St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School
Newsletter 40– Thursday 24th June 2021
St Cuthbert’s CARES We are: Creative Active Respectful Equal Supported
Thanks for your support throughout a long, challenging but ultimately successful year. Please see below some final items of information which I hope will be helpful to you. Please take time to read through this information and feel very welcome to ask if there are any questions.
Friday 25th June – Final Day Finishing Times
As per letter sent out via school app and Learning Journals on Monday. The following finishing times are in place for tomorrow: Friday 25th June 2021.
P1 – 11.50am
P2 – 12pm
P3 – 12pm
P4 – 12.05pm
P5 – 12pm
P6 – 12.05pm
P7 – 11.50am
LCC1 & 2 – 12pm
School Uniform/New P7 Ties
It is our hope that all pupils will return to school wearing full uniform to reinforce our sense of identity as members of the St Cuthbert’s community.
BE Uniforms (formerly known as Border Embroideries) have opened a shop locally at 187a Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1DH (Tel 0131 378 9509). All our branded schoolwear will be available to purchase from either this new store or by using the ‘Find your School’ search bar to find the school’s online shop at www.beuniforms.co.uk.
To further foster this sense of identity, we have worked with BE to create a new P7 school tie. For the inaugural year of this tie, we will supply all P7 pupils with one within the first 2 weeks of term depending on when they arrive. We will also supply our P6 pupils with a tie to ensure they are also setting an example to the younger years.
Staggered Timings August 2021 – School Resumes Wednesday 18th August
These will remain in place for the start of term until further notice.
Please note that P1 pupils will have their own previously communicated pattern of attendance on week 1.
|Class||Entry and Departure Point||Start Time||Break||Lunch||End of Day|
|P1||Side Gate and Class Door||8.45am||10.15am||12.15pm||2.50pm 12.10pm on Fridays.|
|P2||Side Gate and Back Entrance (current entry point)||9am||10.15am||12.15pm||3.05pm 12.25pm Fridays.|
|P3||Main Entrance via main gate||8.55am||10.30am||12.30pm||3.20pm 12.30pm on Fridays|
|P4||Main Entrance via main gate||9.05am||10.30am||12.30pm||3.30pm 12.40pm on Fridays|
|P5||Upper School Entrance via gate closest to it||8.55am||10.30am||12.30pm||3.20pm 12.30pm on Fridays|
|P6||Upper School Entrance via gate closest to it||9am||10.30am||12.30pm||3.25pm 12.35pm on Fridays|
|P7||Upper School Entrance via gate facing it||9.05am||10.30am||12.30pm||3.30pm 12.40pm on a Friday|
|LCC1||Side gate and main LCC entrance.||8.50am||10.00am||1.15pm||3.20pm 12.20pm Fridays|
|LCC2||Side gate and main LCC entrance.||8.50am||10.00am||1.15pm||3.20pm 12.20pm Fridays|
Important Message re P4 Lunches – August 2021
All P4 pupils are entitled to a free school meal from August 18th 2021.
We have just been informed that parents/carers of pupils in our new P4 class, can access their new free school meal entitlement by ordering a lunch on Parent Pay after 1st August for the first week of term or if you’d prefer you can provide your child with their own packed lunch.
P5 and P4 School Swimming 2021-22 – Revision of Advice
A communication came out to us on Tuesday from City of Edinburgh Council’s Sports and Outdoor Learning Unit re swimming next session it read:
‘’Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty around contact restrictions and bubble guidance next session, we need to postpone the resumption of the primary swimming timetable from August 2021 and hope to resume our service after the October holidays.
Please note that when the programme resumes the lessons will be for P5s only due to the need to condense the swimming timetable’’
They conclude with an apology for the inconvenience and further postponement of this service.
We have some great news that we know will be of interest to our nursery families! We will be opening over the summer, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Monday – Friday from the 28th of June until July 30th. these morning sessions will be open to returning nursery children and to our children that have left for school. These sessions will be drop-in, meaning no need to book in advance, but children will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis, to keep within our staffing ratios. Please note; lunch will not be provided over the summer and we cannot accept packed-lunches, we will provide the usual healthy snack.
This year’s nursery graduation will take place today. Unfortunately, due to current Covid restrictions families will not be able to attend. A video of the whole event will be uploaded to Learning Journals shortly afterwards.
A final reminder to families: Our term-time places have now been allocated for children returning/starting nursery in August 2021 (option 1). We still have Option 2 and Option 3 places available, see below for details.
|Option 2||Option 3|
|2 DAYS + 19 Flexi Fridays Full Year (50 weeks) Monday 8:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday 8:00am – 6:00pm 1st & 2nd Friday of each month||2 DAYS + 11 Flexi Fridays Full Year (50 weeks) Wednesday 8:00am – 6:00pm Thursday 8:00am – 6pm 3rd Friday of each month|
If you would like to apply, please find below a link to the City of Edinburgh Council website, where you can download a nursery application.
Please bring (or post) the application, along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate and proof of home address – e.g. Council Tax letter or utility bill, to:
St Cuthbert’s Early learning & Childcare
St Cuthbert’s R C Primary School
9 Hutchison Crossway,
Alternatively, you can email your application along with supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that a place at St Cuthbert’s is not guaranteed, as places are allocated using the City of Edinburgh Council Admission Policy.
Breakfast Club will resume on Wednesday 18th August at 8am. All children attending will require to have new registration forms completed on their first day. Please see a member of staff to do this.
St Cuthbert’s, Slateford and Our Lady’s, Currie/Fr Aidan
Fr Aidan, will be saying Mass at both St Cuthbert’s and Our Lady’s Currie for the foreseeable future.
Please see website for details of times and how to book a place.
Wishing you all a restful summer. We look forward to seeing everyone again on August 18th.
Mr P Brack, Head Teacher and all at St Cuthbert’s School