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Lakeside News 20th April 2018

As I am sure you are aware there have been many changes since we joined Ebor Academy.

New telephone number: 555200

New email address:

New website:


Please note that the website is not completed, but it is important that you subscribe to it to enable you to receive notifications when something new is added.  In future, the newsletter will be available on the website only and will not be emailed out to parents. Also, in a few weeks’ time, there will be a link with all the details for ordering school uniform. Meanwhile, uniform can still be ordered through the office.

Parent pay

It is important that you create a parent pay account for your children, even if they are currently receiving free school meals. We are able to communicate with parents via parent pay and this is going to replace our old text messaging service from next week.

Please can you also make sure that the office has up to date contact details.

Many thanks

No dogs allowed

Please can we remind all parents and carers that dogs are not allowed on the school premises. If you do need to leave your dog unattended whilst you collect children from the school, then can we please ask that they are not tied up immediately outside the gate.


Lakeside is a nut-free school

We do have several children in school with severe nut allergies. Please can you be extra vigilant when sending in packed lunches and snacks from home.

Communities got talent

On Friday 16th March, children from Lakeside were invited to take part in ‘Communities got Talent’ at Vale of York Academy. Children from across the cluster of Clifton Schools, Burton Green, Clifton Green, Clifton Federation, Vale of York and Lakeside, sung, danced, performed magic and entertained a packed hall of parents and family members as well as staff.

Lakeside were fortunate enough to be represented by some very talented children who were organised into 3 groups. The first group were a band, which included Ashleigh, Mia, Nikki and Antoni. They performed the track ‘Shut up and Dance’ which certainly got the crowd rocking. The second group were another band, Callum, Monty, Josh, Will and Ahad who performed a track by ‘White Stripes – Seven Nation Army’ Which Mr Orr commented was one of his favourite songs.  Finally a group of year 6  girls  got the audience going with an amazing rendition of ‘Boss Ladies’ including backflips.

Although the panel of judges voted for other acts to win and children from Lakeside didn’t take the overall title, the evening was a roaring success. The children’s performances were outstanding, full of confidence (especially given the size of the audience) and accomplished with a huge smile on their faces. A huge congratulations must go to all our participating children and their parents for supporting them. I’m sure we will see some of these talents on display again in the coming months and years.

Finally, a big thank you to Mr Orr and the Teaching team at Vale of York who, once again, have put on a fantastic event, organised a buffet, supplied refreshments and provided the venue, which was packed to the rafters! Also big thanks to Jonathan who supported the bands throughout the whole evening with enthusiasm and energy.

School Council secure a MAD (make a difference)

grant at Bishopthorpe Palace


On Wednesday, four members of Lakeside’s School Council went to Bishopthorpe Palace to ‘pitch’ our improvement plan for Rawcliffe Lake. What a great day! Our hosts were so helpful and generous with their grant of £1000. We were so proud of the children representing Lakeside with such confidence. Keep your eyes on our Twitter page for details of our  improvement plans!


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