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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 7th October 2022

Dear Parents and Carers

“In all things recognise the care and wisdom of God, and give God thanks.” St Teresa of Avila

Reading Information Evening

Many thanks to everyone who joined the school yesterday to receive information about our new reading and phonics programme “Little Wandle Letters and Sounds” for Reception and Key Stage 1.


If you missed the evening there is more information and advice posted on the children’s class pages on our website or on the home learning links tab which can be found here:


Year 3 and 4 Visit Otterden Estate

Children in Year 3 and 4 visited Otterden Estate this week. They all seem to have had a great time and thankfully the weather was very kind to the children. A great big thank you to all at Otterden Estate for arranging this for the children.

Year 4 to Visit Benenden School

Year 4 will visit Benenden School on Thursday 13th October to watch a Kidenza Music Concert.

Last academic year the children took part in a “Cardboard Paper Orchestra” where they made musical instruments and mimed playing their instruments to a recording of a real orchestra. When they visit Benenden they will see and hear instruments being played live by professional musicians. This will be a great experience for the children.

The children will need a packed lunch and full school uniform for the trip.


Football Match

Today our football team played a game against Wilesborough Junior school. The children played extremely well and the result was 4-2 to St Simon’s. Well done boys and girls.

It was great to see the children being able to take part in competitive games once again.


Artist Rob Turner Returns

On Monday 10th October Rob Turner the artist is hoping to return to begin painting the mural he and the children have been working on. He will be working outdoors so we will all have to hope and pray for dry weather.

The mural will be painted at the front of the school just below the roof so we may have to bring Reception class into school through the gates at the back of the car park.


Harvest Festival

Year 3 will be leading us in our Harvest Festival on Friday 21st October in the school hall at 2:30p.m. Harvest Festival is when we say thank you to God for all the gifts he has given us while we also remember those who are less fortunate than us.


We are looking for donations of tinned and dried foods for our “Harvest Display” which will later be given to Vinnie’s Diner which provides hot meals for the homeless and rough sleepers in the Ashford area. Please can all give generously towards this very worthwhile cause.


Year 6 Application to Secondary School September 2023

Parents and Carers have until midnight on 31st October to apply for a Secondary School place for their child. The link to the online application can be found here:


If anyone needs any help with the process please contact me either via the school office or by email


School Uniform

Our recommended retailer for school uniform is now “County Print and Embroidery” which are a local Ashford retailer. Uniform can be purchased:


County Print and Embroidery,

Chapel Mews,

North Street, Ashford

TN24 8JN


Email or

Telephone: 01233 367867


With best wishes


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.