Forthcoming Dates

Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb, 2020                     

School closed for half-term holiday

Mon 24th Feb                                                        

School re-opens

Fri 28th Feb – Wed 4th March                             

Book Fair

Fri 6th March                                                         

World Book Day celebration day

Mon 23rd March                                                   

Parental Consultation Session (3.40-5.30pm)

Wed 25th March                                                  

Parental Consultation Session (5.00-7.30pm)

Mon 30th March – Friday 3rd April                      

Science Week

Fri 3rd April                                                            

Science Week Celebration Event (3.30pm)

Friday 3rd April, 2020                                          

Last day of Spring Term

Mon 6th April – Fri 17th April, 2020                    

School closed for Easter Holiday

Mon 20th April, 2020                                           

Children return for the start of Summer Term

Thurs 23rd April                                                    

Class and Group Photos

Fri 8th May                                                             

Bank Holiday – school closed

Mon 11th – Thurs 14th May                                 

Y6 SATs week

May 2019                                                             

Y2 SATs & assessment period

Mon 25th May – Fri 5th June, 2020                     

Half Term Holiday – School closed (fortnight in total)

Mon 8th June, 2020                                             

School re-opens  

Mon 8th – Fri 12th June                                        

Y1 Phonics screening test week

Mon 8th – Fri 26th June, 2020                             

Y4 Multiplication Tables test period

Fri 26th June (1.30pm)                                         

Sports Day

Tues 30th June                                                      

Summer Discos (R/KS1: 3.30-4.45pm KS2: 5.00-6.30pm)

Thurs 2nd July                                                        

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly for parents

Fri 3rd July                                                              

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly for the school

Mon 6th – Friday 17th July                                    

Y6 secondary school transition fortnight (except English Martyrs – one week of transition starting on Mon 6th July, and both Manor Academy’s and Dyke House Academy’s fortnight finishes on Thurs 16th July)   

Mon 20th July, 2020                                             

Last day of Summer Term – school closes at 3.20pm

Tues 1st September, 2020                                  

First day of Autumn Term, 2020-2021



Tues 3rd December, 2019                                  

Discos KS1 3.30 – 4.45pm, KS2 5.00 – 6.30pm.

Tues 10th December, 2019                                

Nursery and Reception Performance 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Wed 11th December, 2019                               

KS1 Performance 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Thurs 12th December, 2019                              

KS2 Performance 1.45pm.

Fri 13th December, 2019                                   

KS2 Performances 9.45 am and 1.45 pm.

Mon 16th December, 2019                               

Reception and Year 5 Parties.

Tues 17th December, 2019                               

Year 2 and Year 3 Parties.

Wed 18th December, 2019                               

Year 1 and Year 4 Parties.

Thurs 19th December, 2019                              

Year 6 Party.

Friday 20th December, 2019                             

Last day of Autumn Term.

23rd December – 3rd January                             

School closed for Christmas Holiday.

Monday 6th January, 2020                               

Children return for start of Spring Term.

Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb, 2020                   

School closed for half-term holiday.

Mon 23rd & Wed 25th March, 2020                 

Spring parental consultation meetings.

Friday 3rd April, 2020                                         

Last day of Spring Term.

Mon 6th April – Fri 17th April, 2020                  

School closed for Easter Holiday.

Monday 20th April, 2020                                   

Children return for start of Summer Term.

Friday 8th May, 2020                                          

Bank Holiday – school closed.

Monday 25th May – Friday 5th June, 2020    


Whit Fortnight (Whit Week plus five PD Days) – school closed.

Monday 8th June, 2020   


School re-opens.


Monday 20th July, 2020      


Last day of Summer Term and academic year 2019-20.


Dear Parents/Carers,

As you will have seen in our various media for communication, we have re-arranged our sports day for Friday 28th June at 1.30pm. Let’s hope the weather is kind this time.

Reminders about other dates:

Tues 2nd July                                                         

Summer Discos (R/KS1: 4.15-5.30pm KS2: 5.45-7.15pm)

Thurs 4th July                                                       

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly for parents – 5.00pm

Fri 5th July                                                             

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly for the school

Mon 8th – Friday 19th July                                  

Y6 secondary school transition fortnight (except English Martyrs – one week of transition starting on Mon 8th July)   

Tues 23rd July, 2019                                           

Last day of Summer Term – school closes at 3.20pm

Mon 2nd Sept, 2019                                          

First day of Autumn Term, 2019-20 – school re-opens.


Your sincerely,


Mr P Cornforth


Christmas Activities

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below information regarding upcoming Christmas activities.


Reminder: As mentioned in the September newsletter, the Christmas Discos will be held on Tuesday 4th December, 2018. Please note the following times:

Early Years/KS1 (Reception, Year 1 & Year 2) will be held from 4.15 – 5.30 pm.

KS2 (Years 3-6) will be held from 5.45-7.15 pm.

Would you please note that, as usual, parents will not be able to stay with the children at either of the discos.  Staff will be present to supervise. Could we please ask parents/carers to bring children to the main entrance and assist us by taking the children’s coats home with you, bringing them back when you return to collect the children. Could we please also ask that children bring no more than £2 to spend on refreshments and that you place any Early Years/Key Stage 1 child’s money in a small purse or envelope. Many thanks. Tickets are currently on sale, priced at £1.

Christmas Performances:

Reminder: As detailed on the school APP and school website, the Christmas performances will take place on:

10am 11.12.18 Nursery (AM) and Reception

2pm   11.12.18 Nursery (PM) and Reception

10am 12.12.18 KS1

2pm   12.12.18 KS1

1.45pm 13.12.18 KS2

9.45am 14.12.18 KS2

1.45pm 14.12.18 KS2

Tickets for these performances will be sold at the cost of £1 each from Monday 3rd December (8.30 am) at the main school office.  Any tickets left on the morning of the performance will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Admittance is by ticket only: please advise grandparents and other family members that they cannot pay at the door. Please be aware that we cannot hold tickets for anyone and no telephone requests can be accepted. Due to child safeguarding issues would you please also note that no photographs or video recording will be allowed during the performance. If you require tickets for a particular day you must purchase them as soon as possible as there are only a certain amount of tickets available for each day because of Fire Regulations.  We cannot guarantee we will have tickets available for the day you wish to attend.

We have reviewed our seating capacity for the Key Stage 2 Christmas shows this year in line with current fire safety regulations.  In order to ensure that all parents of children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to see their child in one of the three shows, we have needed to restrict tickets to two per family instead of two per child.  Therefore, if you have more than one child in KS2 you will no longer be able to get two tickets for each child; the tickets will be allocated in your eldest child’s name only.  Again, any remaining tickets will go on sale at 8.30am on the day of the show at the school office.

Christmas Parties:                                              

Mon 17th December, 2018                Reception and Year 5 Parties.

Tues 18th December, 2018                 Year 2 and Year 6 Parties.

Wed 19th December, 2018                Year 1 and Year 4 Parties

Thurs 20th December, 2018               Year 3 Party

Please note that Nursery Christmas activity information will be sent out separately to this letter.

Yours sincerely,

 Mr C Connor


Diary Dates

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find below the December dates for our various Christmas performances:

10am 11.12.18 Nursery (AM) and Reception

2pm   11.12.18 Nursery (PM) and Reception

10am 12.12.18 KS1

2pm   12.12.18 KS1

1.45pm 13.12.18 KS2

9.45am 14.12.18 KS2

1.45pm 14.12.18 KS2

The sale of tickets and further information will follow. Please note that tickets for the KS2 performance will be limited to two per family.

Thank you.


Autumn 2018

Date (2018 into 2019)


Wednesday 19th September

Individual & family photographs

Thursday 27th September

Bryan Cross Book Launch 5.00pm

Wednesday 17th October

Rec to Y5 ‘Flu Vaccinations

Monday 22nd October

Parental Consultations 3.40-5.30pm

Wednesday 24th October

Parental Consultations 5.00-7.30pm

Monday 29th October– Friday 2nd November

Half-Term Holiday – school closed

Monday 5th November

School re-opens

Tuesday 4th December

School Discos

Wb Monday 10th December

School Christmas Productions Week

Wb Monday 17th December

Christmas Parties Week

Friday 21st December

Last day of Autumn Term

Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January

School closed for Christmas Holiday

Monday 7th January

Children return to school for start of Spring Term

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February

Half-Term Holiday – school closed

Monday 25th February

School re-opens

Friday 5th April

Last day of Spring Term

Monday 8th April – Friday 19th April

School closed for Easter Holiday

Monday 22nd April

Bank Holiday – school closed

Tuesday 23rd April

School re-opens for start of Summer Term

Month of May

Y2 SAT assessments

Monday 6th May

May-Day Bank Holiday – school closed

Wb Monday 13th May

Y6 SATs week

Monday 27th May – Friday 7th June

Whit Fortnight (Whit Week plus five PD Days) – school closed

Monday 10th June

School re-opens

Wb Monday 10th June

Y1 Phonics Screening Tests

Tuesday 23rd July

Last day of Summer Term

Summer 2018 


Wednesday 27th June, 2018                

Sports Day – 1.30pm

Friday 29th June, 2018                                        

PD Day – school closed

Tuesday 3rd July, 2018                                       

Discos:  KS1 4.15pm – 5.30 pm, KS2 5.45pm – 7.15pm

Thursday 5th July, 2018                                      

Y6 Leavers’ Assembly for Y6 parents – 5.00pm

Friday 6th July, 2018                                             

Last day at Fens for (the majority of) Y6 children

Monday 9th July, 2018                                        

Start of Y6 secondary school transition fortnight (one 

week only for English Martyrs pupils)

Monday 9th – Friday 13th July, 2018                

Arts Week

Friday 13th July, 2018                                         

Arts Week celebration event (3.30pm)

Wednesday 18th July, 2018                              

Parental consultations 3.30pm – 5pm

Friday 20th July, 2018                                         

Last day of term – school closes 3.20pm

Monday 3rd September, 2018                            

School re-opens - first day of term for children




Dear Nursery Parents/Carers,

A lady from the local authority will be coming to nursery on Wednesday 10th January to present the children with a story pack. This will happen in our Bousfield Learning Suite (11am for morning children and 12.25pm for our afternoon children).

The Bookstart promotion is a government initiative to encourage parents/carers to read with their children. This means that every child receives a free Bookstart pack at the age of 9 months, then 3 years and 5 years.

It would be lovely if you could come to nursery to share a story with your child and hear what the local library has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Mrs Keen and the Nursery Team.