Message from Miss Emson

We have had yet another fabulous week in school.  Luke Temple visited on Tuesday and the children loved it – he then came back to sign books this afternoon. So many children bought books and were so excited of having a real author in school. There have been some exceptional work posted on our Twitter page this week from classes – we’re so proud of how hard everyone is working.
As of next week, gates will be locked at 8:55am so any children coming in after this time will need to go to the front office.  Registers are taken at 8:50 so this is when the children need to be in school by.  Our doors open at 8:40am and children are able to come straight in so there is no reason for lateness.  Ten minutes per day is almost an hour lost over a week. 

Whilst the weather is interchangeable may I remind you that uniform is still a top priority.  Some children are regularly coming in the incorrect foot wear such as trainers and canvas slip on shoes/boots – these are not suitable for wet weather and are not part of our uniform policy. Thank you in advance for your support on this matter. 
On the last week of term we will be celebrating all the children who have read at least times per week for the whole half term by going to Whitgift’s Cinema.  

Dates for your diary

Year 4 Swimming Dates
31st, Feb 7th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th.
Safer Internet Day8.2.22
Close for half term11.02.22
World Book Day04.03.22
Visit to school by a Para-Olympian. More details to follow15.3.22
Close for Easter holidays 01.04.22
Open for Summer Term20.04.22
Close for Half-Term27.05.22
School Closed – Training Day 17.06.22
School closes 21.07.21

Author Visit

Compass Go, Mental Health Support Team

School are working in partnership with Compass Go (Mental Health Support Team) to support the wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

Compass Go are a new mental health support team who will be working together with your school to help support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.  As a part of this support they will be looking at how they can help parents/careers to understand the types of mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties their children may encounter and how best to support them. 

They would really appreciate your views on what support you would find helpful, please click the following link to express your views regarding this matter –

Parking on Yellow lines

Please can we remind parents that is is against the law to stop on the yellow lines in front of school. It creates hazards for children and parents entering and leaving the school grounds and causes congestion around the school. We have a large car park, which can be accessed through John Whitgift Academy.


Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
92% 93%94%95%94%94%93%94% 95%93% 

Good attendance is classed as 96% and above.


Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
78%74%66%97%81%70%82% 90%75%100%
Green improved from last week and red reduced from last week.

Wow! Congratulations to Mrs Martin’s class. 100% again they have read three times or more.

Most improved this week is Mrs Watson. Well Done

Stars of the week

Key Stage 1

Mrs Woods – Sienna G

Miss Winn –  Garry W

Mrs Watson – Amelia P

Mrs Brown – Ella C

Key Stage 2

Mrs Cox – Maximillian K

Miss Baxter – Millie U

Mrs Bradley – Sophie M

Miss O’Neill – Scarlett D

Mrs Martin – Olly C

Mr Baxter – Deon O

Year 6 Superstars

Each week up to six year 6 children are chosen as the Year 6 Superstars, for their efforts in school with behaviour or learning and because they are incredible role models for the rest of the school. These children get a special badge to wear for the week.

This week’s Year 6 Superstars are:

Alicia J

Daniel C

Sienna T

Summer S

Evie G


If your child will not be attending school, please call the school office on 01472 808608 or email the school on gcae[email protected] to report their absence. For planned absences, please do this before the first day of the absence.

When a child does not attend school, and no explanation has been provided, the school will contact the individuals listed on our system as contacts, starting with the primary contacts. If we cannot reach any of these contacts, or we do not receive a satisfying response as to the whereabouts and safety of the pupils, we will immediately send a staff member to the pupil’s home. If there is no response, we will contact the police.

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is the leaderboard for Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done these children for working hard on your times tables.

1. Deon OY6
2. Phenix MY3
3. Cody DY6
4. Jasmine MY6
5. Max KY3
6. Vienna HY5
7. Jack CY5
8. Olly CY6
9. Isabelle HY6
10. Alicia JY6

To get on the leaderboard you need to play on ‘Studio’ on times tables rock stars and you need to play at least 10 times.

The school is 19th out of 30 in the league table of local schools. Well done, we have gone up! Keep playing everyone.


Below are our expectations on uniform which will also serve as a reference throughout the year.

SWEATSHIRT: Logo sweatshirt or a plain red sweatshirt or cardigan.

SKIRT/TROUSERS: Black or dark grey skirts/pinafore or trousers/shorts/ red check summer dress

SHIRT White polo shirts underneath sweatshirts      

SHOES: Black flat school shoes – no trainers.


Plain white t shirt / black shorts/ Plimsolls or trainers for inside P.E.

Trainers for outdoor games.

Jogging bottoms or dark coloured track suits may be worn in cold weather.


Earrings – No-earrings except small studs are allowed in school. We have had a small number of children with hoop earrings in school. These present a Health and Safety risk to the children. If we deem that your child’s earrings are unsafe we will ask the child to remove them or telephone parents to ask them to remove them.

No earrings should be worn for PE.

What have we been learning this week?

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