“Learning Together with HAPPINESS, RESPECT, TRUST and COMPASSION.”


Hagley Road, Pedmore,
Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY9 0RH

Head Teacher

Mr D. Dunn
01384 818955

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“Love one another, as I have loved you.”

John 13:34

Newsletter 19th April 2024


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Another week flown by…hope you all have a good weekend. See you next week.

Dudley SEND Improvement Programme

Dudley’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Bulletin

The Dudley Special Educational Needs and Disabilities e- bulletin’s aim is to keep parent carers, education settings and  stakeholders informed about Dudley’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Improvement Programme as well as news and events. As a system we are working hard to improve our SEND offer across the borough. A lot is happening and we are gathering pace to better support our children, young people and families with SEND.

Our latest bulletin provides 

  • updates of our improvement journey including our progress of our Delivering Better Value Programme in SEND
  • SEND news from the Dudley Parent Carer Forum, Health, the council and partners
  • details of useful events for parent carers and practitioners
  • SEND Education Settings News which includes information about free SEND training Resources.

Sign up now (https://tinyurl.com/DudleySENDBulletins) to receive this e-bulletin direct to your email inbox

Year 6 Speech Writing

Year 6 have been doing some work based on the speeches of Winston Churchill. They have written their own speech, on an issue that’s important to them, using Churchill’s speeches as inspiration. See a couple below from Rosalie and Yahya.


Whole School – 95.65%

Reception – 99.31%

Year 1 – 95%

Year 2 – 95.56%

Year 3 – 98.18%

Year 4 – 91.61%

Year 5 – 94.55%

Year 6 – 95.45%

“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”

Isaiah 61:11

Choir at Christ Church

On Thursday we took our school choir (minus Year 4 who were on another trip) over to Christ Church in Coseley. We joined by choirs from the other schools in our Trust and we had a great day of singing! We done to everyone who took part – you can hear a little bit of the singing in the video below.

A quick look at us all singing!


Thanks to the efforts of PTA, and your generous support, we have just had new interactive boards installed in each classroom. Our old boards were at the end of their life (over 10 years old now) and were causing difficulties in some classrooms. Without all of your support we would have not been able to afford to replace them. We now have brand new boards in every classroom. Thank you! For the latest PTA news, including monies raised and how they’ve been spent, please see the latest PTA newsletter here.

Happy News

The latest edition of Happy News has information on the magic of cuddles! Have a read of it here.

Dudley Centre for Professional Practice Survey

We have been asked to share the following with you, really for children in Year 5 upwards:

As part of a review the Youth Justice Service are currently undertaking, alongside Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice into knife crime and joint enterprise, we have devised a short survey to gather information from children regarding these topics. The results of this survey will be vital in forming our recommendations and training needs for practitioners, as well as suitable educational sessions to be delivered to children engaging with services as well as in school settings.

We have made it as easy to access and completed as we could, either via an electronic form accessible from the “Start Now” button below, or via the QR code below, which will enable it to be accessed via a mobile device. 

Your support with this is kindly appreciated. 

Hi! Would you mind taking 2 minutes to complete this form?Thank you!
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Book Recommendations From Yr4 Book Club

Year 4 Book Detectives spent some time at their last meeting discussing favourite books and have the following recommendations:

Evelyn recommended Deadly Animals by Gordon Grice but as this is almost out of print we have decided to recommend as a good alternative, Deadly Atlas by Camilla de la Bedoyere.

This is an action-packed atlas where you navigate your way across the continents and discover killer facts, detailed maps and astonishing photos of sharks, crocodiles, snakes, scorpions, spiders, and more – with lift-the-flaps and life-size surprises that reveal all there is to know about our planet’s fiercest hunters.

In Evelyn’s words ‘It is definitely not for those that like cute animals!’ But it is great for all children who want to know more about our wonderful wildlife.

Matilda recommended the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton. Her particular favourite is Five go Off in a Caravan.

Matilda loves the fun in these books and the relationships between the children. The books were written in the 1940s and although times have changed are still exciting for children today. She really likes George, who decides to be her own person and not act ‘the norm’.

Matilda loves the freedom that children had in those days, but is still glad she was born in today’s times. She says that the books have lots of mystery, but usually a predictable ending that makes you read on quickly- not knowing when that ending will happen!

In Matilda’s words ‘The film does not do these books justice so you have to read them!’

Thomas and Eva both chose Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. This is the first in a series of books. They love the excitement in the book and say ‘it is full of action, mystery and lots of ups and downs’. Cogheart is an actual heart made by the central character’s father, who had to make a difficult choice between giving the heart to his daughter or wife following a tragic accident- what a dilemma!

The book is set in 1896 but Thomas and Eva say that the description in the book makes it easy to imagine how life was.

There are another 3 books in the series and mysteries unravel as the series progresses.

Our other Thomas recommended the Mr Penguin series by Alex T Smith. Thomas’s favourite is The Lost Treasure. These books are funny and Mr Penguin is a detective who works with his assistant, who just happens to be a spider! Mr Penguin keeps a fish finger sandwich in his hat just in case he gets hungry! Mr Penguin is light hearted and fun but the spider is very serious.

These books would be good for slightly younger readers- maybe Year 2 upwards.

Other books recommended by our Book Detectives are:

Daisy and the Trouble series by Kes Gray

Lottie Brooks Series by Kate Kirby

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series  by Jeff Kinney

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling


We are looking for volunteers to help at Pedmore! This may be for forest school, school trips, reading with children or a host of other things when required. You don’t have to be willing to volunteer for everything, or even very often, but we would like to have some reliable volunteers who would be able to help us out at school. Please be aware that we don’t normally have volunteers volunteering in the same class as their children.

If this is something you are interested in, please complete the form here.

Take Care & Stay Safe

Mr Dunn


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