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Diary Dates 

Christmas Calendar

Wed 8 Dec - Bags 2 School

Wed 8 Dec - Christmas Cupcake Morning

Thu 9 Dec - Zoom Christmas Service

Thu 9 Dec - Went Valley Bake Sale

Fri 10 Dec - Christmas Jumper Day

Mon 13 Dec @ 13:45 - Starfish Nativity

Tue 14 Dec @ 13:45 - Dolphins Nativity

Wed 15 Dec - Christmas Dinner 

Thu 16 Dec @ 13:30 - KS2 Christmas Sing Along

Fri 17th Dec - School Closes

Wed 5 Jan - School Opens


After school club needs to be pre-booked and runs from 3-5.30.  Please email 



The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.


If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2021. Further information can be found here.


Please make sure all children have their PE kits on Wednesdays and the below;

Dolphins - Thu

Lions - Tue, Thu

Eagles - Mon, Fri


Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Year 6 pupils can be found below.


Info Leaflet


For children due to start Primary School in September 2022, information from NYCC can be found here. Applications must be placed by 15th January 2022.










Meet Our Governors


Mrs R Rawson

Co Chair of Governors

Hello my name is Rebecca Rawson and I am currently the Chair of Governors at our school. I have been a governor since 2013.  I have 3 children.  They have all either been or still are attending our school.
Like many of the staff at our school, I have enjoyed quite a bit of travelling. New Zealand, Canada and Japan are some of my favourite places.  
Being a governor can be quite hard work.  There is a lot of information and data to get to grips with and educational requirements are constantly changing. Unless you work in education, these can be challenging to understand, especially when you are fitting this voluntary work in around your own family and career.
Being a governor can also be a rewarding role.  I enjoy being able to be part of making a difference to the achievements and progress of all the children in our school.
I’m very enthusiastic about our team of governors and what we all do and very happy to talk to anyone who would like to know any more about our role.

Mrs C Cessford


I am a retired Head Teacher, having taught for 34 years in small, rural C. of E. Primary schools in Nottinghamshire. I have also been a churchwarden for many years before moving to K. S. in 2012 and am now a churchwarden here. My hobbies include knitting, embroidery, walking, cycling and travelling. I am Granny to three children, who also live in the village. I regularly help at school and when I have spare time I love to read. I really enjoy village life and being a part of the community. 




Mr T Jones

Co Chair of Governors 

 have started my fifth year as a governor and I am really enjoying the role. I am currently the lead governor for Health & Safety at school and I work closely with my governor colleagues and the Headteacher to ensure school is a safe and healthy environment for everyone. I have been an operational Firefighter for 21 years and have supported school with fire related topics since my daughter started at Kirk Smeaton in 2013.

I enjoy a number of activities outside of my work and governor responsibilities including Cross fit, archery, playing piano (quite badly actually) and of course spending time in our fantastic village. I am always available for questions about school and my governing role so please don’t hesitate to ask.


Mr P Hursthouse


Mr P Hudson

Vice chair 

My name is Peter Hudson, I joined as a parent governor at Kirk Smeaton in Spring 2019. I am a father of two and my daughter is in year 1 Dolphins.

I am a registered nurse by background and currently work as specialist in Public Health, I have a personal and professional interest in the broader health and wellbeing agenda but also experience in patient safety and quality improvement.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my kids, running and renovating houses.


Mrs E Hall


I recently joined the team as a Parent Governor in Spring 2020.  I am a busy mum of four - I currently have three daughters in three different classes at Kirk Smeaton school and my son will hopefully also be joining Starfish Explorers in future.  In addition, I am also a former pupil of the school!  On this basis, I feel a really strong connection to our lovely school and am passionate about its success for all.  I hope I can help contribute to this through the Parent Governor role.


As well as being a mum and Governor I am also an Associate Director at a large accountancy firm, specialising in advising growing businesses in relation to corporation tax and also helping to develop the team I work with.


I love spending time with my family (especially in the great outdoors) and also swimming and skiing if I ever get a chance!