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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Harvest Festival & Non-Uniform Day

Dear Parents

On Friday 27th September 2019, we are having our annual Harvest Festival in Farlam Church. It begins at 7pm and we hope that we see lots of children and their families there.

We will be singing some songs and performing poems that we have written. After the service, there will be an auction of harvest produce and gifts. This links to the learning Class 3 have been doing in PSHE: we have been learning about charities and why they are so important. This year, non- perishable items will be donated to Carlisle Key, a charity supporting young homeless in Carlisle, and money raised from the auction will be split between the Bishop of Carlisle's Harvest for the Hungry Appeal (supporting farming development projects in Malawi and South Africa) and Farlam Parish Church. Refreshments will be served after the service, including soup, rolls and cake.

We hope to support these charities as well as we did last year.  Therefore, on Friday 27th September, we are holding a non-uniform day. We are asking that all children bring in donations for the Harvest Festival and in return, they can come to school in their own clothes.  We will also be baking bread to sell during the auction- the last time we made bread, some loaves sold for more than £10 each!

Finally, so that we can plan what we are performing, please can you let Mrs Davidson by Monday 23rd September if your child/children are attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours sincerely

Elora and Bailey

On behalf of the School Leaning Council