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Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Christmas Community Afternoon.  

The results of the raffle are as follows:

1st - Pink 161- 165

2nd - Pink 126-130

3rd - Yellow 906-910

4th - Pink 591-595

5th - Blue 41-45

6th - Pink 546-550

7th - Pink 746-750

8th - Yellow 961-965

9th - Pink 541 - 545

10th Blue 586-590


Christmas Tree Cake raffle - Yellow 606-610

Staff Hamper Orange 26-30

Weight of cake - won by Alecia Johnson

Sweets in Jar - won by Charlie McGovern

Name of the Bear  - Snowy


All prizes can be collected from the school office.  

Year 6 have arrived at Robinwood in Alston for their residential visit.  We look forward to hearing about their adventures and stories. 

Recent illness in school

Due to an increased number of children attending our school who have reported illness with symptoms including fever, cough, nausea and vomiting, we have contacted Public Health England as a precautionary measure. We have issued parents/carers with information provided by the North East Health Protection Team with advice about these illnesses.

Your child should not attend school if they have symptoms of flu and should only return once they have recovered.

The spread of most infectious illnesses is reduced through good hygiene. At school, we encourage all children to wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap, particularly after using the toilet, after using a tissue to catch a cough or sneeze, and before eating. In addition we have many hand sanitisers around the school building for staff, children and visitors to use.

We have postponed our planned coffee afternoon on Friday 22nd November 2019 as a precaution to not have large numbers of family members in the school building.

School is open as usual for those children well enough to attend. Please ensure children only return to school  when they are fully fit to stop the spread of any illnesses.

Thank you for your support. 

Please contact school if you have any questions or concerns.

Letter from Public Health England 



Thank you for all the donations for our Harvest Festival Assembly. Canon Hopper along with Washington Food Bank were delighted with the amount of food that was collected for this worthwhile local charity. 

Children have received a letter and consent form for the nasal flu programme. It is important that we receive all forms back into school by Tuesday 15th October. No late consent forms can be accepted.

We are taking part in Aldi's 'Kit for Schools' promotion. Please send Team GB stickers into school. If the poster is completed with 300 stickers school will receive a sports kit and the chance to win £20,000. 

We are committed to giving our pupils the best opportunities to help them achieve as well as supporting their health and well being.  We will be introducing as part of Breakfast Club 'Run A Mile' with Mr Taylor starting on Tuesday 17th September from 8.20am.  For those children who cannot run a mile they will be encouraged to walk and run.  Please ensure children have suitable clothing and footwear for running.  Anyone who comes along to breakfast club is welcome to join in the fun.

Class photos have been distributed to children. Please return these to school by Friday 18th October.


  Rotary Club Writing Competition

Well done to Ellis Kerry and Katie Carrott who won £25 each in the writing competition ran by Washington Rotary Club. Children were presented with their prize in celebration assembly. All children who entered were awarded a certificate.


Latest Blackfell School Calendar Events

Nursery and Reception Christmas party am16Dec2019

Year 1,2,3,4 Christmas Party pm16Dec2019

Year 5 and Year 6 Christmas Party pm17Dec2019

School reopens spring term06Jan2020

Year 4 start swimming lessons08Jan2020

SAT'S Workshop for parents Year 213Jan2020

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