It is with great sadness that I inform you that Miss Perry is no longer working at the school. Miss Perry has been a stable member of the workforce since spring 2016 and has had a great influence on many children and families alike. She felt passionately about making Manifold the best place it can possibly be and the children remained at the forefront of her decision making. Unfortunately, her health is now dictating that she takes some time to focus on herself. I know it was not an easy decision for Miss Perry to make. We wish her all the best for the future and hope to welcome her back to school in the future as a supply teacher. Thank you Miss Perry. You will be sorely missed.

Mrs Robinson will now be teaching in early years until we make a permanent appointment.


Unfortunately, the winter vomiting bug is doing the rounds at school. If your child is unwell, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhea. We have also had a case of chicken pox in school. Before the rash appears, you or your child may have some mild flu-like symptoms, including:

  • feeling sick.
  • a high temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or over.
  • aching,
  • painful muscles.
  • headache.
  • generally feeling unwell.
  • loss of appetite.

Year 4 Parents and Pupils

There will be a meeting for year 4 pupils and their parents at Waterhouses School on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 4.15pm. This will be an opportunity to hear more information about the residential trip we are running in conjunction with other local schools. The trip will take place between 4 – 7th May 2016.

Star of the week

EY – Alex and Andrew

Y1 – Arianna

Y2,3,4 – Eton

Christian value

Love – Isobel and Jake E

Golden table

Edie and Molly

Dojo winners

1st – Slytherin and Hufflepuff

2nd – Gryyfindor and Ravenclaw

Well done!

Well done To Mrs Marchant who appeared in the Leek Post and Times! Have a look online!

Good luck!

Good luck to our cross country runners who will be participating in the Leek First Schools Sports Tournament on Wednesday 25th January. Hopefully they will come back as winners!

After school club snack

Some children are spending 10-15 minutes eating their snack. Please only send one small item.

Staffing next week

Mrs Ackers – out of school all day on Tuesday (24th January) due to a training course. (New to Headship). Miss Easter will be deputising for Mrs Ackers.

Dates for your diary

Cross country team (participants have received a separate letter) Wednesday

25th January at 10am. (Waterhouses)

Cross country event Wednesday 8th February.

Thursday 16th February – Full governing body meeting Half term: 20th – 24th February.

Parents’ evening 6th and 7th March. Details to follow soon.

4th – 7th May – Year 4 Residential