Newsletters 2018/19

In case you missed them, here are our latest newsletters:

Summer 1 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter - Peak Edge Academy Trust

October 2018 Newsletter

September 2018 Newsletter

Forge Valley Summer School

Exclusively for new Year 7 Pupils!

Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th August 2019

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Activities: drama, cooking, science, sports, arts/crafts.

Cost: 1 day - £15, 2 days - £25, 3 days - £35.

To book your place:


Telephone: (0114) 2348805

Ofsted Report

We were last inspected in March 2019, when our Overall effectiveness was graded as Good.

The latest report can be downloaded here: Ofsted Report 2019.

Previous reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can see our highlights from our 2019 report here.

Parent View

Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.

The Guide for Parents explains the inspection process.

More information can be found on this Ofsted Leaflet and Poster.

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2018/2019

Term Dates From To  
Autumn Term Monday 03 September Friday 21 December
Spring term Monday 07 January Friday 29 March
Summer Term Monday 15 April Wednesday 24 July
Holiday Periods From To  
Autumn Half Term Monday 29 October Friday 02 November
Christmas Monday 24 December Friday 04 January
Spring Half Term Monday 18 February Friday 22 February
Easter Monday 01 April Friday 12 April
Easter Bank Hol Friday 19 April Monday 22 April
May Day Monday 06 May  
Spring Bank Monday 27 May Friday 31 May
Summer School closes at the end of the day on Tuesday 23 July 2019 (see inset days below)
Inset Days School Closed:    
  Monday 03 September 2018  
  Tuesday 04 September 2018
  Friday 26 October 2018
  Monday 03 June 2019
  Wednesday 24 July 2019
Y6 SATS WEEK : w/c 13 May 2019

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2018/2019 are available to download.

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2019/2020

Term Dates From To  
Autumn Term Monday 02 September Friday 20 December
Spring term Monday 06 January Friday 27 March
Summer Term Tuesday 14 April Tuesday 21 July
Holiday Periods From To  
Autumn Half Term Monday 28 October Friday 01 November
Christmas Monday 23 December Friday 03 January
Spring Half Term Monday 17 February Friday 21 February
Easter Monday 30 March Monday 13 April
May Day/VE Day Friday 08 May  
Spring Bank Monday 25 May Friday 29 May
Summer School closes at the end of the day on Friday 17 July 2020 (see inset days below)
Inset Days School Closed:    
  Monday 02 September 2019  
  Friday 25 October 2019
  Monday 01 June 2020
  Monday 20 July 2020
  Tuesday 21 July 2020
Y6 SATS WEEK : w/c 11 May 2020

Term Dates / School Holidays - Academic Year 2019/2020 are available to download.

School Office

Please feel free to download the following documents should you need to do so:

School Uniform Order Form (.pdf format)

School Dinner Choices Menu - Summer 2019 (3 weekly rota) (.pdf)
Please note all sandwiches will be on a brown breadcake.

School Dinner Choices - School Meal Pre-Ordering System (.pdf)

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

Nook Lane is using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) as a framework to help to further strengthen our partnership with parents and families. The LLPA is a national award and a valuable school improvement tool that will help us to continue to increase the involvement of parents and families in their children's learning experiences.

Our Parent Partnership Policy is available to download.

Further information can be found on the LPPA website...

... and more about LPPA at Nook Lane can be found on our own LPPA page.

Additional Needs Coffee morning and after school session

There will be Parent Forum sessions every half term from now on and there will be a different focus each time. Information about this will follow in the new year.

Feedback from previous Additional Needs sessions:

  • 'Great to meet 'the team' supporting my child in school'.
  • 'Lots of really useful information about how support is organised at Nook Lane, feel I can approach staff with any questions or concerns I have'.
  • 'Was interesting to find out about all the different things going on in school to help children with different needs and emotional needs too'.

Sheffield Parent Carer Coffee Morning

Our annual coffee morning hosted in school and run by a fantastic team of parents from the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum was a great success!

Parents of children with additional needs, relating to social communication and autism, were invited in to school to discuss current changes in SEND provision in Sheffield, how to support children through transition points and how school can support parents and families.

The sessions are always really useful and informative and we find out so much about what is on offer for families of children with additional needs.

Parents can become members of the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum by contacting or ringing 0300321421. The meetings usually take place at St Mary's Community Centre on Bramhall Lane.

Access arrangements:

At the start of next academic year, the school intends to conduct an audit of families' particular requirements so that we can make the necessary provision for supporting anyone with a disability who visits the school.

If parents, family members or other members of the Nook Lane community are disabled and/or have any special requirements regarding access, please contact the school office prior to visiting the school, so that the necessary arrangements can be put in place.

Inclusion Team

In the autumn term the Inclusion Team invited parents and carers of pupils receiving additional support in school to an informal information evening to discuss and share the work carried out in school to help children in all aspects of their learning. Parents were offered the opportunity to come into school, at their convenience, to observe programmes of support being delivered to their child and look at useful resources to use at home.

Before Christmas, in what is turning into an annual tradition, parents from the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum (see below) hosted an informal information session for parents and carers of pupils with additional needs on the autistic spectrum. This event is invaluable as information about local resources, events and support is shared and discussed.

Parent Support

For help, advice and guidance about all aspects of education and other parenting issues:

Parents:Directgov website

Department for Education website