Summer / Week 10

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week we had a visit from the HfL Well-being Assessment team. This was a pre-assessment meeting before our final assessment, which will take place in the Autumn for the Well-being Quality Mark. I am pleased to advise that we are on track for achieving this award.

Our Year 2 children recently celebrated the end of term with a spa afternoon, which allowed them to relax and learn about the importance of self-care practices. The children enjoyed this session and learnt valuable skills related to their well-being. Our Year 3 and 4 students also enjoyed a local cinema trip – this was an excellent opportunity for them to learn while being entertained, and we hope they had a fun time.

Furthermore, our Year 6 students will be undertaking a week-long project focusing on ways to make our school more sustainable. We are very excited about this project as the students will develop some innovative ideas that will benefit our school and the wider community. The project will culminate in all the children showcasing their work to the school at the end of next week – we cannot wait to see what they have come up with!

To ensure the safety of all our pupils, please be reminded that school gates open at 8:30am and that children should not be left unattended before this time. We must adhere to this so that children always feel safe. Thank you for your continued support of our school. We appreciate your contributions towards creating a positive and safe environment for our children.

End of Term Celebration:

If you haven’t signed your child up to attend our exciting end-of-term celebrations on Friday, 30th of June then please do so! We are extending the school day from 1:30pm to 4:00pm to accommodate the festivities. The event promises a fun-filled experience with a bouncy castle, a delightful pizza/hotdog meal deal, refreshing ice cream, a thrilling water fight, and engaging games on the field. The cost per attendee is £20, which will contribute towards enhancing our playground. It is important to note that although we have received £100,000, we still require additional funds to cover the VAT without depleting our reserves from the school budget. Preserving these resources for the upcoming winter months is a priority. We sincerely appreciate your support in making this event a success and for helping us create an even better play space for your child.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 26th June 2023): Gratitude

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 19th June 2023):

ResilienceGabbie, Lerato, Stephanie, Sophia M,  Hana, Israel, Orla, Elisha, Marqueza & Finley.
AcceptanceAbel, Lucca, Aaron W, Matthias, Krisztian, Aaron R, Israel, Orla, Jadon, Sophia G & Shemilore.
IndependenceDarren,  Aaron W, Philip, Idelle, Hana, Nathan R, Aniyah, Diya, Elisha, Orla, Unami & Austin.
CuriosityEzekiel, All of Reception, Joycellin, Truthi,  Micah, Evelyn, Nathan R, Aniyah, Elisha, Zachary & Rutendo.
ExcellencePhineas, Lerato, Parshva, Giovanna, Hana, Aaron R, Evelyn, Martin, Israel, Aniyah, Diya, Thandiwe, Nathan A-C, Rhea, Christiana & Amy.
Self-ControlDavid, Stefan, Hayli, Fatima, Micah, Martin, Ved, Israel, Nathan R, Diya, Jadon, Thiago & Rutendo.
RespectRichard, Aurelia, Davi, Chloe, Micah, Ved, Thandiwe, Jadon, Micah, Barbora & Shemilore.
CooperationAbel, Lerato, Joycellin, Zara, Aaron R, Evelyn, Martin, Israel, Thandiwe, Elisha, Nathan A-C, Timothy & Austin.
**Growth Mind-set **Mehdi, David, Lucca, Philip,  Michaela, Ved, Thandiwe, Hana, Aniyah, Micah, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Tim & Finley.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 19th June 2023

Year 1Matthias
Year 2Michael
Year 3Israel
Year 4Diya
Year 5Rhea & Christiana
Year 6Nomsa

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

Attendance W/C 19th June 2023:

Each school under the local authority has a designated attendance goal, and this year, our school’s target is to achieve a 96% attendance rate. Naturally, we do not anticipate unwell children to attend school as they need ample rest to recuperate and prevent the spread of illness to others.

If a child arrives after the register’s closing time, it will be marked as an unauthorised absence unless a valid reason is provided and approved by the Headteacher. Any child arriving late (after 08.50am) must go to the school office and be signed in by an accompanying adult. If a pattern of tardiness becomes frequent, the Headteacher will address the matter with the parent. It is important to note that being only 5 minutes late each day could result in your child missing the equivalent of three school days over the year.

Year GroupAttendance %
Year 187.5%
Year 298.18%
Year 397.5%
Year 497.5%
Year 5100%
Year 6100%

Congratulations to Years Reception, Year 5 & Year 6 for having 100% attendance the week before last.  All classes with 100% attendance will receive an additional 15 minutes of playtime this week.

Bikeability – 26th – 29th June 2023:

If you have signed your child up for the Bikeability course, please be reminded that they will need to bring their bikes into school this week and helmets must be worn.



Next week, we will be holding our first ever summer book fair here at Stanborough Primary! The book fair cases will be open every day after school from the 3rd – 7th July. This is a great opportunity to purchase books for your children to read during summer holidays plus the more money we raise at the book fair will result in receiving free new books for our school library. Card and cash payments will be accepted. Thank you for supporting our school.

Medical/Dental Appointments:

To ensure accurate attendance records, please provide a written note to your child’s teacher or the school office. Alternatively, you can call the office to report any absences. It is important to follow our school policy and inform the office by 10:00am if your child is unable to attend school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Afterschool Club Collection Reminder:

Our after-school clubs finish promptly at 4:45pm on Monday to Thursday and at 2:45pm on Fridays. It has come to our attention that some children have been left waiting for collection after this time and we kindly ask that you make arrangements to collect your child within the allotted time.

If you anticipate that you may be late, I would like to ask that you kindly contact the school office to inform us of the expected delay. If you are unable to reach our office team, please leave a message and they will endeavour to forward it to the staff on duty.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that late collections may result in additional charges to cover extended staff hours. We are keen to avoid this where possible, and your cooperation and consideration is greatly appreciated.

 Key Dates:

Mon, 26th – Thur 29th June 2023BIKEABILITY COURSE (KS2)
Fri, 30th June 2023End of Year Celebration Event 1.30 – 4pm
Mon 3rd July – Friday 7th JulySummer Book Fair
Wed, 5th July 2023Trip to Cassiobury Farm (Nursery – Year 4)
Wed, 12th July 2023Whole School Theatre Show (in-school event)
Fri, 14th July 2023End of Term Celebration Assembly 10.30am
Fri, 14th July 2023Summer Term Ends 13.30pm

See the link to our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember, Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go”.

Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden (Headteacher)