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Weekly Update email, 29th September

News update:  29th September 2023


Mrs Keast Update

We are so pleased to be able to say that Mrs Keast’s treatment is progressing well and she is staying positive. The whole Old Dalby family sends her our love, we can’t wait to see you again.

Vision Champions

Congratulations to our new Vision Champions! We had a record number of children apply for the role this year, we are incredibly proud that so many children want to take a bigger part in school life. Unfortunately, we can only have 12, so our new Vision Champions are:

Jacob W, Ruby R, Jasper H-P, Isabelle J, Elizabeth H, Izzy G, Noah F, Ella W, Bethany D, Isaac M, Olivia R, Josh H

School Dinners

From Monday, school dinners will be provided by Coombs Catering Partnership. KS2 dinners will return to £2.45. The current menu options will not change until after half term, when a new 3-week menu will be introduced.

On Thursday, 5th October, there will be a special menu of chicken nuggets or cheese pizza, curly fries, corn on the cob and chocolate cake.

There will be gold stars stuck to the bottom of 2 plates – who ever gets a star, wins a prize!

There will be no change to how dinners are ordered or paid for.

Menus can be found here: Lunch Menus | Old Dalby Church of England Primary School (

Parents’ Evenings – October 10th and 11th

These are now available to book on Arbor, please phone the school office if you encounter any problems.

Cross- Country – Saturday 7th October – Longfield

Please sign up on Arbor for this event.

The event should be completed by 11.30am.


Cross-Country Clinics


In preparation for the cross-country season, Clare Marlow, Melton & Belvoir Schools Cross Country, is running a clinic for children Years 3-9 at Longfield

4-5p.m. £2 per child on Monday 9th, Monday 23rd October and Monday 13th, 27th November.  Please contact Mrs Bryan for more details. 


Advance Notice – Residential trips this academic year


Beaumanor – 7th and 8th March 24 – Year 2

Caythorpe PGL – 15th – 17th May 24– Years 3 and 4

Whitby – 3rd-7th June 24 – Years 5 and 6

More details and costs for these to follow


Dates for your diary:

5th October – Census Day – Menu is Chicken Nuggets, Cheese Pizza, Curly Fries, Corn on the Cob followed by Chocolate Cake.

Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October – Half term holiday

27th October – Coffee morning for parents and the community.  Proceeds to ‘Prevent Breast Cancer’ – more information to follow

17th November – Children in Need

24th November – Flu immunisations  - consent required, information in email sent today

4th and 5th December – Morning performances of EYFS and KS1 Christmas Celebration at Old Dalby Village Hall(Puffin Class, Kingfisher Class and Year 2s from Nightingale Class). Exact times to be confirmed.