Abbey Gates
Primary School

Newsletter - 25th September 2019

Posted on 25th September 2019


Our athletes are poised! Have you supported them and the school by sponsoring them? This is easy through the crowdfunding link below.


The PTA are hosting a “Break the Rules day” on Friday 4th October - £2 per child. Better (worse?!) than this, children have the opportunity to be the Head and/or assistant head for the day-they just need to buy a raffle ticket.


We are so proud of our cross country team who have already been successful just a few days into the season! The girl’s team won the Mansfield Harriers trophy (for the third time!). a huge well done to all who took part, including the boys who ran so well but needed more members in their team. 

Miss Nash was thrilled to witness their success. Emily is still recovering from a nasty broken wrist, we are pleased to have Mrs Chetwynd and Mrs Wilson who are able to provide consistent classroom cover in her absence- get well soon Miss Nash!


Both Betty Day, our midday team leader and Adam Martin, our sports coach are leaving us after sterling service, in mid-October.

Betty has been with us for 15 years and has been “head hunted” by the local gymnastics club she has supported for some time - we will miss your unfailing enthusiasm and broad smile Betty!

We have appointed Debra Kent as our midday team leader and look forward to working with her in her new role.

Adam has the opportunity to tour Australia over the next year- Ravenshead can’t compete with that sunshine!   Adam joined us as an apprentice and has gone from strength to strength, as have our sports teams. All children have enjoyed and benefited from his expertise and we will miss him! Bon Voyage!

We will be looking to appoint another apprentice after Christmas.


We have a vacancy for a relief Midday team member- please ask in the office or see the website for more details about this crucial and rewarding role.


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Upcoming dates

  • Jan 21 - Y5 National Space Centre Visit
  • Jan 22 - Full Governors’ Meeting
  • Jan 23 - PTA Meeting in the Art Room
  • Jan 23 - Y2 East Midlands Airport Visit
  • Jan 28 - FS/KS1 Dads, Lads and Grandads Reading Morning
  • Feb 3 - Orchestra
  • Feb 10 - Orchestra
  • Feb 14 - Valentines Day
  • Feb 17 - February Half-Term
  • Feb 24 - Orchestra
  • Feb 24 - Back to School!
  • Mar 2 - Orchestra
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