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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Weekly News Friday 25 November 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

“The Lord is coming. May we await him with open hearts!” Pope Francis


This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent the season when we make preparations for the celebration of Christmas. It is also a time of hope as we think about Jesus’ return at the end of time. Advent is a time to make a fresh start.


School Christmas Fayre

Preparations are well underway for our Christmas Fayre on Friday 9th December like last year we are hoping to run this outdoors as this helped make the Fayre feel really festive. This will obviously be dependent on the weather.


We always rely on help from parents and carers to help with the preparations leading up to the fayre and on the day so if you feel you can help please let the office know or speak to me on the school gate.

Most importantly we need you to join us for the fayre.


Many thanks to all Santa’s little helpers who have helped to wrap presents and help prepare our colour raffle etc. Many thanks for all the donations to date they are very much appreciated.

Next Friday we are holding another non-school uniform day in return for bottles for our bottle stall (Nice bottles that mums and dads may like to drink!)


School Christmas Dinner

School Christmas Dinner Day is on Wednesday 14th December. If you wish your child to have a school Christmas dinner, please can you make sure that you order this using the form sent out last week by Friday 2nd December.

All children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are entitled to a free meal but our school cook needs to the forms back so that she can make sure she orders enough food for everyone.

Children in KS2 unless they are entitled to benefits related free school meals have to pay £2.59 in advance using their Parent Pay account.


School Nativity

We have two planned performances for our Reception and Key Stage 1 Nativity. Wednesday 7th December at 9:30a.m and Thursday 8th December at 2:00p.m.

Last year because of COVID we had to restrict numbers and make this a ticket event. This year we are not planning to operate a ticket system but ask parents to appreciate that due to fire regulations we can only fit a certain number of people in our school hall so can parents and carers be sensible when turning up to watch.


Admissions for reception September 2023

Just to remind Parents and Carers if you have a reception aged child for September 2023 you need to apply for a school place using an online application form which can be found

Parents and Carers must complete a Supplementary Information Form for our school which can be found here


Year 6 Homewood Assessment Day

Homewood School hold their own assessment procedures for entry to their school. On Saturday 3rd December they are holding their assessment day. If you wish your child to attend Homewood School in September 2023 you must register your interest using this link:

Please contact Admissions Officer, Lynn Castle by email or phone 01580 764222 ext 2201 to find out further information.


Year 2 Rescheduled Parents Evening

Mrs Hyczko has now made a full recovery from her recent illness and we are rescheduling her postponed parent evening to Thursday 1st December using the existing appointment times. If you need a reminder or cannot make this time, please contact the school office.

With best wishes for the Advent Season



Peter McCabe

Our Mission and Values

"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

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Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.