Summer / Week 7

Dear Parents and Carers, 

As we head into the final term of this academic year, I hope this email finds you all well. We have a jam-packed half-term ahead of us, with plenty of exciting events and activities for the children.

I want to take this opportunity to remind you that our Pupil Progress Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, 7th June, from 4pm – 6pm and Thursday, 8th June, from 6pm – 8pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to share your child’s progress and discuss their achievements throughout the year. We are very much looking forward to meeting with you and sharing the successes of your children.

On Wednesday, 7th June, please ensure that all children wear their full summer uniform as we will take our annual class and whole-school photographs. This is a wonderful occasion for the children to come together and commemorate their time together as a class.

Finally, we will host our EYFS play sessions on Wednesday, 8th June, from 10:00am -12:00pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to show off to friends and family members what a special and unique place Stanborough Primary is, so please invite them along.

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the Pupil Progress Meetings and the EYFS play sessions. 

 SCHOOL VALUE OF THE WEEK (W/C 5th June 2023): Acceptance 

Attendance W/C  22nd 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 193.75%
Year 290%
Year 392.5%
Year 489.74%
Year 5100%
Year 6100%

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

Our current attendance rates are concerning. It is crucial that children are absent from school only in cases of illness or family emergencies. Our attendance target is set at 96%, and it is essential that we collaborate to achieve this goal. Please see attached the school calendar for academic year 2023/2024, which has been adjusted to allow for sufficient time away from school. Considering this, I regret to inform you that no holiday requests will be granted during term time next academic year and all absences will be marked as unauthorised. Thank you for your co-operation and support in helping us to ensure that children are in school learning and thriving.

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.

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.

Afterschool Club Collection Reminder:

Our after-school clubs finish promptly at 4:45pm 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:

6th June 2023Summer Term (second half) Begins
7th June 2023Class & Whole School Photographs
7th June 2023Pupil Progress Evening 4-6pm
8th June 2023Pupil Progress Evening 6-8pm
14th June 2023SPORTS DAY

See the link to our school calendar –

Finally, let us remember, “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” – Isaiah 40:2

Love and Blessings,

Tiann Madden (Headteacher)