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  • Sports Active Year 4 Fencing Club on Mondays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Gymnastics with Sonia Staykova on Wednesdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Cross Country Running Club on Wednesdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Girls' Football on Thursdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm
  • Boys’ Football on some Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Sports Active, Years 1 to 6 boys and girls football course Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Gymnastics with Sonia Staykova on Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.



  • Computer Use Lunchtimes (Mr Richardson): Mondays, Year 6; Tuesdays, Year 5; Wednesdays, Year 4; Thursdays, Year 3.
  • Years 3 and 4 Wacky Writing club, Tuesdays, 12.35-13.20pm in the Purple  Room led by Mrs Foster until Christmas.
  • School choir on Tuesdays, from 3.30 to 4.15pm, led by Miss Smith.
  • Years 1 and 2 Science Club on Wednesdays, from 3.30 to 4.30pm led by Miss Dudek.
  • Year 3 Baking Club on Thursdays from 3.30 to 4.45pm in the Purple room, led by Miss Deeming and Mrs Etchells.
  • Year 3 Yoga Club, Thursday lunchtimes led by Mrs Rowland.
  • Year 5 Mathletics in the computer room some lunchtimes, with Year 5 teachers.
  • On Fridays, Y2MD Mathletics in the LRA, with Miss Deeming.




Link to music lessons (Music page)



  • Lost reading book letter
  • Parking restrictions to improve safety for our pupils, have now been implemented on Gorsemoor Road, near school and Brooklyn Road, opposite school. This means that cars should not park on the yellow lines, Monday to Friday between 8am and 9am or between 3pm and 4pm. Our neighbours have also asked us to remind you that a dropped kerb is an access to a drive, which they could use at any time. It is NOT appropriate to park blocking a resident’s drive.
  • PARENTS - if you wish to receive letters by email you MUST  make sure the office knows your email address.
  • Children on our Free School Meal register can have free milk at playtime, if they have  returned their slip – they just collect it from the kitchen at break.
  • Photo and Video consent letter (to be updated soon)
  • DfE letter about arrangements for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • At Gorsemoor Primary we are happy for parents and carers to take video and photos of school events for personal use, but we request that these images are NOT distributed or put online. This is to protect all members of the community. Some children are ‘at risk’ and MUST NOT have their images posted online; some pupils/staff have a complex family background and some people have religious or personal reasons for not wanting their images available on the internet. Photo/video permission letter is on our  important information page
  • Scholastic Book Club leaflets, when sent out please return to Mrs Ryan (Year 4)  Cheques payable to Gorsemoor Primary School Fund. Book Club information.        Book Club link for online orders.
  • OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS - see the Important Information page

Farlea Childcare Ltd

Farlea Childcare Ltd organise a breakfast club and after-school club for Gorsemoor School pupils. Check their website.


Printer ink cartridges

This year-round scheme brings in money for IT. If you have used printer cartridges, just pop them in the recycling bin in the computer room, by the printer. Any brand, any style.

Car Park

For safety reasons we have a barrier at our entrance and an electronic gate to our car park. Parents are reminded NOT to block the entrance to school before or after school or at lunchtime. Also please DO NOT park your cars on the paths outside school as this endangers the safety of the children. Thank you.

School visits, events and current information

  • School meal  menus - Not sure which menu this week. Please contact the office for confirmation (Contacts page click here) View the three week rotation of menus here. Don’t forget pupils can have a school-prepared sandwich bag.

                                                              Free School Meals (2016)

  • Head teacher letter to parents about our Ofsted report Jan 2018. Our latest Ofsted report for parents from Dec 2017.
  • The website may not be updated weekly. Staff changes - Mrs Fraser leaving
  • Headteacher's Awards for Daniel Y1JH and Joseph in Y5ED, click here.
  • Letter 8th December from Mrs Evans
  • PTFA have announced changes to the way our uniform will be supplied. Crested Schoolwear (click here for welcome letter) in Cannock will be our school uniform supplier - website click here. PTFA uniform sales changes letter.
  • Early Years admissions September 2018 It’s that time of year again when many of you will be thinking about which school you would like your child to attend as they enter nursery in September 2018. If you are considering Gorsemoor Primary School and would like to come and take a look around our school, Mrs. Horn the Nursery Phase Leader will be available to show you around on the following dates:Tuesday 09 January at 9.30am; Friday 18 January at 2.30pm; Tuesday 06 February at 9.30am; Friday 02 March at 2.30pm; Please contact the school office to arrange a visit Telephone: (01543) 274788 Email: office@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk The County Council’s online portal opens for applications on 16 January 2018. The closing date for submitting your application is 05 March 2018.
  • Leave of Absence Changes from  January 2018. These changes affect our Attendance policy from that date.
  1. Letter from school
  2. Letter from Staffordshire Local Authority
  3. Code of Conduct for issuing Penalty Notices (Staffordshire) for persistent absence and lateness
  • Our SENCo, Mrs Morris,  frequently adds  posters  about  relevant SEND and family matters
  • Skillshare course for parents of SEND pupils: Promting Emotional Wellbeing for Children on the Autistic Spectrum - click here for flyer.
  • Health visitors work with and support families during the crucial early years of a child’s life and can be contacted on 01543 431586 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Health Visitor leaflet  
  • New Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN) meetings are on Thursdays 8th February 2018 and 3 May 2018 but no venue has yet been confirmed.
  • NSPCC and O2 link for online safeguarding
  • SEND page

Find below Sports Clubs, Other Clubs, Other information,                  Farlea’s Kids Club, ‘We are collecting’, Music, Car Park                       and Safety reminders

Year 6  Fayre and Science

Year 3 Science

Remembrance Day

Christmas Fayre 2017

Restart a Heart Day

Focus on Nursery

Reception visit our library

Reception pupils Nativity

Year 2 Wow Day

Cross Country Club

Fencing Club

Michael Rosen meets some Year 6 poets