Our KS1 children had a wonderful time on Thursday as School Council had arranged their annual ‘Bring a Bear to school’ Day.

The children brought a huge variety of bears; old, new, plain, colourful, tiny, huge (in fact some were so enormous they were bigger than their owner!!!)

The children brought them to the hall so their bears could ‘see’ inside their school. We had a fabulous display of the wonderful bears.

Thank you children for bringing them in and raising some much needed money for CAFOD!

Well done!

Authormelanie Haggerty

Our amazing Year 5 reminded us on Friday about the great jobs they do for everyone at school.

The Resilience, Anti-Bullying and Peer Mediator Groups held a special assembly on Friday morning to remind all in school about the important roles they play in helping all children sort out issues, feel and keep each other safe, and of course grow in resilience because of this!

The children held an ‘Open Day’ in the school library where they sold purple ribbons to help everyone show our promise to one another - to look after everyone in our school community.

Have a look at pictures from the day!

Authormelanie Haggerty

Our Lady of the Assumption School Council planned and organised a wonderful fundraising event for the whole school on Wednesday 17th October.

An amazing ‘Hot Chocolate’ morning was held in the dining hall - and I think looking at all the happy faces, it was very much enjoyed by all who bought some of the lovely drinks!

The hot chocolate proved so popular there wasn’t any left for Miss Haggerty at the end of the day!!!!!

Thanks to everyone’s support, School Council raised an amazing £149!

Well done everyone! The proceeds are being split between Cafod (The Catholic Mission for Overseas Developments) and the local purchase of a Manchester ‘Bee’ in memory of the people who lost their lives in the Manchester attack.

Authormelanie Haggerty

Our amazing Y5 children led part of the assembly on Monday as they described their special positions of responsibility.

The children described all the special roles they are undertaking this year: Playground Pals, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Peer Mediators and of course Buddies for the new Reception Class.

The children reminded the school that they are available to everyone in their roles and can help others in many ways.

The Year 5's finished the assembly by presenting their Reception 'Buddies' with windmills they had made for them!

Congratulations Y5!

Authormelanie Haggerty

Our Lady of the Assumption School Council attended Blackpool's first ever 'Kindness Convention' last Monday at the Winter Gardens.

The children were welcomed by the Mayor and joined in with workshops and performances regarding the creation of kinder and more resilient communities and small acts of kindness for everyone.

The children who participated were:

Tom & Megan - Yr2, Archie & Amelia  -  Yr3, Eva & Nathan  - Yr4 and Olivia and Daniel  - Yr5

They all had a wonderful time and Archie even had a personal handshake and thank you from the Mayor after Archie gave him a 'kindness card'.

Well done everyone!

Authormelanie Haggerty

School Council were very busy on Friday as they prepared an early 'Pancake decorating' fundraiser for the whole school!

The School Council members decided that they would raise funds for refugees by selling pancakes which could be decorated in any way children wanted....

It was a very busy day for all concerned - but amazingly ALL of the pancake toppings were used up by 200 excited children! 

Well done School Council members!

School Council raised almost £180 with their special 'Pancake Day'!

School Council raised almost £180 with their special 'Pancake Day'!

Authormelanie Haggerty

On Monday, our Year 5 class and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors led a terrific assembly for the whole school.

They explained about the recent conference they had taken part in and also showed us the 'Beat the Bully' graffitti-style board they had made to remind everyone to speak out against bullying and to also help their peers understand that the Ambassadors themselves are there to talk to to if any child encountered difficulties with their friends.

See the pictures of the Assembly below... 

A great reminder that we at Our Lady's 'Say no to bullying!'

Authormelanie Haggerty

Last week a new group of pupils from Year 4 attended training to become new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in school.

The children attended Boundary Primary with Mrs Hodgkiss, Mrs Dickinson and Mrs Holmes and were fabulous at listening and learning the new skills they would need to undertake this role.

We are very proud of the children for choosing to undertake this role in school and look forward to all the advice and support they will be able to give others next year!

Authormelanie Haggerty

Our Lady of the Assumption pupils were so moved by the plight of our Cumbrian Schools during the floods earlier in the year, that they did many things to fund-raise for our Catholic neighbours...

One of the worst hit schools was Newman Catholic School in Carlisle 

Together with our local family of Blackpool Catholic Primary Schools we raised nearly £3000 which Amelia and Leo from Year 3 took to the school with Mrs Hodgkiss on Monday 16th May.

The headteacher and children from the school were very touched and extremely grateful for the gesture and invited all the children to look around the 'temporary school' and explain how the money would be used to help them.

They all had a wonderful - and very 'eye-opening' day.

Thank you to everyone at Newman Catholic High School for hosting us for the day!

Authormelanie Haggerty


Our Lady of the Assumption School is now searching for a new DHT. 

Could that be you?

Our children say they would like someone who...

"... is really, really kind"

"... helps us with our work!"

"...treats everyone fairly."

"...has a lovely smile!"

"... will help Miss Haggerty."

" ... someone who is funny"

Well... do you think you fit the bill?

You will find the documents below which you will need to download and complete by the closing date which is 5pm on Friday 8th April 2016. These must be returned to school by this date.

The children would also love to meet you - therefore we have arranged for 2 days when you could come to look around our lovely school. We're sure you'll love it as much as we do! These will take place on either Wednesday 23rd March at 9.15am or Tuesday 5th April at 1.30pm (Please confirm your attendance with Mrs Wilson in the school office: 01253 762833)  

Application Pack


Authormelanie Haggerty

Some pupils from Year 6 are organising a Easter Fundraiser -  Part of their almsgiving for Lent... and have decided on an 'Egg Decorating Competition!'

This will be open to all classes and all you have to do is hard-boil an egg (or if you're very clever 'blow' out the contents of an egg and then... get decorating!!!!

You could think about the book character you dressed up as for World Book Day, a character from Shakespeare, a famous person... the choice is yours! But the decoration should be all your own work!

To enter the competition you can bring in your decorated egg on Monday  21st March  and judging will be done on Tuesday 22nd March. The cost will be £1 and the pupils have decided that all donations are to go to Starlight Children's Charity for terminally ill children (in remembrance of Ben Brown). A really worthy cause and obviously one which is very close to our hearts!

There will be winners from each class and the eggs will be on display before we break up for Easter.

So what are you waiting for....   LETS GET DECORATING!!!!


Authormelanie Haggerty

A big thank you to everyone who supported School Council in raising funds for flooded schools in Cumbria.  Teddy Assembly and Pancake Day raised a total of £188.05.  Both Key Stages thoroughly enjoyed these events, we couldn't possibly hold these successful days without your generosity.

Many thanks,

School Council

AuthorLiam Whetnall

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Authorfiona ormerod

School Council held a special meeting on Friday 8th January 2016. We wanted to share some of the important work we did with the rest of the school.

At the meeting we discussed our roles as members of the School Council and the responsibility which each one holds. The meeting was open to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We also took time to explain several of the things which School Council have done in the past.

Lots of wonderful ideas were put forward like; hot chocolate day, charity runs, a PJ day and a pancake day where everyone pays to make their own pancake.

We ended the meeting by giving out some refreshments which everyone enjoyed.

Many thanks to all who attended!

School Council

Authormelanie Haggerty