Monthly Archives: October 2019

Franklin Adult Learning

Please find attached details of a drop in session at Signhills Infant Academy on Tuesday 12th November 9.10am to 10.30am.

Here you will find out about courses in English, Maths, English for speakers of other languages and Supporting Teaching and Learning L2 & L3.


Road Crossing Patrol

Just to keep you informed regarding the absence of Mark Atkinson, School Crossing Patrol, at Hardy’s Road. He will unfortunately be off until 10th November and the Road Safety Education Team are currently not in a position to arrange cover.

The team have said that, in Mark’s absence, there seems to be have been an increase in irresponsible and dangerous parking, so they will continue to monitor the parking around the school and ask Civil Enforcement Officers to attend this site periodically. They have asked us to again remind everyone that they have a moral and legal responsibility to be safe and considerate when parking around the school for the safety of ALL children.


Competition Time!

North East Lincolnshire Council is launching a competition to find new artwork to promote recycling on its new bin lorries.
Twelve new bin lorries for collecting household waste will be hitting the streets in spring 2020. The existing vehicles are several years old and need replacing.
Winners will have their designs displayed on the new lorries and they will each receive a replica model of the lorry.

The artwork competition is open to people of all ages and is divided into three age categories:

• Under 11 years old
• 11 to 17 years old
• 18 and over (including community groups).

There’s also a name the bin lorry competition.

Find out more and download an entry form here.

All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

All entrants must live in North East Lincolnshire.


School Uniform

We are making a change to the way you purchase school uniform. We will no longer be selling uniform from the school office; instead, Uniform Direct (who already provide our uniform) will offer parents an instore and online service from 18th October 2019. They will have our uniform available in their store at 54 Victoria Street, Grimsby in the town centre pedestrian area next door to Argos.

Due to availability, the new uniform will be a slightly different shade and the cardigans will no longer be a knitted material. All uniform will have an embroidered logo. We are expecting the change to be a gradual transition, as all children can continue to wear the current uniform.

Ordering online is very simple. Just visit then to ‘Select Your School’ and ‘Primary Schools’ and scroll down to Signhills Academy to find uniform approved by the school with the school logo and their chosen plain items.

If you need to contact them, there is a contact form on the site which, once completed, will go directly to their help desk to be dealt with by their dedicated team, or you can e-mail them directly at or call on 01522 568865.

• Orders despatched 3 to 5 working days from order direct to parents.
• Postage flat fee of £3.96 for any number of items
• Customer returns are free by postage paid label – please contact and quote your order number
• Customers without internet access may telephone their order 01522 568865
(Office hours only Monday to Friday)

If ordering online please allow plenty of time, especially during the busy back-to-school period when delivery may take a little longer or when you may be going on holiday. Please allow enough time so that you can make an exchange or order additional items if necessary.

Aimee’s Bravery Award

Our little star in year 5. You may have seen Aimee’s story in the telegraph last week. It reported how brave she was when her dad collapsed in the school holidays and she looked after him until an ambulance arrived. Aimee was presented with an award in assembly today to recognise her courage.

Year 5 Residential Trip

We are well on with our arrangements for our Year 5 trip to YHA National Forest where the children will visit Twycross Zoo, Conkers and The National Space Centre in Leicester.
For this visit the children will be divided into two groups;
• Group 1 will go on Monday 18th May to Wednesday 20th May 2020
Group 2 will go on Monday 15th June to Wednesday 17th June 2020
Both groups will follow an identical programme of activities and will spend equal time on the residential. The school will allocate the children to their group.
The total cost of the visit is £130 which includes a compulsory charge of £70 for board and lodgings. All activities, transport, meals and accommodation are included in this cost.
If you would like your child to be allocated a place on the 2020 Year 5 residential, then please sign the slip attached and return it to school with a deposit of £20.00 before Wednesday 6th November. After this date, children may not be able to sign up.
We will send a text out to parents on Friday 8th November to notify you that your child has been allocated a place on the trip. If you do not receive a text on this date, and you wish your child to attend, then please contact the school office as a matter of urgency. Once pupils have been allocated a place on the residential, it is up to parents to decide whether to pay in regular instalments or in lump sums. We just ask that payments are made by the dates below:
Deposit £20.00 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Initial payment £50.00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Interim payment £30.00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Final payment £30.00 Wednesday 25th March 2020

We request that payments are made using the Academy’s online payment system. However, payments can also be made at the school office. If your child has a meal provided by Chartwells, please remember to cancel their meals for the days they are on the trip as you will still be charged for them.

If you decide to withdraw your child’s participation on the visit for any reason, you may not receive a full refund due to non-refundable costs by YHA.
By law, payment for the residential trip (other than for board and lodgings) must take the form of voluntary contributions but should these not cover the cost of the trip, then it will not be able to take place.

Please click here to view the full letter.

Year 4 Residential Trip

The Year 4 residential visit to York has been booked for Thursday 12th – Friday 13th March. The total cost will be £86 per pupil. This price includes an overnight stay at the Youth Hostel in York as well as a meal on the Thursday evening, breakfast and lunch on the Friday and visits to the Chocolate Story, York Minster and the Jorvik Centre.

If you wish your child to take part in this trip, please sign the slip and return it with the deposit of £20.00 by Friday 8th November. We recommend that payments are made using the Academy’s online payment system and we also ask parents not to book a meal with Chartwells for the two days of the trip.

Whilst it is up to parents to decide whether to pay in regular instalments or in lump sums, we ask that the following periodic balances are met:

Initial payment balance £20 Friday 8th November 2019
Interim payment balance £66 Friday 24th January 2020
Final payment balance £86 Friday 28th February 2020

There will be a parents’ meeting giving more details about the trip at 6.00pm on Tuesday 8th October.

The charge for board and lodging of £61.21 is compulsory but by law, the payment for the remainder of the residential trip must take the form of voluntary contributions. However, should these not cover the cost of the trip, then the trip will not be able to take place.

Please click here to view the full letter.


Welhome Trophy

Our Year 4/5 footballers headed to St James Playing Fields this evening to take part in the Welhome Trophy Finals. In an eight team league after a slow start the team finished strong eventually finishing joint 3rd behind Enfield and overall winners Springfield.

School Crossing Patrol

We have been asked by the Road Safety Education Assistants to inform you that Mark, School Crossing Patrol at Hardy’s Road, will unfortunately be off until after the half-term and that they are currently not in a position to arrange cover for this location.

They have also asked us to remind you that the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service is a non-statutory function and that they only provide School Crossing Patrols as a service and that, even where an SCP is provided, parents remain responsible for ensuring their children’s safety, just as they do when a zebra crossing or pelican crossing is provided. In addition they would like to highlight that the Authority does not hold any responsibility for the safety of any children on their whole journey to and from school, even when an SCP is provided.

They have stated that they are always happy to receive enquiries regarding School Crossing Patrol opportunities. Should you be aware of anyone who is interested, please ask them to get in contact:

In this time, they have said that they will continue to monitor the parking around the school and ask Civil Enforcement Officers to attend the site periodically. They state that most of the difficulties outside schools are caused by inconsiderate drivers and are actually caused by the very group that has to deal with the complex situation; parents. They have also asked us to remind parents that they have a moral and legal responsibility to be safe and considerate when parking around the school. If you wish to make a complaint regarding parking issues please see their advice below:-

“We have recently implemented a new system of reporting vehicles parked in contravention and in this regard, we ask that you complete the online form on the North East Lincolnshire self-service portal by following the below steps:

NELC Website>My Account>Log In>Services>P>Parking Enforcement Form

Once a request has been received by parking services, resources can then be deployed to the specified location and if there is found to be a vehicle parked in contravention then a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued, under the Traffic Management Act 2004.”

Year 5/6 Boys Football

Boys football got underway last night in the ESFA tournament held at Oasis Wintringham. The team had a successful evening winning two of their three games only losing out 3-2 in their final game to Lisle Marsden meaning they just missed out on the Humberside finals. Finishing runners up in the group does however ensure a place in the Ramsden Cup quarter finals.

Year 4 and 5 Letter

As part of our programme of specialist enrichment activities, we are taking a group of year 4 and 5 pupils to see the performance of Billionaire Boy Live on Stage at Hull New Theatre on Friday 11th October 2019. The cost of the visit, including transport, is £14. The children will leave school at 8.45am prompt and return back in time for a (very) late lunch.
Please click here to view the full letter.


Please note there will be no choir rehearsal after school on Tuesday 8th October as Miss Reed is on a training course that day.

On 15th October, the choir will rehearse in the Ocean Room due to the halls being used for Parent’s Evening. Please collect your child at 4.15pm from the school playground as the Ocean Room door leads out to there.

Family Photograph Session – Saturday 9th November 2019

JS Photography are holding a family photo session on Saturday 9th November. Why not take advantage of a top quality studio photography session at a fraction of the cost of High Street studios!

Appointments are on a first come, first serve basis. Photographs will be taken in the Infant School hall and sessions are open to Infant and Junior children and their families.

Please call the Infant school office to book your slot. 01472 694993.