School News

From Mr Bullard ...

21st November 2014

It has been really good to spend time in the classrooms again this week; there has been some great learning happening; I’ve had the pleasure of being with 5IR three times! Sadly I couldn’t join them for cookery at Ralph Allen when they made some delicious croustades – thank you Harriet!

It’s only just over two weeks until the PTA Christmas Fair as well as the KS1 Nativity; time is creeping up on everyone! We are entering a busy time of the year so please keep your eyes and ears peeled for letters home and tweets about what is happening.

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 Richard Bullard

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Hope 4 Harmonie Donations

We are delighted to confirm you donated an amazing £419.56 to the Hope 4 Harmonie appeal on our Mufti Day on Friday 14th November!  

This does not include all the donations made for pink ribbons as they went into a separate pot, so the true figure donated will be higher.  Thank you for your generosity, we know Harmonie-Rose’s family will be very grateful indeed. 

Mr Bullard 

Tallest Sunflower Competition!

Susannah N in Year 2 has grown the tallest sunflower in an English school! 

We entered the schools competition run by Sutton Seeds and our tallest sunflower grew to 315cm; we have won £160 (roughly £1 for every 2cm) for Gardening Club funds as well as some gift vouchers, bulbs and seeds. 

Well done indeed to Susannah!

Ofsted Inspection Report - Combe Down CEVC Primary is a good school

We were inspected in September 2013. We were graded good in all categories which, under the current inspection frameworks that have got tougher and tougher, is a very pleasing judgement.

Of course there are always areas in which to improve and we have taken note of the two points highlighted as we strive to do even better.

The school has come a long way in the last three years and the staff and governors have worked very hard indeed. Thank you to all the staff and governors for all their hard work and for your support as parents.

Please click here to read the full covering letter from Richard Bullard.

Please click here to read the report from the Ofsted Inspection Team.

Foxhill Development - Letter from the Governors

Foxhill Development and future primary school provision

As you will know the Curo Group has been revealed as the chosen developer for the Foxhill site. They have issued their first newsletter (Foxhill Looking Forward) which many of you will have received and they are seeking your views about priorities for the redevelopment.

Read more: Foxhill Development - Letter from the Governors

Parking near school

We generally have good relations with our neighbours around the school. Parking is usually the area of friction and we have been contacted by a couple of local residents about inappropriate parking recently.

Could you please ensure that if you have to drive to school and park close by that you do not block residents drives or the narrow roads around school and, in particular, steer clear of the zig-zag markings by both entrances. Thank you for your consideration.

Parents' Forum Communication Survey Results

Many thanks to the Parents' Forum members who surveyed parents regarding the effectiveness of school communications recently...

Read more: Parents' Forum Communication Survey Results

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