Link to the latest Newsletter:
March 24th 2023
Height and weight checks for children in Reception and Year 6
Height and Weight - A useful guide.
Becoming a Parent Governor at Cantrell
Scarlet Fever - Letter to Parents
Very Important Attendance Information
Working together to improve school attendance
CANTRELL’S READING CHALLENGE. Reading remains the school’s top priority. We continue to encourage parents and children to develop their love of reading and understanding of why learning to read, and developing a love of reading, is important. To support this, we are launching the ‘Reading Spring Term Challenge’ from Monday 20th February 2023. The winning class with the highest percentage of children reading 4 times a week at home until Friday 24th March 2023 will be invited to bring their parents to a film afternoon on Friday 31st March 2023. Here is how you can help:
Encourage and listen to your child/children read their reading book.
Share a story with your child/children, encouraging questions and discussion about what they are reading or the illustrations.
Here is the most important thing – sign your child’s/children’s reading diary (noting the book that they have read to you and include your signature) every time they read to you. It is important that children read to an adult, so reading to a brother or sister will unfortunately not be accepted. If the diary is not kept up-to-date, they will miss out on the opportunity to help their class win the Reading Challenge.
Your child/children’s class teacher will keep a record of how many times they read every week and they will check the diaries every Friday.
CELEBRATING CANTRELL'S CARNIVAL
The link below celebrates the four-year partnership between Cantrell &
City Arts and the work we have produced together.
This partnership will continue into the future.
The work has been a huge success and we want to share this journey with you.
Cantrell's Whole School Carnival
Latest School Meals Information
Parents Newsletter Winter 2022
At Cantrell we communicate with every family using ClassDojo.
ClassDojo is an interactive reward system that allows you to see how your children are getting on in school. After you have signed up, you will be able to see what your child is doing in school through the ‘Class Story’ feature.
NURSERY PLACES AVAILABLE. If you have a two, three or four-year-old child, we now have FREE nursery places available. Our Early Years provision is consistently rated Good by Ofsted. We also have 30 hours places for families with eligibility. Please ring 0115 9155770 to book a visit. We look forward to meeting you.
Cantrell's New Catering Menus
Main Menu Spring and Summer 2023
Dairy Free Spring and Summer 2023
Gluten Free Spring and Summer 2023
Our website is designed to introduce you to our remarkable Cantrell community. Visitors often comment on the special atmosphere they find here. It is a friendly and welcoming place where children feel secure and supported – the perfect environment for learning. We encourage all our children to think creatively, set themselves high standards and to work hard to achieve their full potential.
Contexts for learning are meaningful, modern, motivating and challenging so that our children take great pride in their learning. Our children have positive attitudes; they are confident, well-mannered and well-behaved and they genuinely care about each other, further fostering values and ethos which are evident for all to see.
Our school motto, ‘Harmony Through Working Together’ encapsulates our approach and the belief and value we place in every single one of our children.
We know choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. Close links between home and school are really important to us. We develop close relationships with our parents and families throughout their time here. We work to ensure each child is happy and fulfilled and through talking to and listening to you, we can ensure your child makes the most of their talents and potential.
POP-UP SPRING GIVEAWAY WE HOPE YOUR SPRING CLEAN IS UNDERWAY! We are happy to accept donations of Cantrell school uniform you may have at home along with any other nearly new clothes, coats, second-hand books, shoes, and unwanted presents suitable for children of any age group. Please make sure all clothes are washed before donating. This is a wonderful way to have a spring clean and support the Cantrell school community at the same time. Donations can be left on the tables in the school foyer.