Our News items

Message from Mr Middlebrook: School Closure, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 9:41pm

Dear Parents / Carers

                I am sorry for this late notice but given the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening about the immediate closing of schools to all but vulnerable children and those of key workers, I am sure you will understand. I am sure you share my frustration with this situation and with the late notice you and we have been given, schools did not know this was going to happen either. To help us plan going forward, I’m afraid we are going to close the school to all children tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January). We will re-open on Wednesday 6th January for vulnerable children and children of key workers only. We will be in touch with all families tomorrow with further details about our partial re-opening on Wednesday 6th January and with our plans for remote learning going forward.

I am so sorry for you, your children, the staff, our school and our nation that we find ourselves in this situation. We are facing very difficult times ahead but as I have said many times before, we must role model positivity and reassure our children and young people. We must give them hope that we will get through this together – and we will, provided we work together!

My thanks for your understanding about closing the school tomorrow and we will be in touch during Tuesday with our plans going forward.


Warm regards


Richard Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher Alsager Highfields and Executive Headteacher for Alsager Multi Academy Trust

Return to School (Mon, January 4th), by Mrs Muddy

Date: 1st Jan 2021 @ 4:40pm

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing the children back at school on Monday the 4th of January.

Please see our letter below with information about the return to school. 

Alsager Highfields Official Christmas Video, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 22nd Dec 2020 @ 11:13pm

Our wonderful school Christmas video – and incase you missed it, the Annexe production of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. 

Merry Christmas from Mr Middlebrook, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 21st Dec 2020 @ 10:19am

Dear Parents and Carers

                From everyone here at Alsager Highfields, we wish all of our school community a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2021. School will open as normal for all children on Monday 4th January, we look forward to seeing you then.


Warm regards

Mr Middlebrook

National Songbook 2020, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 15th Dec 2020 @ 11:15am

Congratulations to Mrs Lindblad’s year 3 class for their part in the National Songbook 2020. Schools across the country sang ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin and the completed charity video and single have just been released on YouTube. Please click on the link below to see our talented children singing brilliantly and you can also donate to the charity behind the project which is raising money for local foodbanks. Enjoy!

New Headteacher Appointment, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 14th Dec 2020 @ 6:08pm

Dear Parents and Carers

                I am delighted to inform you that following a rigorous two day selection process and a strong field of candidates, we have appointed Mrs Rachel Woollam to be the new Headteacher here at Alsager Highfields. Mrs Woollam is an experienced and highly effective senior leader, she is currently Head of School at Rode Heath Primary School. Both the Board and I are convinced that she will be an excellent appointment and will build upon  the many improvements we have made in recent months.

                Mrs Woollam will take up post after Easter. In the meantime I will continue as Acting Headteacher with the ongoing support from Mr Leech. This was always the plan, my role here has always been Acting Headteacher, once Mrs Woollam takes up post, I will continue to work with her and Alsager Highfields, in my role as Executive Headteacher for Alsager Multi Academy Trust.


I am very excited about the future here at Alsager Highfields, we have made real improvements in recent months and the Board is convinced that Mrs Woollam will build on this and take our school forward.


Kind regards


Richard Middlebrook

Executive Headteacher Alsager Multi Academy Trust

Annexe Production of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 9:23pm

The long-awaited Annexe Production of Whoops-a-Daisy Angel. A special thank you to Albert’s dad, Mr Rowell, for filming our show and making it look so professional.


Christmas Jumper Days, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 9th Dec 2020 @ 9:31pm

A reminder that children can wear their Christmas jumpers or something festive tomorrow and Friday.

Tier 2 ‘High Alert’, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 2nd Dec 2020 @ 6:45pm

A polite reminder that as from 2/12/20 we are under Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ in terms of Covid guidance and government restrictions. Please see the attached government poster for further guidance.

Tier 2 ‘High Alert’ Poster

Change for Life – Eat well guide, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 1st Dec 2020 @ 4:20pm

The Change for Life Eatwell Guide is a great way to teach children about what proportion of food they should eat from the different food groups. You could download and print to provide meal inspiration to families during the holidays.


Christmas cards, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 30th Nov 2020 @ 9:04pm

We have created Christmas cards for some of our local elderly residents and are delivering them to share some Christmas cheer and love - these are some of our and Reception and Year 1 children.


Whoops-Daisy-Angel - Coming Soon!, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 10:12pm

Whoops-Daisy-Angel – Reception and Year 1 Christmas Production


Reception Applications, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:29pm

A reminder to parents and carers to apply for a Reception place if their child is due to start school in September 2021. Closing date is 15 January 2021. Apply online at: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/schools/admissions/apply-for-september-2021-school-place.aspx or call 0300 123 5012 and choose option 1 for School Admissions

Our Reception, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 2:38pm

100% of parents who returned our reception questionnaire would recommend our school! Check out this video to see why.


Safeguarding Newsletter, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 9:59pm

In September the Alsager Primary Schools held a Primary Safeguarding conference hosted by Pikemere school. As part of the conference the children were asked to develop a Safeguarding Action Plan and then the plan was to come back together in July to show what they had achieved in school. As the reunion conference had to be cancelled the schools have written an update on what the Safeguarding groups have achieved over the year. 

Music For Schools, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 10:44pm

Please download the flyer below to find out more about school music lessons.

Alsager Foodbank, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 12th Nov 2020 @ 1:31pm

Nessie and Pete Howard visited us to collect our donations for the Alsager Foodbank. Our children and staff have been reflecting on how lucky we are to have safe, warm homes and food in the cupboards. We also talked about how good it feels to help other people within our community. Pete also recorded a personalised assembly for us to say thank you.

Children in Need, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 10:38am

It's Children in Need this week and the TV show on Friday night. The theme this year is '5 to thrive' and Joe Wicks is their official ambassador. '5 to thrive' is a great way to consider supporting our own and our children's mental health.

We'll be talking about this a lot in school this week as so if you would like to find out more please visit:


Food Bank News, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 8:56pm

Please see the attached letter from Alsager Food Bank about the harvest collections. Thank you all for your continued support.

Visyon Parent/Carer Webinars, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 8:19pm

Visyon Parent/Carer Webinars


Our parent/carer webinars have proved very popular and we have now planned a new timetable of webinars, which are intended to offer information and ideas to help you in supporting your child with understanding and managing their emotions and wellbeing.  These are open to parents/carers or other interested family members. 

The webinars are delivered as a presentation on Zoom.  As a participant you are not connected via video or audio but may interact or ask questions using the typed chat function.  You may only want to attend the session which is most relevant to you or you might find all useful, although there will be some overlap between the sessions.


The forthcoming webinars are:


Tuesday 17th November    10-11am   Building Resilience and Self Esteem



Thursday 19th November  11-12noon  Managing Big Emotions (Secondary age)



Thursday 26th November  11-12noon  Managing Big Emotions (Primary age)



Thursday 10th December  11-12noon  Supporting your Child’s Wellbeing



Thursday 17th December  11-12noon  Understanding the Teenage Brain



Please click on the relevant link to register in advance for the webinar you wish to attend.  You need to register separately for each webinar you wish to attend. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

If you are interested in finding out about other ways in which Visyon might be able to support you and your family, please visit www.visyon.org.uk, follow us on Facebook (Visyonltd) or telephone us on 01260 290000.   

COVID Update, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 12:58pm

Dear Parents / Carers

        I hope you and your families had a safe and enjoyable half term. Given the move to a national lockdown on Thursday 5th November, can I please ask you to follow the points below. I apologise if this comes across as rather directive and I appreciate social distancing is difficult for young children to understand but we all have our part to play in keeping everyone safe during these difficult times.

·         When you are dropping off and collecting your child / children, please stick to your allocated time and once you have dropped off / collected, please leave the area around school as quickly as possible. Please do not remain near the school gates, donkey path or park to talk to friends or other parents.

·         Can I please encourage only one parent / carer to come to the school gates to drop off and collect.

·         Can I please ask all parents / carers to wear a face mask when you are near the school gates to drop off / collect your child.

·         Please do not allow your children to play on the park before and after school. We need to do everything we can to avoid children in different bubbles mixing.


Many thanks for your understanding and support.


Best wishes


Mr Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher

Remembrance Day, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 1:02pm

Dear parents / Carers

Apologies for another message from school but I feel it is important we encourage our children to mark Remembrance Day as best we can this year. The British Legion have dropped off collection tins and poppies for us here at school. Normally, children would move around the school, going from class to class to collect donations. However, given that we have to keep children in separate class bubbles we will be doing it differently this year. Each class will have a day when they will have the collection tin and poppies and they will need to bring in a contribution on that day before the tin moves on to the next class. We will have a separate tin in the Annex for Reception and Year 1, which will remain there all week. If you would like your child to contribute to this year’s poppy appeal, can you please make sure they have some money with them on the following days.

·         Mrs Walker’s class – Wednesday 4th November

·         Mrs Dyde’s class – Thursday 5th November

·         Miss Crowther Green’s class – Friday 6th November

·         Mrs Windell’s class – Monday 9th November

·         Mr Gold’s class – Tuesday 10th November

·         Miss Keatman’s class – Wednesday 11th November


Many thanks for your understanding and support.


Best wishes

Mr Middlebrook

Acting Headteacher

Harvest Time, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 19th Oct 2020 @ 9:40am

Our school harvest video...

Digital Parenting Week 2020: 26-30 October, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 15th Oct 2020 @ 9:10pm

The 26th - 30th October is Digital Parenting Week 2020. Please take a look at this site for free resources and information about the new app by ParentZone.





Primary School Applications, by Mrs Muddy

Date: 8th Oct 2020 @ 12:53pm

A reminder about our school tours that will soon be taking place for new starters 2021:  

We are offering afternoon and Saturday morning tours of our fantastic school. To book a slot please contact the school on 01270 882472 or email: admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk

New Starters 2021

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