Friday, 14 January 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 14th January


Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Covid- 19 Guidelines
We do still have positive cases reported within our community. Please remain vigilant and do not send your child to school if they are displaying symptoms of Covid-19. We continue to encourage pupils to practice regular and robust handwashing throughout the day and are keeping areas ventilated.
From Monday 17th January the government have changed the rules regarding self isolation. On day 5 and onwards if you or your child have received two negative lateral flow test results 24 hours apart and are no longer displaying symptoms then you can break your isolation periods.
If your child cannot attend school because they are unwell or self-isolating please inform us as soon as you can. You can call the school office on 01708 342880 or email the school office via

Thank you for your constant support during this time. 

LAMDA Examination 

I am delighted to start the newsletter this week with some fabulous news. Before the Christmas break some of our pupils participated in LAMDA examinations. I am pleased to announce that after weeks of hard work and practice 100% of passed with merits and distinctions. Congratulations to all of these pupils who are living and breathing examples of pupil job number 2, doing your best in every lesson and demonstrating that hard work really pays off! We are very proud of you. Thank you to parents and carers for your constant support at home. A great job all round. 

Newsletters 2022
As you are aware we try to be as paperless as we possibly can as a school. We want to reduce our carbon footprint so that we can create a better environment for the future and our children. The weekly newsletter will continue to be available via the school blog (accessed via the school website), facebook and twitter. 

Since last year we have been using the sQuid system to send the newsletter weekly via email. Please ensure that your details are up to date on the school system and if you have changed your email address or telephone number that you let us know as soon as possible. 

Lost Property

We have lots of items of lost property which we would like to reunite with its owners. Please ensure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name, this way it is highly likely that it will be returned to its owner. However, if your child has lost an item of uniform you may find it in the lost property box that can be found under the canopy in the playground. 

If your child is eligible for free school meals, you can help us and we can help you! 

For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives funding of £1,345 per year for six years. This funding is essential to us to enable the provision of the learning resources, experiences and facilities that we provide to your children. Please also note that KS1 children who receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding.

Additionally if your child is eligible for this funding you will also receive:

a voucher for each child, once per year to assist with the cost of school uniform (redeemable at Premier Schoolwear).

assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits

After school clubs can continue to be free of charge.  


If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals.


* Income support

* Income based Jobseekers Allowance

* Income related Employment Support Allowance

* Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

* Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190

* Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

* Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you receive)


If you believe you may be eligible please click on the link below and complete the application form


We can help you apply if you are unsure of your eligibility - please contact Mrs Gibson in the office.​

Shared mailboxes and communication 

Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. I will be at the gate every morning for you to speak to in person. Most mornings you will also be able to find Mrs Stanley, Mrs Ward, Mrs Rice or Mrs Wallis to help you with any enquiries. If you would prefer an appointment please call into the office to fix a time. 

Key Dates for Spring Term 

Last day of the Half Term

Return to School 

Parents’ Evening 

Last Day of Spring Term

Thursday 11th February 

Tuesday 22nd February 

Monday 28th March 

Tuesday 29th March 

Friday 1st March  

INSET Days 2021-2022






Monday 1st September 

Monday 1st   November  

Tuesday 4th January 

Monday 21st February 

Monday 6th June

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 17th January is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

On Thursday 20th January, the kitchen are serving a special menu for school census day. The universal free school meal offer will apply for KS1 and lunch is priced at £2.30 for KS2 pupils. 

Breakfast Club 

Breakfast club runs every morning from 7.45 am. The cost of breakfast club is £1.50 which is payable via sQuid. Please make sure that you book your child’s place by 3.00pm the day before you would like them to attend on the sQuid system. 

Weekly Attendance  

KS1:   92%       KS2: 90% Overall:  91%

Congratulations to Aspen and Oak  who top the attendance table this week.  

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.




























Elsie Rose
















Certificate of Presentation

The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. 

Alex, Megan

Star Writers

These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques.  

Bernardo, Izaan, Fatima, Osman, Anushri, Ruby W, Zuriel, Ellie, Kaley, Sofia, Korey, Samuel, Keira, Blake, Lily, Olivia, Hope, Ollie H

Team Broadford Bronze Awards

For the outstanding efforts to make our school a better place in their own free time. 

Osayande, Tele, Awwal, Varvara

Learning Power Awards

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life. 


These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Harry, Lucas, Billie, Darren


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning.

Sahir , Rebeca, Liam, Riley


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Amber, Brian, Roza, Kezia, Adam, Birch class, Bruno, Livi, Dhriti


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Noah, Molly, Saim, Chloe

Happy Teacher

Jorgie, Callum, Chiduben, George, Elliot-Ellis have all made their teachers smile this week. 

Tracker Awards

These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  

Double prestige

Bronze certificate

Molly, Dara, Maisie, Cruz, 

Silver pencil 


Silver certificate 

Freddie, Evie, Sophie, Evie, Elliot, Grace, Charlie, Steven

Gold certificate 


Platinum prize 


Platinum certificate 


Diamond prize

Tavia, Tele, Frankie 

Star certificate 

Charlie, Alfie-Lee  

I hope you all have a very relaxing weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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