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Update and Thank You

Dear Parents and Carers,

    To begin I wanted to use this opportunity to personally thank you for the excellent support you have been giving to your children to learn successfully at home. I have been overwhelmed by the excellent production of work submitted into school via email and Twitter. It is such a joy for myself and all teachers to see the children’s smiley faces excitedly engrossed in learning alongside their families.

Thank you also to those parents who continue to support the nation as essential key workers. We are under no illusion that our lives are under constant protection as you endeavour to keep the British public: safe, healthy and happy during such an incredibly difficult time.

During this unprecedented period of uncertainly, I also wanted to share some fabulous news.  Marshfield Primary School has been shortlisted for a Pearson National Teaching Award, in the category titled ‘Best School UK’ for making a difference. You can access further information here:-

Such lovely news and ‘potentially’ something to look forward to when normal life has been resumed. Wonderful recognition again, clearly testifying the commitment, dedication and the highest expectation and belief shared by all staff, governors, parents, carers and the local community.

Over the last few weeks Marshfield has embraced the opportunity to become one of two BD5 Hub Schools, welcoming key workers’ children from All Saints Church of England Primary School and St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School. It has been a pleasure working collaboratively with neighbouring schools and watching staff and children from different learning environments grow and succeed together as a united feeder school.

For the next two weeks, St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School will be returning the compliment and looking after our children who are in receipt of an EHCP plan, have a social worker or whose parents are key workers.

Contact information. St Matthew's C of E Primary School & Nursery. Ivy House Road West Bowling Bradford BD5 8FG. 

Telephone: 01274 731693. For general enquiries please ask to speak to Cara Dyer (School Business Manager).

For those parents and carers who are in receipt of free school meals, you should have received a text from a company called Wonde today explaining how to access vouchers from a nominated supermarket of your choice.

As Marshfield Primary School will be closed for the next two weeks, please could you contact Cara Dyer on the number above. She has kindly set up the associated voucher system for both schools and will talk you through the process in detail if you are having difficulty.

Marshfield will open again for key workers’ children on Monday 20th April.


Look after yourselves and stay safe, 


Victoria Hartford