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Newsletter 17 October 2014

Harvest Festival – a huge ‘thank you’ to all involved with the Harvest Festival Celebrations at St.Leonard’s Church on Friday last week, with Oak Class, and this Wednesday with the rest of the school. The children behaved admirably and we have had several messages of thanks from local residence for the Harvest boxes that the Year 6 children helped prepare and deliver. Thank you to all the staff and parents for their contributions and support.


St Leonard’s Fair – on Saturday 8th November 1.30 – 4pm. Entrance is only 20p. There will be a variety of stalls, attractions, refreshments and some Christmas bargains. There is a colouring competition – sheets to collect from the school Foyer and return entries to: 6, Wayside Green or 2, The Close, Woodcote by 2nd November.


Parent Evenings – these 10 minute appointments will take place in the school hall next Tuesday & Wednesday (Ash on Thursday in the Head’s office). Please let the Teachers know if you have to cancel or postpone your appointment.


Shoe Box Appeal – Operation Christmas child is looking for your donation of filled shoe boxes again this year. A leaflet is available in the Foyer and we have some spare shoe boxes if you would like to make a donation. All decorated and filled boxes to be brought to the school office by Friday 7th November 2014.


Starting School – if you have a child born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, you need to apply for a primary school place now. The closing date for applications is 15 January 2015. Applications can be done online at For help or information please call 01865 815 175.


Secondary School – Year 6 parents are reminded to complete their child’s Secondary School applications by 31st October 2014. Applications should be submitted online at:


School Dinners – Aspens catering company have asked that parents please remember to pre-order their children’s meals. Over the last couple of weeks many parents have forgotten to order meals. Administrative time is then taken up by Aspens staff and the school office staff having to amend lists, update accounts and contact parents. Please call Aspens on 01491 682 783 by 9am in the morning to order meals only if you have forgotten that day and cannot access their website.


Bicycle – there is a bike parked in the bike rack at the front of school that has been there for some time. Please note that it will be disposed of at half term if not claimed. The bike is grey with a ‘Mongoose’ logo. It has 2 flat tyres.


Half term – school ends at 3.15pm on Friday next week for the half term holiday. School resumes on Monday 3 November and we hope you have an enjoyable break.