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The latest news from Kells Lane Primary School.

Friday Update – 12th March 2021

12 March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome back to school after what has been a challenging few months.  It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces this week. The children have returned to school life with enthusiasm and excitement. Their resilience after the events of the past year is truly remarkable. Our focus this week has… Read more »

Friday Update 17th September

17 September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you for your patience and understanding this week with the work going on in our Early Years outdoor area. I am sure you will agree that there has been a huge transformation already. The work is due to be completed by the end of next week and you can follow… Read more »

Friday Update 10th September

10 September 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Firstly, a huge welcome to our new nursery and reception children who have joined us this week. I hope you have enjoyed your first week at school! Although many restrictions have eased in relation to COVID, Gateshead have asked us to encourage parents/carers to continue to wear a face covering during… Read more »

End of year update – 22 July 2021

22 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Firstly, please accept my heartfelt thanks for everything you have done to support our school during this last academic year. I know it has been challenging and frustrating at times and I am grateful for your patience and understanding. The staff at Kells Lane have continued to do everything they possibly… Read more »

Friday Update – 16th July 2021

16 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, You should have received a letter yesterday from Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead. As Alice states in her letter, the infection rate in Gateshead is now extremely high and is increasing every day. The letter also explains that Gateshead schools will continue to isolate close contacts of positive… Read more »

Friday Update – 9th July 2021

9 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Thank you so much for your support and understanding this week when many of our class bubbles had to begin self-isolation. I understand how difficult and frustrating this is and was pleased to hear the changes to government policy from September. In the meantime, as cases of Covid-19 continue to double… Read more »

Friday Update – 2nd July 2021

2 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the last couple of the weeks of the summer term, I would like to update you on some practical arrangements for our return to school in September. Depending on any government restrictions, we are planning for Kells Lane to return to as normal as possible. This means the… Read more »

Friday Update – 25th June 2021

25 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, This time of year is when our Year 5 children consider whether they would like to apply to be on the School Council in Year 6. However, over the past couple of months, we have transformed the way all our children’s voices are heard. Using the Smart School Councils approach, all… Read more »

Friday Update – 18th June 2021

18 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you are all well and are continuing to enjoy this lovely weather. You may remember last autumn we had a collection in school using the Bag2School fundraising scheme. We are collecting again next Monday (21st June). So, if you have any unwanted clothes or accessories such as hats, belts… Read more »

Friday Update – 11th June 2021

11 June 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, What a lovely week it’s been in the sunshine. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their playtimes outside in the sun – let’s hope this is the start of a long summer! There is still some uncertainty about end of year events and celebrations we can host in school, particularly with cases… Read more »