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Sacred Heart Mass – celebrating 100 years

Today pupils and staff of Holy Name School were joined by friends, family and parishioners for a special Mass.

100 years ago on June 7th, 1918 the school was solemnly consecrated to the Sacred Heart.

After Mass we invited everyone who had attended Mass to come back to the school hall where Class 5 had arranged a small exhibition of photographs showing some of  the history of the school.

We also had a very special cake that we shared in the afternoon.

Sponsored Read – Thank you!

Thanks for an absolutely fantastic effort in our Sponsored Read.

As well as many hundreds of books being read by the children over the 3 week period, the pupils have raised an incredible £1003.25 to be spent on new books for school!

Thank you so much to all parents and family members who have sponsored pupils.

We look forward to choosing and using our new books.

Parents’ Questionnaire Summer 2018

One of the ways we continue to improve as a school is by encouraging feedback from our parents.

We would like to ask parents for their opinion about school life to canvas views and help us make decisions about what we should continue to do well but also about what we can further strengthen.

Please help us by clicking on the link below and competing our survey

Parent Survey

Attendance/Pupil Absences

At Holy Name School we are committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.

One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils.

Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their child(ren) attend school regularly and arrive on time. Regular attendance is essential to the all-round development of the child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them. Poor attendance undermines their education and sometimes, puts pupils at risk, encouraging anti-social behaviour.

Our attendance target this year is 95.5%.

Unfortunately, our figure has dropped to 94.97% at the moment.

Whilst we have experienced a high level of infectious illnesses such as chicken pox which lead to unavoidable time off school can we urge you to ensure that whenever possible your child attends school.

Reporting Pupil Absences

Please contact school if your child is unwell and will not be in.

If you are using ClassDojo to report a pupil absence please could you message Mrs Jones directly on the admin account.

If you would like to send a duplicate message to the class teacher that would be fine.
The way dojo is set up means messages are only seen by the recipient, they do not go to all staff-any messages sent to teachers after 8-30am may not be read until dinnertime or the end of the school day.

Dates for your Diary

  • June 4th – Pupils return to school
  • June 4th – June 7th Year 6 Safer Cycling Course
  • June 8th 10am Sacred Heart Mass
  • June 27th Year 5 Transition Day
  • June 28th Sports Day (pm) further details to follow
    June 29th Feast of St Peter and St Paul Mass 10am


  • July 4th C4 trip to Pwllcrochan
  • July 6th Year 6 Transition Day
  • July 8th First Communion
  • July 9th 2.30pm School Mass
  • July 11th Parent’s Evenings
  • July 17th Whole school trip
  • July 18th Leavers’ Assembly (Y6 families only)
    July 19th 2.30pm Leavers Mass (all welcome)
  • July 23rd INSET
  • July 24th INSET

Code Club

Mrs Thomas has continued to run a very successful Code Club this term.

Today the children invited in family members to see the Microbit projects they have been working on over the past halfterm.

The children really enjoyed showing their work.

Thanks to Nat and Kara, our volunteers who join us every week to help.


If you are interested in learning more about coding there are some excellent projects available for free on

The children also have access to J2Code as part of the J2E suite on Hwb.