of new things about seeds and plants. Everyone came back happy but tired (including me!).
We are very proud as a school to have been awarded the ICT Mark for a second time. Congratulations to all the staff who have worked so hard to achieve this award. This award is recognition of the school’s achievement in reaching a very high standard in the use of technology. This optional accreditation is evidence that the school has undergone an extensive and thorough review of its use of ICT and that our plans and provisions exceed the national standard.
As a result of gaining the award we have received a letter from the House of Commons congratulating us on our success.
We are pleased to announce that our brand new library and resource facility will be officially openen on Tuesday 8th April by the Lord Mayor of Bradford. We are pleased and honoured that he is able to take time out of his busy schedule to come and do this for us. We hope that as many parents as possible will join us on the special occassion and take the opportunity to view this excellent learning environment. Keep watching our website for a some preview photographs.
Last Thursday I was very privileged to attend the fist ever annual Telegraph and Argus Education Awards. As you may remember our Caretaker, Mr. Sykes, was nominated for the support staff member of the year award. Mr. Sykes was very honoured to be part of a group of three individuals, who had been shortlisted from 27 nominations. Mr. Sykes did not win the award but was highly recommended and was presented with a beautiful glass trophy on the night. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at Horton Grange to say congratulations to Mr. Sykes and to thank him for his committment to the school and all his hard work. I am sure that you will agree that this recognition is justly deserved.
We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Sykes, our amazing caretaker, has been nominated for a special award. The annual teaching awards are presented by the Telegraph and Argus every year. Mr. Sykes has been nominated for the Support Staff Member of the Year Award. He will be attending a presentation ceremony on the 6th March, where the winners of all the awards will be announced. Mr. Sykes was chosen to be part of a short list of three nominees from a field of 27. This in itself is a great achievement. I know that everyone will want to join us in wishing Mr. Sykes good luck at the award ceremony. We would just like to say that whatever the outcome Mr. Sykes is the best caretaker ever!!