Our News Stories
What a busy start to the academic year we had; term 1 and 2 were packed with lots of trips, events, visitors and curriculum days to enhance our broad and balanced curriculum.
We were delighted to meet so many new and prospective parents last term. A reminder that the application process for Reception class 2019 https://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-school-places/Pages/default.aspx closes imminently but we are always happy to accomodate enquiries through the school year. A big THANK YOU for all the wonderful accolades on the feedback forms; comments for something you particularly liked included 'transition process; interaction with older children; bright, vibrant learning environment; values, focus on individuals, importance on reading and other foundation subjects; award and recognition seems wonderful; immaculate, clean and tidy everywhere; modern feeling with big open spaces for activities; outdoor area is huge; friendly and welcoming'. If you would like to visit please call the school office on 01933 352850.
We bid a fond farewell to our Year 6 leavers and wish them every future success at their new secondary schools. We look forward to hearing how you are getting on from time to time.
In a matter of weeks we shall be warmly welcoming our new reception starters as the next academic year begins in earnest! For anyone seeking reception places for September 2019 we have already planned our Open Morning for FRIDAY, 12TH OCTOBER 2018 from 09:30-11:30 (available to book in 1/2 hourly slots via the school office). If you can't make this date, don't worry as we are always happy to accomodate alternative arrangements.
As we reflect on the past year we were delighted with the annual Parent Survey results (see attached). We shall be reviewing how we can further support some of the initiatives as we continue to work to our vision statement 'Everyone Working together for Lifelong Learning'.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer holiday.
School will be reopen to ALL pupils as usual on Monday, 2nd July 2018 with the following changes to classroom accomodation for the remainder of this academic year..
Both red and yellow Reception classes will be in the upper key stage two area of the school (old year 3 and 4 classrooms) directly off the main school playground. Parents of Reception will need to access from the top gate please and use the path to arrive at the classrooms. It is possible on Monday morning that a fence will have/be in the process of being erected around these two classrooms for temporary outdoor provision so they should be easily visible. Parents of yellow classroom are politely asked to provide substitute water bottles until we are able to retrieve after the clean-up operation. We are also aware that there is clothing and footwear still in the area; this will similarly be returned to you as soon as practically possible.
Year 2 will be registered and dismissed from the new Year 4 classroom adjacent to the steps accessed from the top gate. No change to access arrangements but please wait to collect at the end of the day near to the sprinkler house. 2CL children should come in their PE kit for the day on Monday (no change of clothes necessary).
All children are invited to bring their PE kits home on Monday evening and wear on their usual PE days whilst the weather conditions continue; no change of clothes are necessary.
Acorn before and after school club will be fully operational from the usual base.
Clearly the staff and governors are dismayed at this unfortunate incident and we await the outcome of assessor reports next week which will dictate the repair works from this point forward. We have also had to temporarily shelve our own plans for refurbishing upper KS2 until later this academic year. We will keep you updated as we know more. In the meantime, our sincere thanks to all those parents for the kind messages and offers of help; they are very much appreciated.
Have a good weekend.
It is with the deepest regret that we shall be closed to ALL pupils on Friday, 29th June 2018. Whilst still to be confirmed, a sprinkler head went off unexpectedly in the rear extension earlier today and despite the very fast response of the fire brigade who assisted in isolating both water and electrics in a matter of minutes; this has caused extensive water damage to this area.
Staff will be meeting with insurers tomorrow to assess the damage and formulate a plan of action. We will, of course, update you before the end of the day via our usual communication methods (e-mail, facebook, school web-site) with arrangements for Monday, 2nd July onwards.
Whilst we have reinstated power to the front and the original school building so that our phone system is fully operational once more, we politely request that parents refrain from ringing tomorrow please; we anticipate being extremely busy ringing out. Thank you for your assistance; it is very much appreciated.
What a busy and productive year our Year 5 children have had working alongside our partners at Moulton College, Northampton! We are delighted to have re-established our pond area from the wilderness it had become whilst the builders were on site expanding the school. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the College and are grateful for their support.
A massive THANK YOU to building merchant HIGGINS, Irthlingborough who very kindly supplied materials to help support the project.
A HUGE thank you to our friends from the Community Support from Tesco Store, Wellingborough. On a very cold and damp Wednesday during the Easter break they kindly gave up their time to help clear debris and vegetation from around the pond area. In a few hours we managed to not only fill a 14 yard skip but reveal much of the 'lost' landscaping in this corner of the grounds. Slowly, but surely we are 'winning the battle' to restore this area, opening up for the children to be inquisitive learners once more. There was certainly much excitement this week when some of them were introduced to our pond inhabitants, who despite all the recent building work continue to thrive!
Over the coming months (weather permitting) we shall be forging ahead with not only the pond refurbishment, but also redevelopment of the right hand side of the grounds between the workshop to create an 'all weather' play area which will also include a path between. Funding permitting we shall be overhauling the existing path that currently runs through the pond area, along the rear boundary and linking it to the new path in the 'all weather' area. Not only will this reflect the high standards of decor we strive to achieve internally, this will also give us endless opportunities to bring the curriculum outside; maths, english, science, geography, music and beyond.
We shall keep you updated as works progress!