Summer / Week 4

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are all doing well and had a lovely bank holiday weekend celebrating the King’s Coronation. I would like to express my gratitude to the parents, caregivers, and staff who took part in the Big Help Out during the Bank Holiday, as a part of the King’s Coronation celebration.

Last week was a busy one for us at school, with many exciting events and activities taking place. We had a fantastic cross country competition, where many of our pupils participated and showed off their athletic abilities. It was great to see their enthusiasm and determination, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements. I would like to extend a big thank you to all of our parent helpers who made this event possible. On Friday, we marked the King’s Coronation with a special assembly and a picnic in the school hall due to the weather. The children learned about the significance of the occasion and had a wonderful time coming together to celebrate our country’s history.

Looking ahead, we are excited to welcome some of our School Governors and James Roach, Chief Executive Officer of the Inclusive Multi Academy Trust, to our school. We are committed to providing our pupils with the best possible education and opportunities for growth, and we are proud of their achievements and the dedication of our staff.

Please be advised that on Thursday and Friday, all children will need to wear their PE kits as no swimming lessons took place due to the Bank Holiday on Monday.

SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 8th May 2023):Respect

Values Roll of Honour: (W/C 1st May 2023):

ResilienceRichard, Naomi, Lerato, Matthias, Fatima, All of Year 3 & 4, Barbora & Finley.
AcceptanceEva, Lucca, Stephanie, Giovanna, Micah W, Aniyah, Christian & Austin.
IndependenceThomas, Stefan, Joycellin, Philip, Truthi, Aaron R, Micah W, Evelyn, Diya, Thandiwe, Elisha, Orla, Thiago & Nomsa.
CuriosityMehdi, Aaron W, Mahlon, Michael, Ved, Diya, Elisha, George, Unami & Finley.
ExcellencePhineas, Aurelia, Parshva, Michaela, Hana, Aaron R, Evelyn, Martin, Ved, Nathan R, Israel, Aniyah, Thandiwe, Jadon, George, Nathan A-C, Marqueza & Shemilore.
Self-ControlAbel, David, Lerato, Hayli, Idelle, Micah, Martin, Nathan R, Israel, Jadon, Nathan A-C, Tim & Amy.
RespectEva, Mehdi, Lucca, Joycellin, Sophia M, Hana, Orla, Timothy, Rutendo.
CooperationGabbie, Aaron W, Parshva, Mahlon, Krisztian, All of Year 3 & 4, Micah A-C& Austin
**Growth Mind-set **All of Nursery, Stefan, Stephanie, Chloe, All of Year 3 & 4, Rhea, Rutendo.

Stars of the Week (Headteacher Awards) W/C 1st May 2023

Year 1Philip
Year 2Zara
Year 3Hana
Year 4Jadon
Year 5Thiago
Year 6Shemilore

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

Attendance W/C 1st May 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 192.86%
Year 2100%
Year 3100%
Year 490.32%
Year 588.64%
Year 691.67%

Congratulations to Year 2 & 3 for 100% attendance this week.  All classes with 100% attendance will receive an additional 15 minutes of playtime this week.

Medical/Dental Appointments:

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

Swimming Lessons – SUMMER TERM 2023

From now until the end of the Summer Term, swimming lessons will be held on Monday afternoons from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm. During these lessons, children should wear their full PE kit instead of their school uniform, and the school logo should be visible as they represent the school. We aim to always maintain high uniform standards. Children should bring a swimsuit or trunks (one-piece swimsuits only), a towel, and goggles in a separate swimming bag. Please note that when the children enter the changing area, they are required to remove their shoes and socks. Plastic overshoes will not be provided, so children may bring a clean and lightweight pair of flip-flops to wear.  

Reminder South West Herts Consortium – Year 6 2023/24:

The online registration for the transfer is currently available and will remain open until Friday, June 16th, 2023. To get more information about the transfer process and significant dates, please visit the following link: We strongly recommend that all parents take note of the registration deadlines and make sure to register their child during the designated period.

Packed Lunches:

We would like to remind you that school dinners are no longer available, and it is necessary for you to provide your child with a packed lunch every day until further notice. We have received several inquiries about including hot food in packed lunches from home. You may do so, but please ensure that it is packed in a suitable container and not in glass, as our staff are unable to reheat the food.

 Key Dates:

15th – 19th May 2023Mental Health Awareness Week
17th May 2023Talent Show
26th May 2023Summer Term (first half) Ends
29th May – 2nd JuneHALF TERM – SCHOOL CLOSED
6th June 2023Summer Term (second half) Begins

See the link for our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember ‘Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need’. Hebrews 4:16, NIV

Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden (Headteacher)