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Year 6 SATS Results

Dear Parents, 

This morning, we received the SAT’s results for the current Year 6. The results that the children achieved and the improvements made on last year are outlined below:

Subject

% at Expected standard

% improvement on last year

% at Greater Depth

% improvement on last year

Reading

65%

+7%

23%

+15%

Writing

62%

+6%

7%

+3%

Numeracy

71%

+6%

7%

-7%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

70%

-

39%

+7%

Combined (Reading, Writing and Numeracy)

54%

+5%

3%

-


We are really pleased to see an increase in our outcomes again this year which are getting closer to national average. The progress that our children have made this year has been phenomenal and each and every one of them should be proud of themselves for the resilience, effort and determination they have shown, irrespective of their final outcome. The staff across school have also played an invaluable role in the achievements of everyone.

I would like to thank all of the parents for their support this year in ensuring that the children in Y6 have been in school, prepared and ready to learn. Your support and commitment has been hugely appreciated.

Thank you very much,

Mr. A. Knibbs
Head of School

Lunchtimes [2018/2019]

Dear Parents,  

Following feedback from a number of parents regarding lunchtimes at school, changes are going to be made as of September 2018. From the beginning of the new academic year – Wednesday September 5th, we will only have 2 slots for lunchtime:


Monday - Thursday 

 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2  11:30 - 12:30
 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6  12:30-1:30

Friday

No changes made.


By making these changes, there will be a reduced number of children on the playground ensuring that they have more space to play and more activities to join in with. It will also help to make sure that there are as few accidents as possible. Both of these are areas where parents have expressed concerns.

If your child is home dinners and in KS1, you will need to collect them at 11:30 and return them for 12:30 in readiness for lessons. KS2 children will be picked up at 12:30 and back in school for 1:30. If you are unable to make the second return journey to bring your children in KS2 back, a walking bus will collect them and return them to school. There will be 15 places available on this so you will need to put your child’s name down at the office if you require the walking bus.

Thank you in advance for your support with this. If you have any questions, please see myself or a member of SLT.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr. A. Knibbs
Head of School

Non-Uniform Day [11th July]

Dear Parents,

As you may be aware, we are very close to winning the ‘World Cup 2018’.  In order to show our support for the England football team, we are having a non-uniform day for children on Wednesday 11th July.   It is free of charge for everyone and the theme for the day is Red and White or children may wear their England top or kit.

I look forward to seeing our children in ‘red and white’.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Knibbs
Head of School

End of Year Dates

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

End of Year Dates for Your Diary

 

School will be closing on Friday 20thJuly 2018 at 1.00pm prompt

There will be two inset days Monday 3rdand Tuesday 4thSeptember 2018

School re-opens to pupils Wednesday 5thSeptember 2018 at 8.45am prompt

 

We wish you a wonderful summer break and look forward to seeing you in the new school year.

Daca nu intelegeti continutul acestei scrisori, va rugam sa va adresati biroului receptie pentru a primi asistenta necesara

New School Uniform Supplier

Dear Parent / Carer,

We are now going to be using a new school uniform supplier who will be selling our school uniform on our behalf. This means that with immediate effect, you will no longer be able to buy your child/children’s uniform through the school money shop or by barcode.

As part of a growing academy, outsourcing our school uniform will be more beneficial to you as this gives us buying power in order to achieve savings or to maintain low costs on your behalf.  For example school jumpers are now sold for £7.99 rather than £9.00.

You will now be able to purchase school uniform online from www.schoolwearsolutions.com or alternatively you can now call them on 07707526662 and order by telephone. All orders can be delivered to school free of charge but these will be on a monthly basis or you can opt to have your items delivered to your home address for a charge.

School wear solutions will be holding regular sale day events in school, where you can buy the uniform on the day giving you the opportunity to make payments by cash or card which we believe will be easier than using the barcodes.

The first sale event will be taking place at the school fayre. 

If you want to purchase uniform for September please make sure you attend the sale event, purchase online or by telephone. 

 

Yours faithfully,

Phillipa Downes 

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

World Cup Closing Ceremony

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Our WORLD CUP COMMUNITY COHESION project was launched in style with our opening ceremony and last week, Highfield children have started to learn more about the country their class was assigned.

This project runs for the next three weeksand will end in a spectacular whole-school celebration on Monday 16thJuly 2018.

Community Cohesion Exhibition:

Each class are preparing their own exhibition piece based on what they have learnt about their country. These will be displayed in an ‘art-gallery style’ in the school hall at the end of the project. We would like to welcome parents to come and see this exhibition on Monday 16thJuly from 9:00-9:45am.

World Cup Closing Ceremony:

During the afternoon of Monday 16thJuly, we will be celebrating as a whole school on the playground area. 

This closing ceremony will include dances, speeches and a winner’s podium. 

Parents are invited to join us for this celebration from 2pm. (Please report to the school office at this time if you wish to join us)

Non-uniform:

ALL children are invited to wear the colours of their country’s flag for school on Monday 16thJuly. This will therefore be a non-uniform day. 

We look forward to uniting together on Monday 16thJuly,

Mrs Davies and Mrs Middleton