Newsletter: 9th July 2021

London Residential

Thank you to all our families who supported the London Residential this year. We know that for many of you the financial outlay, particularly at the present time. wasn’t easy. The children had a wonderful time in an earily quiet city and were perfectly behaved the whole time. We had several compliments paid to us, both at the Hotel and at the Tower of London and the children were clearly enjoying themselves very much.

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Adventure International Day Visits

Next week’s Year 6 day visits to Adventure International, which replaces the planned residential, are now finalised. We will leave school at 8:50am and spend the day at the Centre.

On Tuesday your child should bring:

  • Long trousers and long sleeved top
  • Packed lunch with a drinks bottle
  • Any asthma medication
  • Sun block

On Wednesday your child should bring:

  • swimming things and a towel
  • A FULL change of clothes to get wet
  • A pair of trainers or wetsuit shoes to get wet
  • Packed lunch with a drinks bottle
  • Any asthma medication
  • Sun block

Your child can wear clothes appropriate for the weather, but please remember it’s an activity residential so shorts need to be at least mid-thigh and no crop-top or vest-top style t-shirts are allowed. Please can I also draw your attention to the fact that on Wednesday your child will need to have a pair of shoes that can get wet. These must have a “closed toe” so wetsuit shoes or old trainers are fine. Sandals are not. These are in addition to their non-wet shoes! They will also need a full change of clothes that can get wet in addition to the clothes they are wearing to and from the Centre.

For some Tuesday activites the children must have arms and legs covered so a pair of trousers is needed (not jeans please), as well as a long-sleeved t-shirt or long-sleeved sweathsirt.

Please do not allow your child to wear any jewellery (including ear rings) on either day.

Please do not send your child with their own wetsuit as these are provided by the Centre.

We will leave Bude at 3:30 each day so aim to be back in school around 4pm for collection. Any questions at all, please just drop me an email and I’ll do my best to answer them. Thanks


Please remember to use our Google Form to pre-order uniform for September. This ensures we can place an order before the holidays without you having to pay for items at this point in term. We have been advised that due to clothing manufature still being affected internationally by Covid items may not be in stock for September but we will get them to you as soon as In Stitches have applied our logos. The Google Form to pre-order uniform us here:


I know (and hope) that many children will be staying up late on Sunday to watch the UEFA Final. Please be assured that teachers are very aware we’ll have some pretty tired children on Monday morning and I have asked them to plan accordingly. We’ve taken the decision not to operate a late registration, but to expect everyone in at the usual time to celebrate or commiserate together.

Management Partnership

All families should have received a joint letter on Monday from Woolsery and Flying Start Federation Governors about our plans to form a Management Partnership from September with a view to possibly forming a new Federation of Schools later in the coming Academic year. If you haven’t seen the letter, a link to the document is below. If you have any questions about these plans, which we think will help secure all three schools’ future for the coming years, please ask – we very much want this to be a transparent process with everyone understanding the reasons for, and benefits of, moving the schools in this direction. Management Partnership Letter To Parents

Drumming Lessons

In addition to Woodwind, Piano and Brass lessons which are offered by Annie Gilks (formerly Gordon), I’m also really pleased to say that Laura Grist is planning to resume drumming lessons next term. If you are interested in your child taking up drumming lessons during curriculum time here in school, please let us know and we’ll put you in touch with Laura. Similarly, if you would like your child to start any other of gthe other instruments we offer private tuition for, please let us know and we’ll put you in touch with Annie.

With best wishes


Matt Cole, Headteacher

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