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News items for week ending 13th July 2018

Attendance

Lower School:                   Penguins & Turtles/Seals            95.9%

Upper School:                   Lobsters                                            97.5%

Well done to all of these classes

KS1 and KS2 SAT’s – Well done and thank you to all!

A huge thank-you and congratulations to all of our pupils and staff for working so hard to achieve in their SATs. Results are now in! Year 2 have received their individual results and Year 6 will receive their individual results, in a sealed envelope, next week and the schools statistical results will be published on our website in Autumn 2018.

Academy Review Day

We are delighted to announce that our Review Day on Wednesday 11th July, which was scheduled in January of this year, was very successful and included positive feedback! The review, led by a trained Ofsted inspector, looked at all aspects of the school and we are happy to reveal some of the positive feedback that we have received. This included validating our school self-evaluation. Once we have received the complete report we will be able to share some quotes with you.

 Some feedback from the Review Day is detailed below:

  • Leadership and Management are Good – there is a clarity of vision and effective strategy.
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare is also good and is continuing to improve.
  • There is a strong sense of purpose and improvement across the school, from both pupils and staff.
  • Pupil Voice was particularly strong – the pupils interviewed, spoke incredibly highly of the school and the improvements that have been made this year.
  • We are continuing to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the school and will be ready to launch our revamped curriculum in September 2018. This will have a positive impact on improving outcomes for pupils across the school.

Commendations!

Our Year 1 children visited The Museum of Farnham this week and their behaviour was brilliant and the museum commented that they were very proud to have our school visit them!

Also this week, our Year 4 children visited Hobbledown Farm and not only did they have a wonderful time but they behaved beautifully and were a credit to our school!

A big thank you to our parent helpers who assisted on our school trips this week, your help is very much appreciated!

And last but not least, a huge well done also goes to our Year 6 children who put on two fantastic performances of The Wizard of Oz this week – well done all!

Sports Day

As advised in last week’s Stop Press, Sports Days are being held on the following days:

Years 1 & 2 - Monday 16th July, 1.40pm – 2.50pm

Years 3 to 6 – Tuesday 17th July, 9.00am – 10.30am

Reception** – Tuesday 17th July, 2.15pm – 2.50pm

The children should wear their PE shorts, Plimsolls/Trainers and a coloured  T-Shirt representing their Team’s colour:

Topaz – Yellow

Sapphire – Dark blue

Ruby – Red

Opal – Light blue

Diamond – White

Emerald - Green

**Please note, Reception children are NOT required to wear team colours. They will be wearing their full PE kit for Sports Day.

DISCO’s

As previously advised, the Summer term DISCO’s will be held on the following days:

Reception & Year 1 – Wednesday 18th July, 3.30pm – 5pm – Lower School Hall

Years 2 to 6 – Thursday 19th July, 4pm – 5.30pm – Upper School Hall

Ticket Information

Tickets for both Discos will be available to purchase on the door.

Tickets for the Lower school Disco will be priced at £2.50 and includes entry, a drink & snack plus a raffle ticket.

Tickets for the Upper school Disco will be priced at £2 and are for entry only. Children can bring spending money with them to purchase drinks, snacks and raffle tickets which will be on sale at the Disco. We ask that children bring no more than £2 spending money with them,

Summer Club

We have a few places left in our Summer Club on Monday 23rd July, Tuesday 24th July, Tuesday 31st July and Wednesday 1st August.  If you are interested in reserving a place for your child please contact the School Office for further details.

Year 5 Parents

Please click here for information regarding Riddlesdown Collegiate Open Mornings/Evenings for September 2019 Admissions.