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Autumn Term - Second Half 2017

Posted on: 13/11/2017



Two weeks in and I would like to welcome everyone back to school. I hope you all had a good half term holiday. 


I feel that I’m now getting to know the school, the pupils and staff and I am looking forward to a very busy half term with many things happening during November and December, not least the school Christmas Plays.


Since the start of the new academic year we have already taken part in some general activities and fundraising that have been very well received, for example, on 6th October the whole school celebrated Harvest Festival.  This was a huge success and it was fantastic to see the children celebrating in the community.  All contributions were donated to Stonepillow and were very gratefully received – a big thank you to everyone that sent something in. Swiftly following was ‘National Outdoor Learning Day’ on 12th October which was led by Dan Knapp our Forest Schools Co-ordinator and was hugely enjoy by the pupils. Two of our SSA’s Tina Murch and Liz Meek walked the Great Wall of China during the half term holiday in aid of the British Heart Foundation and the pupils also raised over £250 through scaling our own Great Wall of China and making Mooncakes for the British Heart Foundation – everyone’s generosity has been amazing.


The PTFA has met to plan the year’s events including the Christmas Fair which is being held on 5th December between 10am and 12pm. New members are always welcome and if you would like to join or would like to know more then please contact either Ros Gentle on or Tina Hall on


We are hoping to get involved in Tesco Counters at the main Chichester store to help towards providing us with new playground equipment so please keep an eye out for that.


Our Christmas Carol Service is taking place on 6th December at St Pauls Church, Chichester and further details will be sent home shortly.


We have processed the first data analysis of our pupils’ progress and we are really pleased that pupils are making such good and outstanding progress.  Updated details will shortly appear on our website.


This half term we are trialling split assemblies.  Early Years to Key Stage 4 will have their assembly at 9.30am to 10am in the school hall whilst the 6th Form will have a full assembly 9.10am in their department.


Finally, I have already been busy showing prospective pupils and parents/carers for next year’s intake around the school!


I look forward to seeing you all through the festive period which is a very busy period for the School.