Class Stars 🙂 Well done to…

Our Early Years… Ernest Hill

Class 2… Woody King

Class 3… Billy Hakin

Class 4…  Will Shaddick 

This ½ term’s school value is…

We are Ambitious.

We have the highest expectations for all our children and teachers.
In return, we give everyone in our school as many opportunities as we can to fulfil their potential in the widest possible sense.
Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.  Run straight towards the goal.”  Philippians 3.v.12  

Attendance so far…

Yr6: 94.7% … Yr5: 94.5% … Yr4: 93.5% … Yr3: 96.6%  
Yr2: 93.5% … Yr1: 92% … Rec: 92.1%

School average: 93.84%

Please see our Attendance Policy for further details of how attendance is really important.

Our Governors would love to hear your views about school and your child’s education.
Please take a very short moment to complete our survey.
…Only a handful of questions and some open boxes to write more if you’d like to.
Survey: Click here

Our 1/2 term’s School Value is that We’re Ambitious and we have high expectations of our children and staff.  We do loads of things at school and I often hear that we punch above our weight, which very much supports and embraces the ‘Small School – Huge Horizons’ strapline that we have.  This is really hard to do in a small school with limited capacity to facilitate it all and we very much appreciate the support of the local community and parents.

  • Governors have worked tirelessly this term ensuring the best for the children.
  • FROGS and parents have supported our fundraising, your tea and cake requirements at the Sports’ Day and also with the evening’s catering for year 2 who slept over at school last night!
  • Our staff have also gone the extra mile this past term (even sleeping in corridors!)
  • We also took part in an Aquathlon in Torrington today, Friday.  Thanks to the parents who supported this event and helped with transport etc.  I hope they did well?!
  • Just a big thank you to you all for your support!
  • It’s been a tiring week – I hope I haven’t missed anyone!

Our ‘We Are Ambitious’ school value also utilises the bible passage, to “Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.”  We will endeavour to run straight towards our goal, but please also help us to know what this could be by completing our school survey. 

What goals would you like us to run towards?

Keri will be away from school on Tuesday 5th July. Mrs Brown will be taking charge of the kitchen on that day and will be offering a limited lunch menu of jacket potatoes and filled rolls.

Well done to Year 2 for sleeping over in school last night.  Well done to the Mums and Dads who either worried about them all evening or used the opportunity to have a nice evening off.  And thanks to Mrs Parker and Miss Hill who stayed over of course!

Here’s a link to the Administrator Advert for our school.  If you know of anyone, please share this link

You’ve probably noticed the small changes to our front gates.  Please help to keep our school safe and secure and close the gate after you’ve used them.

Dates for the diary…

Rosemoor trip for Class 1 and 2 on Monday 4th July

BLCT cooperative Art Exhibition, open to the public, Wednesday 6th July to Saturday 9th July 12:30-5:30 in Studio Kind in Braunton.

Year 6 transition Days to Braunton Academy – 6th AND 7th.

Lundy residential for year 5s … 12th to the 14th July.
(…Parents’ meeting on the 28th June at 2.45pm)

Braunton Learning Cooperative Trust are proud to be performing ‘Coming Together to Sing’.  Our local schools – ours, with Caen, Kingsacre Marwood, Southmead and Braunton Academy too – will be showcasing their talent for one spectacular night of singing.  With Special Guests The Military Wives Choirs and Chloe Marie Aston The Piano Bike Girl
12th July for a 6pm start.
For tickets please contact the Landmark Theatre on 01271316523 … Or click this link.

Whole School bike ride.  Changed date of Wednesday 20th.  This is an opportunity for children to learn how to ride bikes and have a biking themed day at school, or challenge themselves to ride to Rock Park, Fremington or Bideford, and back, all heading from Tescos in Braunton.  We’ve not done this for a few years and we hope it’ll be a great event as it’s always been!
For this to work well, we’d like family members to take part and help if and where they can – we really appreciate this, thank you.  It is also, certainly, a ‘wear-a-helmet’ event too!

Our Summer Fair is the same week!  Friday 22nd July, straight after school.  FROGS are already working in the background for this – thanks everyone!

That leaves the final thing being the Leavers’ Assembly at 2pm on our last day; Tuesday 26th July.  

Our front doors are open between 8.45 and 8.55 with children doing learning activities as soon as they arrive. Sadly, the ones who arrive late at 9.00 am would have missed this, and the ones who are later can even miss the introduction to the next learning task.
Please aim to arrive for 8.45am

Please do look at the school menu before you leave home in the morning. Keri is unable to adjust the menu each day and it’s important that the children know what’s on offer and are happy to make choices in the morning.

We are Ambitious.
Forget what is behind us and reach straight for what is ahead.  Run straight towards the goal.
Philippians 3.v.12  

Dates in the diary… bottom of the front page…

Dinner Menu…

Our school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Julian Thomas
We have two Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Lucy Rinvolucri and Emma Hill.
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If you have any concerns that you’d like to discuss, please call through to Jo and ask for an appointment with one of us. You may also find some useful or helpful information on our Safeguarding webpage…