• Upcoming Events

    For more information about upcoming events, please check the calendar page of the school website.

  • Springs Church - COVID-19 Outbreak. Support: 07938 682770 or 07938 682771

    If you are self isolating and in need of help, Springs Church can pick up supplies, prescriptions or be there to talk to you on the phone - call 07938 682770 or 07938 682771

  • COVID-19 - letters: Please read our letters

    All letters that have been published on the home page regarding COVID-19 can be found under the "Information" tab in the Letters folder.

  • Childline

    Children from Year 1 to Year 6 listened to a fantastic assembly from the NSPCC about speaking out and stating safe. Go to www.childline.org.uk for more information.

  • School Dinners 2020-21

    Please note that school meal prices will remain £2.40 for September 2020. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 do not have to pay for theirs.

  • COVID-19 Risk Assessment - September 2020

    Please read our risk assessment in relation to COVID-19 and children returning to school in September, written following Dudley Local Authority's guidelines.

  • CEOP - Online Safety Activity Packs

    CEOP education team have released another set of online safety activity packs for parents. All packs can be downloaded on our home learning page under online safety.

  • CEOP: Online Safety Packs - Gaming

    CEOP have released their activity packs for all age ranges, this time focussing on the activity of online gaming. Links to the various packs can be found under Online Safety in Home Learning.

  • Please tell us if you change your address or contact details at any time.

    Help us to keep in touch with you by text and mobile!

  • Brightsparks/sQuid - September 2020

    As of September 2020 we will be unable to accept routine cash payments for Brightsparks. Please see the front page of the website or the letters folder for full details.

  • Travelling Back to School - COVID-19

    Have a look at the letters section of our website and Travelling Back to School to find out how you can safely travelling back to school.

  • Returning to Primary School - What Parents Need to Know

    The DfE have created a communications pack filled with materials to help reassure parents about coming back to school. See the COVID-19 folder of our letters section.

  • Please read our latest letter (14.09.2020)

    Please check the front page of our website and the letters folder for the latest COVID-19 information.

  • Ellowes - Year 6 Open Days
    Friday 16th October 1pm - 4pm/Saturday 17th October 9am - 1pm. Parents have to book on Ellowes website for a 30 minute slot to have a visit. Visits restricted to 1 Parent/Carer and 1 Y6 child.
  • Lockdown Reading Books

    Please return any reading books your child had during lockdown to school ASAP thanks.

  • School Dinners - week beginning 21st September 2020

    Please see our updated menu on the school website - see the Information tab (and then Information Publications - School Dinners)

School Debates (January 2019)

2 years ago,

Our team of debaters and School Council went along to the  21st annual Dudley debates which took place in Dudley Town Hall where all of Dudley’s councillors meet to make all the decisions about Dudley. Councillor Hilary Mills, Dudley’s Madam Deputy Mayor hosted our debate (before we started, we were told we could open the […]

Our team of debaters and School Council went along to the  21st annual Dudley debates which took place in Dudley Town Hall where all of Dudley’s councillors meet to make all the decisions about Dudley. Councillor Hilary Mills, Dudley’s Madam Deputy Mayor hosted our debate (before we started, we were told we could open the councillors drawers by their seats to see what was in there. We found chocolate wrappers!)

Mr Lockwood introduced the debates. The first person proposes the argument and everybody listens. Then the first person on the opposing side gives their opposite views. This carries on until all four people from each team have given their arguments. The debate is then opened up to anybody who is listening. Once we have heard all of the views we then all get a chance to vote on which side of the argument we think is right.

There were six different schools represented in the morning session with some interesting debates:

Milking Bank against Church of the Ascension; this house believes we should only eat local produce. A great set of arguments ended in Church of the Ascension giving Milking Bank a chocolate bar each (which of course they wouldn’t be able to have if we only ate local produce!)

Dudley Wood against Roberts; this house believes that the sugar tax should be abolished with Roberts saying we should keep it and keep paying extra for foods with sugar. There were some good arguments on our side with our debaters quoting facts about the number of obese adults and children with diabetes in the U.K. and the health implications associated with this, the fact that the NHS spends 6.1 billion pounds a year on obesity related illnesses, that money from the sugar tax goes towards education and leading healthier and more active lifestyles and, our final argument, that sugar substitutes are also not good for us. There were very few questions afterwards and Roberts won their motion with just 23 people voting against us and 55 voting for us. 

Ham Dingle against Pedmore; this house believes that children should earn their pocket money. Both schools argued well with the main arguments being children understanding the value of money against children already having homework.