year 6 sats - tuesday 9th may - friday 12th may 

**inset day - friday 30th june**

school news 

Lenten Fundraising 

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for supporting us in our Lenten fundraising this term. We have had great fun raising money for our chosen charities and it was wonderful to finish on such a high today with our Easter egg raffle. 

We will let you know our full fundraising total after the Easter break! 

Residential Camps

From next academic year, we have decided to run all our residential trips at the beginning of Term 1. This gives the children time outside of the classroom to get to know their new teacher and build relationships with staff. 

Years 3 & 4 (currently Mr Purser & Miss Garrett's classes) will be having an overnight stay at Barton Camp. 

Years 5 & 6 (currently Mr Prichard & Ms Wood's classes) will be heading to Deanfield Studies Centre in the Forest of Dean at the same time but will be offered different activities and experiences throughout their stay. 

Our children always thoroughly enjoy the residential camps we offer, and we hope that the new arrangements for dates will be a great way to start the year for everyone involved. 

Bad Language Reminder 

Please can we politely remind parent's that foul language (swearing) should not be being used on the school site at drop off/pick-up times. 

We have had a number of children report incidents of bad language to us and we think you will all agree that this is not the type of language we want our children bringing into school or taking home with them. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation with this matter. 

Breakfast Club 

We would like to share a few reminders regarding our school breakfast club: 

Payments for School Clubs/School Meals 

Please can we remind parents to ensure that payments for school meals and after school clubs are made promptly. You may have noticed that reminders are now being sent each Friday to those parents with outstanding balances; please be aware that non-payment for after school clubs will result in children not being able to attend and that non-payment for school meals may result in us requesting your child comes to school with a packed lunch instead of receiving a hot meal. Whilst we understand that the cost of living has affected many of our families, as a school we cannot afford to subsidise non-payment of these items. If you have any concerns around this, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Free School Meals 

If you have recently had a change of circumstance, or for any other reason think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, please visit to apply. 

Please remember that if your child is not entitled to Free School Meals, that meals are priced at £2.45 per day. Payments should be made through the School Gateway App. 



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Congratulations to Year 1 who have achieved 100% attendance this week! This is a fantastic achievement! 

The children will be rewarded with a non-uniform day once we return after the Easter break (we will be in touch at the start of Term 5 to confirm the date) 

Medical Appointments During the School Day 

Please can we remind parents that unless it is an emergency, medical and dental appointments should not be made during the school day. Where appointments during school hours are unavoidable, you will need to provide us with medical evidence (proof of the appointment) in order for us to authorise the absence. 

If medical evidence is not provided, time off school will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. If there are too many unauthorised absences within a certain time period, this can lead to a penalty notice (fine) being issued.

Please report any planned absences for medical appointments directly to the school office and NOT to Class Teachers or Teaching Assistants. 

Holidays during term time 

Please can we remind parents that they should not be taking holidays during term time. We are very fortunate to have multiple half term breaks spread throughout the school year and these are the perfect time for holidays. 

As well as being disruptive to your child's education, holidays during term time will also result in a penalty notice (fine) being issued to you. The current penalty notice charge stands at £60 per parent/per child. 

The school holiday dates for both this school year and next are available in the 'dates for your diary' section at the top of our newsletter, so please use this as guidance when booking time away. 


The Families in Focus Team have sent us information on some fantastic opportunities for children and parents happening over the Easter Break: 

South FiF Bulletin - Parents and Families - March 23 INDEXED.pdf

Here are some of the fantastic things available: 

Knowle West Welcome Spaces 

Welcome spaces are open to everyone and often offer different activities depending on which one tou visit. For more information, please visit: 

Food On Our Doorstep (FOOD) club

@ Inns Court Community Centre - weekly - Thursday 12:30-14:30, full. Friday 13:30-15:00.

£1 annual membership.

£3.50 each week for £10-15 worth of food

Open to all, drop in, no need to book

Food that would otherwise have gone to waste by retailers, wholesale & producers


A social enterprise at the heart of Filwood (or Knowle West as you probably know it), supporting the community with their day to day needs while helping young people struggling in mainstream education to get out into the world and learn new skills.

We're sure that Hannah will come back to visit us again soon, so if there's something specific you're looking for within the community, please come along to our coffee mornings, Friday 9.00-9.30am.