Newsletter 19th March 2021


19th March 2021


Dear Parents and Carers,

Parent Survey 2021

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Parent Survey. I really appreciated your comments.

In what has been a truly challenging year for everyone, I was pleased to see the positive feedback.  St George’s and all schools are gradually returning to some normality. I am looking forward to a time when we can have whole school assemblies, school events and a normal school timetable without staggered start and finish times.

I am pleased that we have the technology to ensure that lessons have regularly been uploaded on Google Classroom as well as weekly assemblies, school events such as Harvest, the KS1 Nativity, the Carol Service and much more.

The continued interest and uptake in Mr C’s clubs and our before and after school care has been well received. 

All of this has taken much time to prepare as we have had strict COVID guidance to follow during this time. Ensuring that the children remain in their class bubbles and kept as safe as possible.

Our usual Fund Raising events have also been affected as these times provide opportunities for new families to the school to get to know other families.

Pre-COVID times will return and we all hope sooner rather than later!

Please see the Parent Section of our website for the survey results.


Did you hear about our super Science Day?

Science WOW – British Science Week.

British Science week was celebrated by St. George’s Catholic Primary last week with the help of Astro Alice from Fizz Pop Science. Each class engaged in a fun practical science lesson. The day started in Year 6 where Alice demonstrated the science of air pressure by catapulting objects across the classroom! This show was recorded and other classes were able to watch it in their classrooms. Astro Alice visited each classroom and delighted pupils with bubbles, explosions, rockets, sherbet and slime. Many children were able to take home the things they had made in these sessions.

It was wonderful to hear the delighted screams of children enjoying their learning and engaging in the practical science experiments. The sessions were funded in part by the British Science Association Kick Start Grant. We continue to ensure children enjoy Science at St. George’s and help them to increase their Science Capital.

Are you aware that our end of term Mass will be streamed online?

Our end of term Mass will be streamed live on the St George’s Church Website at 9:30am. Due to COVID, only Year Six children will go to the church. The rest of the school will observe Mass on their class promethean boards.


Do you know when we finish for Easter and return for the Summer Term?

We finish for the Easter holidays on Thursday 1st April. The Summer Term starts on Monday 19th April.

Do you know about our St George’s Day tradition?

We will be celebrating St George’s Day on Friday 23rd April with our traditional races on the school field. Please can the children attend school on this day in their PE kit. We finish the races by treating the children to an ice cream!

Did you see our local Police Community Support Officer outside school?

Our local Police Community Support Officer surprised us with a visit on Thursday morning as the children were dropped off. I am sure he was really impressed with our COVID staggered system.

This will continue until further notice and your co-operation, support and understanding has helped our system work.

When we eventually return to normality, we will ensure that we post videos of our one way system on our website to remind us all how we drop off and pick up at St George’s. It is very clear that the quicker parents and carers can do this the more effective it works.

We do ask that parents reverse into a space, this is not to be awkward, this is to ensure that the children and families are safe.


Best wishes,


Mark Braund