Abbey Gates
Primary School

Newsletter - 2nd July 2019

Posted on 2nd July 2019


The annual Summer Fair was a Cracker - awash with sunshine, fun and lots of people to enjoy it with! Thank you to all involved in any way – special thanks to our fabulous PTA team led by Kerry and Helen.


I have the opportunity to work across a number of schools and can confirm that what our PTA achieve is unique. I don’t just mean in terms of fundraising either but in ensuring there is always a range of fun events coordinated by dedicated and hardworking parents – they do not happen by magic but through teamwork and positivity. You can be part of this by coming along to our PTA AGM:

2pm Friday 19th July in the Art Room. If you can’t make it but want to know more/get involved just email the school and we’ll keep you updated.

Thank You to our event sponsors this year:

Buckley Brown

AJ School of dance

Kent PHK Ltd

The Orange Tree

East Midlands Swimming Association

Eakring Property

Cascade Carpets

Ravenshead Dental



Anyone attending the KS2 performance of Joseph are in for a real treat. Further thanks to Mrs Jones and Mr Fallows and our own Annette Wilson for their artistic expertise with the scenery!

Our Breakfast with the Boys was great fun- thanks to Lisa and Betty in the school kitchen for super sausages! Thanks also to the team who helped run the event- you know who you are! 

We are thrilled to announce that the Summers family will be welcoming a new member in the Autumn term - Congratulations!


To help with your holiday planning and avoiding potential fines, we have attached our INSET days on to the school holidays as travel is often cheaper either side of a holiday:


4 INSET DAYS - Monday-Thursday 1-4 June inclusive 2020- so the Summer half term holiday runs from Monday 25 May to Thursday 4 June – back to school Friday 5 June 2020

NATIONAL CHANGE TO BANK HOLIDAY – THIS WILL NOW BE FRIDAY 8 MAY -NOT MONDAY 4 MAY (this is to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE day)


You will soon receive your child’s report - I have enjoyed reading of their progress and achievements over the year. You can help by keeping up the reading and X tables over the summer holidays – can your child tell the time, use a knife and fork or tie their shoelaces? If not we challenge them to learn these essential skills over the holidays!


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Upcoming dates

  • Nov 19 - Y5 Visit to the National Mining Museum
  • Nov 21 - Sponsored Bounce
  • Nov 29 - Bake Off Competition and Coffee Morning
  • Dec 6 - Y4 Family Assembly
  • Dec 9 - FS/KS1 Dress Rehearsal
  • Dec 10 - Panto!
  • Dec 10 - FS/KS1 Performance AM
  • Dec 11 - FS/KS1 Performance PM
  • Dec 12 - KS2 Carols 2pm and 6pm at St Peter’s
  • Dec 19 - PTA Christmas Disco
  • Dec 19 - Christmas Dinner and Party
  • Dec 20 - Last Day of Term!
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