Our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus.'

Executive Head: Mrs E Brocklesby

Head of School: Mrs S Laskey

email: enquiry_amb@emmasumac.com

Contact number: 01562 823568

Our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus.'



Friday 12th January 2024

Message from Mrs Brocklesby

I hope that you have had a blessed Christmas with your families and I wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Thank you all so much for our kind Christmas cards and gifts – we really do appreciate it.

We are extremely looking forward to to the busy term ahead!

New Year's Prayer

In this new year, thank you for your constant
presence. No matter how hard the previous year,
no matter the challenges and anxieties facing us
this new year, you are here. Help us remember
Lord, that the promises and setbacks ahead are
no match for your love for us and you will be
with us to guide us at every step.


I would like to thank our fabulous TAPP for organising a range of events including a visit from Santa for each class and the pantomime that all children attended this week.

We are very appreciative of all of the fundraising that has taken place to date and we look forward to continuing to work together to generate as much as we can to support our school. 

Our aim as TAPP is to bring together staff, parents and friends socially. Our primary aim is to support the school to enhance the educational experience
of our children. We need your links to gain more support from the local community, especially small and large businesses, as well as parents who have their
own businesses.

Please email ebrocklesby@emmausmac.com if your business can support us or if you know a way we can source support from local businesses.

Message from Mrs Laskey

Dear Parents and Carers

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break with your families. We started on Monday with a lovely surprise for all – Panto came to St. Ambrose!  On Monday afternoon the children and staff all thoroughly enjoyed the M&M Theatrical Production of the pantomime Beauty and the Beast.   Miss Crumpler and Miss Noble were asked to show off their dance moves and children involved themselves in the singing and laughing. We all cheered the goodies and booed the baddies and got into the swing of ‘Oh no you didn’t, oh yes you did’ and ‘It’s behind you’. This was a lovely surprise and treat for all provided by the fundraising from TAPP.  Thank you TAPP for all your hard work and we look forward to the future events of fundraising for our school.

‘I was excited because it was my favourite movie’ - Charlotte

‘It was loud and we had to shout ‘Oh yes he is’ -  Pixie

‘It was really good.  I liked the way they acted and it was creative with the sounds’ - Luca

‘The candle made me laugh as he was funny’ – Ameilia  

‘The panto was good and I enjoyed watching them get married’ - Katie


On Monday we also had our whole school prayer and liturgy where we thought about the three Kings arrival to Bethlehem to visit the newborn king, Jesus. We considered the importance of each gift and how we could honour Jesus with our own gift of love and compassion.  Compassionate and Loving are our new virtues for this half term and the children have spent some time exploring these virtues.  We then celebrated the Baptism of the Lord on Tuesday.


On Wednesday we all went to church to celebrate Mass together with Father Lamb. He asked us all to think about the new year being a new start. Thank you to the altar servers who helped Father Lamb and to all the children for the beautiful singing and responses during Mass. This term we look forward to celebrating Masses for our house saints.  These being Saint Wulstan (Friday 19th January), Saint Nicholas Owen (Tuesday 16th January), Saint Chad (Friday 1st March – his feast day is 2nd March) and Saint Richard next term (Tuesday 9th March). The children will attend the Mass according to which house they are in.


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Laskey


Your child should have come home with their photo proof card yesterday. The deadline for orders is 23rd January. You can place orders online however, any orders placed after this date will incur a delivery charge to your home address. You can also return your order to school where they will be collected by the photography team.

School Food United will be providing a special menu on Thursday 18th January. If you would like your child to have one please can you ensure you place your order through the School Food United app/website. If you need any assistance with logging in please contact the school office.

Charlotte has successfully been selected to perform in 'Shrek Junior' the musical in July. It is a massive achievement at such a young age and Charlotte is over the moon.

We are extremely proud of you Charlotte and look forward to hearing all about it.

Ticket are now on sale via their website and you can purchase them by clicking on the link below.

This years Valentines Bakes Off will be held on Wednesday 7th February. All entries to be brought into the school office and they will be judged and then sold to the children during the day and any remaining cakes will be sold from the school hall at the end of the day to parents and families.

Cupcakes and biscuits would be preferred due to them being easier to hand out when selling.

Children will need to bring in a maximum of £1 cash on the day in a named envelope or purse.


We are a family support charity in the Wyre Forest. For our wonderful service of supporting families to continue we need to recruit more volunteers to home visit families or support at our family groups. If this is something that you would be interested in then please contact us. Many thanks.

Year 5 Pyramid Concert

We are delighted to be hosting our fourteenth Emmaus Pyramid Concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 5th February 2024 at 7pm. The theme this year will be "Electric Dreams-Through the 80's".
To support our communities we have held the reduced ticket price this year. Tickets will be selling at £5 each, with an unlimited allocation per family and can be purchased at the link below.(Please contact the box office directly if you require assistance with disabled access)
Tickets will go on sale to the general public from today.
Please note you may also book tickets by calling the box office at Symphony hall directly and referencing the event Emmaus Pyramid Concert presents Electric Dreams (Through the 80's), Please note tickets cannot be purchased on Symphony Halls website.

Teapot Tuesday will return on Tuesday 16th January.                                 


Thursday 18th January --------------------------- Census Day - Dinosaur Lunch
Friday 19th January 9.15am St Wulstan's House Mass (Red House)
Tuesday 23rd January --------------------------- Reception Hearing Tests - Consent/withdrawal given via the parent portal
--------------------------- 9.15am St Nicholas Owen House Mass (Blue House)
Friday 26th January All Day Times Table Rockstar Day (KS2) Number Day (KS1) - More information to follow
Wednesday 31st January 9.30am Whole School Mass
Monday 5th February 7pm MAC Year 5 Pyramid Concert
Tuesday 6th February All Day Safer Internet Day
--------------------------- 3.30pm - 6pm Parents' Evening 1
Wednesday 7th February 9.15am Reception, Y1 and Y2 Class Mass
--------------------------- -------------------------- TAPP Valentine's Bake Off
Thursday 8th February 3.30pm - 6pm Parents' Evening 2
Monday 19th February -------------------------- Return to School for Spring Term 2
Wednesday 21st February 9.15am Year 6 Class Mass
Friday 1st March 9.15am St Chad's House Mass (Yellow House)
Wednesday 6th March 9.15am Year 5 Class Mass
Thursday 7th March All Day World Book Day - More information to follow
Wednesday 13th March 9.15am Year 4 Class Mass
Friday 22nd March 9.15am Whole School Mass
-------------------------- --------------------------- Break up for Easter

Regular attendance at school means that your child will make the most of their education and improve their chances later on in life. At St Ambrose, good attendance is of high importance and we strive to have at least 96% attendance. Please help us with this target. If you need any support, then school is here to help so that your child can get the very best out of the education we provide. 

We will continue sending out regular push notifications about attendance so that you are aware if you child falls below our 96% target and we are working with Louise Howles, our Education Welfare Officer to support us with improvements.

Year Group This Week
Reception 90.8%
Year 1 91.0%
Year 2 99.6%
Year 3 91.4%
Year 4 96.5%
Year 5 93.6%
Year 6 92.8%

Mass Times at St. Ambrose Catholic Church


The Bee Hive Club is now open. The Club is based in the Bee Hive which is the nursery building currently.

Opening Times

The Bee Hive Club is open to children between 7.45am – 8.45am & 3.20pm - 6.00pm every school day.

There is a minimum of two qualified members of staff and a ratio of one member of staff to eight children under the age of eight years.

The Bee Hive Admissions Policy

The Bee Hive (Before and After School Club) will admit any child who attends St Ambrose School subject to availability of places, and the admissions criteria below.

The Bee Hive Morning Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day.  The Bee Hive Evening Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day. The club operates a minimum staffing of one adult per eight children under the age of 8 years.

Term Dates

Term Dates
Autumn Term 1 Monday 4th September - Friday 27th October
Autumn Term 2 Monday 6th November - Friday 22nd December
Spring Term 1 Monday 8th january - Friday 9th February
Spring Term 2 Monday 19th february - Friday 22nd March
Summer Term 1 Monday 8th April - Friday 24th May
Summer Term 2 Monday 3rd June - Monday 22nd July
Staff Training Days Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th September 23. Friday 6th October 23. Friday 9th February 24. Monday 22nd July 24.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Laskey and Mrs Brocklesby