Christmas Cards – Deadline for orders is Friday 12th October.

With only 83 days left until Christmas we are happy to say that Christmas Card samples and order forms will be sent home in bookbags today (Wednesday 3rd October).

The deadline for ordering is next Friday the 12th October and sorry, but no late orders will be accepted!!

Also, if your children receive free school dinners then FAB will gladly give you a free pack of cards… if this applies to you then you will be receiving an email from the Acting Heads who are dealing with these requests and your details will remain anonymous to FAB – Merry Christmas!


If the school receives the Pupil Premium on behalf of your child, you can get free entry to our events, as well as other free FAB stuff.

To find out more, please contact Sandra Mulholland or Dawn Loader – the Acting Heads.

This term, we are offering free Christmas Card packs to all pupils receiving Free School Meals at the Balfour.

For all Pupil Premium Families we are also offering free entry to our Quiz Night (19th October – Adults only!)  as well as free family tickets to our Firework Evening (10th November) and free Santa’s Grotto and Grinch’s Cave tickets at our Christmas Fair (8th December).

Stand by your Head Friday 28th September

On 28th September, 1000 headteachers will march on Downing St to demand that 8 years of #schoolcuts are reversed . We stand with them. 

Some school staff have already agreed for us to take pictures of them on their heads and we’ve asked the Governors too.

Get the whole family to do a headstand to show your support and take a photo!! Or turn a photo upside down to show support! 

You can post photo’s to the SOS Facebook page:

or email them to us at and we can share them on our Facebook page and with SOS.

One head told the Guardian:   “Some say I should be in school on 28th September, not demonstrating. If government reverses funding cuts as a result of us marching on Westminster, I will consider it the best day’s work I have ever done.”