19th January 2024 - Newsletter


January 2024

19th January 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


This Week in School

As you may know, we hold a Wow Assembly to spark the children’s interest and drive the learning in different subjects each half-term. On Monday, we held an RE Wow Assembly, organised by our RE Lead and EYFS teacher, Mrs Weetch. She held a staff versus pupils quiz on ‘Famous Saints’. Needless to say, the children won hands down and very quickly, too! For the rest of this half-term, each class will focus on learning about the life of a different, lesser known saint. Do ask your child about which saint they are studying and hopefully, they will wow you with their knowledge about them! A very big thank you to Mrs Weetch and all the staff and pupils for their contribution to the event.


Upcoming Parent’s Evenings- Save the Date

We will hold our parent’s evening appointments on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th February. Next week, you will receive an email from the school office ahead of the appointments going live on the booking system, so please look out for this. As always, if you have any issues related to the booking of an appointment please get in touch with the School Office staff, who will be happy to help.

These appointments are understandably short as each teacher has a large volume of parents to talk to in a limited amount of time. If you have an issue to discuss with the class teacher which may cause the appointment to run over, we would ask that you discuss it with them ahead of this meeting. This avoids the appointments running over and the knock on effect of other parents’ appointments being delayed. We are grateful for your support with this.


URGENT - Updated Contact Details

**I do apologise for repeating this information but we have had two occasions recently where we have been unable to contact the parents of pupils who have needed to go to A+E or to the GP for minor treatment. It is vital your details and your emergency contact details are up to date.**


Occasionally, the school office needs to get in touch with parents about their child. It is important that we have up to date contact information for all families so that we can inform you of any incidents or emergencies. Please can you contact the school office as soon as possible if you have had a change of phone number, email or home address and we will update your child’s records immediately.


Have You Paid Your Amenities/Swimming Contributions?

Please can I remind all parents and carers that each year, we ask for a voluntary contribution of

£10 per term per child for swimming, and £10 per term for each family for School Amenities.

The school has always traditionally asked parents and carers for an amenity contribution. The Amenities Fund allows the school to give children extra opportunities and experiences such as visiting artists, performers and sport companies. We feel it is crucial that the children continue to have these WOW moments and with the rising costs of funding school everts and maintaining and running the swimming pool, we would really appreciate your contribution to allow this to continue.


Payments for Swimming and Amenities can be paid online, details are as follows:


Bank Account Number: 02887152 Sort-Code: 30-98-45

Please quote reference S for Swimming and A for Amenities


Best wishes,

Edwina McDonnell



Upcoming Dates:  

Tuesday, 23rd January – Chaplaincy Commissioning Service held at St George’s Church – 2pm. Parents of Chaplains are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 24th January – Year 2 attending Parish Mass – 9.30am at Church – Parents welcome

Wednesday 31st January - Year 4 attending Parish Mass – 9.30am at Church – Parents welcome

Monday 5th February – Parent’s Evening – 5pm – 7.30pm

Tuesday 6th February – Parent’s Evening – 3pm – 5.30 pm

Saturday 10th February – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR HALF-TERM

Monday 19th February – SCHOOL OPEN