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Newsletter 10.10.13

Possible Strike Action – You will all have received the letter this week regarding possible strike action on Thursday 17th October by some members of staff which would result in partial closure of the school.  The classes affected are Ash, Maple and Willow.  All other classes will be open as normal.  This is due to staff electing to take lawful industrial action and we will have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the pupils.


Parents Interviews – These will be held between 3.30pm and 6.30pm during the week beginning 21st October as follows.  Please note that days and times vary for each class.


Willow class    Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October,

Maple class      Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October,

Rowan class     Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October,

Ash class         Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October,

Beech class      Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October,

Hornbeam        Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd October,

Oak class         Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October         


The lists will be put up on Monday morning in the school entrance hall for you to sign up for interviews.


Morning Arrivals – Can I please remind everyone that although the gates open at 8.30am, there is no school staff supervision in the playground until 8.40am, therefore parents should wait with their children until that time.


Cross Country Events – There are a series of primary school cross country events taking place at Chiltern Edge on Saturday 12th October, Saturday 16th November and Saturday 7th December starting from 10am (depending on year group). Further details please contact Kevin Nutt on 01189 721500 or email


Half Term –This year the October holiday is Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November and please note there is also an Inset day on Friday 25th October.


Secondary School Applications – A reminder that the deadline for applications for children in Year 6 to transfer to secondary school next September is 31st October.  Applications can be made online at or if this is not possible, please ask in the school office for a booklet which includes a form which can be completed and posted to the Admissions Department.


Little Adventure Shop Sale – On Wednesday 16th October at Unit 6 Church Farm, Woodcote, there will be a sale from 1pm – 7pm of children’s outdoor clothing and equipment, fleeces/school coats/waterproof jackets or bottoms and snow boots or ski wear.  10% of sales made to parents of Woodcote Primary School will be donated back to FOWPS to help raise much needed funds for the school.  For more details call 01491 681074 or speak to Jan Spiers.