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Please see latest news sheet below

  • 8th July 2022

    Fri 08 Jul 2022

    News sheet 8th July 2022




    The glorious hot weather looks set to stay with us for the next week or so. Please do make sure that your child has their water bottle with them every day and that you have applied sun screen to any exposed areas. Please also send your child to school with a cap (named!) if you have one.


    Please feel free to send your child to school in their PE kit (white t shirt and Navy shorts) if you think they would feel cooler like this.


    Mrs Hall


    Mrs Hall starts her maternity leave today. We wish her all the very best and look forward to meeting Baby Hall very soon!


    Mr Stacey will be working with 3/ 4 CH until the end of term. He is well known in the school and we are very pleased he has been able to join us.


    Class photos


    You will have now received a proof for your child’s class photograph. The orders go directly to Fraser’s photography this year, but please do ask in the office if we can help in any way.  The deadline for ordering is Monday, 11th July 2022.


    Reports and new classes


    Reports will be distributed on Tuesday next week. Your child will be given their report to hand to you, as parent or carer, when you collect them on Tuesday afternoon. If you are not able to collect the report on Tuesday, teachers will try throughout the following week. Any reports not collected by the end of Wednesday will be posted home on Friday 22nd July.


    Parents are invited to come into school on Thursday 14th July from 2.30pm to have a look at the work your children have been doing over the year. You are welcome to take your child home with you once you have done so.


    The children will meet have met their new teachers next week.




    Year 2 parents will have received a letter reminding them of the KS2 uniform requirements. Please contact the office to buy your child’s school tie as soon as possible.


    Please see the information below for a reminder of our uniform:


    Reception and KS1

    Grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore (blue checked dress in summer)

    White polo shirt

    Navy blue jumper or cardigan

    Pupils in Reception can choose to wear PE uniform every day.



    Grey trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore (blue checked dress in summer)

    White formal shirt with collar (winter) white polo shirt (summer)

    School tie (available from school only)

    Navy blue v neck jumper or cardigan

    Black shoes



    PE Uniform

    Navy joggers or shorts

    White t-shirt

    Navy hoodie or sweatshirt (plain or with the school logo only)



    Please ensure your child is wearing black shoes or trainers in September.


    Holiday Activity Fund


    For those parents entitled to Free School Meals, there are a number of holiday activity schemes on offer. These can be seen via this link



    You can get support applying for a place by ringing one of the Family Information Support workers on 01202 093131


    Food vouchers will be issued for the summer holiday period for children entitled to Free School Meals. There will be one voucher worth £80 issued to each child.


    As ever, please contact a member of school staff on direct email if you need support with food and we will put you in contact with someone who can provide help.


    Queen Elizabeth Books


    Your child will have brought home their own copy of ‘Queen Elizabeth’. These books have been issued to every child in the country as a memento of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We hope that your children enjoy these lovely books.


    Heart of Hillbourne


    The small team of parents who make up the Heart of Hillbourne are desperately seeking new support. This year, the team has done a marvellous job this year making money to help us buy play equipment and books. If you have some time and would like to help to support the school, please speak to Mrs Middleton in the office or let Ms Roderick or Mr Claxton know on the gate.


    The children greatly enjoy the raffles, cake sales and ice cream events hosted by the team and it would be very sad if these could not continue!



  • 13th June 2022

    Tue 14 Jun 2022

    News sheet 13th May 2022


    Welcome back to the final half term of 2021-2. Where has the year gone!


    Staff news


    Huge thanks and best wishes to Mrs Chapman who, after four years in our front office, has moved onto a more senior role in a local finance company. We will miss her calm and compassionate nature enormously.


    We are delighted to welcome Mrs Louise Middleton to our office team. Mrs Middleton will be joining us officially from Monday 20th June. You may well already have spoken with Mrs Middleton or with Mrs Gloster as both are providing much needed support in the mornings.




    Please label all your child’s uniform with their name so that clothes, particularly jumpers, can be returned to the right child.   We have Sharpie pens in the office if you wish to borrow one to mark clothes and footwear.




    As the weather starts to look like summer, please remember to send your child to school with a full water bottle and a cap to shade them at breaktimes.


    Please apply suntan lotion to any exposed parts of your child before they come to school.


    Sports Days


    As the gorgeous weather looks set to continue, we plan to hold our Sports Day events on Wednesday 15th June. We will not be inviting parents to join us this year because of the on-going work on the school grounds. We do hope to be able to return fully to normal in 2023!


    If possible, children should wear a t-shirt in the colour of their house,


    Sandbanks               Green

    Kimmeridge               Blue

    Portland                     Yellow

    Lulworth                    Red


    We will be reminding the children of their houses today!


    All children should come to school in PE kits on Wednesday.


    Please also ensure that your child beings a full water bottle to school.


    Book donation


    Huge thanks to Morgan Sindall, the construction company who built our school, for their very generous donation of £750 to help us keep our library stocked.



    Heart of Hillbourne


    Thank you to the Heart of Hillbourne team for organising the Jubilee event before the half term break. The cream teas were delicious and greatly enjoyed by parents and staff!


    Huge thanks to all of you who submitted a cake entry to the competition. We were blown away by both the quantity and quality of entries. There were so many wonderful, creative and delicious looking cakes. Congratulations, however, to the Freemantle family who produced the most stunning Royal Crown cake.


    Punctuality and Attendance


    School starts at 8.45am. Please make sure that your child is ready to start their learning in their classroom by this time.   If the school gate is closed, the bell has gone. Please take your child in through the front office so we can be sure that they are marked present.


    If your child is unable to attend school for any reason, please make sure you have called the office on 01202 692604 and left a message detailing the reason for the absence. A reminder that we need to know a child’s symptoms, if they are off sick.


    Secondary transfer (Year 5)


    Parents of pupils in Year 5 will be sent information regarding application to secondary schools later this week. This will be sent electronically. Please ask in the office if you need a hard copy.


    Dates for next year


    Please find attached the term dates for next academic year