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Over the last few months, our children have been involved in the design of the new playground area at the top of Filwood Broadway. Pupils in Year 3 and last years Year 6, drew designs and spoke with Bristol City Council Officials to discuss what they would like to see in their new play area. 

Their ideas were taken on board and once the designs had been completed, the architects came back to show the children how the area would look. 

As part of their coverage on the regeneration of Filwood Broadway, The Knowledge Magazine have written an aritcle about the design and build of the playground, including pictures of the children and their designs - and the children's hard work has been so impressive that WE'VE MADE THE FRONT PAGE!!! 

The playground was officially opened this afternoon, and our master designers were excited to be the first children to use the area! 

A Very Warm Welcome

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we now have a new Chair of Governors at School of Christ the King - Mrs Charlotte Triggs. 

Many of you will already know Mrs Triggs, who has been part of the CTK since she began working here in 1994. She was our Assistant Head Teacher until 2020 so knows the school, staff and our pupils very well. 

The role of Chair of Governors is an extremely important one and ensures the Governing Body of the school fulfils its functions and responsibilities effectively, and delivers the school's ethos and vision. They also support the Head Teacher with the leadership of the school.  Mrs Triggs has always had the best interests of CTK at heart and we are very excited to welcome her into this new role.

Fantastic Fundraising 

We have had a great day raising money for Children in Need today and have loved seeing the children (and staff!)  in all their Pudsey glory! 

Children in Need is a very worthy cause, funding thousands of charities and projects across the UK. This funding supports children and young people to feel and be safer, have improved mental health and wellbeing, form better and more positive relationships and be given more equal opportunities to flourish. 

We are extremely grateful to all of you who donated today, and will keep you updated of the total once the money has been counted. 

Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week 

This week has been Anti-Bullying week and children have been taking part in various activities in class throughout the week. 

We kicked off the week with Odd Socks Day, which is a fantastic way to celebrate what makes us all unique! 

Parking - Important Notice 

Please can we once again remind parents to be mindful of their parking when dropping off and collecting their children. 

Under no circumstances should parents be parking on the zig-zag lines, and luckily, thanks to the new bollards that were installed over the summer, we have had a reduction in instances of this. We have however had a number of parents pulling up on to the pavement directly infront of school as children jump out of the car. We cannot emphasise enough how dangerous this is, not just for our children, but for staff who operate the School Crossing Patrol and other road users. 

If you are seen using the zig-zags/pavement as a drop off area, you will be politely asked to move. In severe circumstances where this becomes an ongoing issue, license plate details may be handed to our local police team. 

Please help us to keep our pupils and school community safe by using the available parking on Filwood Broadway and walking your child round to school. 


There will be no Celebration Assembly on Monday 20th November, due to a visit from the Bristol Beacon. Head Teacher awards will resume as normal next week. 


Attendance Champions 

A huge congratulations to YEAR 3 who have achieved 99% attendance this week. As a reward they will received a non-uniform day next week - Miss Garrett  will be in touch early next week with further details of when this will be. 

A big well done also to Years 1, 5 & 6 who achieved 97% - only a few marks away from their own rewards!! 

Keep up the good work!! 

Holidays during term time - SATS WEEK 13th - 17th May 2024

As you are aware, we always request that families do not take time off for holidays during term time and this is especially important for children in Year 6 during SATs week. This year, SATs week will take place from Monday 13th May - Friday 17th May 2024. 

Guidance from the Department for Education states that children will only have the opportunity to retake their SATs tests if they have been absent due to exceptional circumstances - this does not include holidays. Please ensure holidays are not booked during this week. 


Parent Wellbeing Groups 

This term, Natalie began running courses for parents to give them the tools to support their children's mental health, as well as their own. These proved quite popular and we're happy to announce that Natalie will be running more parent courses during Term 2. 

For information on upcoming sessions - visit our Support for Parents page where you can find full details of the courses available and information on how to book. 


Filwood Hope 

Filwood Hope is a registered charity that supports the residents of Knowle West with a aariety of different issues. 

If you require support with completed paperwork - we highly recommend paying them a visit. 

Wider Community Events 

We now have a dedicated page to inform parents and families about the varius events and activities available within Knowle West and the wider community. 

If you are aware of any clubs, events or activities that may be of interest to our pupils and their families, please feel free to give the details to Miss Morse in the school office who will be happy to add them to the page. 


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