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Update 55 - 13.07.2020

Dear Parents and Carers,


Here we are in the last full week of the summer term. Please remember that we finish school on Wednesday 22nd July at 12.30p.m. as we would usually do at the end of the summer term. Children will have their lunch before they go home.


Happy News!

I am delighted to inform you that we have more baby news at the junior school: both Mrs Dyer and Mrs Clift are expecting a baby in the late autumn/early spring. We send our congratulations to them both. Also we have Mrs Allen starting her maternity leave at the end of this term so we look forward to her announcement in the early autumn.


Annual reports

We still have a number of reports which have not yet been collected. You can now collect them at any time as I am sure your children will be wanting to know which class they are going into next year.


Once you have collected your child’s report and know which class your child will be moving in to in September, you and your child/children can watch the video prepared by the staff, as a way of introducing themselves to you. Junior videos can be watched through Seesaw and Infant videos through Purple Mash.


Obviously we are unable to provide a face to face parents’ evening but should you wish to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher then please complete the reply slip in the report and return it to school and the teacher will be in touch. Alternatively you can ring in to request a call, and the teacher will ring you back when they are available to do so.


Free School Meal Vouchers:

You will be aware that the Government have agreed to fund FSM vouchers for the summer. Those of you who are eligible will be entitled to a £90 voucher per child. You should receive these towards the end of this week but you can only use them once the holidays begin.


Library Books

Thank you to so many of you for returning library books. We are still missing quite a few so please check your children’s bedrooms carefully as every book we have to replace means 1 less new book can be bought. There is a box in both reception areas where you can hand them in.



Reading books

Please can you return any reading books you may have at home. We cannot afford for these to go missing as they are very expensive to replace and cannot usually be replaced on an individual basis but replaced as sets. Any lost books will need to be charged for to ensure that other children have the full range of reading material your child had. We still have a lot of books missing!



Those of you who have borrowed laptops or similar devices from school, please can you return them to the junior school office by Friday 17th July so that they can be cleaned and prepared for September.


Parking and Permits

Thank you. There has been a reduction in the number of people driving onto the school site. If you need a permit for September please contact the infant office.



We still have some nursery places available for September. We do provide 30 hours of care if you require it. Unlike other local nurseries, because the nursery is part of the school, we have a full time, qualified teacher leading the nursery. This means that they receive a good foundation in their learning and experience quality teaching right from their first day. Please contact the infant school office if you would like further details, or to register your child for a place.


Keep socially distancing and washing your hands!

Stay safe.

With my very best wishes,

Mrs Sheila Pape

Executive Headteacher