Please also see below for a message from Mrs Matlock about the St James library:
Dear parents, grandparents, carers and guardians,
We have been fighting to keep Saint James library open for over a year and now we have a glimmer of hope in a new consultation. The aim is to see the current building run as a community library. We desperately need more volunteers to keep the library open and to offer extended opening hours, as we would only be able to cover opening for one day a week.
Anyone who has paid a visit to Saint James library will appreciate not only the valuable resource it is for learning and reading for pleasure but that the library has far more to offer. In the past we have run fantastic Summer and Christmas fayres and offered an on-going place for groups to meet such as knit and natter, a book club and coffee morning. It has also provided many craft events, a language café and opportunities for people to meet friends, neighbours and the wider community.
This is our community, our library. If you want to help maintain this amazing facility please come and volunteer. We are also looking for people that may want to share their skills by running workshops etc. If you feel you can help us in any way please call or text for a chat.
Talei: 07810 542 265 / Marie: 07793 024 764
And a further note from NSB:
Northampton School for Boys (NSB) Academy Trust is seeking the views of members of the community as we consider making an application to set up an 11-16 mixed gender comprehensive Free School, with a traditional ethos and with feeder school links into the NSB Sixth Form. The proposed school will be situated on the edge of Northampton close to the A43 in Moulton. This is in response to the Local Authority identifying the need for a new eight form entry secondary school by 2021, in order to ensure that there are a sufficient numbers of places to meet the needs of children that are already in primary education. The Free School will be of particular interest to the parents / carers of students currently in Year 4 or below as they will be applying for secondary places when the school is open. Please see the school website for more information and to assess a short preliminary consultation questionnaire:
On a last note, if you find any orange ‘carrot’ tokens lurking in trouser pockets or bookbags, please ask your children to return them to school and ask for them to be put onto the system. The tokens are part of our new reward system in school that we have just started. Children will be able to ‘spend’ their tokens in an online shop that we are creating at the moment – but if the tokens go home, they will not appear on your child’s account and we may run out of tokens to award!!