General Election - 04.07.2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you may be aware, the government have announced that there will be a general election on Thursday 4th of July 2024. As our school is used as a polling station, we will be closed to all pupils on this day. School will reopen for all pupils on Friday 5th July.

To support your children to learn at home, work will be provided for your child to complete. You will be able to access this via Microsoft teams on the 4th July. We are sharing this with you at the earliest date and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Upcoming: Eid Celebration

Eid Celebration for all ages Saturday 22 June 12pm-3pm

Venue: The Lighthouse Alma Way, B19 2LN

Lots of great activities on the day


Eid Celebration

Grammar Schools Test Information

Dear Year 5 Parents

I am writing to make you aware that registration is now open for parents of current Year 5 pupils who would like their child to sit the entrance test for a place at any of the grammar schools in Birmingham (entry to Year 7 in September 2025).

Registration can be made online by visiting the website below.

The closing date for registering is 4pm on 28th June 2024. The test will take place on 14th September 2024.

Yours Sincerely

Mrs Z Thewlis

School Lunches

Dear parents

We're thrilled to announce that starting June 3rd, 2024, Prince Albert Primary, Prince Albert High, Heathfield, Birchfield, Sutton Park, and Highfield school will be teaming up with Caterlink as our new catering provider.

Caterlink is the leading contract caterer in primary and secondary schools and colleges across the UK, providing fresh and healthy meals to over 1 million children and young adults every week in England and Northern Ireland. Caterlink were appointed after a robust tender process in collaboration with our staff and students and we are delighted to be welcoming them on board.

We're confident that this partnership will elevate the dining experience for our pupils and contribute to their overall well-being. We can't wait for the delicious and nutritious meals that Caterlink will bring to our school community. We have arranged an open event that will enable you to meet with Caterlink and ask questions.

This event will take place at Prince Albert High School on the 13th May, 15:15pm if you wish to attend.

Yours Sincerely
Mrs Z Thewlis

DT Competition

Dear Parents/Carers,

As part of our enrichment of the DT curriculum children are being given the opportunity to enter a whole school competition.

The competition title is 'A place of worship'. The children who wish to enter should design and make a model of a place of worship of their choice. The best models will receive a prize. This will be completed at home.

The deadline for this competition is Friday 12th May 2024.

The model design is open to the individual child’s ideas and the following criteria:

- Full name on the back and their class
- Hand the model to your child’s class teacher or Miss Fisher in 4F.
- Closing date: Friday 12th May 2024.
- Awards for the best model will be given to the year group winners.
- Photographs of the winning model will be shared on X (Twitter).
- The judges’ decision will be final.

We hope you want to get involved and we look forward to seeing your child’s model. Yours sincerely, Miss Fisher

Celebration Menus

Please see the attached special menus for upcoming celebrations.

Easter Menu

Vaisakhi Menu

Eid Menu

If you would like to book a meal for your child on any of these days, please email the school with your child's full name and class and which meal they would like to request. If your child is entitled to UFSM (R-Yr2 ) or Free School Meals, you do not need to do anything,

if your child is not entitled to free school meals and would like to book for this special meal on this day then please can you top-up your parent pay account with £2.25 and let the school office know, you can also do this via the school enquiry email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Yours Sincerely

Birchfield school

Parent Guide to Cyberbullying

Dear Parents

We hope you find this free attached resource valuable. By actively engaging parents in discussions about cyberbullying, it crucially reinforces positive behaviours both in and out of school amongst children.

Click here for the resource

Many thanks

Birchfield Primary School

Parents Evening - March 2024

Please see dates below for parents’ evenings:

  • Tuesday 5th March 2024 : Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Nurture.
  • Thursday 7th March 2024: Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.

You will be able to make a 5-minute appointment with your child’s teacher after school from tomorrow. If for any reason, you cannot attend on the given date, please see the class teacher.
All meetings will take place in the school halls with appointments available from 4 -6pm. Access to the meetings will be via the red door.
Please be advised that there is limited seating and waiting space. Where possible, can we ask that only parents and the child attend.

We look forward to seeing you there.

World Book Day

Dear Parents and Carers,

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 7th March, and we hope you will join us to

celebrate. We are marking World Book Day this year at Birchfield Primary School

because we support the charity's mission to change lives through a love of books and reading.

Click here to see the full letter

Contact Us

Birchfield Primary School
Trinity Rd
B6 6AJ

Phone: 0121 464 5661



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