Welcome back to all our friends, families and community. We have had a lovely start to the new academic year and it has been a pleasure to see our happy, smiling children settle into their new classes.


As you will be aware, we had our OFSTED visit in the last week of the Summer term.

The visit was extremely positive and is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our amazing staff. We would also like to thank all of our parents and carers for their feedback and continual support. The inspector was blown away by the curriculum for Reading, History and Maths. The school excelled in all areas (Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Attitudes, EYFS, Safeguarding, Personal Development and Quality of Education) and we were judged to still be outstanding.

This is an amazing achievement under the framework and we are so proud! If you have any questions about the inspection and report please contact the main school office.


A HUGE thank you for supporting our charity event on Friday 15th September. Together, we have raised £751, which is incredible!

A special mention goes to Amelia R in J5, who created and sold bracelets in her own time, in order to raise money for our fundraising day. A fantastic display of compassion - well done, Amelia!

All the money will be donated to the charity 'Education for All - Morocco'. Our thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by the crisis.


To celebrate the Harvest Festival we are asking children to donate food items (non-perishable) to the foodbank to support the local community. We are asking for items to be collected on the 4th October during our non-uniform day. Thank you for all your support.


28 children from Year 6 have had a wonderful (WET!) experience at Stanley Head. Many of the children overcame their fears by completing the high ropes and canoeing. For lots of children this was their first experience of staying away from home helping them grow in maturity and independence. The staff at Stanley Head commented on the enthusiasm of all the children and their excellent behaviour.

A huge thank you to all the staff that visited and Mrs Jones, Mr Mothershaw-Hall and Mr Jones for camping all week!


Year 1 had a special visitor who took them on an adventure to see space and experience different weather linked to their topic.

If your child is in Year 1 please ask them about their unique experience.


All of the children in school will have the opportunity to visit the local library to promote a love of reading. We would encourage all of our families to take their children to the library to lend books that excite and encourage lifelong reading.

Please ask your child about their library visit and how they can use their library card.


We continue on our journey to reach a whole school attendance target of 96%. I would like to say a huge thank you to the families who are working with us to ensure the children attend school as much as possible. We are still closely monitoring individual attendance rates and the attendance clinic is very busy each week.

Could I remind you that any requests for leave in school time need to be made by completing a request form from the school office. However, completing the form does not mean authorisation and we discourage any absence during the school term due to the impact on learning and progress. Please read the full attendance policy for further details.

There are a lot of colds and bugs around as we move into Winter - please send your child to school and if they are unwell we will contact you for collection. Miss Crawley will be happy to answer any questions you might have.


Hello and welcome to a new school year at Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy, from all of us in Blurton & Dresden Church of England Parish. We hope that you had a good summer (if a bit soggy) and that you are raring to go for the autumn and winter.

Rev. Angela Bryan

This school year Reception will be visiting St Bartholomew’s Church to explore the building, Years 3 & 4 to experience a mock Christian Baptism, Years 5 & 6 for Experience Easter in April, and at the start of October Years 1 & 2 for Experience Harvest. I come in most weeks to lead Collective Worship for the whole school, and work with the senior leaders here to ensure that, as well as being a distinctively Christian school, we encourage the children and staff to make links between faiths, and to grow in their own spirituality.

I am here to support and encourage the children and staff in this journey, and the church family get involved with the school wherever we can. It is an exciting time with the launch of the new school vision and values, and the key story of the Good Samaritan to explore and allow it to shape us as a community. Please say hello if you see me around the school, as I love being part of the team here at Belgrave!


We would like to invite you in welcoming Mrs Nageena Younis as our new parent governor and also Miss Eva Cerioni as our new trust representative. We are grateful to have them as part of our governing body and will value their challenge and support. We would also like to thank Mr Craig Wood for his support over the years as he has stepped down from his role as governor.

PARKING: As always there are concerns around irresponsible drivers, parking in dangerous and inappropriate places. May we remind you that the school carpark is for staff only, not parents, and we ask that you do not try to park on here. It saddens me to say that the staff at The New Florence pub are now putting plans in place to prevent parking on the carpark there after coming under attack from a small number of parents who do not respect the parking facilities there. Please do your best to walk to school where possible or use the carpark on the Florence Social Club and walk to school from there.


Reading is vitally important in ensuring your child can access the whole curriculum. Reading at home is a key component in embedding reading fluency and understanding. Thank you to all parents that consistently support their child with home reading. Mrs Jones has asked that all reading is logged on Boom Reader by Sunday nights to ensure your child is part of the whole school reward at the end of term. Please aim to read at least 3 times a week with your child.


The team at Time4Sport have passed on a thank you to all the children who attended their Summer clubs. The children were enthusiastic and represented the school in an exemplary manner. Well done children!

Please keep an eye out for any future clubs in the holidays.


A reminder of the expectations for uniform and PE kit. We have noticed a wide array of PE kits, please make an effort to ensure you child’s PE kit meets the expected standard. The uniform expectations can be found on the link to our website below:

For further information please contact School’s In on 01782 310111 or visit https://www.schoolsinuniform.co.uk.


Mr Jones continually updates the website with key information for all our parents and carers. This includes curriculum updates and class pages. Lots of your questions can be answered on our comprehensive website.

Other ways to stay updated include Dojo, X (formerly known as Twitter), YouTube and Facebook - give us a follow! Links can be found at the bottom of this page.


Please ensure that your child/children are not using the play equipment at the end of the day. We have seen some children climbing on goal posts and climbing frames, putting them at risk of harm. The children are parents responsibility once they leave class teachers at the end of the day.


A prayer for us all:

Dear Lord,

We thank you for the new academic year. Full of opportunities to meet new teachers, make new friends and develop knowledge and skills. We know you are looking down on us and supporting us with everything we do. Help us show our values of Courage, Compassion and Respect in everything we do.



  • Thursday 28th September: Year 5/6 Playground leader training
  • Monday 2nd October: Year 1 Experience Harvest
  • Tuesday 3rd October: Year 2 Experience Harvest
  • Wednesday 4th October: Non-Uniform Day - Harvest (Bring an item of food for foodbank)
  • Thursday 5th October: Harvest Worship with Rev. Angela (Parents welcome- 9am)
  • Friday 27th October: INSET day (School closed for pupils)


  • Tuesday 26th September: J6 Museum Visit
  • Wednesday 27th September: J5 Museum Visit
  • Thursday 28th September: Year 3-5 Orienteering event
  • Friday 6th October: J3 Potteries Museum Visit
  • Thursday 12th October: Year 2-3 Stoke City FC Assembly
  • Monday 16th October: Midland Air Ambulance Visit
  • Monday 16th October: N1 Library visit
  • Wednesday 18th October: N2 Library visit
  • Thursday 19th October: Year 5/6 mixed football tournament


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