Tuesday 19 December 2023

Weekly Newsletter - Tuesday 19th December

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

As we approach the end of the autumn term, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible achievements and successes we have experienced here at Broadford Primary School. I hope that you have all had the opportunity to read our positive report from Ofsted confirming us as a school that “... is a happy, welcoming and respectful school. School leaders are ambitious for all pupils to achieve well.” This is the second consecutive inspection in which we have been rated as "GOOD," a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and parents.

Throughout the term, our pupils have participated in a wide range of sporting events, trips, and experiences that have enriched their learning and personal development. From inter-school competitions to educational visits, our pupils have showcased their talents, skills, and knowledge, and have made us all immensely proud.

While we celebrate our achievements within the school, we must also acknowledge the challenging world events that continue to unfold around us. It is my hope that amidst these uncertain times, we can all come together as a community and support one another. As we approach the festive season, I wish you all a very peaceful break with families and friends.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. On behalf of the entire staff at Broadford Primary School, I would like to thank you for your generous cards and gifts and wish you a very Merry Christmas. 


During the autumn term we have said goodbye to a number of staff who have left our Broadford family and moved onto new pastures. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their commitment and dedication to our school. Please join me in wishing them all the best of luck for the future.
Miss Mcmorrin, Mrs Davey, Miss Edwards, Mrs MacFarlane, Mr Joseph and Mrs Said.
Miss Davies will start her maternity leave at the beginning of the new year. We look forward to hearing her happy news once her bundle of joy arrives. 

Spring Term After School Clubs
Please reply by Midnight on Friday 5th January.
There are limited spaces in each club and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
You may select one 1st choice and one 2nd choice of club.
Children can attend a maximum of 2 clubs each - This is in addition to any clubs to which individual children are invited to attend. 
There are no clubs for Reception children in the Spring Term.
Please ensure that the club your child most wants to attend is put as your 1st choice.  Please make just one application per child.  If you make a duplicate application, then any previous applications will be deleted.
Applications will close at midnight on Friday 5th January.
Places in a club will only be given if you apply via this form - The school office can no longer issue places on a club.
When places have been allocated, clubs that are full will be removed from the list of choices.  Late applications, after the closing date, will only be considered if there are still spaces in a club.
Please complete a separate form for each child you have within school. 

Attendance News
I am delighted to announce the winners of the attendance league for the Autumn term - Mulberry (EYFS & KS1) and Cedar (KS2) classes! They earned 181 and 158 points respectively. Both classes  enjoyed their reward of a film afternoon last Friday. Congratulations to all of the pupils in these classes who have remembered their number one job of coming to school every day on time. The overall attendance for this term is 94%. We have the Spring term to make 2% improvement to reach our  target of 96%. 

Housepoint Reward

I am thrilled to say that Yellow House (Dulverton) are the autumn term winners! They have earned the most housepoints during this term and enjoyed their film afternoon. Well done to all of the members of Dulverton yellow house for displaying pupil job number 3 - being kind and polite to everyone that they meet. 

First Day of 2024

We are looking forward to seeing all children back at school in January 2024. There are no clubs at the beginning of term, so all pupils should be picked up promptly by 3.15pm. Essex After School Clubs will commence on the first day of term and are available for childcare until 6.00pm. School opens again on Thursday 4th January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am for all other pupils. Children MUST be in school by 8.45am.  


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Polling Day 

Day 5

4th September

5th September

30th October

15th April 

2nd May 

24th July 

Havering school term dates 2023-2024

Spring Term Dates 

4th January - 16th February
26th February - 28th March 

Summer Term Dates
15th April - 24th May
3rd June - 24th July   

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 1st January is week 2 on the Havering catering services menu. 

Wishing you all a very peaceful and restful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Eat, drink, be merry and make the most of the quality time with your families. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 



Monday 18 December 2023

Friday 15th December - Weekly Newsletter

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News

Christmas Dinner

This week the kitchen have served over 600 Christmas dinners. The children enjoyed their delicious turkey with all of the trimmings in front of the roaring fire and Christmas tree in the hall. They finished their lunch with a scrumptious ice cream to the sound of their crackers!
Thank you to Michelle and the kitchen team for keeping our bellies full of festive cheer this week. 

Cost of Living - A message from London Borough of Havering 

Havering recognises that as the cost of living continues to rise across the country, our residents are going to be feeling the pinch this winter.

The Council’s new cost of living online hub brings together all of the support available to residents – from financial help with food and energy bills to free school holiday meals and mental health.
The website contains links to the Havering Helps assistance scheme, details of warm spaces, council tax support, debt management services, energy grants, food banks and community hubs, as well as online benefits calculators so residents can be sure they’re receiving all the support they are entitled to.
The Council will also publish details of any new support schemes, both local and national, in the Living in Havering email bulletin.

Christmas Parties

There will be Festive Parties for children in Nursery, Reception and years 1-6 on Monday 18th December. You don’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils can wear their school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive jumper (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the occasion.  We will also provide all the food for them too.

End of Autumn Term

We finish school on Tuesday 19th December. School opens again on Thursday 4th January  – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening from 8.30am and breakfast bagels will be available in the classrooms. 

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2024

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2024. Children born between 01 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between 01 September 2023 and 15 January 2024 For school admissions information and to apply, go to www.havering.gov.uk/admissions/primary

Part 2 Broadford Information

Autumn Term Dates 

Monday 18th December 

Christmas party day

Tuesday 19th December 

School nurse drop in @ 8.30 am
End of Autumn term.

INSET Dates for 2023-24

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Polling Day 

Day 5

4th September

5th September

30th October

15th April 

2nd May 

24th July 

Havering school term dates 2023-2024

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 18th December is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. 

Part 3 Pupil and Parent Responsibilities
At Broadford Primary pupils, parents and carers are expected to meet three key responsibilities

Pupil Job 1 - Come to school every day on time
Parent responsibility - Ensure that your child arrives for school on time, every day and ready to learn.

Weekly Attendance  Target 96%

KS1: 95% KS2: 94% Overall: 94%
Congratulations to Walnut  and Larch who top the attendance table this week. 

Job 2 - Do your best in every lesson
Parent responsibility - Support your child’s learning at home.

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Daman and Jahmai











































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. 

Ruta, Fatimah, Siana, Skyla, Meerab, George, Victoria


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

Hussain, Millen, Isla, Alex, Anaelle, Lucas, Darci, Maya M, Francesca, Emmy, Flynn


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

Maalik, Milan, Tiffany, Ryan, Ksenija, Noah, Gabby, Alyana. Ibukun, Jay Jay


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

Levi, Spencer, Niamh, Aimen, Ollie, Zyana, Hayden, Nehemiah, Georgia


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. Aziz

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. 

Elsie, Rebecca, Malik, Harry, Charlie, Najhat, Riley, Yanna, Aaron, Zayd, Zara, Tommy, Larissa, Teodor, Jaxon,  Princess-Aniyah, Adra

I Made My Teacher Happy

These pupils have all made sure their teachers have a smile on their face this week 

Ahmad, Melody, Mulberry Class, Oscar, Riley, Torsten, Billie, Natalia Elena, Alexandra, Ruby, Archie T, Lexie-Mae, Daniel

Tracker Awards


Double Prestige

Bronze certificate

Viviana, Ehan

Silver Pencil 

Milan, Batool, Rio, Maya, Aariz, Harry


Silver certificate 

Ryan, Haileigh, Anya, 

Maisie, Zuriel

Platinum prize 


Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

Parent responsibility - Model politeness and kindness to everyone you meet.


Pupils are awarded housepoint for using kind words and actions and demonstrating good manners. These go towards their house teams weekly total but they are in competition with their  teachers (Dudley - orange house). If pupils do not demonstrate these behaviours then the teachers' house teams are awarded the house points instead. 


Red house  


Blue house


Yellow house 


Green house


Orange house






Weekly Winner -  Orange house with 440 points

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls