Gorse Hall’s got talent!

Dear all,

The Gorse Hall’s got talent 2016 show took place on Friday 18th November.

Congratulations to everybody that took part and to the winners Jake and Thomas.

Well done everybody. Miss Flood.

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Children in need – 2016

Dear all,

A big thank you to all who made donations in school today for Children in Need today. The children looked fabulous in their spots, ears, badges and tee shirts. A special mention and big thank you to Lucy in year 3 who made the most delicious Pudsey and Blush cakes to sell to the staff. They were beautifully made in aid of this amazing charity event.

Posted by Miss Flood.


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The curriculum! (and the blogs….)

Dear all,

If you’ve not noticed it already – please take a look at the curriculum link on the website:


This is a great addition to the website content and helps to keep everybody informed.

Check out too the class blogs, the children use the blogs to tell us what they’ve been up to!

b/w Andrew, Chair of Governors.

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Dear all,

I felt honored and proud to lay our school’s wreath with two of our year 6 pupils, at this morning’s Remembrance service in Stalybridge. Both children were a credit to their parents and to school- representing Gorse Hall brilliantly. Thank you to their families for bringing them along- your support is very much appreciated. An additional thank you to Miss Evans, Mrs Abbott and Miss Challoner for joining us in paying our respects during the parade and service.

Miss Flood (Deputy Headteacher)



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Headteacher update – November 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

Further to my letter of the 20th September, I am writing to provide you with an update.

As you will be aware, Mrs Stringer will be leaving the school at the end of 2016.  The Governing Board are managing the recruitment process and we had previously agreed a timeline to have the next permanent Headteacher in place by Easter 2017.

Following further discussion and advice from the Local Authority, the timeline has been revised so that the next permanent Headteacher will start at the beginning of the next academic year – September 2017.

I am very pleased to confirm that Miss Flood, Deputy Head at Gorse Hall will act up to the role of Headteacher  for this extended period from January 2017 to September . Miss Flood will be supported by acting Deputy Headteachers for this period, Ms Suleman from January until April and Miss Evans from April to September.

Miss Flood, Ms Suleman and Miss Evans have been with Gorse Hall for a significant period of time between them, their vast knowledge and experience working at a senior level will ensure that the day to day school functions continue seamlessly.

The Governing Board are working on the next steps of the recruitment process and I can confirm the following key dates:

Role advertised:               January 2017

Interviews:                         February 2017

I will update you again early 2017. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.

Andrew Harding

Chair of Governors

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Harvest celebration

We had a wonderful turnout at Holy Trinity Church for our Harvest celebration.  Thank you for all your generous donations to the local food bank and for your continued support.

Mrs Stringer x


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The Coffee and Cupcakes event……

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make our  “Coffee and Cupcakes” event such a fantastic success today. We raised just over  £530 for Anthony Nolan. An event very close to our hearts as the bone marrow transplant Mrs Abbotts eldest son received earlier this year saved his life.  So thank-you to everyone xx

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