Head Teacher's Blog

Jun 23

Week Commencing 26th June 2017

Thank you to all who helped and supported our PTA Summer Fayre, we were blessed with glorious weather and had a super event.

Our Confirmation and First Holy Communion candidates enjoyed a fantastic day at Alton Castle last week. We were so pleased that they had the opportunity to celebrate and reflect. We continue to pray for them as they go on their journey of faith.

This week is a busy week in the school calendar and we look forward to welcoming parents and carers to the events that we have scheduled.

On Monday our ‘Songbirds’ are out for rehearsals in the morning in readiness for the concert at the Victoria Hall in the evening.

Prep 6 are going for an afternoon practise at the ‘Rep’ Theatre in readiness for our Prize giving and concert on Friday 30th June.
The Dress rehearsal for the Concert is on Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday - weather permitting - we have Sports Day on the Oakhill school sports field- Pre Prep Sports commence promptly at
9-30am for Pre Prep. Prep at 1pm. Children will be brought back to school after both events by their teacher and dismissed from school. Please be aware of parking around the site as it is usually busy.

Tuesday is also Transfer evening; we look forward to inviting new parents and existing parents of children currently in the Nursery, Reception and PP2 to come and join us to meet the teachers. The evening ends with ‘Cheese and Wine.’
‘Move Up Day’ is on Wednesday, children will be spending the day with their new teachers for September.

Thursday is the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul which is a Holy Day of Obligation to be celebrated in Church on Sunday.

On Thursday at 9am we have our Nursery Assembly followed by the Early Years Foundation Stage Prize Giving. Parents and carers are most welcome.

On Thursday afternoon at 2pm we have our Pre Prep Prize giving.

Prep 3 are at the ISA Multi Sports meet at Dodderhill School.

Friday is our Prep Prize Giving and concert. The Prep will be travelling to the Repertory Theatre for a final rehearsal in the morning. The event begins at 7pm, children are asked to arrive promptly at 6-45pm.

We are looking forward to all these events and do hope that you will be able to join us at some of them.


I am continuing to show visitors around the school for places in September.


Visits to view the school can be arranged by calling Mrs Pickford in the school office.

Free 15 or 30 hours EYFS Education Places are available for Under 5’s from September 2017; call the School Office for details and application forms.

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