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Think 111 (17.04.2021)

If you or your child has an urgent but non-life-threatening medical need, make sure you use NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.

NHS 111 is also able to direct patients to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting NHS 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way. However, you should still dial 999 if you have a life-threatening illness or injury.

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online.

Watch Dr Zia Din talk about how the 111 First service works.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Think-111.pdf)Think-111.pdf

Staffordshire Warmer Homes - Can you benefit from this funding? (17.04.21)

Staffordshire are offering families who claim free school meals the chance to get free first-time central heating installed in their homes. We have a limited number of families who we can help, so applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis.

Families could get their home fully insulated, have a free first time central heating system and brand new boiler or air source heat pump fitted in their home.

This scheme is completelyfree of charge for eligible families. Funding for this scheme comes from central government grants..

Families will need to visit our page on the Staffordshire Weband choose the option they want installed in their home, and then make the application.

A member of the Staffordshire Warmer Homes team at E.ON will then be in contact to progress their application.

Please pass this information onto families at your school who you think could benefit.

St Nics Sponsored Walk (01.04.2021)

Please see attached which will be coming home with children this evening.   We hope children and families will be keen to take part.

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Download this file (Sponsored Walk.doc)Sponsored Walk.doc

Self Soothe Kits (01.04.2021)

Bilbrook Initiatives Hub is a community group that delivers many projects that are funded for people of all ages within Bilbrook and Codsall.
Their latest project is helping people of all ages, help themselves with emotional regulation, helping with any anxious feelings and can keep the mind active if feeling lonely or isolated.
The Self Soothe Kits are age appropriate: 
And contain a variety of sensory based activities which the user can self-select to help with how they are feeling.
The kits are designed as starter kits and come with an advice sheet on how best to use and expand.  The kits have been funded by several sources, which means we do have a limited supply.  However,  they are free and available for those living in Bilbrook or Codsall.   Please see attached with information.   
Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Self sooth request sheet.pdf)Self sooth request sheet.pdf

RG Parent Arrivals (01.04.2021)

RG class parents, please wait in the middle of playground in the morning and not by the canopy shed, this gives Year 4 children and staff the space needed to line up and come into school maintaining social distancing. Miss Griffiths will then signal when he door is open for you to line up for arrival. 

Well done Carys - monthly total! (31.03.2021)

A huge well done to Carys in Year 2 who has continued baking with Mom this month and now amassed an amazing £237.24 for her Bowel Cancer charity.   We are all so proud of her work!

Parking And Easter Bonnet Parades (31.03.2021)

Last night I was called out to the junction of Walton Gardens and Chillington Dr to look at the parking situation which included vehicles parked on the side garden to a property and double parking obstructing vehicle access up Walton Gardens.

As the resident rightly said the parking situation meant that emergency vehicles would not be able to access the school or residents, should there be a need for them to.

Please do think carefully about parking safely and considerately around the school and be mindful of not double parking when coming to collect pupils or coming along to Easter Bonnet parades.

Thanks for your help.

Royal Mail Design A Stamp Competition (31.03.2021)

We will be entering the Royal Mail Design A Stamp Competition after the Easter holidays.  If you DO NOT want your child's work to be submitted to the competition for any reason please advise your child's class teacher.   They can still create a design, but we will not enter it into the competition.   We propose to create a display of entries not submitted in school for us all to enjoy anyway!    Please read the attached letter to find out what information will need to be submitted.

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Download this file (en_Heroes_Letter_For_Parents.pdf)en_Heroes_Letter_For_Parents.pdf

Contact tracing over Easter holidays (30.03.2021)

To support the NHS Test and Trace process, school staff are available for the first 6 days of the Easter holiday to fulfil necessary contact tracing responsibilities. This means as St Nicholas children will have last had face to face contact on Thursday 1 April, the school should remain available for contact tracing purposes up to and including Wednesday 7 April. 

Parents should inform school of a positive case if either symptoms or a positive home LFD test occurred within 2 days of them being at their education setting. Where this is the case, the school is asked to assist in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been infectious whilst in their education setting.

Where symptoms or a positive home LFD test occurred more than 2 days since the person was last at school, this does not need to be reported to school and contact tracing by the education setting is not required. Where this is the case, staff, students, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.

Good Friday Workshop Online from St Nics Church (30.03.2021)

Come and join in with some fun, crafts, and story on Friday 2nd April at 10am on St. Nicholas Church YouTube Channel.
Looking forward to see you all as we count down to Easter Day!
Rev Marg 

Crossing Patrol Vacancy (30.03.2021)

We have been informed that the Road Safety Team are struggling to recruit to fill the Crossing Patrol Vacancy that will arise when Harriet leaves after the Easter Holidays.   As many of you will know our crossing patrol person is stationed on a very busy road with the crossing at Chillington Drive.    The crossing point has been advertised as a priority however, finding the right candidate for a post can often be a lengthy process and quite difficult. Therefore I am writing to advise you that there may be a period where the crossing is unmanned for a while and parents may want to supervise any older pupils who may be walking alone to the Middle School or even to St Nicholas.

The advert for all of our vacancies can be found at the following address:  School Crossing Patrol in Staffordshire - 72136 | WM Jobs  

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about the vacancy and please do share this advert with people who may be interested that are not currently with children at St Nics. I think we would all agree that it is a priority that we get someone in post to keep our children and young people safe at busy times of day such as arrival at school and hometime.  

Thanks for you help.   I am sure many of you will join me in thanking Harriet for her work to keep us all safe and wish her all the very best for the future.

Super 7 Challenge (30.03.2021)

Scarlett from Year 2 is well underway now with her Super 7 Challenge raising money and awareness of the National Autism Society.   She has raised over £400 for the cause and is rightfully proud of herself!

Covid Rules 29th March onwards (29.03.2021)

Staffordshire residents can begin to enjoy the easing of Coronavirus restrictions but are urged to keep following safety guidelines and taking precautions.

Already, schools and colleges have reopened and university students are able to return to campus to attend practical courses; and care home residents can have one nominated visitor, subject to conditions.

With effect from Monday 29 March 2021:

  • people can meet outside, either with one other household or within the ‘rule of six’ – including within private gardens;
  • the ‘stay at home’ rule is lifted, though people are still encouraged to stay local; (Holidays in the UK and abroad are still not allowed);
  • you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible;
  • outdoor sport facilities can open and formally organised outdoor sports played;
  • weddings can take place, attended by up to six people.

Roadmap out of lockdown

The next step on the Government’s proposed timetable for easing restrictions is no earlier than 12 April 2021, when shops, including hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons, would be able to reopen; restaurants and pubs could serve outdoors; weddings could have more guests; and gyms, spas, libraries, community centres and theme parks would be able to accept visitors.

frequently asked questions page about restrictions across Staffordshire is available here.

More detail about the plans for easing further restrictions in the near future and the governments roadmap out of lockdown is available here at 

Forest School (29.03.2021)

For September 2021 we will be running Forest School internally with our own trained member of staff Mrs Lowe.   She is excited to develop the grounds and the provision further and ensure that the sessions link closely with the class curriculum.  

If any parents have anything in their gardens that they think might be of use to us that they are disposing of then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will be happy to discuss.   We can use items such as:

  • Planting materials and equipment  
  • Watering cans
  • Child appropriate tools (trowels, spades, rakes etc)
  • Seeds
  • Buckets
  • Logs (like the sort we can sit on)
  • Wind chimes/Windmills
  • Compost
  • Outgrown overalls/outdoor gardening clothes

Summer Term Uniform! (29.03.2021)

Just a reminder that children may come to school after the Easter holidays in Summer uniform and this comprises of:

Green and white checked/striped summer dress

White short sleeved shirt/polo shirt

Bottle green sweatshirt, pullover or cardigan

Grey shorts

White/Grey socks

Black shoes or traditional style black closed toe sandal. (No Jelly Bean or Croc, trainer or pump type shoes please)

There is no requirement for children to wear Summer uniform, this is optional.  

All children should have a sun hat in school through the Summer months as the sun on the playground can be hot, particularly in the middle of the day.   Please also use 12 hour sunscreen on your child to avoid the need for this to be put on during the day.

Easter Service at St Nicholas (29.03.2021)

Please see below for information about Easter Services at St Nicholas Church


Sunday 4th April

10.00am Easter Day Communion St. Nicholas Church Codsall [with the lighting of the Easter Fire]

Our 10.00am service will continue as usual online as well as in the church. If you wish to book seats for either service, you will need to:

On a piece of paper put your name and how many seats [it must be people from your social bubble] and your contact telephone number.

State which service you wish to attend e.g  St. Nicholas 10.00am

Place the application in the Green Box at the side of the vicarage [clearly marked]

This must be done by Thursday 1st April at 5.00pm

If you have a place, you will be contacted by one of our Wardens to confirm your seats by 5pm Saturday evening.

You will need to wear a mask throughout the service and as always ask you not to attend if you are not feeling well.

To worship online on Sundays, you need to go to our YouTube channel and subscribe for free at:

We are excited that our doors are once more open for you to join us either online or in our buildings.
May you experience the joy of Easter and the blessing of the risen Christ.

Sunday at 10:00a.m. Parish Communion is on-line here:


For all enquiries please call 01902 842168 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arrangements for notification of positive Covid test result during Easter holidays (29.03.2021)

Should any child from school have a positive Covid-19 test result during the first week of the Easter holidays then we woukd ask that you contact Miss Parker by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If parents can include a return contact telephone number in the email, Miss Parker will give them a call to discuss from a withheld number as soon as possible.  

If you can include in your email to school the following information:

Child's name and Class 


Return Tel

Date of first having symptoms (if relevant) and date of positive test.

We do not need to know about children who go for tests, only those who test positive.   We will then act in accordance with Staffordshire Local Outbreak Team's recommendations and notify others accordingly.    

Hopefully none of the above will be necessary, but it is good to know what to do in the event of needing to.

If any children test positive in week 2 of the holidays then do of course let Miss Parker know anyway, although there will be no action needed by the school.  

Reminder of Easter Bonnet Arrangements For This Week (29.03.2021)

The Easter Bonnet Parade circuit will be up on the field to allow other year groups being collected to be dismissed safely. In the event of rainy weather we may contact you to make a change to the playground.   Parents can come along on the day via the Walton Gardens entrance and up via the school field steps with handrail. They will be stationed around the circuit at a 2m distance. Children who do not take part will come out also and walk at the end of the parade as we need to have them supervised. Once the parade has finished (it will only take 5 minutes or so), children can be dismissed to parents.

Any children without a parent attending will be collected at normal dismissal time for their year group at the normal collection point. 

Arrangements for year groups as per below:

 Mon 29th March - 3pm - Y3

Tues 30th March - 3.15pm Y2

Wed 31st March - 3.00pm Y1

Thurs 1st April - 3pm - Y4

Thurs 1st April - 11.20am - Nursery (for morning Nursery children. Nursery parents can access their parades via the main Nursery gate please.)

Thurs 1st April - 3pm (for all day Nursery children) This is the same with Y4 but we will organise a separate loop for Nursery children around the back of the Nursery classroom (Nursery parents can access their parades via the main Nursery gate please.)

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