Friday 31st March - Issue 25


Dear Parents and Carers,

I am pleased to advise you that after a rigorous selection procedure, Mrs June Moon, who has been acting as our Deputy Headteacher since the Autumn term, has been appointed permanently to the post with effect from 1st April 2017.

She has served St. Edward's well as a Teacher and Senior Leader for 11 years and well deserves this promotion.  I am sure you will all join me and the governors in wishing her every success in her role.

Mena Rego

Chair of Governors


Dear parents, carers and children,

As we continue our journey through Lent, we will be celebrating special Holy Week assemblies in the coming week in preparation for Easter.  This Sunday's gospel reminds us how compassionate Jesus is and how we can help others to believe in him by showing compassion to others. 

Our 'World on a Plate' event last Friday was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who came along.  The PTA managed to raise £825 and would not have been able to do so without the generosity and support of our community.  A sincere thank you to all who helped - either by making or by enjoying the delicious food on offer!  Our PTA put a great deal of effort and time into raising funds which are used to enrich our children's learning and school life - we are very grateful to them!

Our year 6 parents are invited to a SATS meeting on Monday at 3:45 pm in the Top hall.  Mrs Pini and Miss Davies will be offering important information and advice on how to support your child prior to and during the assessment week, so please do attend.

As next week is the last week of term, after school clubs (Art, Football, Lemonjelly, Twinkletoes, TakeMake&Create) will not be running. Fit for Sport will continue to provide wrap around care as normal.  School closes for Easter holidays on Friday 7th April at 1:30 pm. Children restart school on Tuesday 25th April at 8:55 am.

Have a lovely weekend!

Best wishes, 

Miss O'Connor 



Monday 3rd April - year 6 SATS meeting for all year 6 parents at 3:45pm

Tuesday 4th April - KS1 Mass at Our Lady's, Lisson Grove at 10:00am

Tuesday 4th April - Class 14 visit library

Wednesday 5th April - Palm Sunday Assembly by Class 7 - Parents of children in class 7 are welcome to attend.

Thursday 6th April - Holy Thursday Assembly by Class 9 - Parents of children in class 9 are welcome to attend.

Friday 7th April - Good Friday Assembly by Class 10 - Parents of children in class 10 are welcome to attend.

Friday 7th April - last day of term - school finishes at 1:30pm

Monday 24th April - INSET DAY - Children not in school.

Monday 24th April - Deadline for Nursery September 2017 applications

Tuesday 25th April - school reopens for children


Wednesday 3rd May - yr 4 visit National portrait Gallery

Thursday 4th May - PTA Cake Sale (KS1)

Monday 8th May - Thursday 11th May -  KS2 SATS week


Last day of Spring term is Friday 7th April at 1:30pm and school re-opens for children on Tuesday 25th April. Please see here for all term dates.



Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of everlasting life.  Please help us to be more loving and compassionate as we journey through Lent together. Amen.



Well done to class 3 (96.8%) and class 7 (98.5%) on winning the attendance cups this week!


School Lunch Menu - Summer Term

Please see the summer term school lunch menu below:


Birthday Cakes

We appreciate that children wish to celebrate their birthdays with classmates, but cake of any sort e.g. cupcakes, donuts, etc., are not permitted in school.  We have to take this precautionary measure as we have a number of children with allergies. Parents are more than welcome to make up party bags with small treats such as toys and stationery, but please do not include cake. Any cakes or party bags containing cake will be returned to the parent at the end of the day.  

I thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Summer Uniform

Children are to wear full summer uniform when they return to school after the Easter holidays.

The following summer dresses are recommended for girls:

Girls School Gingham dress - blue from Asda George


Classic Summer Gingham check dress - blue from Marks and Spencer

Please note, girls summer dresses must have a collar and buttons - zip up dresses are not permitted. They must be light blue check and not navy or dark blue check.

Boys must wear a light blue polo shirt -  with or without the school logo.


'World on a Plate' Day

Here are some pictures of the event.  Thank you once again for all who supported and helped to make it a success!


Please see the information below regarding cricket workshops by Michael Vaughan - ex England captain.  Sessions will be held at St. Edward's from the 30th May till 2nd June (half term).  If your child enjoys cricket and would like to attend, then visit or call 01785711572 to register.



Congratulations to all the children who received achievement certificates at this morning's assembly!

Congratulations to all the children who received achievement certificates at this morning's assembly!



Well done to Southwell on winning the house cup this week!