Music MOB Hermon Chapel Concert

On the evening of Friday 17th November, Ollie Taaffe, Kitt Lambourn, Mollie Harvey, Isabelle Edwards and Mia Oliver were invited by Music MOB to the Hermon Chapel in Oswestry. They performed a mixture of solos, duets & ensembles. They also had an opportunity to play in the Music MOB orchestra. It was a lovely evening and they had over 150 people watching them perform. They all did very well and showed that hard work and practice does pay off. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Turner and the Music MOB team for providing opportunities such as these and the weekly lessons in school.

Children in Need 2023!

Friday 17th November

The children had great fun on Friday dressing up in their pyjamas and onesies to raise money for Children in Need! It was lovely to see so many children taking part.

With all the generous donations we received, we managed to raise just over £136 which is amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who donated.

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Message from our School Governing Body

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Dear Parents/Carers and Pupils,

As you know Mr Thompson, our Headteacher, is retiring at the end of December and we would like to update you on the arrangements we are taking to recruit a new Headteacher as well as the interim support arrangements that have been agreed to cover this period.

The post will shortly be advertised, with interviews taking place in February and the announcement of the successful applicant will be made in early March.  It is expected that the new Headteacher will be in post at the start of the September term 2024.

During the interim period we are happy to announce that Mr Jones will take up the post of interim Headteacher with some teaching responsibilities.   Miss Harvey has agreed to also take up the post of interim Deputy Headteacher.  As well as continuing with supply teacher arrangements, other staff will also be stepping up and covering additional duties and hours.  We are extremely grateful for the staff’s willingness to take on this additional workload until a new Headteacher takes up their post.

We appreciate that the current, temporary situation is a little unsettling for everyone, but we would like to assure you that all actions and decisions have been taken with the children’s best interest at heart.  Arrangements will be reviewed on a regular basis and any necessary changes made, if required.  

Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Jones or a member of the School Governing Body.

May we finally take this opportunity to thank Mr Thompson for his many years of service to the school and wish him all the best in his retirement.

Best wishes,

Rev Kathy Trimby (Chair) and the School Governors

Music MOB Orchestral Morning at The Marches

On 19th October, Mr Thompson and Mrs Lambourn accompanied nine of the Music MOB pupils to a Orchestral Morning at The Marches. Children from The Marches and from some of the other primary schools in the area got together to practice and perform two pieces, led and conducted by Mrs Turner.

For most of the children who played, this was their first experience of performing in a large group of musicians. The children all had a fantastic time and performed brilliantly. This is something that is sure to be repeated next year when we will have even more musicians who could take part.

Year 5 Condover Residential Visit

Morning all from a chilly………but dry Condover.

The children have had an amazing start to their residential. They all worked brilliantly as a team last night in the laser maze and grid of stones. This morning, our first challenge is the full English breakfast at 8am before archery and a climbing activity. After lunch, it is more climbing before abseiling. This evening the children will be playing laser conquest before packing, showers and our bedtime story.

You should all be really proud of how they are getting on. No tears at all, lots trying new food and enjoying it and all excited for the day ahead.

See you tomorrow,

Mr Jones

(Updated 24th October 2023)

Harvest Festival 2023

On Tuesday 3rd October, Bryn Offa attended Morton Church for their annual Harvest Festival. The service was led by Reverend Trimby accompanied by songs, poems and a play led by Creation Club. A huge thank you to parents for sending in such generous donations for the food bank. A great time was had by all.

Year 6 Arthog Residential Visit

The Year 6 pupils returned from their Residential Visit on Friday, after having a wonderful few days in beautiful weather at the Arthog Outdoor Adventure Centre. They took part in rock climbing, gorge walking, surfing, walks on the beach and up hills!

The instructors and the staff who attended have all said how well behaved the Year 6 pupils were and how they all tried their best with every activity! They were a credit to Bryn Offa and they should all be very proud of themselves!

Leavers Assembly 2023

On the last day of the 2022/23 school year we had our annual leavers assembly. We said goodbye to our wonderful year 6’s, who now enter the next stage of their schooling, we wished them every luck for the future. We also said goodbye to class 1 teacher, Mrs Prior, who has been teaching at the school for 17 years, we thanked her for all her hard work over the years & wished her every happiness in her retirement.

The pupils, with Mr Jones & Mrs Hartland, have been working hard over the last few weeks to learn & perform two very special leavers songs. Mrs Hartland adapted the words for Mrs Prior!

The words to the Mrs Prior’s leaving song. Sung to Sweet Caroline, words cleverly adapted by Mrs Hartland.

Verse 1

Where it began, joining you in Class one,

Everything was so much fun,

Moved through the school,

Learning and always smiling,

Years move so fast but it’s time to go.

Thanks, lots of thanks,

Looking out, teaching me, missing you.


We say goodbye – Mrs Prior,

Our time with you has been so good (so good, so good, so good),

But now it is time – Mrs Prior,

We will miss you, of course we would.

Verse 2

Good times we’ve made, memories to last a lifetime,

Gardening, Forest School and fun,

We’ll never forget,

You are such a great teacher,

The Bryn Offa family is the best.

Thanks, lots of thanks,

Looking out, teaching me, missing you.

Chorus x 2

We say goodbye – Mrs Prior,

Our time with you has been so good (so good, so good, so good),

But now it is time – Mrs Prior,

We will miss you, of course we would.