Friday 20th July - Issue 76

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Dear Children, Parents, Carers,  Staff and Governors,

Another successful year draws to a close. It is amazing how much has been achieved by the children, staff, parents and governors in one year. The achievements extend from the academic, to the sporting and the creative arts and to the numerous fun and fundraising exploits of our PTA. We achieve so much because we work together as a team and this is one of the greatest strengths of St. Edward's.

We bid a fond farewell to our Year 6 children who will be starting secondary school in September.  It has been a pleasure and delight watching them develop into responsible young people.  I hope they look back at their time at St. Edward's with fondness. I am proud of them all and wish them good luck in the future.  Year 6, always remember the values you have been taught at St. Edward's and remember: 'To help one person to grow is to help to build the World'.  Please come back to visit us when you can.

We also say goodbye to Miss Wilson, Miss Kremer and Miss Barbe.  I am sure you all join me is expressing our thanks and in wishing them every success and blessing for the future! 

This week children got to meet their new teachers and spend time in their future classrooms. Our teachers are very excited to get to know your children and look forward to teaching them next academic year.

Our PTA have worked tirelessly throughout the year and have provided some of the year's highlights - summer fair, christmas fair and summer party.  The hot weather inspired them to hold ice lollies sales last week which raised a fantastic £120.61!  The work that our PTA do is invaluable and enriches our children's education as well as strengthening the St. Edward's community. Thank you for your ongoing support and the generous donations.

I  wish all staff, parents and children a very enjoyable and safe holiday period.  I look forward to seeing all of the children back in school on Wednesday 5th September at 8:40am.  Please see below for a reminder about our 'soft start' to the school day that we will be implementing as from September.

Best wishes,

Miss Clare O'Connor




From September, we will be starting each day with a ‘Soft Start’.  This means when your child arrives at school they will be able to go straight to class where they will have the opportunity to organise themselves for the day and get ready for their learning. They will have time to put their bags and coats away independently, organise their book bags, homework or equipment and settle themselves to a quiet activity ready for registration. Research has shown that this approach has a positive impact on children’s readiness for learning at the start of the school day.  The school gates will open at 8:40 am.  KS1 and KS2 children will enter through the large gate in the KS2 playground and EYFS will enter through the main gate.  An adult from each year group team will be available to take messages from parents at each gate.  For children in Nursery and Reception, we ask that parents stay and support their child to settle into class for the first 10 minutes of the day for the first week.  End of day procedures will remain the same. At 3:25 pm the gates will open and parents will be able to pick their children up from the playground.  We are looking forward to a calm and purposeful start to the day.




Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


Class 12 are the winners of our attendance trophy for this year - well done!

The following children received certificates and medals as they have achieved 100% attendance this year - well done!



Special congratulations to the children who were awarded prizes at this morning's achievement assembly in recognition of their outstanding work this year.

Special congratulations to the children who were awarded prizes at this morning's achievement assembly in recognition of their outstanding work this year.


A big well done to Campion on winning the house cup trophy for the year!