14th July 2023 - Newsletter


July 2023

14th July 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


This Week in School

We are almost there –only one week left! In true St George’s form, we haven’t started winding down just yet, and this week was one of our busiest so far. We started off on Monday with a lovely assembly, led by Father Tom and a visiting priest (Father Andras) who is newly ordained and excited to begin in his mission to share the Holy Spirit with others.

On Wednesday, Year 4 performed in a Class Assembly to the whole school and their parents and carers. Mrs Potter reported that the children were confident and the assembly was very entertaining, and enjoyed by all who were present. Well done to the children and staff who put so much time and effort into preparing the assembly.

We also had a wonderful ‘Wow’ Music Exit Assembly on Friday morning, in which each class performed a song (many including instruments such as shakers, glockenspiels and ukuleles) to the whole school. We were all so impressed by the quality of the performances and it was a very lively and entertaining event. On a very grey and rainy day, the children lifted our spirits with their energetic performance and their wonderful singing. We are so grateful for their talent!


Key Stage 2 SATs Results

We are delighted to report that we had our KS2 SATs results returned this week and very happily, we are above the national average in every area! This is a marvellous achievement and is a credit to the hard work of the children themselves and the staff who have taught them, not only this year but throughout their learning journey at our school. We know that SATs results are not the ‘be all and end all’. So, we celebrate the overall results with a healthy dose of awareness that they are merely a snapshot in time of how each child answered a particular set of questions on a particular day. Indeed, some of the papers were very tricky, and concern about this was expressed by teachers and parents nationwide. So, whatever the individual results, please praise your child for the real achievement – turning up to school every day with a positive learning mindset and a fantastic work ethic. They are St George’s children, through and through!


Summer Fete

I would like to offer a huge ‘thank you’ to Laura and the PSG Team who organised this year’s Summer Fete. Without a doubt, it was a fantastic success and a credit to the organisers. The wet-weather plans were very much needed, and I cannot tell you how much effort went in behind the scenes to pull it all together. As a school, we are so grateful to our parent volunteers who give their time to benefit the school, and our school community who are so generous in supporting us by helping to raise funds at these events. To thank our PSG properly, we will be inviting them to a Coffee and Cake morning in September, which will be run by the pupils. Further details to follow!


End of Year Reports

The Year 6 End of Year Reports, containing the KS2 SATs results, will go home today, Friday 14th July.

All other End of Year Reports will go home on Monday, 17th July. I have read every child’s report and am so proud of the achievements and progress of every one of our pupils. Well done, one and all!



Year 6 Leavers Events Next Week

Please could we remind Year 6 Parents and Carers of the following important dates:

  • The Year 6 Production will take place on Tuesday 18th July at 5pm in the School Hall. Doors will open at 4.50pm.
  • The Year 6 Leaver’s Mass will take place at St George’s Church at 9.30am. Parents are invited to celebrate in this special occasion.
  • The Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly will take place at 2.15pm on Friday 21st July in the School Hall. Doors open at 2.05pm.
  • The Year 6 Leaver’s Party – there will be a picnic with games led by Mr C after school for Year 6 pupils and parents. Please see the email which has been sent directly to parents with further information.


Holiday Clubs

I have included dates and information below for some additional holiday camps being held at St George’s School this summer.


Best wishes,

Edwina McDonnell


Mr Chidgey’s Summer Holiday clubs


Tuesday 8th August

Wednesday 9th August

Wednesday 16th August

Wednesday 23rd August


9pm – 3pm – drop off available from 8.45am


£25 per day.


The day will include – Basketball, Dodgeball wars, Football, Tennis, Jailball, Rounders.

The day will also include Swimming.

You will need!

Packed lunch, Water bottle, Swimming kit, Sun cream, Sun hat.


To book please email - jakechidgey@gmail.com – Payment will be required prior to the event.


Mr Chidgey




Girls Football training & Boys football on the following dates.


25th & 26th July Girls Football & Boys Football (Lead: Mrs Ely)


1st & 2nd August Girls Football & Boys Football (Lead:  Mrs Ely)


15th August Girls Football & Boys Football (Lead: Mr White)

Times: 9am - 3pm (Drop off from 8.45am).


Cost: £25.00


The day is to follow a similar format as previous girls events which includes swimming in the afternoon.


Please note interest on the following web form:





Upcoming Dates:  

Tuesday 18th July – Year 6 Production Performance – 5pm – Year 6 parents welcome.

Wednesday 19th July – Year 6 Leaver’s Mass in Church – 9.30 am in Church. Parents welcome.

Friday 21st July – Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly – more information to follow

Monday 4th September – INSET Day – SCHOOL CLOSED

Tuesday 5th September – SCHOOL OPEN