Information from Mrs Driver

Welcome back and Happy New Year! 

2017 looks to be a very busy year for us in school. There are lots of exciting trips and visits being planned as well as some different events in school.  Below this newsletter is a list of known dates so far for this term. Please keep it handy. We endeavour not to change dates once they have been set, but there are times when this is unavoidable, however we will try to give as much notice as possible. I have also reminded you of the term dates for the next school year – 2017 – 2018 to assist you in planning holidays. Please remember we are asked to discourage all absences.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us this term but in the event of severe weather we will use Twitter and the school website to post the news of a school closure. Please keep an eye on these. There is also a new Hertfordshire system for school closures and we will be sending letters out about this in the near future. 

Mrs Hopcraft
It is with regret that I have to tell you that Mrs Hopcraft is leaving us tomorrow 6th January. She is moving to Trotts Hill School in Stevenage as Finance Manager. She will be sorely missed by us all but we all wish her well!  

Photos from the Christmas Shows
There is a selection of photographs from the Christmas Shows on the school website. If you would like to order a copy of the CD we have made with over 150 photos on, please return the order form. The CD’s will only cost £2 each as we are copying them ourselves. All orders must be received by Friday 13th January 2017.  

Please remember if you have any concerns about your child at  school, do not hesitate to come in to see me.  I look forward to seeing you in school in the very near future.

Yours sincerely
Mary Driver 


05/1/2017Term begins NOTE NO INSET DAY!
05/1 & 6/1/17: No Lollipop Lady on Wymondley Road
09/1/2017: Uniform Shop
13/1/2017: Swimming Starts – Week 1 Y4 plus extras  (5 Weeks)
26/1/2017: Feeling Good Week Presentation to Y5 & Y6 Parents – 7.30 p.m. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
27/1/2017: Family Bingo Night – 6.30p.m. – 8 p.m.
02/2/2017: Drug Awareness Workshop for all parents
06/2/2017: Feeling Good Week starts today
06/2/2017: Uniform Shop
08/2/2017: Parents Consultations 4.00 – 7.00
09/2/2017: Parents Consultations  6.00 – 8.50
13/2/2017-17/2/2017 – Half Term
20/2/2017: School starts again
02/3/2017: World Book Day
06/3/2017: Uniform Shop
15/3/2017: Year 6 to The Lion King
17/3/2017: SPA Race night
18/3/2017: Football Rally Girls
22/3/2017: Open Morning  
25/3/2017: Football Rally – Boys
29/3/2017: Music Concert
31/3/2017: Term Ends

Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September 2017: INSET Day – School closed to children
Tuesday 5th September 2017: Term Begins
(Half-term: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th  October 2017)
Proposed dates for the long weekend: 24th – 27th November 2017
Tuesday 19th December  2017: Term Ends  

Spring Term 2018
Tuesday 3rd January 2018: INSET Day – School closed to children
Wednesday 4th January 2018: Term Begins
(Half-term: Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018)
Thursday 29th March 2018: Term Ends

Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April 2018: INSET Day – School closed to children
Tuesday 17th April 2018: Term Begins
Monday 7th May 2018: Bank Holiday – School Closed
(Half-term: Monday 28th May 2018 to Friday 1st June 2018)
Friday 21st July 2018: Term and Academic Year End