Abbey Gates
Primary School

September 2011 Newsletter

Posted on 23rd September 2011

Dear Parents

As part of our ongoing drive to ensure the safety and well-being of our children we have a number of initiatives taking place over the next month. We held our e-safety meeting this week and hope to repeat this shortly – details to follow. The Y5 and 6 children are taking part in the Cycle Safety training.

Further to this we are working with the children on “Stranger Danger” - how to avoid a potentially dangerous situation and what to do if you feel vulnerable. As well as our own assemblies, the local PCSO will be speaking with the children. Children need to be informed and have some safety strategies.

I recently asked if parents could let us know which children make their own way to and from school - we would envisage this only with Y5 and 6 children - do please let class teachers know. You may have heard of an early morning incident close to the school – this should not cause any panic, just sensible precautions.

Our boys’ football team played their first match last night, away against Leamington Primary and we won 13-0!!! Wow, should be a great season. Well done to the new team manager, Mr Summers!

The cross country season is also upon us and we have many children wishing to take part in Y4, 5 and 6, I will be sending out letters on Monday, the first event is on Saturday 1st October at Berry Hill.

These children were awarded our Summer term Superstar awards…
FS - Noah Inman
Y1 - Ben Cappin
Y2 - Megan Duffin-Mills
Y3 - Beth Carley- Jones
Y4 - Charan Mandeir
Y5 - Harry Wagstaff
Y6 - Riley Arnold

Please return your school meals pattern as soon as possible, remember you cannot change without two weeks’ notice.

I have written to parents previously explaining that as a school we do not receive a budget for school visits - some schools receive a subsidy for “disadvantaged pupils”, in 2010/11 ours amounted to just over £100, which equates to less than 50p per child over a year! Consequently when we arrange exciting and enriching activities we need to ask for parents to pay. Schools are not legally allowed to make a profit on these, we would not consider this anyway, and often subsidise events from our budget or with the support of the PTA. Please be aware that should we not receive enough funding then events/visits may have to be cancelled. Thankyou for your support!


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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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