December 2023 Update

We had a great first term back for 2023 – 2024. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Jo Roberts and Paula Ntim-Adjei. We look forward to a fantastic academic year with their valuable contributions to our school community. In January they will be joined by Emma Grant and Lucie Gardner to extend our teaching team. We said farewell to Kat Marshall and Ellie Briggs and wish them well.

There were lots of great events in Terms 1 and 2, not exclusive to: Parent Voice group (23/10/23) was attended by 8 parents; November Parents’ Evening was well attended; Our Moving On Event featured stakeholders from GCC, SBC, and WCC to discuss future plans and collaborations for pupils looking for Post-16 provision; The November Coffee Morning with a continence nurse, providing valuable information and support.

Our Christmas Market successfully raised £1600, contributing to school initiatives and activities and the Christmas Play (a Circus event) was well-attended by approximately 80 parents, showcasing the festive spirit within the school community.

And, of course, Paternoster was judged to be GOOD in all areas in our October full inspection!

Thank you to all parents for your continued support and participation.

Here are some updates for the Spring Term:

9th January – Term 3 begins for pupils

10th January – Topic launch day, Space Dome sessions in school

17th January – Parent Voice Meeting

5th February – Mental Health Week

9th February – Inset Day

12th – 16th February – Half Term

June 2023 update

We understand that it has been a busy term, which is why we will reinstate our Parent Voice Group in September. We have 11 leavers, so there will be lots of new pupils and families who may want to join and new information to share.

Here are some updates for the rest of the term:

 7th July – Reports sent out to parents. We will, at this time, also send details of the class that your child will be in for September.

12th July – Sports Day from 2pm on the school field, all families welcome.

13th July – Parents’ evening – these will be transition parents evening where you can meet your child’s new class teacher (we are trying to ensure that teachers starting in September will also be available for this)

15th July, 12:30 – 3:30 – School Fete and Car Boot Sale. Everyone welcome.

20th July – School Prom, information for tickets has been sent out.

Summer Stay and Play dates: 28th July, 3rd, 9th and 14th August


General School and Site updates:

Over the summer holidays we will be having repair works carried out on the car park.

Our white minibus is now past its usable lifespan for the school. We are looking to fund a new people carrier to support our young people to continue to access all the off-site provision they currently enjoy.



Parent Voice

Documents from our Parent Voice group. If you would like to join please contact our Family Support Worker Sheryl.

Parent Voice Group Representatives


Meeting Minutes Jan 24


Meeting Minutes Oct 22


What is the Parent Voice Group?


Terms of Reference


Class Representative Contact Details


Meeting Minutes - June 22


Meeting Minutes - May 22

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UPDATE from Gloucestershire County Council: Free school meal vouchers

Parents and carers who want to apply for a free school meal voucher can now do so via our online form –

To make it quicker to apply by phone, we have tripled the number of people answering and returning calls, to more than 30. The number to call is 01452 328518. If all lines are busy you will be able to leave your name and number on the voicemail service for someone to call you back.

To make sure payments are made as quickly as possible, normally the next day, the company issuing the vouchers for us have doubled the people they have processing requests.

GCC Access to Food Information

School Uniform

Our uniform supplier is Monkhouse Schoolwear Specialists.

Monkhouse Schoolwear Website

Infection Control

Here you can find information about some of the most common infections that we experience at school.

It is also recommended that you visit the website where you can find more detailed information.

  • Coronavirus
  • Chicken Pox
  • Hand, Foot & Mouth
  • Head Lice
  • Impetigo
  • Measles
  • Norovirus
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Slapped Cheek
  • Threadworm

Breakfast Club

Our school breakfast club is generously funded by Greggs.


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