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21st April 2021

News sheet 21st April 2021


Welcome back to the Summer term!

We are very much hoping that school will now remain fully open until July 23rd!

Sunny days

Although it is still chilly, the sun is becoming stronger so please remember to send your children to school with a sunhat and full water bottle. Please also apply suntan lotion to any exposed skin on your child before sending them in each day.


Staff News

Mr Tough will be moving to Blandford St Mary’s Primary School in September. We are glad that he will have a much shorter daily cycle but very sad to be losing a fabulous teacher!

A warm welcome to Mrs Belcher who will be working with our Reception and KS1 pupils at lunchtime!


Ofsted Letter

As you may remember, Ofsted visited the school in March to inspect our provision for remote learning. We were very pleased with the positive feedback received from the team. The letter recording the outcome has now been published and a copy is attached to this message.

The letter will shortly be published onto the Ofsted website.



The building team have continued to make fantastic progress on our new school. As you will have seen, the doors and windows have now all been fitted. The room partitions inside the building are now being installed.

We are excited to now be planning the move into the new building over the October half term.



Our new value this term is ‘Responsibility’.

We will be talking to the children about our responsibilities for ourselves, our learning and our environment.

Please do encourage your children to take appropriate responsibilities around the home.

These could include:

  • Getting clothes ready for school each day
  • Preparing their own lunchbox
  • Keeping their bedroom tidy
  • Feeding their pets


Please let us know if your child demonstrates good responsibility at home so we can celebrate it in school. 


Parent Assemblies

Each class is looking forward to presenting their work to a wider audience this term. We are sorry that we can’t yet invite parents into school but will be sending home links so parents and friends can share the children’s performances.   Please see list below for your child’s assembly.

RMP               Wednesday, 7th July

1EQ                Wednesday, 12th May

2LT                 Wednesday, 16th June

3/4AA             Wednesday, 5th May

3/4EB             Wednesday, 30th June

3/4CC             Wednesday, 26th May

5AW               Wednesday, 23rd June

5/6CH             Wednesday, 19th May

6MT                Wednesday, 28th April



Thank you for supporting your children to look so smart in their uniforms as we start this last term. It has been great to see some children in our new uniform. The student body made a good choice!

We are expecting ties to be available by half term.

Children should continue to come to school in their PE kits on days when they have PE or are attending a Sports Club. Please check class newsletters for information about your child’s PE days.

Important Dates

Summer Term 2021


Monday 19th April                                         School reopens 8.30am

Monday 3rd May                                           Bank Holiday: school closed

Monday 17th May                                         KS1 Sports Day (1.30-3pm) TBC

Tuesday 18th May                                        Year 3&4 Sports Day (1.30-3pm) TBC

Thursday 20th May                                       Year 5&6 Sports Day (1.30-3pm) TBC

Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June         Half Term

Monday 7th June                                          INSET Day

Tuesday 8th June                                         School reopens 8.30am

Monday 28th June to Thursday 1st July    Bikeability (Years 5 and 6)

Monday 12th July                                          Annual Reports sent out to Parents

Wednesday 21st July                                   Year 6 Leavers event

Thursday 22nd July                                      Year 6 Leavers Assembly TBC

Friday 23rd July                                            School closes 1.45pm




Important Dates


These are statutory school dates we will advise when school is open to all pupils


Thursday 1st April 2021 - School closes for Easter Holiday

Monday, 19th April 2021 - School opens

Friday 28th May 2021 - School closes for Half Term Holiday

Tuesday, 8th June 2021 - School re-opens

Friday 23rd July 2021 - School closes for Summer Holiday

INSET Day:  Monday, 7th June 2021


Safeguarding/Child Protection


Hillbourne Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


If you have any concerns, please contact the following people through the school office:

The designated child protection lead: Ms Helen Roderick, Headteacher. The deputy designated child protection/safeguarding officers are: Mrs Jane Ryan, Pastoral Care,       Ms Stephanie Meredith, SENCO. Tel: 01202 692604