The children and parents at our school are very charitable and help us to raise money for good causes both locally and nationally.  We have raised money for Children in Need, Cancer Research and more recently, Leukemia Care, a charity that is very close to our hearts. 


The Australian Fires

We have been raising money for the animals in Australia after the terrible fires over Christmas.  The money we raised (Over £300)  has been sent to WIRES.  You can find out more about the work they do here:  


One of our Reception children has an Auntie who lives in Australia.  Auntie Kate lives near to where the terrible Christmas and New Year fires were and was overwhelmed by our support.  She was so grateful that she sent a very special parcel all the way from Australia! Thank you Auntie Kate!  We have already stared to look at the books you sent, put up the flags and eaten the chocolate!  You are very kind! Thank you so much for our card and gifts. 


On Friday 24th January 2020 we were able to come to school dressed as animals!  We had a 'wild' time.  In classes we spoke about where Australia was in the world and looked at some of the animals that came from there.  We noticed that some of them were marsupials (Animals with pouches - Koala and wombats to name a couple).  Morgan in our Reception class asked "Do all animals in Australia have pouches?" Reception found out through stories that there are a lot of animals in Australia with pouches including the wallaby and kangaroo, but not all do.  


During our day we also had our faces painted and a very kind parent donated her time and some animal tattoo stickers.  We were so grateful to receive so many donations and the pennies counted up into pounds!  Thank you all! 





Our Harvest Festival 7th October 2019 


Thank you so much for all of the fantastic harvest produce that you sent into school!  We sent it on to a local foodbank. 


Newcastle -Staffs Foodbank send their sincere thanks, and you can read the letter they sent to us here. 




Friday 20th September 2019

Spotty Day - to help raise awareness of Leukaemia!

Click on the link below to see a video explaining what Leukaemia is: 


Today the children will be finding out about the signs and symptoms Leukaemia can have.  Find out more on our PowerPoint below and also head directly to the Leukaemia Care website.  

Thank you so much for your continued support with the Leukaemia Care fundraising, especially when it is a charity very close to our hearts! 


Miss Paling's Leukaemia Appeal

  Take a look on the Leukaemia page care for more information about how to spot the signs of Leukaemia and also to see how people in similar situations have dealt with the effects.  



Cake sale for Leukaemia Care

We raised £285.50 at our cake sale! Thank you for all those who supported us in any way in raising money for the charity that is so close to our hearts.


Mrs Smart's Head Shave

Well, what a day the 19th October was!  We are overwhelmed and so pleased with the amount of children who wore spotty clothes on Thursday.  Mrs Smart would like to express how grateful she is that you have all been so kind with your donations.  Updates about the final total will be coming home over the next few days - but the total for Leukemia Care is above £1000!!!!! 

Thank you so much!!  

READ more about Mrs Smart in the following link:


Miss Paling is one of our lovely Reception teachers here at Crackley Bank.  For more of her story - click on the link above where she explains it her own words.   We're keeping Miss Paling informed of all your best wishes and support and as you can see from her letter home she really appreciates every ones concern and love.   Thank you everyone!


Letter from Miss Paling




Everyone wants to help, so as Miss Paling has given a donation to Leukaemia Care because of the support she has already received we would like to join her in saying Thank you.  This page will keep you up to date with events happening in school - so keep checking back to see the generous contributions.  Together we can make a difference!



Sponsor forms have now gone home for our first fund raising event.  Way to go Mrs Smart - we think your pink hair this week is just fantastic and it has certainly made Miss Paling smile!  

There will be a letter confirming the assembly on the 19th of October coming home shortly, and will also have some details on how our children can join in on the fun too. 


Over the weekend a Just giving page has been started and the response has been absolutely amazing!  The amount of money raised over just one day has been incredible and it has already surpassed initial targets!   

Miss Paling's Leukaemia Appeal