Archive | September, 2014

Applications now being taken for admission to Primary School in September 2015

Please visit if you wish to apply for a school place for the new intake in September 2015.

You can complete the application online – you need to register your email address with the site, then log in and complete the application form, or print off a PDF of the application form and fill it in by hand if you prefer.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2015.

Parents will receive a letter from the Pupil Services team at Rochdale Council containing your child’s unique ID code (UiD). These will not be sent out until late October/early December. Parents can still apply without a UiD and to do this you should apply at and click on ‘No UiD’ when prompted.

Attendance Winners

Attendance Awards on 26th September go to:

1st Place – 2b with 100%
2nd Place – 4a with 99.4%
3rd Place – Rb with 98.2%

Punctuality Awards
FS – Class Rb
KS1 – Class 2a and 2b
KS2 – No winners – this is disappointing after the great start we had next week 🙁

Mrs Mulkeen and Mrs Earl will be conducting punctuality ‘spot-checks’ over the coming weeks and speaking to the parents of children who arrive late in school.

Remember, we open our doors at 8.50am each day to encourage a calm and structured start to the school day. Please support us to establish good punctuality for our children.

Lowerplace joins the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning


Lowerplace are pleased to be taking part once again in Macmillan Cancer Support’s coffee morning on Friday 26th September 2014.

Our coffee morning will be held in the Key Stage 2 Hall from 9:15am to 10:30 this Friday.

We’re asking for donations of cakes and biscuits to sell at break time in Foundation, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. Children can bring in 20p to buy a treat during their break.

Please bring in any donations to the school offices before Friday 26th September.

We will also have information for adult learning. This will be a great opportunity for you as parents to see what school has to offer and also for you to take part in activities.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Attendance Winners

Attendance Awards on 19th September go to:

1st Place – Rb with 100%
2nd Place – 4a with 99.1%
3rd Place – 1c with 98.4%

Punctuality Awards
FS – Class Ra and Rb
KS1 – Class 2c
KS2 – Class 3a, 3b and 5b

Attendance Winners

What a fantastic start to the Autumn Term! We are so pleased to see our children back in school and ready to learn.

We have ended the week on 95.3% attendance which is wonderful.

The Attendance Award Winners this week were:
1st Place – JOINT WINNERS! – Classes 1c, 2b and 4a with 100%
2nd Place – Class Ra with 96.4%

The Punctuality Award Winners this week were:
FS – Class Ra and Rb
KS1 – Class 2c
KS2 – Class 3b, 3c and 6a

Well done everyone!

Lowerplace sings!

During the summer term year 4 worked with Chant Productions, learning songs for a performance at the 4th Investic Test Match between England and India at Old Trafford. Despite the best efforts of the Mancunian weather, the rain stayed away long enough for the children to sing their hearts out. Well done to everyone involved, it was a fantastic day out.

This is the second major sporting event which Lowerplace children have performed at. Earlier in the year a group if year 4 and 5 children performed at the Rugby League World Cup match between Irealnd and Fiji at Spotland Stadium. We are looking forward to working with Chant again to give the children at Lowerplace more opportunities to perform in front of thousands of people.


Thank you to Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation for granting permission to use their photo.

Welcome back!

Lowerplace reopens to pupils in Years 1 to 6 at 8:50am on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

If your child is starting in the Reception class, you will have received a letter to advise whether they’ll have a morning or afternoon session for the first couple of weeks.

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow!