All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.

Friday 6th November

Thank you for all your generous donations for Santa Stops. We will report back next week on the amount raised for school. Please remember that St Mary’s Church Christmas Fayre is tomorrow, Saturday 7th December, from 12noon to 4pm. This year the event includes a Mini Tree Festival so it will be a nice Christmassy outing for the weekend.
We are starting to feel very festive in school and the hall looks amazing with super displays produced by the staff and children along the theme of Christmas Carols.
We have a very busy two weeks ahead starting with the KS1 Nativity at 2pm and 6pm on Tuesday next week. We do have spare tickets for both performances so please let the office know if you would like any.
Next week we have KS1 Mass on Wednesday and family and friends are welcome to join us in St Mary’s Church at 9.10am.
We are all going to the Pantomime at King George’s Hall on Thursday. Normal school uniform should be worn. That evening we have our Film Night which is proving very popular. Thank you to the FSA members who are coming to prepare and serve the hot dog tea.
Please note that there is no Celebration Assembly next week – the next one is in the New Year.
The school Christmas lunch is Wednesday 18th December. Please let the office know as soon as possible if your child would like a school lunch on that day.

Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead