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2018-2019 School Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018: First day 4th September – Last day 19th December

Autumn Half-Term 22nd – 26th October

Spring Term 2019: First day 3rd January – Last day 5th April

Spring Half-Term 18th – 22nd February

Summer Term 2018: First day 23rd April – Last day 23rd July

Summer Half-Term 27th May – 31st May

In addition there will be 5 staff in-service training days throughout the academic year.

The first day for 2018-2019 has been set for 3rd September 2018.

Certified Training Centre of Excellence

You will know from sharing your children’s learning records with your child’s key workers that we regularly scribe children’s stories and act them out as part of our Helicopter Story approach. In the Autumn term we applied to Make Believe Arts to become a Centre of Excellence to enable us to train other teachers and practitioners. Last term Alison Stead and Cathryn Twine underwent 2 days training with Make Believe Arts.

We are delighted to say that on Tuesday 12th June we held our first training day and delegates were able to see some of the children tell and act out their stories. We were so proud of the children who were very confident in showing what they can do, and we were pleased to receive our plaque from Isla Hill of Make Believe Arts. (http://www.makebelievearts.co.uk)

We are now a Certified Training Centre of Excellence for Helicopter Stories so would like to thank you all for your support in this initiative.

Nursery spaces available

There are spaces available at our Nursery School.  If interested in applying for a place for your child, please contact the school to arrange a visit. Application forms can be downloaded from the Nursery School admission page, or you can collect one from the school office (8am-4pm).

Upcoming INSET days

The Nursery School and Orchard Room will be closed for INSET day on:

Monday 3rd September 2018

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Friday 15th February 2019

There are two further INSET days to be advised.

New Telephone Number

The Nursery School and Orchard Room office number will now be 01243 642925. Please update your saved numbers on your phone to ensure your call gets through to the right person.

2017-2018 School Term Dates

2017-2018 School Term-Times

Autumn Term 2017: First day 4th September – Last day 20th December

Autumn Half-Term 23rd – 27th October

Spring Term 2018: First day 4th January – Last day 29th March

Spring Half-Term 12th – 16th February

Summer Term 2018: First day 16th April – Last day 24th July

Summer Half-Term 28th May – 1st June

In addition there will be 5 staff in-service training days throughout the academic year.

The first two days for 2017-2018 have been set for 4th and 5th September 2017.