Newsletter 28 – 3rd May 2019

Dear Parents

Children and Communion Course  Revds Andrew Sinclair and Marion Harrison, the Church of England clergy who look after the catchment area of our school, would like to offer our children the opportunity to receive Holy Communion before they are confirmed.  Preparation for this will take place at an “After School” club on Tuesdays after May half-term, and children participating will receive their first communion at the school Eucharist on Wednesday July 17th when Bishop Andrew will be attending.  Any parent and child wishing to know more about this programme is invited to a meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 3.15 – 4pm in school.  The course will run from June 11th from 3.15 – 4.15pm for five weeks.

Year 3 Year 4 residential trip There will be a meeting for all parents of children who will be in Year 3 and Year 4 NEXT academic year (those currently in Year 2 and Year 3) to discuss the residential trip to Hooke Court in Dorset that will take place in October. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 2.30pm.  Please do come along to find out about this very exciting trip and to ask any questions you may have. The children spend one night away, and take part in great outdoor activities – they enjoy the independence, the activities, the team work and the fun that they have on this trip. We are always very grateful to our teachers and teaching assistants who are prepared to take children away on these trips, to be on duty all day and night to care for them, and to help them learn and have fun.

Summer Music Concert Those children who take peripatetic music lessons in our school and who have reached a good standard, will be invited to perform in the Summer Music Concert on Tuesday 21st May starting at 5.00pm. If your child is performing, their music tutor will let them know and prepare them. Everyone is welcome to attend – it is a wonderful concert and the standard is remarkably high.

Demographic information of our school


Village Number of children Percentage of children
Great Cheverell 33 22%
Little Cheverell 11 8%
Erlestoke 12 8%
Coulston 2 1%
Total in catchment 58 39%
Edington 14 10%
Devizes 14 10%
Potterne 12 8%
West Lavington and Littleton Panell 12 8%
Marston and Worton 11 8%
Market Lavington 9 6%
Bratton 5 3%
Other 12 8%

If we had only children from our designated area (catchment area), the school would be very vulnerable to closure since there would be only 58 children here. We are very grateful to all those parents who choose to transport their children from other places in Wiltshire to attend our school. We have children coming in from Devizes, Warminster, Westbury and Hilperton, as well as all the more local villages.

Families leaving our school As we prepare for our Admissions Panel at the beginning of June, we ask that if you are going to remove your child from our school at the end of this academic year, you let us know by the end of this half term. We have many families who would like to transfer their children into our school and we need to know how many places may be available to offer for the coming academic year 2019-20.

GDPR and Safeguarding Please remember that all parents must report into reception if they want to come into the school, and that they must be accompanied by a member of staff if they go into the classrooms. This helps us to make sure we are compliant with both safeguarding and data protection requirements.

Plant Sale There is a very good plant sale taking place in Erlestoke Church on Saturday 11 MAY from 2pm. There will be tea, cake, raffle and a FREE PLANT for every child who comes! (While stocks last.) It is always a great event with very reasonably priced and very good plants to get your garden started for summer. Do come along!

Worton & Cheverell Youth Football Club 9.30am on Saturday mornings for ages 3-6. Contact David Kiddle on 07843 678781 or for more details.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www.
Tuesday 21st May Music Concert for children taking music lessons in school 5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd May – Friday 24th May Residential trip to Forest of Dean, Years 5 and 6
Friday 24th May Last day of term
Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June TD days
Wednesday 5th June Everyone back to school
Wednesday 12th June Music Concert for children taking music lessons outside of school 10.45am
Wednesday 26th June Year 3/Year 4 residential trip meeting for parents 2.30pm
Friday 28th June Written school reports uploaded for parents
Tuesday 2nd July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 3rd July

Thursday 4th July

Year 3/ Year 4 performance
Wednesday 10th July Sports Day and picnic 9.15am  – 1.00pm
Tuesday 16th July Year 6 Restaurant 1.30pm
Wednesday 17th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Tuesday 23rd July Last day of term
Tuesday 3rd September Back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

Quiz Night success Thank you so much for all who took part and our fabulous volunteers who made this evening such a success! Over £700 was raised for the PFA – FANTASTIC!!

Children’s Disco Night – Friday 17th May – Save the date! Further details to follow.

Social Evening – Friday 10th May – The Three Daggers Brewery (underneath the Farm Shop) – Only one week to go until our Spring Social Evening! We need a minimum number of 40 for this evening to go ahead so please let us know ASAP if you would like a ticket! Tickets are £15 and will include a buffet and a welcome drink. There will be a minibus service operating on the evening (donation to the driver).

There will be a Silent Auction at the social evening to raise funds for the PFA. We would very much appreciate any donations from local businesses for the Silent Auction. Please do come forward if you know of a business who would like to help us raise PFA funds towards equipment & activities for our children.

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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