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19th April 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome back to school. We hope you had an enjoyable Easter break and that you and your child are ready for the Summer Term. This coming term is always a busy one and this year will be no exception.


Mrs Rumble


Unfortunately, we start our Newsletter with some sad news. Mrs Rumble, our PCW, has made the difficult decision to leave Hillbourne at the end of this week and has chosen to take her career on a different path. I’m sure you will join me in thanking her for all she has done for the pupils here at Hillbourne in her short time with us.



Mrs Hall


To counteract the sad news about Mrs Rumble, we have some fantastic news! Mrs Hall will be returning to school in May and will be working alongside Mrs Williams in 5CW. Mrs Hall’s first day back at Hillbourne will be Wednesday 3rd May. She will be teaching 5CW on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We will all be very pleased to have Mrs Hall back teaching at Hillbourne.



Bromcom – MCAS – Important Information


MCAS is now live and you should all have access to our new system. If you haven’t done so already, please ensure you downloaded the MCAS (MyChildAtSchool) app.  This will enable you to:


  • Book wraparound care (Breakfast & Tea Time Club)
  • Book after School Clubs
  • Pay for and confirm school trips
  • Pay for school lunches
  • Buy items such as water bottles and ties.  

You can also monitor your child’s current attendance level.   Please contact the school office if you have been unable to log in.





Summer Term After School Clubs



Age Group


Staff Leader

Girls only Football

Key Stage 2


Kevin UK Skills Forum 


Key Stage 1


Miss Foulkes


Key Stage 2


Miss Schlaefli


Key Stage 1


Kevin UK Skill Forum


Key Stage 1


Miss Johnson


Key Stage 2


Miss Ainsborough


All of the teacher led clubs above can be booked using the MCAS app. If you have any problems booking your child a place, please come to the school office where someone will assist you.



Industrial Action


You may have seen in the news that the pay dispute between Teachers and the Government is still ongoing. Members of the National Education Union (NEU) have voted to take further Industrial Action and have proposed that this action is taken on Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May. As of yet, we do not know which classes this will impact, but we will inform you as soon as we can.



Bank Holidays


A gentle reminder that we have two Bank Holidays coming up in the few weeks where pupils are not required in school


Monday 1st May-Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 8th May-Bank Holiday for the coronation of King Charles III



Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs)


Our Y6 pupils have been working extremely hard this year in preparation for the testing that takes place in May. We are all very proud of the efforts they have made to improve their Reading, Writing and Maths and are confident that they will demonstrate this during SATs week, as they do in every lesson, every day. Due to the coronation of King Charles II the timetable has been altered to accommodate the Bank Holiday on May 8th.




Monday 8th May

No Testing-Bank Holiday


Tuesday 9th May

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 1

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Paper 2

Wednesday 10th May



Thursday 11th May

Maths Paper 1-Arithamtic

Maths Paper 2-Reasoning

Friday 12th May

Maths Paper 3-Reasoning



HAMWIC Foundation Non-Uniform Day


This year we will be supporting the HAMWIC Foundation by hosting a Non-Uniform day on Friday 26th May. The money we raise will go towards their Christmas Eve boxes, as well as other items, and will be given to some of the most vulnerable children and families within HAMWIC schools. We are asking for a donation of £1 per child, unless you have more than one child at the school, in which case we are asking for 50p per child. Nearer the time, this donation will be able to be paid via MCAS.






Thank you to all those parents and carers who are making a real effort to get their children into school every day and on time.  Now that the weather is improving and the winter bugs are behind us we hope that attendance will improve again this term.


Attendance is high priority at Hillbourne and we are working together with the local authority to improve attendance across all year groups.  Can we also remind you that we are unable to authorise holidays during term time.  Any holiday absence should be notified to the School via email


Heart of Hillbourne


The new proposed date for the cancelled Heart of Hillbourne meeting is Monday 24th April at 2.00pm. This will take place in school, so please come along if you have good ideas to share or would like to contribute to any of the upcoming planed events


School Field




During the Easter Holidays the school field had further, planned drainage work carried out and tons of sand added. We are at a stage where it looks like the field could be used, but that, unfortunately, is still not the case. The field will be out of use until we return in September. However, the fencing around the field will be removed in the coming weeks. We ask that you don’t step on the grass during these final, critical months of growth and that you stop your children doing so also during the afternoon pick up.