Cuckoo Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN7 6QE
Tel: 01302 840200 (Lower) 01302 842164 (Upper)

Travis St Lawrence CE Primary School


 Good evening, families.


Please see this week's newsletter below.





Friday 10th June 2022

Dear families,

It gives me great delight to finally share with you our recently published Ofsted report, where Travis St Lawrence has been judged ‘Good’ in all areas.
The report contains some fantastic comments and the inspection team were particularly impressed with how well our children articulated their learning and how they ‘lived’ their fantastic behaviour and attitudes in and around school.

The areas for development (continued curriculum design and assessment) are ones we have already identified here in school and are already working towards achieving these.

Some highlights from the report:

“Pupils enjoy being part of ‘Team Travis’ and talk enthusiastically about this welcoming school.”

• “Parents and carers are positive about the work of the school. They appreciate the kind and caring ethos in which their children learn. Leaders have fostered a strong sense of community, where stakeholders feel part of a school family.”

• “Leaders and staff know their pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their individual targets well”

• “There is a strong culture of safeguarding. Staff are well trained. They are alert to the potential signs that a pupil may be at risk.”

I am immensely proud, today and everyday, to be Head Teacher at Travis St Lawrence and am genuinely grateful to have the support of everyone who continues to support ‘Team Travis’.

Thank you.

Mrs B x

Tuesday 7th June 2022


Calling all dancers!

If your child requested to join the dance activities with the Royal Ballet by returning their form to me, I am delighted to say EVERYONE has a place.

Each school has been given a character from Alice in Wonderland to represent, and we are TEAM WHITE RABBIT! 

A reminder: the After School Dance club will be held on the following dates and times:

Thursday 9th June 3.30 - 4.15pm
Thursday 16th June 3.30 - 4.15pm
Thursday 23rd June 3.30 - 4.15pm

All dancers must be available for the outdoor performance on Saturday 24th September (am)

....Keep dancing!

Mrs B x

Monday 21st March 2022


Good evening, families.


You hopefully will have seen our ClassDojo post: School is being inspected tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday.


We would really love for inspectors to hear your views about our awesome school.


Please fill out the questionnaire linked here: Welcome to Ofsted Parent View | Ofsted Parent View


And for full details about the inspection, please see the document below.



Mrs B x



News & Updates

Good evening, families.

Please see this week's newsletter for details of the following:

  • Children's mental health week
  • Safeguarding update
  • Head teacher's update - how you can support your child

Take care,

Mrs B x

Are you entitled to Free School Meals? 

We are having a special school meal on Thursday 20th January 2022. Please see the separate Reception / KS1 and KS2 letters below for details. We hope your child can join us!




UPDATE 13th January 2022


Good afternoon, parents.


Please see this week's newsletter below for the following information:

  • Head Teacher's update
  • Changes to testing and isolation periods guidance
  • Our whole school project, Wisp.
  • Remote learning guidance



Mrs Buckley

Update 3rd January 2022

Happy New Year Everyone!


I hope you have enjoyed the time with your loved ones over the Christmas break. I know it has remained a difficult situation for many families, as we continue to see high cases of Covid in the area.


We have reviewed our risk assessment in line with DfE guidance received today and local authority discussions from this morning.


I have the following updates:


Testing - I would like to urge all families to test their children with a LFD (rapid home) test before returning to school tomorrow. Anyone with either a positive test or with covid symptoms should not attend school. Anyone with a positive LFD should isolate at home and access a PCR. PCR tests are available at a walk in centre in Thorne. Please contact school if you are struggling. Children under 5 do not need to test.

Please continue with twice weekly routine testing for the whole family. Test kits have been difficult to get hold off but I understand that they are available now at local pharmacies.


Length of isolation period - The isolation period can be shortened from 10 days to 7 days. First day of symptoms is day 0 (Or positive LFD if no symptoms) and then you need to test on day 6 (at the earliest) and then day 7 (24 hours apart). If these are both negative and your child does not have a temperature (and is well enough to return) they can return on Day 8. 


If a member of your household tests positive, your child can still attend school, if they complete daily LFD tests. There is no longer a requirement to PCR test on Day 3, 4 or 5. Anyone with symptoms, however, should not attend school. If they cannot test daily, you will need to isolate at home. Remote learning will be provided.


Face coverings - Children in primary school are not required to wear face coverings. Staff in school will wear these in communal areas.


School will continue with our usual infection control measures:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Increased ventilation
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Catch it, bin it, kill it.
  • Anyone with symptoms should not attend school


Thank you for your support - I will keep updating this page. It is going to be another challenging term, so I am so grateful for your ongoing support.


If you have any questions, please get in touch via email ( and I'll get back to you this evening.






Good Afternoon!


It's the final newsletter for the term!


Take care,


Mrs B x

Good evening!

This week's newsletter attached.

* Head Teacher's update
* Omicron variant brief update
* Safeguarding corner - advice for any new devices

Take care, everyone.


** 21st November ***



Good afternoon, families.

Newsletter below.

It's an early one this week! (But it's a long one, so please make sure you've read it carefully. Thanks!)

* Covid-19 updates
* Wellbeing week reminders
* Head Teacher's update

Take care,

Mrs B x

*** 14th November ***

Good evening,


Sunday night newsletter attached :)

  • Anti-bullying week
  • Christmas Wellbeing Week



Mrs B x.

*** 7th November ***


Good evening, parents.

The children have made an amazing start back after the half term holiday and we are really proud of them all!


PE Kits

Polite reminder: PE Kits are trainers, dark tracksuit bottoms / leggings, a red tshirt and a plain, dark hoodie or jumper. If your child doesn't have a plain jumper, they can wear their school jumper.  Children should come to school in their PE kits on PE days. If children forget their kit, they may be asked to change into a spare one from school. 


Open evenings - telephone appointments

We are really looking forward to sharing their many achievements in our parents' meetings next week. If you haven't made an appointment yet, please give school a ring and we can arrange it for you.


Antibullying week - Monday 15th November- Friday 19th November

The theme this year is 'One kind word'.

Through the week, the children will be taking part in assemblies and activities to raise awareness of our Anti-bullying strategy and encourage them to celebrate our many differences. Exciting news.... We will also be launching our brand new playground 'Buddies'. More information will be given to the children next week. :) :) :)

Monday 15th November will be Odd Sock Day  - emphasizing we are all different and special! The children are invited to wear any odd socks (the crazier the better!) with their usual uniform / PE kits.


Children in Need - Friday 19th November

On Friday 19th November, we are inviting the children to wear non-uniform for a small donation (One pound donation to be brought on in the day, please). There are many children and young people who need our help, especially during these continued challenging times. Thank you for your generosity. 


As always, if you have any comments, questions or concerns, please get in touch.


Mrs B x


*** 10th October ***

Good morning families!


This week's newsletter is packed with important dates - please read it carefully :)


Next week, we also have our KIXX sports coach, Coach Shelley, coming in to see our learning in dance - this may affect the day your child does indoor PE so please check your child's Class Dojo for details of any changes.



Mrs B


3rd October


Good evening families.


Please see below for this week's newsletter. As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch :)




Mrs B

*** 26th September 2021 ***


Good afternoon families.

This week's newsletter attached with important information including:

* Head Teacher's update (three weeks in!)
* Our Walk to School Challenge (think of the fuel you'll save too!)
* Covid 19 update and the importance of PCR tests
* Fortnite online safety information


Mrs B


*** 19th September 2021 ***

Please see this week's newsletter for information about:

  • Open evening
  • Reminders re. Sports Afternoons
  • Head Teacher's update


*** 12th September 2021 ***


Please see this week's newsletter below for information about:

  • Free school meals
  • New school menu
  • Rescheduled sports afternoons
  • Head Teacher's update



9th September 2021 - Update - Privacy Notice


Please click here for our privacy notice.




Mrs Buckley



We are really looking forward to seeing you all back to school on Thursday 2nd September!


Don't forget doors open at 8.30am on both sites and children must be in by 8.45am (Upper) and 8.50am (Lower).

A few key reminders:
* Uniform must be labelled please- initials in biro as a minimum. (You would not believe how many jumpers were in lost property last year!) Children must also wear school shoes (absolutely no trainers). Children will still come in their PE kits on PE days (their teachers will tell them which days this week, ready for next week). Full information about our uniform and PE kit requirements (red t shirt and dark shorts / joggers) is on this page
* We will be continuing to ventilate our classrooms, so please ensure that your children wear a school jumper / cardigan. They may wear a vest or short sleeved t shirt underneath their uniform when the colder weather arrives.
* Although it is no longer a legal requirement, face coverings should be worn by adults where drop off and collection points are crowded. We would also appreciate parents if they are coming in the school building to also wear a face covering. Where possible, older children should walk by themselves round to their class. Staff will be on hand to direct on Thursday if you aren't sure where to go. The one way system is no longer in place at lower site. Please continue to keep left at Upper site to improve flow of adults.
* Please plan your journey carefully for Thursday. if you have to drive, please consider 'Park and Stride' where you park away from Cuckoo Lane and walk to school. Although, more than one parent may now attend at drop off and collection, please consider only one person attending to reduce congestion. Thank you.
* Children may bring a water bottle each day (no juice please) and a healthy snack (eg. fruit - no nuts or chocolate bars). 
* If you need to speak to the teacher, mornings are not usually the best time as it is very busy. Please give us a call or email and the teacher will arrange a time to ring you back.
* If your child has any symptoms of Covid - 19 (a cough, temperature, change in taste/smell, sore throat, or a headache) they must not come to school. They need to access a PCR (proper) test and isolate if the test is positive for 10 days. Children under 18 and fully vaccinated adults no longer need to isolate if they are a close contact of a positive case, but they are advised to access a PCR test and isolate if positive. We will provide remote learning if children are well but isolating. If children are unwell, they will not be expected to complete learning (as with other illnesses).
* Lateral flow tests should now be carried out routinely (twice weekly) by households with school age children. These are available free from your local pharmacy. 
We are really looking forward to sseeing everyone on Thursday. If you would like to check out the staff pages, there is a short video from each teacher to welcome them to their class.
Mrs B x