Newsletter 4 March 2022


4th March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a busy first week back! Class Five have had a wonderful few days at Kilve, we have had a catch ball sports tournament at Castle School, a hockey tournament at Bishop Fox’s, Ash Wednesday Services, World Book Day and non-uniform day on Friday! No two days are ever the same in a school and it is an absolute joy to see the opportunities that the children are provided with every day!


A huge thank you to the Year 5 team for organising such a wonderful few days at Kilve. Such trips take a great amount of planning, thought and time and I very much appreciate all they have done to make this possible. It sounds like the children had the best time ever.

World Book Day

Thank you to Mrs Earp and the staff for planning another memorable World Book Day!

The children were so excited to come to school in their pyjamas and looked brilliant. I cannot underestimate the importance of spending 10 minutes every evening to enjoy a story. I really do appreciate Mrs Earp organising and collecting over 220 books from Brendan Books so that the children could use their World Book Day Vouchers

Ash Wednesday

It was wonderful to have the children from KS2 at St George’s Church on Wednesday for our Ash Wednesday service and KS1 having a service at the school. Thank you to Fr Tom for leading both services.

Mufti Day in aid of Ukraine

I am delighted to advise you that we have today raised in excess of £500 to go towards the transportation costs to deliver all the donated items for the Ukrainian refugees. If there is any money left over then this will be donated to the  Red Cross. Thank you once again for all your kind generosity in supporting this appeal.

School Dinners

We are extremely lucky to have an excellent relationship with our food providers and they always respond to questions and suggestions I have regarding the meals. If ever a parent has a suggestion for a healthy meal that is not currently on the menu, the team at Fox’s would like to hear from you.

What to do if you have Covid symptoms

Whilst there is no longer a legal requirement for people with Covid-19 to self-isolate, if you have any of the main symptoms or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of these symptoms you should order a PCR test. You are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people while you are waiting for the test result. To read the full guidance, visit COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 - GOV.UK (,


Picking Up Children

Please can all parents and carers ensure they have contacted the school if another adult is picking up your child/children. We cannot allow any children to go with other adults unless we have been informed. We have a duty of care to ensure all children are kept safe.


 Best Wishes


  Mark Braund