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Welcome Back

Dear Parents,


Welcome Back! I hope you have had an enjoyable summer. It was wonderful to see the children return to school today, they certainly have lots of exciting stories to share. A special welcome to our new Reception children and their families who will be starting with us in the next few days. We wish all our new families a special Drapers Mills welcome, and hope they will enjoy their time at our wonderful school. We look forward to working with you all over the next academic year.


As parents and carers, I know you will continue to work with us, so your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning and a determination to be the best person they can be. Please share with them an enthusiasm for learning and place a great value on coming to school and the importance of education. Explain to your child that treating everyone with respect, being on time and in school everyday, wearing the correct uniform and working hard in school is important to you. These are also important life skills. The value you place on these will be the value your child holds for the rest of their life.


We are all busy people, but we ask that you put a routine in place whereby children know they must do their home learning every day – reading, spellings and times tables - before anything else. At this time, please turn the television and/or computer off. Use the television/computer as incentives for the work they do – they will value it more.


Let us know if we can support you in any way. Remember, we operate an open door policy – feel free to book an appointment with your child’s class teacher if you have concerns or need support, help or advice.


I am looking forward to a happy and successful year for all involved with Drapers Mills Primary Academy.


Mr J Manclark