school news

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors 

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new CTK Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. 

Our team of amabassadors will be working to put together guidance to support children with bullying concerns. 

School Photographs 

Our school photographer will be in school on Tuesday 3rd October to take individual pupil photographs and sibling photographs. 

Parents' Evening 

Parents’ Evening will be held on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th October from 3:30pm - 5:50pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear how well your child is getting on at school. Please contact the school office to book your appointment. If you book an appointment but are then unable to attend, please contact us to rearrange.  

Music Lessons 

We are looking into the possibility  of offering music instrument lessons in school and wondered if there was an appetite for a particular instrument? 

There are some schemes available that offer small group lessons for as little as £77 for a double term (£7 per week) so if your child is interested in learning an instrument, please let us know and we can look into making these experiences available

Reception Class Open Sessions 

School admissions are now open for applications for Reception Class September 2024. If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 and you are looking for a Reception Class space, we will be hosting a number of open sessions for parents and carers to come and visit our fantastic Early Years class. 

We also have a number of spaces available in our current Reception Class so if you, or someone you know, is looking for a school place, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Positive Handling at school

The safety of pupils at school is our greatest priority, and as such our staff are trained appropriately to deal with behaviour situations that may arise and cause concern. 

Staff at CTK receive Team Teach training, which is a behavioural framework with an emphasis on safety for all. It supports staff to understand what is potentially causing behaviours of concern, and what environmental changes, non-verbal and verbal strategies should be used to de-escalate situations first, before possible restrictive physical interventions are applied. 

The physical handling of a child is something we will only do as a final resort, and will only ever be carried out by a trained member of staff. In the event that positive handling is required, parents will always be informed. 

More guidance on positive handling is available as part  of our Behaviour Policy which can be found here: Key Policies 

Flu Immunisation 

The School Nurse Team will be coming into school to administer Flu Immunisations to pupils in Reception - Year 6 on Wednesday 4th October. 

If you would like your child to receive their Flu Immunisation, please click the link below to provide consent 

The deadline to consent is 12noon on Monday 2nd October - if you have not registered by this time, you will need to arrange your child's vaccination through your GP. 

Breakfast Club 

As you will be aware, we run a Breakfast Club every day which is open from 8.00am. Next term, as we head into the winter months, we will be offering 'Windy Wednesdays' where children will have the additional option of beans on toast for breakfast for a warming start to the day. 

Breakfast Club is available to all children for a charge of £1 (£3 for Nursery age children) and is a great way to give children the best start to their day. 

After School Clubs 

We now have a more complete list of clubs that will be on offer for children going forward: 

Monday - Friday - Mini Chill Time Klub - 3.20 - 4.00pm - £2.00 per session 

Chill Time Klub - 3.20 - 4.30pm - £3.50 per session

Monday - Key Stage 2 Choir  - 3.20 - 4.00pm 

Tuesday - Key Stage 2 Art Club - 3.20 - 4.00pm 

  Key Stage 1 Ball Skills - 3.20 - 4.00pm 

Wednesday - Key Stage 2 Tag Rugby  - 3.20-4.00pm 

Friday - KS2 Archery - 3.20 - 4.00pm 

There will be an additional club for Key Stage 1 on a Thursday and we are hoping to confirm this with parents early next week. 

Please be reminded that all clubs, with the exception of Chill Time, are offered free of charge however they MUST be booked in advance. 

Time for Secondary School

Parents/carers of Year 6 children (born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 20130, are reminded that now is the time to apply for their secondary school place for September 2024. To make your application:



If your child has received a Head Teacher Award this week, you are welcome to join us for Celebration Assembly on Monday to help them celebrate as they are awarded their certificate. 

Please arrive at school at 2.40pm ready for assembly to start at 2.45pm. 

Year 1 

Esme - for beautifully re-telling the story of 'Rosie's Garden' 

Year 2 

 Hendrix - for reading at home almost everyday since the start of the new school year - Amazing!  

Elliott - for his fantastic homework. He has learned the continents song off by heart - well done! 

Year 3

Zach - For his fantastic participation and enthusiasm when starting our new Djembe drumming lessons in music. Well done, Zach!   

 Year 4 

Damian, Tyron, Mouhammad and Rocco - For scoring 10/10 every day this week on our times table daily ten. 

Year 5

 Hadi - for her deep thinking in RE interpreting the creation images. 

Year 6

Kaiden & Joey - for being great role models for the class - they are always listening, and on track, ready to learn. 



Weekly Attendance Winners

A huge well done to Year 3, who have achieved 99% attendance this week! This is a fantastic achievement and as a reward they will receive a non-uniform day next week. Miss Garrett will be in touch to let you know which day this will take place. 

Holidays during term time 

Please can we once again remind parents that they should not be taking holidays during term time. If you book a holiday outside of the designated school holidays, it is important that you complete a Leave of Absence Request Form to inform us of your plans to take your child out of school. Parents should also be aware that any holidays booked during term time will result in a penalty notice (fine). 


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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