Friday 16th September - Issue 2

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Headteacher's message


Dear Parents, Carers and Children, 

It has been a very busy second week back at St. Edward's. Year six had a great time at Sayers Croft and were able to enjoy all of their activities in the glorious weather. Thank you to Mrs Pini, Miss Davies, Miss Wilson, Miss Roach and Mr Abbas who gave up their time to support our children on the trip. 

Thank you to all parents and carers who have attended our curriculum meetings. We look forward to meeting with year 1, 2, and 3 this week (Please see times below). 

We have been very lucky to have had an extended summer, so children are permitted to wear their summer uniform until Friday 30th September. We are expecting some rain so please remember to dress appropriately. Please also remember that school coats are compulsory. We are giving you the opportunity to receive a waterproof reversible fleece for free (see below for more information). 

Letters have gone home this week for the after school clubs this term, they will begin next week. Please ensure you are on time to pick your children up at the front gate. 

I hope you have an enjoyable week ahead.

Best Wishes,

Miss Clare O'Connor



Parents are warmly invited to attend their child's class assembly.  Class assemblies are held on Thursdays at 9:00am in the top hall.

22nd September Class 7

29th September Class 14

6th October Class 13

20th October Class 12

3rd November Class 11

10th November Class 10

17th November Class 9

24th November Class 8

1st December Class 7


Curriculum Meetings

Please come along to meet your child's class teacher and see what topics they will be studying in class.

Monday 19th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 2

Tuesday 20th September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 1

Wednesday 21st September at 3:30-3:45pm:  Year 3


MEND Family Workshop

Our Year 1 and Year 4 children are taking part in the MEND programme that encourages fitness and healthy eating.  Parents are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday 29th September at 3:30-4:30pm to find out more about MEND and how the programme will be of benefit to our children.  We hope to see you there.


Parent/Teacher's Evenings

Wednesday 19th October and Thursday 20th October. Letters detailing how to book appointment slots will be distributed closer to the time.


October half-term

Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October




Our Wednesday’s Word for this week, which links in with the Sunday gospel is:


Dear Lord Jesus, help us to use our gifts well - to be trustworthy sons and daughters who always put you first in our lives.  Amen.


Well done to classes 1 and 2 (EYFS & KS1) for both achieving 97.1% and to class 14 (KS2) for achieving 99%.


Free School Waterproof Reversible Coat

We are updating our school database and we require All parents and carers to complete the Westminster Free School Meals and Pupil Premium Application Form, even if you do not believe you are eligible.  In return for completing the forms, you will receive a waterproof reversible coat (£20.99) for your child/ren.  If you have already purchased the coat for your child/ren we can order the next size up for you!

You are invited into the middle room in the KS1 playground at the following times to complete the form.

Monday 19th September 8:30- 9:30am

Tuesday 20th September8:30 - 9:30am and 3:00 - 6:00pm

Wednesday 21st September8:30 - 9:30am and 3:00 - 4:30pm

Thursday 22nd September8:30 - 9:30am and 3:00 - 4:30pm

Friday 23rd September8:30 - 9:30am

If you are unable to attend on these days, please contact the school office.  We appreciate your continued support.

Secondary School Transfer

Thank you to Year 6 parents who have booked their individual appointments with Miss O' Connor to discuss secondary school transfer.  If you have not made an appointment, please see Mrs Gashi in the school office to book a time.

Here are details of secondary schools' open days.  This is not a comprehensive list so please see individual school's websites for further information.  Local Authority websites e.g provide valuable application details, school information and access to online application forms.

St. George's Catholic School

Year 6 Open Day & Evening
Tuesday 11th October
Morning 9.30-11.30am & Evening  5.30-7.30pm

Maria Fidelis Catholic School

Open mornings are held every Tuesday morning at Gower Street, 9am-10.30am. Please drop in to see our school in action.

Sacred Heart High School

Thursday 15th September 2016:  Open Morning 9.30 am – 11.00 am and Open Evening 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm.  Wednesday 21st September 2016:  Open Morning 9.30 am – 11.00 am and Open Evening 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

St. Thomas More Language College

Open evenings take place on Thursday 15th September and Wednesday 21st September from 4.15pm.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Thursday 22/9/16 and Tuesday 27/9/16 at 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm & 6.30 pm

St. Gregory's Catholic Science College

Thursday 15th September 2016 from 3.00pm

La Sante Union

Thursday 22nd September 2016, 4.00pm-7.00pm, Wednesday 28th September 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm and on Thursday 6th October 2016, 2.00pm-3.30pm.

St. Marylebone CE School

Wednesday 21st September 2016 - 8.45 - 10am, Thursday 22nd September 2016 - 8.45 - 10am

Marylebone Boys' School

Monday 3 October 2016, 9.30-11.30am, Thursday 6 October 2016, 5.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 12 October 2016, 2.00-4.00pm

UCL Academy

Tuesday 27 September 2016 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Tuesday 4 October 2016 - 11:15am - 1:00pm, Tuesday 11 October 2016 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Quintin Kynaston Academy

Open Evening Wednesday 28 September 2016 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Open Mornings 9.00am to 10.00am Tuesday 4 October 2016, Monday 10 October 2016, Wednesday 19 October 2016

Westminster Academy

Open Morning: Wednesday 21 September 9.30am, Wednesday 28 September 9.30am

Open Evening: Tuesday 4 October 5.00-7.00pm, 

Open Morning: Tuesday 11 October 9.30am,  Monday 17 October 9.30am

Paddington Academy

Open evening Thursday 6th October 5:00-7:00pm, Open morning Friday 7th October 11:00am - 12:00pm and Thursday 13th October 9:00-10:00am

St. Augustine's Church of England High School

Open evening Tuesday 20th September 5:30pm-7:00pm.  Open mornings Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29th September 9:15am - 10:00am


Late Collection of Children

I wish to stress the importance of collecting your child promptly from school.  Unless your child has been booked into an after school club, you must collect your child at 3:30pm sharp.  I understand that sometimes there are times when parents may be held up due to traffic etc., and on these occasions it is essential that you call the school office to say that you are running late.  It can be upsetting for children who are left to wait in the reception area if school staff are unable to tell them when they will be collected and it also creates extra work for our office staff who need to make contact with parents to see where they are.  A daily log is kept of every child who is collected late and persistant late collection of children will be reported.  Any parent who collects their child/ren later than 3:50pm will need to pay a £5 penalty fine per child.

Sayers Croft

Our Year 6 children had a great time at Sayers Croft Outdoor Learning Centre in Surrey.   Not only did our year 6 children have the chance to take part in varied outdoor activities, but they were provided with the opportunity to strengthen friendships and make treasured memories. The time they spent there has proven to be an enriching experience which I am sure they will remember for years to come! 

Our trip to Sayers Croft was fantastic, everyone enjoyed all the activities and it was great to be with all of year 6.  My favourite activity at was the maze and blindfold trail. One person would be completing the trail blindfolded whilst the other person was their guide, telling them where to go and warning them of any obstacles in their path. It was great fun as we couldn't see anything! I would definitely recommend Sayers Croft. Abiel, Class 13.    

The Cockpit Family Shows at the Cockpit Theatre Gateforth Street

Once a month on a Saturday - and sometimes other days too -  The Cockpit presents family events for children.  These can be anything from puppetry to dance; magic to music... all providing fun, stimulation and excitement for all the family.   Please visit for full details of times and ticket prices.




Well done McAuley!