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Sowerby Primary Academy Parent Communication Strategy

Our aim is to develop warm, respectful relationships with parents as well as children. We are continually responding to parent feedback and are very keen to further improve our communications with parents.

 What our parents can expect from us?

At Sowerby Primary Academy we are proud to offer an Open-Door Policy: All teachers are available to speak to parents in the classroom before or after school. If teachers are not able to speak to you at drop off or pick up, they will be happy to arrange an alternative meeting time. Similarly, appointments to speak to class teachers can be made by emailing or phoning the school office. The  Headteacher or the Deputy Head are also available if more support is required.

 You will receive regular updates via:

  • 2 Simple app for EYFS (Reception class)
  •  Class Dojo Communication  (Reception -Year 6)
  •  Facebook posts
  •  Half termly Class Newsletters detailing the previous and next learning and how parents can support at home
  •  Weekly Newsletter  from the Headteacher
  •  Launch and Landing events for parents to attend (at least termly)
  • Email and Text communication
  • Termly Parents Consultations
  • Termly Progress report (This has not been possible during Covid-19 and school closures)


Covid Home Support

For some extra useful advice regarding the COVID-19 situation, please click on the link below.  The page will be releasing new home activity packs every fortnight with simple short (15 minutes)activities you can do with your family for support with your online safety.


The Expert Guide to Childhood Anxiety

Please click here to read more


E-Safeguarding and On-line Games

The online world is rapidly developing and many of our children now have access to devices which enable them to connect to the internet,take images or videos and communicate with others. While it is important not to obstruct them from developing skills from using these devices, it is essential that parents support their children in navigating the online world.

Please click here to read more


There has been some concerns regarding on-line games such as the Fortnite Battle. Please take some time to read the information regarding this game, to help keep our children safe.

Click on this link to read more about the game.


Childrens Centre

Children’s Centres across North Yorkshire provide family-friendly services and activities to support parents and their young children in every community. Our local centre can be found in east Thirsk at Hambleton Place.  Please click on the link below to access the NYCC web-site to learn more about these centres.

Childrens Centre


Performance Tables

To view our and other local school's performance tables from the Dfe, click on the link below

Performance Tables



To access our latest Ofsted inspection report click on the link below

Ofsted Inspection 


Thirsk School and Sixth Form College

Most of our school leavers transfer to Thirsk School and Sixth Form College which is on a shared site on Topcliffe Road.  Please click on the link below to access their web-site.

Thirsk School and Sixth Form College



Complaints Policy. Please click here to read more.


Information on Extremism and Radicalisation

We would like to let you know about the Government's website on Educating against Hate in society. Please have a browse by clicking on the following link:
 This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting       children from extremism and radicalisation.

 Elevate Well-being Matters

We value a strong parent and school partnership. We know that at present life is challenging for many families and have put together this document to support parents. As the document reads, we here for you and all you need to do is get in touch.