Newsletter – 18th June 2018

Another week of celebrating great achievements by our talented children! Our girls competed on Tuesday at Garon Park in the annual Southend Cricket Tournament and performed really well, dominating their group games and winning handsomely to come top of their group and make it through to the quarter final stage. Unfortunately they were very narrowly defeated in that match when looking good to go all the way. The team were disappointed but we were very proud of the way they played throughout the tournament with great team spirit and a lot of laughs!

The boys did even better on Wednesday and came away as Borough Champions after winning every game on their way to the final comprehensively and then holding their nerve in a tight game against Bournes Green which went right to the last couple of balls. Their team spirit and fantastic attitude saw them over the line and they thoroughly deserved their victory, not just because they played well but because of the way they exemplified our school core values throughout the day. Well done boys, on to the Essex finals!

More talented children were on display last night, performing at the Cliffs Pavilion for the Southend Music Festival. The children sang and played beautifully for an appreciative and very large crowd. Well done musicians, all your hard work paid off!


And finally, we have just about recovered from a cracking weekend away with a lovely group of 150+ Year 3&4 children (despite waking me up at 4:30am!). Great weather, great children and a great staff team willing to go the extra mile to provide opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be an option for our school. Thanks to all of our brilliant adults who gave up their weekends to make it such a successful trip once again. We are looking forward to a lay in this weekend!


PTA news

Attention all Little Mix fans, letters will be coming home today with an amazing opportunity to enter a prize draw to win 6 tickets to their concert on Sunday 8th July at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester. Entries are £5 each, so please return your slips and money to school ASAP.

Donation Day is Friday 22nd June, we kindly ask to please send your child into school with chocolate, bottles of wine, toiletries and/or good condition soft toys so these can be won on our tombola stalls at the Summer Fete.  For any donations of pre-loved uniform please bring these into school w/c 18th June.

We are looking for volunteers for the Summer Fete, Saturday 30th June, to help set up on the day, help to run a stall and/or clear away. If you are able to volunteer any time, even for just an hour, please email, it would be very much appreciated.


Attendance matters

The number of lates this week was 50. Our overall attendance so far is 95.9%.


Dates for your diary 2018
4AH Class Assembly Thursday 21st June 2018 at 2.30pm
5JW Class Assembly Thursday 28th June 2018 at 2.30pm
Sports Day Monday 2nd July 2018

Lower school – am, Upper school – pm

4JT Class Assembly Thursday 5th July 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 10th July 2018 at 2.45pm to 3.15pm
4SB Class Assembly Thursday 12th July 2018 at 2.30pm
Last day of term Friday 20th July 2018


Thank you for your continued support.