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What a busy start to the new academic year! We were delighted to see the children returning from their summer breaks full of enthusiasm for learning. A very warm welcome to the many new families that have and continue to join us; we look forward to a happy association with you all.
It was our pleasure to welcome prospective parents to our Open Day last month. If you are still considering, wish to re-visit or new to the area there is still time to visit. Simply give our admin team a call to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit. Please remember that all applications for Reception 2020 need to be made online no later than 15th January 2020 via the link Applying for Reception 2020.
As our visitors and school community will know we are battling the elements with our plans to make the external grounds an exciting, bright and vibrant environment to reflect the changes we continue to make internally. Whilst the persistent rain has prolonged the works we are making headway and wanted to share our progress and commitment to date. As we move through the year our aim is to have completed the daily mile track; improved outdoor play provision; created forest school and have a series of themed barns enabling us to bring the outdoor curriculum opportunities alive. If you are a local business willing to sponsor one of the barns then we would love to hear from you.
Further updates to follow throughout the year.
- The wilderness! The wilderness!
- Reclaimed from the wilderness! Reclaimed from the wilderness!
- The 'before' project started The 'before' project started
- Boundary path 'before' Boundary path 'before'
- New musical instruments New musical instruments
- The 'after' forest school area The 'after' forest school area
- Refurbished boundary path; block paving to go in next Refurbished boundary path; block paving to go in next
Thursday 11th July 2019 was a night to remember as the first Northamptonshire Education Awards took place in an exclusive marquee at Old Northamptonians Rugby Football Club.
The Northampton Education Awards judging process is totally independent. All award entries were scored against set criteria and marked through a bespoke software-based scoring system before finalists were selected. The judging process was totally independent from the organisers and category sponsors. Once the finalists were announced an independent board finally reviewed and select the winner from each category. The presenter of the evening was the inspiring Matthew Burton, star of Educating Yorkshire. You may remember Matthew from the memorable episode of the Channel 4 programme, where he helped a young boy called Musharaf overcome his stutter. His speech on the night was truly inspiring and recognised how special teachers truly are.
He said: “Tonight has been brilliant. Northamptonshire clearly has a very dedicated and passionate education sector which is great to see.”
We were absolutely delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted as finalists in two categories; Primary School of the Year and School Business Manager of the Year.
Winner of the School Business Manager of the Year, sponsored by ACS Office Solutions
Claire Griffiths of Henry Chichele School
Plans are well under way for the school summer fair. Raffle tickets are available in advance from parent/carers or the school office; there are some fantastic prizes. A MASSIVE thank you to Higgins at Irthlingborough who kindly donated all the materials for some new and exciting stalls that are currently under construction. Come and try your hand at 'Splat the Rat', 'Feed the Clown' or 'Play your cards right'.
Families, friends (old and new) and the community are warmly invited to join us. Looking forward to seeing you.
What a fabulous turnout for the Henry's Friends first Colour run event which took place on Sunday, 19th May. A great time was had by all!
All proceeds from the event will help provide outdoor play equipment.
Thankfully Friday, 22nd March turned out to be dry and overcast; perfect conditions for the mass planting session of our hebes.
We are deeply indebted to Mr and Mrs Vaughan for the generoud donation of compost to give the plants the best of starts; grandparents Keith Coles and Ian Mannion, Mrs Fallon and Mrs Cruse for their help with the planting; parents for lending their support to the launch of eco-schools; what a massive transformation!
Grateful thanks are also extended to Beckworth Emporium for their generous donation of summer flowering bulbs which we shall be planting in class groups over the next few days.
We all look forward to nurturing and enjoying our plants for months to come.
"It really looks lovely - what a lovely idea. Thank you for organising"