Mrs Shackell

July 21, 2017

After 30 years working at our school, we say a very fond farewell to Mrs Shackell, our senior lunchtime supervisor, who is retiring. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the children and staff in saying how much we will miss her. We wish her a very happy retirement.

In honour of Mrs Shackell, we have introduced the ‘Shackell Shield’, a new trophy to be given to a deserving pupil at the end of each term. It is a friendship award given to someone who has stood out as always showing kindness and support to their fellow pupils, not only amongst their classmates but throughout the whole school.

Mrs Shackell presented the shield in our celebration assembly today to Asma Abubakar in Year 4. Well done Asma – you are a credit to our school.


School Milk Ordering

July 17, 2017

A reminder that parents and carers of children aged 5 and over need to register online and pay direct if they wish to order school milk in September 2017. The link is www.coolmilk.com.


School Dinners for September – Special Diet Menu

July 17, 2017

If you wish your child to change to school dinners from packed lunch or vice versa in September, you must inform the school office before the end of term.

If your child is having school dinners and has a special diet (either due to an allergy or requires a religious menu), you MUST apply online by the end of term or your child will not be able to have school dinners next term. Pupils currently following a HCL special menu are required to re-register their application. The HCL website is: www.hertscatering.co.uk/allergy-menu-application.


Meet the Teacher Dates

July 17, 2017

September ‘Meet the Teacher’ dates for Years 1 to 6 have now been published. Please ensure you make a note of the relevant date for your child’s class:-

  • Mon 11th Sept – Y5 (3pm)
  • Tues 12th Sep – Y1 (3pm)
  • Tues 12th Sep – Y4 (3pm)
  • Wed 13th Sep – Y2 (9am)
  • Wed 13th Sep – Y3 (3pm)
  • Thurs 14th Sep – Y6 (3pm)

KS2 Disco

July 17, 2017

The PTA held another successful disco at school last Friday, this time for Key Stage 2. Thank you to everyone involved.

I would like to say a huge thank you to our PTA who have given up so much of their time to organise and run so many wonderful fundraising events throughout the year. Their contributions have been invaluable to the school. A number of our core PTA team are having a rest and handing over the reins to a new set of parents in September. I would like to thank these parents and I look forward to working with the incoming team next year.


Governing Body

July 14, 2017

Please find attached the Governors Annual Report from Mark Collins, our Chair of Governors.

Corrine O’Brien came into school this week to visit Year 3 as part of Governor Week. Gordon Rennoldson also came in to hear some of the children read.


Meet the Teacher

July 13, 2017

There was a great deal of excitement in school this morning when our pupils spent time with their new teacher for the next academic year. Year 6 spent the day at their respective secondary schools.