Autumn 1 Week 3

Dear Parents and Carers, 

It has been another busy week at school. Senior Leaders met to reflect on our achievements from last year and agree on our next steps for this year. Over the next two weeks, we will consult with staff, pupils and governors to finalise our targets for this year and share these with you in due course. 

The staff and I thoroughly enjoyed an impromptu basketball game with the Year 5 and 6 pupils. Well done, Zachary, for scoring the ‘last goal wins!’ The staff and I are looking forward to a rematch at some point.

Monthly Assemblies at Stanborough Church:

We are delighted to inform you that, this academic year, we will be working more collaboratively with Stanborough Church and Stanborough Secondary School. On Friday 30th September, we will be holding our first joint assembly between the schools at Stanborough Church (609 St Albans Rd, Watford WD25 9JL). 

Joint assemblies will take place once per month; it is scheduled to be the last Friday of each month. We would like to request that you drop your children off directly at the church no later than 8.40 am. Members of the SLT and your child’s teacher will be waiting to greet them. If your child is unable to meet us at the Church, they should come to the Primary School no later than 8.30 am and a member of staff will escort them to the venue. 

As it is the Harvest Festival period, we are asking all children to bring a food item (e.g., tins, fruits, pasta, vegetables etc) this week in preparation for Friday. All food items will be distributed to those in need by Stanborough Park Church. Parents and Carers are encouraged to stay for assembly this week (Friday, 30th September) as it will replace our annual Harvest Festival assembly which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 12th October 2022. 

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 26th September 2022): Acceptance 

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 19th September 2022):

ExcellenceEva, Aurelia, Philip, Idelle, Sophia M, Truthi, Michaela, Martin, Hana, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Unami, Rhea & Shemilore.
ResilienceMehdi, Lucca, Aurelia, Joycellin, Krisztian, Truthi, James, Ved, Aaron R, Aniyah, Thiago & Rutendo.
IndependenceEva, Lerato, Hayli, Michaela, Chloe, Idelle, Fatima, Sophia, Zara, Michael, Aaron R, Diya, Aniyah, Barbora, Micah & Shemilore.
Co-operationAll of Nursery, All of Reception, Hayli, All of Year 2, Nathan R, Nathan A-C, Thandiwe, Timothy & Finley. 
Self-ControlJoseph, Lucca, Mahlon, Michael, Sophia M, Zara, Martin, Hana, Evelyn, Aniyah, Orla, Thiago, Zachary & Finley. 
CuriosityDavid, Aaron W, Matthias, Ved, Martin, Micah, Hana, Diya, Zachary, Marqueza & Austin, 
AcceptanceJoseph, Stefan, Stephanie, All of Year 2, Hana, Martin, Aaron R, Diya, Thandiwe, Orla, Jadon, Sophia G & Amy.
RespectPhineas, Stefan, Stephanie, Chloe, Idelle, Fatima, Micah, Hana, Thandiwe, All of Year 5 & Nomsa. 
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, Aaron W, Joycellin, Michaela, Hana, Evelyn, George, Rhea, Christiana & Austin.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 19th September 2022:

Year 1Philip
Year 2Fatima
Year 3Hana
Year 4Thandiwe
Year 5Rhea
Year 6Nomsa

Keep letting your light shine! I am so proud of you all.

Attendance W/C 19th September 2022:

Each school in the local authority has an attendance target that is set for them. This year our school attendance target is 96%. Of course, we do not expect children who are unwell to come to school. They need to stay at home and rest to get well. They also need to stay at home, so they do not pass on illness to others.

I am super impressed with this week’s attendance figures – keep up the good work!

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 1100%
Year 2100%
Year 398.21%
Year 4100%
Year 597.5%
Year 6100%

Please contact the office if your child is unable to attend school by 10:00 am every day in line with our school policy. 

HCL School Lunches Autumn Term 2022 (1stHalf):

School lunches are available Monday – Friday (£2.60 per day, £13.00 per week), please see the attached menu for Autumn Term 2022 (1st Half). 

Please pay for school meals in advance via the school office or preferably via bank transfer to the school account with the reference of your child’s nameDINNERS. You can pay daily, weekly, monthly, ½ termly or termly.

 · The cost for your child’s school lunches for the first half of the Autumn Term, (35 lunch days) is £91.00.

· The cost for the whole of the Autumn Term, (68 lunch days) is £176.80.

If your child has any dietary requirements/food allergies, please let me know and I will send you a link to contact HCL directly. 

Please note, we on are WEEK 2 Menu this week. 

After-School Clubs:

We still have places in our after-school clubs, please sign up at the school office.

Piano Lessons:

Piano lessons are available on Mondays at Stanborough Primary School. Please contact Mr Andrew Bullough directly to enquire about fees or to sign your child up. 

Andrew was taught by Fanny Waterman before studying at Chetham’s School of Music. He then graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Before having children, he was a sought-after pianist for classical concerts and has appeared on various TV and Radio stations. He has now made teaching a full-time activity. 

Contact Details

07958 925730

Autumn Term Open/ School in Action Mornings – Friday 30th September 2022 9:30am:

Come & say Hello…Spread the word about our fantastic school & nursery! If you know of someone with children who will shortly be turning 3, please pass it on. Come and visit our exciting school and find out about our Nursery places for children aged 3+, Reception and In-Year transfers. The morning will be an opportunity to meet key staff members, take a look at our facilities, ask questions about the admissions process and learn more about what our caring school can offer you and your child. 

Next dates Monday 21st November & Tuesday 22nd November from 9:30 – 11 am

Please register for these events by emailing the school office:

Secondary Transfer 2023:

A reminder that parents of Year 6 pupils must apply for a secondary school next year by 31st October. Open evenings at local schools are being held towards the end of September/beginning of October. See link for further details:

 Key Dates:

Friday 30thSeptember Whole School Open Morning.  Joint assembly with Stanborough Secondary school at Stanborough Church.
October 3rd -21stOctoberBlack History Month
October 3rd – 7thWorld Space Week
Thursday 6thOctoberNational Poetry Day – The Environment Stanborough Secondary Open Day (Year 5 & 6)


See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember the scripture, ‘Love is patient, love is kind.’ 1 Corinthians 13:4

Love and Blessings,

Mrs Madden