Newsletter 12 – 25th November 2016

Dear Parents


Letter of Commendation from the Government We were delighted to receive the letter, (click on the link above), from the Regional Schools Commissioner who has told us that we are one of the region’s highest performing schools. It is a tremendous achievement in this year of complex changes to our assessment system, and follows many years of similar outstanding achievement by our school. I would like to thank, most sincerely, our extraordinarily talented staff, our aspirational and hardworking children, our committed governors and our engaged and supportive families – it is a winning team!

As ever, we do emphasise that, although we are delighted with these results, we are just as proud of all the other things that make our school great – the achievement of our children in all aspects of our broad and balanced curriculum, their exceptional behaviour, the way they are growing into people of compassion and courage, showing responsibility, joy and aspiration, and the way they walk their own spiritual journey, forming their own philosophy with wisdom and understanding. These facets of their education are at least as important as outstanding academic achievement.

Dropping Off We are seeing children being dropped off in the playground before 8.30am – this is very dangerous since there is no adult on duty to look after them. Please make sure that you stay with your child until the teacher on duty comes out onto the playground.

Bedtime Story Children in Stonehenge class will be invited to come back to school today from 5.00pm – 6.00pm to have a bedtime story and hot chocolate. This is always a great event, much enjoyed by the children. My thanks to the staff in Stonehenge class who have worked hard and given up their Friday evening to offer children this experience. Please pick your child up promptly at 6.00pm – they will be tired!

Handbells and Community Carol Singing  We invite you all to come along to our school hall on Wednesday 30th November at 5.00pm for a wonderful evening of music where our handbells will be playing carols and Christmas songs and we shall all sing along to some of our favourite Christmas carols.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www.
Wednesday 30th November Handbells and community carol singing 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday 12th December Christmas play 10.00 am KS1,  1.30 pm KS2
Tuesday 13th December Christmas play 5.00pm KS1, 6.30pm KS2
Tuesday 13th December Sarum Class: Sewing with parents and Year 3 choir performance at 2.30pm 1.30 – 3pm
Wednesday 14th December Christmas play 5.00pm KS1, 6.30pm KS2
Thursday 15th December Church Service – all welcome 9.30am – 10.00am
Friday 16th December Last day of term
Tuesday 3rd January Children back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning


The Christmas Fayre, is straight after school on Friday 9th December and we are really excited about this year’s venue – The Pavilion, opposite school! Look forward to seeing you there!

For those of you who have kindly come forward to run a stall at the Fayre, set-up on the day will start at 2pm. The PFA team will be in touch shortly to fine tune individual details. (Thank-you!)

Also a huge thank-you for all your donations of secret jars, chocolates and £1 coins this morning – they will go a long way towards stocking Fayre stalls.

Can’t believe it’s only a week since 109 children arrived to enjoy the popcorn-fuelled Cinema Night! It was a great success thanks to Louise and Julie’s hard work in organising and all the wonderful Mums as well as Mrs Henning and Mrs Jones who stayed at school to help everything run smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

Next textile recycling date is Monday 5th December.  In the meantime, have a super weekend.


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