Tankersley Gold celebration event

Wednesday 3rd October

Dear Parents and carers,

We are very proud to announce, that we have been awarded the Gold Modeshift Stars award, for our hard work and dedication to improving road safety, at Tankersley. This is a fantastic achievement for our school, as we are the first school in Barnsley, to be awarded the Gold star. 

To achieve this award, we have consistently held road safety activities for our pupils and pupils have also changed how they travel to school. Last year 43% of pupils travelled by car. This is now only 16%. A change of 27%, to active sustainable travel. Well done Tankersley!

To celebrate this achievement, we are having a Gold celebration event, on Weds 3rd October, which will be attended by the Mayor Councillor Steve Green.

In the morning, pupils will be treated to ‘golden’ performances in the hall and can arrive in non-uniform, in a yellow or golden outfit.

Normal lunch options are not available on this day, as the Catering staff are providing a ‘golden’ buffet lunch. Pupils have the option to choose the buffet lunch or bring their own packed lunch. Please print and complete the reply slip below and return to your class teacher by Monday 17th September.

There is also a raffle , for a brand new scooter and helmet. Tickets £1, will be on sale in the hall, every morning 8.50-9.00 from Monday 17th September, until Tuesday 2nd October.

reply slip


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5 minute Zone leaflet

We have distributed this leaflet to all parents and carers of Tankersley primary. We are suggesting new parking spaces for your drop off and collection times.

Our aim is: For parents to ‘park and stride’ the remaining 5 minutes of your journey.

We hope: to reduce cars and pollution. Keep our pupils safe and healthy.

Congratulations to Rebecca Durrans for designing the winning leaflet.

We appreciate all your support for this project. Thank you.

Dear Local residents,

Attached is a leaflet, which has been made by our pupils in class 5.

They have been involved in a new project:

5 minute ‘Park and Stride’ Zone.

They have been working with PWLC, to designate new, suggested parking areas for parents and carers. This is for both drop off and collection times.

We are asking parents and carers to park 5 minutes away from school  and either walk / scooter / cycle the remaining 5 minutes to school.

How does this help Tankersley and the local residents?

  • Reduces the number of cars at school, which supports our local residents.
  • Increases the safety of our pupils.
  • Reduces pollution and saves energy.
  • Pupil’s fitness is improved.
  • Pupil’s health and wellbeing is improved.

We hope you support our commitment to improving parent and carer parking in the area surrounding Tankersley Primary.

We aim for pupils to travel to school safely, to help our local environment and improve health and well-being.


Mrs Lack

Road safety co-ordinator


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The Blinks are coming to Tankersley St Peter C of E Primary School!

Andrea Chatten is a Children’s Emotional & Behavioural Psychologist and has been working with children for over 25 years.  Her current venture is developing a series of page turning novels for children to enjoy, each one covering an emotional area.  There are currently five books in the series covering Worry/Anxiety, Anger, Self-esteem, Sadness and Shy with Love to follow. The Blinks books offer a subtle understanding of different emotions but more importantly lots of ways to manage these feelings at difficult times all wrapped up in a gripping story.

Andrea is coming into school on Monday 18th June 2018 to share The Blinks, in an assembly. If you would like to pre-order then a signed copy can be purchased for £9.99. Copies will also be available on the day and Andrea is happy to hang around for a while at the end of the school day and sign any copies if requested. Supportive Reference Manuals for parents, carers and professionals will also be available at £9.99 and accompany each novel.

For more information, visit theblinks.co.uk where they are available in paperback. To have a peek inside the books, have a look on Amazon, where they are also available in Kindle version.

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