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After School Clubs

Make sure your application form is at the office by 3.15pm on Monday 15th September...

The clubs application form has now been sent out, which will enable your child to sign up for after-school activities.  Please read the instructions on the form carefully, paying attention to which year group(s) each club is open to, and which term(s) the club runs (most clubs do not run in every term). Please complete and return the application form to the office by 3.15pm on Monday 15th September.  Late applications will be put to one side until all applications which arrived on time have been processed. Collect an application form from the office for clubs run by outside providers (eg art clubs, football, multiskills etc), as these are not administered by us, and should not be ticked on the main form.

From Mr Bullard ...

12 September 2014

It has been good to get a full week under our belts and to start settling into the rhythm of the new term; it was also great to see the first classes restarting Forest School and swimming.

Read more: From Mr Bullard ...

Hot Lunches from September 2014

Your child should have brought home an order form and short covering note concerning hot lunches from September.

Please click here to see the updated menu for September 2014 - July 2015.

If your child is currently taking hot lunches and:

  • you would like their lunches to continue on the same day(s), you need not do anything.
  • you would like to change the day(s) your child has lunches, please complete and return the order form to the office asap.
  • you would like to cancel your child's lunches from September, please just drop a note to this effect into the office asap.

Meals will continue to be ordered in September using the existing meal pattern, unless a revised order or confirmation of cancellation is received.

If your child is currently not taking hot lunches and they would like lunches from September 2014, please complete and return the order form asap. 

Children in FS, Year 1 and Year 2 in September 2014 will be eligible to receive a free hot lunch every day, however no lunch will be ordered unless an order form has been completed and returned to the office (unless they are currently taking meals and you would like their existing pattern to continue).

Please make no payment now; I will send out a later during the first couple of weeks of Term 1 requesting the payment due (years 3-6 only).

Please contact me on 01225 840324 on a Monday or Wednesday if you have any queries concerning the above.

Karen Blakemore

Classes from September 2014

New Class

Previous Class


TA Support - Class



Mr. Antony Wainer

Mrs. Jo Stevenson



Mrs. Amanda Plummer

Mrs. Louise Fitzsimons




Miss Stef Coles

Mrs. Jayne Parkyn (FT)

AN Other (am only)



Mrs. Kat Wood




Mr. Rob Bird

AN Other (am only)

AN Other (am only)



Mr. Jonathan O’Neill




Mr. Andrew Roy

Mrs. Joan Pearce

(am only + 1 pm)



Mrs. Vanessa Tilbury




Ms Davina Lucas

AN Other (am only)



Ms Mad Paterson




Mrs. Sheena Inwood  (M, Tu, W)

Mrs. Fiona Raby  (W, Th, F)

Mrs. Alison Fews



Mrs. Francesca Biffen




Miss Caroline Walsh

Mrs. Vicky Hawkins



Mr. Alun Randell

Miss Tracy Hawes  (W, Th, F)

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.

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

We have received the report of the Ofsted Inspection that took place last month. We have been 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



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