Monday 8 April 2024

Weekly Newsletter - Thursday 28th March


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Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls

Dear Parents and Carers,

Part 1 Broadford News
End of Term 

I hope this newsletter finds you well. As we approach the end of the spring term, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the exciting events and achievements that have been taking place at Broadford Primary School.

I am delighted that our pupils have enjoyed the University of Broadford programme this term. This initiative aims to inspire our pupils to strive for excellence and develop a lifelong love for learning. Through 10 weeks of engaging workshops and activities, our dedicated staff members have been working tirelessly to create a stimulating environment where every child can thrive. Pupils were able to develop their team-building skills in ‘I’m a Pupil Get Me Out of Here!’ and within the Year 5 ‘Stepping Up’ program. This invaluable experience not only fostered a sense of camaraderie among the pupils but also taught them the importance of collaboration and effective communication. We firmly believe that such skills are essential for their personal and academic development.

I am also thrilled to share with you the success of our year 6 quiz team, who made it through to the semi finals of the Havering Rotary school quiz competition. Their dedication and hard work have truly paid off, and we couldn't be prouder of their achievements. Additionally, our Year 4 Junior Duke cohort are halfway to achieving their silver award, marking another milestone in their journey towards becoming responsible and compassionate individuals.

On a more artistic note, as well as all of the creative fabulous finales during our UoB graduations,  our pupils recently showcased their musical talents at the iRock concert. It was a joyous event filled with melodious performances and enthusiastic applause. We firmly believe in nurturing the creative abilities of our pupils and providing them with opportunities to express themselves through various art forms.

I would like to remind all parents about the upcoming end-of-term spring break. Time has flown by so quickly, and it is hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of another successful term. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the entire Broadford Primary School community for their unwavering support and commitment to our children’s education.

I am thrilled with the progress and accomplishments of our pupils and staff. Broadford Primary School continues to be a place of growth, learning, and celebration. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thank you for your continued trust in our school.

University of Broadford

Thank you to all parents and carers who attended our Graduations over the last week. All of the staff and pupils enjoyed sharing their work with you. We are sad that the UoB  is over for another year but we are looking forward to next year already. You will receive your official graduation photograph today, which we hope you will enjoy. 

Easter Hat Parade 

It has been a wonderful day in school today and the pupils have enjoyed a fabulous Easter hat parade. Well done to everyone who entered, we saw many creative and original designs. We have some very talented artists within our community!
Well done to all of the winners.
Nursery - Adelynn, Billie, Matei C and Patrick

Reception - Emir M, Ayesha and Mason M
Year 1 - Ryan, Sofia and David

Year 2 - Harry, Success and Olaf

Year 3 - Melody, Max and Robyn

Year 4 - Rosie, Mason and Eason

Year 5 - Flynn, Shivanshi and Megan

Year 6 - Lottie, Deivydas and Shivangi

Faringdon Crossing Patrol
I have previously shared with you that Havering council have made all crossing patrols across the borough redundant. I encourage all parents to write to you local MP regarding this issue. We are currently working towards future plans to ensure that we can keep our children safe when crossing Faringdon Avenue. 

However, we would like to thank Karen for her commitment to our Broadford pupils and ensuring that 100’s of pupils cross the road safely daily. We hope to see Karen again very soon. 

Goodbye and Welcome
This week we are saying Goodbye to Miss Spiers, who is returning to her homeland of Australia. It has been a pleasure to have worked with Miss Spiers over the last two years and we will all miss her very much, however, we understand that she is a long way from home and has decided that it is the right time for her to return. Please join me in thanking Miss Spiers for her incredible impact on our pupils and wishing her safe travels home and for the future. 

Miss Chappel and her family welcomed a baby boy into their family. They are all doing very well and I have sent congratulations on behalf of the whole Broadford community.


As you are aware we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook page. We do use Facebook as one of our forms of communication with parents. We thought that this was a good opportunity to review what we currently have in place and gather your views so that we can move forward in this area.
We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to respond to our parents survey regarding communication. We are aware there were some difficulties with the form last week; this has now been corrected.
Many thanks.
Home school communication 

Adventure Island Wristband - £15
We have 300 wristbands for Adventure Island priced at £15 each. This is a great day out for the whole family and at a reduced price. If you would like to purchase wristbands they are available from the school office before and after school, cash only please. 

Summer Fete

After our successful fete last year, we are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting another fete this year on Saturday 15th June. Save the date!

Summer Term After Schools Club

Please reply by Midnight on Friday 12th April.  Please complete only one application form per child. 

Application Form for Summer 2024 After School Clubs

Back to School 

 Thursday 28th March is the final day of the Spring term and children will be dismissed at the usual time of 3.15pm. The Summer term will resume on Monday 15th April, however, this is an INSET day. Pupils return to school on Tuesday 16th April.

Part 2 Broadford Information

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

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

INSET Dates for 2024-25

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4 

Day 5

2nd September

3rd September 

14th February 

21st July 

22nd July 

Havering school term dates 2024-2025

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 15th April is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.45.

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.
Attendance News
I am delighted to announce the winners of the attendance league for the Autumn term - Pine (EYFS & KS1) and Redwood (KS2) classes! They earned 184 and 164 points respectively. Both classes  enjoyed their reward of extra outdoor play on Monday morning. 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 93%. We have the Summer term to make 3% improvement to reach our  target of 96%. 

Job 3 - Be kind and polite to everyone you meet

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

Housepoint Reward

I am thrilled to say that Blue House (Chatteris) are the Autumn term winners! They have earned the most housepoints during this term and enjoyed extra outside play time. Well done to all of the members of Chatteris Yellow House for displaying pupil job number 3 - being kind and polite to everyone that they meet. 

I hope you all have an eggcellent Easter break. We look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Tuesday 16th April. 

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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