Newsletter – 26th January 2018

I had the pleasure of attending the latest graduation ceremony of The Children’s University on Tuesday evening at Southend University. Along with 5 other local schools, our latest group of graduates were being awarded diplomas and degrees celebrating the many hours they put in to their extra-curricular activities both in and outside of school. It’s wonderful to see the dedication of the children and their ‘give it a go’ attitudes towards the opportunities offered to them in our many and varied clubs.

Well done to the children for their enthusiasm and thanks to our staff team for giving up so many hours to provide these opportunities. Passports for logging hours attended are available in the office, at a cost of £5, if you would like to sign up and work towards bronze, silver or even gold!

We are on the hunt for help! We have a fantastic team of volunteers who come in and listen to the children read aloud on a regular basis but we are always on the lookout for a few more if you can spare a little bit of time on a regular basis. We have a number of children who really benefit from reading aloud more regularly and there are only so many staff and hours in the school day! If you could offer a little bit of time once a week in the afternoon please contact the office.


We have a position available on our Midday Assistant Team working from 11:45am to 1:15pm every lunchtime as a maternity cover until June. If you are interested please see Mrs Leaback in the office.

 Sports news

Our Year 5&6 boys were in action at the finals of the Bournes Green 6 a side tournament on Saturday. Despite the constant rain and increasingly slippery conditions, the boys dominated their first two games and played some very good football. Unfortunately the opposition goalkeepers were in tremendous form and that meant both games ended up 0-0. The final group game was a must win against the hosts, Bournes Green, and was a more even match but again finished 0-0 which meant we couldn’t quite get through to the semi-finals. Still a good achievement to get through to the finals and a very good defensive performance but we just couldn’t get the ball in the net. Hopefully we will have a bit more luck in front of goal when the boys continue with their league games in the next few weeks!

The Year 3&4 boys are in action this afternoon at the Len Forge Centre against all the other local schools, good luck boys!

PTA News

We are thrilled to announce that our recent Christmas Fundraisers raised a fantastic £9551. Thank you to everyone for supporting us and helping to make these events so successful, we couldn’t do it without you!

Thank you to everyone who kindly donated and bought the pre-loved uniform yesterday. Don’t forget to label all your new purchases with your child’s name and to further support us, purchase a name stamp from and enter code SS93NL at the checkout, which will earn our schools 20-30% cash back at NO additional cost to yourself! We will be announcing our next collection date for donations and next pre-loved sale soon.

Congratulations to The 500 Club November draw winners; 265 – Charli Davis, 88 – Kirsty Wingrove, 280 – Darren James, your cheques are in the school office ready for collection.

Don’t forget to register with and make all your online purchases through their app or website so that our schools receive donations at NO additional cost to yourself. Over 3,300 shops and sites are available including John Lewis, M&S, Ebay, Amazon, Argos and Sainsburys, so whether its groceries or getaways, buy it all via this site! Just a few clicks to register and all your online shopping will earn our schools extra money, so please help to support us and register today. There are over 240 travel companies to choose from at, including Tui, First Choice, Thomas Cook and Expedia so if you have the winter blues and are now planning a holiday, please can you book through

Thank you for you continued support.

Attendance matters

The number of lates this week was 59.  Our overall attendance so far is 96.3%.


Dates for your diary 2018
5DS class assembly Thursday 1st February 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm
4SB class assembly Thursday 8th February 2018 at 2.30pm
NON PUPIL DAY Friday 9th February 2018
HALF TERM Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018
Book Fair Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018
Year 6 Parent Consultations Tuesday 20th February 2018
5OS class assembly Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 5 Parent Consultations Tuesday 27th February 2018
6NM class assembly Thursday 1st March 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 4 Parent Consultations Tuesday 6th March 2018
6SH class assembly Thursday 8th March 2018 at 2.30pm
Year 3 Parent Consultations Tuesday 13th March 2018
3GT class assembly Thursday 15th March 2018 at 2.30pm
6AF class assembly Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm
6RM class assembly Thursday 29th March 2018 at 2.30pm
LAST DAY OF TERM Thursday 29th March 2018

Thank you for your continued support.