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Weekly News Friday 16th October

Dear Parent and Carers


We find ourselves at the end of another busy week and I am sure that all of us are a little concerned when we listen to the news with ever increasing numbers of COVID infection along with the continued toughening of restrictions on people’s everyday lives. Please can all remember to keep to the Government’s guidance of “Hands Face and Space”.


Well done Year 6

This week a group of our Year 6 children completed their Kent Test. We started the testing process at 8:30a.m on Thursday and the children didn’t finish until around 2:30p.m. The children were all in very good spirits and gave their very best on what must have been a very tiring day for them. Well done children.


Flu Vaccination

I am very pleased to inform you that 68% of the pupils in the school received the Flu Vaccination today. The school nurses team have asked me to pass onto everyone how well the children behaved during the vaccination programme. Well done to all.



Next Friday 23 October Year 3 will lead us in our virtual Harvest Festival when we give thanks to God for the gifts he has given us and at the same time we remember those who may not have as much as us. A great big thank you to all who have already donated tinned and dried foods but please keep sending in your donations as these will go towards the Bright City Church Foodbank.


Bikeability Year 6

On Monday the 19 October some of our pupils in Year 6 will be taking part in safe bicycle training (Bikeablity) so they will need to bring their bikes into school and their cycling helmets. Can I also remind the children that they should lock their bikes up in the bike shelter as the school is not responsible if bikes get stolen.


Bikes and Scooters

After the half term holiday children will be able to cycle or scoot to school again but this will only be allowed under certain conditions to help keep everyone safe:

  • No cycling or scooting in the school grounds all must dismount and wheel scooters and bicycles (This includes adults!)
  • Children must be able to park their own bicycle or scooter in the cycle shed as parents are not allowed past the coned area in the morning.
  • Children will collect their bikes and scooters and take these around to their class line for dismissal at the end of the day.
  • At this moment in time cycling or scooting is not open to children in Year R



I have received another complaint by one of our neighbours regarding inconsiderate parking from parents at the school. Our neighbour complained that they were late for work because someone had parked across their driveway meaning that they couldn’t get out. I have asked our neighbour to take the registration number of any vehicles in future so that I can pass these onto the police.

Parent Governor Elections

Earlier we sent out details asking for nominations for Parent Governor. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 21 November. As yet we haven’t received a single nomination. If you would like more information regarding the role of parent governor please don’t hesitate to contact me.

More Good News

Yesterday Miss Leggett our Literacy Leader received news that we have been selected to receive a “Kent Literacy Award” for the “Reading Week” we held last academic year. This is a wonderful surprise for us all and a great achievement for the school. Well done to everyone and Miss Leggett for organising the “Reading Week.”

With best wishes


Peter McCabe Headteacher