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.