School News

From Mr Bullard ...

22nd May 2015

You should all have received the letter telling you about the appointment of Mrs. Jo Randall as our new Deputy Headteacher from September. Lots of people were involved in the process but I wanted to say a special thank you to the School Council who played an important role. They asked some very penetrating questions and were a real credit to themselves and the school. Well done and thank you to them.

What a fantastic Outdoor Learning Week everyone has had! It has been a really good way to finish off another very busy term. Mr Roy led a great assembly to start the week where the children had to guess the teacher from photos of them playing outside as children; it was pretty hard! There have been some (muddy!) trips to
Rainbow Woods, Beechwoods, the Fire Station, surveys of the trees in the school grounds, Forest School, habitat building and rounders on the Firs amongst other things. Thanks to Mr Roy, Mrs Smith and Mrs Biffen for co-ordinating the week.

4L also made the first of seven visits to The Rec/Sports Centre and Cricket Club as part of the Bath Coaching Hub programme. It was excellent and they can’t wait to return after the break.

There are lots of things to look forward to in the last seven weeks of the year including the Y6 residential to Kilve Court and their summer production, the Summer Concert and, of course, the PTA Summer Fair on 4th July.

I hope that everyone is able to have a good break next week and see you all back in school on Monday 1st June.

Richard Bullard


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Thank you for your generous donations to the Nepal Earthquake appeal. I am delighted to announce that the final amount raised was £466.80.  We shall be passing this on to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for Nepal.

Thank you again.


School Lunch Surveys 2015

The Parent Forum has been very busy again recently. The subject of our last two meetings has been School Meals and you may remember we recently sent out a questionnaire to hear about your child's view of them.

Two parents from the Forum, Mrs Squire and Mrs Henderson also conducted a food waste survey, have a look at the results of that and the FS/KS1 questionnaire here. This is a fantastic piece of work and we thank them for their efforts.

The results of the KS2 questionnaire were collated by Mrs Holness and can be read here.

Both sets of results will be discussed by the Senior Leadership Team, with a view to finding a way to implement some suggestions.  Please be aware that although all feedback is very welcome it is not possible to implement every suggestion made.



Solar Eclipse, Friday 20th March 2015

It was great to see so many enthusiastic children (and parents!) with their home-made pinhole viewers, hoping to get first-hand experience of the partial solar eclipse this morning. 

The total-white-out of cloud didn't look promising at first, but the sky gradually cleared and we started to get some glimpses and even a couple of photos.  Eventually it showed beautifully, so that some children got the chance to see it through a welding mask (kindly supplied by Ki's parents) and we were able to project the image of the sun onto card with binoculars and watch how it moved across the page as the earth turned.

Eclipse photo 

Snowy Weather, 3rd February 2015

Wasn't it beautiful this morning with a light dusting of snow on everything?  We are not expecting to have any heavy snowfalls this week, but it will be bitterly cold, so please make sure your child wears a nice warm coat (hat and gloves may also be a good idea!).

We thought it may be an opportune time to remind you of our policy regarding extreme weather conditions:

If there has been a large snowfall overnight, a decision will be made by 8.00am if we need to remain closed - we need to ensure the roads and pathways in and around the school site are safe to use, and enough staff members are able to get in to enable us to open (many staff do not live within walking distance).

We will post a message here if we are closed, and this information will also be on the B&NES website -

It is unusual for the school to be closed due to snowfall; the main roads to school are usually well-gritted and enable staff and pupils to get here. We will only close the school in exceptional circumstances, if it is not safe for children to be on site due to very snowy/icy conditions, or if a large number of staff are unable to come in. 

If school is open we expect all children to attend as normal.


Red Nose Day 13th March 2015

Thank you to everyone who made their face 'funny for money' today and contributed to this fantastic charity.

I am delighted to announce we raised £303.30!  Well done everyone!

'I AM' by Class 3T

Please click here to read 3T's thought provoking poem about bullying, written during our annual anti-bullying week.


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