Dear Parents

Yesterday we held our Harvest Festival in school and it was lovely to welcome so many of you there. We were able give thanks for all that we have and to think about how we can support our local community through Nourish, the Tunbridge Wells food bank. I have attached the slides from our Festival for those of you who would like some more information about this charity (the children can tell you all about ‘Stone Soup’!) .  If you would still like to donate, the collection point for food is located in the hall. Alternatively, you can donate cash either via the office or by texting: Food35 followed by the amount to 70070 (e.g. Food35 £5).


Harvest was the second occasion this week where we were all so proud of the children, especially as they sung our worship songs. We held our first open morning for prospective parents on Thursday and all were impressed not only with the singing but the politeness of the children and the confidence of our Year 6 hosts. Please see the calendar on the website for upcoming dates of Open Mornings and our Open Learning to Worship mornings.


This week we held our School Parliament elections. Each child completed their ballot slip with a real sense of importance and it was great to see democracy in action. The votes have been counted (thankfully no spoiled papers and no sign of needing a re-count) and the results will be announced on Tuesday morning in our whole school assembly. Our new Members of Parliament will hold their first meeting to decide on Treasurer and Chair in due course.

Coming up this week are two opportunities for you to get involved here at school. On Tuesday, 6th October, at 7pm we are holding our Parent Forum. This year, we will be giving you some information about the new curriculum and formal assessment changes and seeking your views on how we can develop our links with the community and how to develop our children’s awareness of diversity. Please sign up at the office so that we can prepare for resources effectively.


Coming soon:

We are privileged to be able to teach and learn in such a beautiful setting, especially as the weather has improved. The grounds here are beautiful in the autumn sunshine. However, the gardens are in need a little sprucing up, shall we say.  As such, Jane Hill is once again volunteering her time to steer a band of willing helpers to weed, prune, tidy and plant around the site. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to get involved for a couple of hours. Refreshments provided. So, on Saturday, 10th October, from 2 until 4pm, please do come along, bring the children (and a wheelbarrow or two) and get stuck in. As the phrase goes, many hands make light work.

On Thursday, many of our Reception and Year 1 parents attended a phonics workshop in the hall. Feedback from parents proved that this was very useful and will help to work in partnership to support the children in establishing their phonic knowledge at this early age. The slides from the presentation will be available next week on the website for anyone who is interested.

For parents of girls in Years 5 and 6, I also enclose information regarding the Weald of Kent open days.

Enjoy the weekend.


Prayer Group

We are a Church of England school and have a monthly prayer group for anyone who would like to pray for the life of the school.
We meet for up to half an hour from 8.45 a.m. on every second Friday of the month during term time.
For more information or to send a confidential prayer request please contact


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, 24th September - International Day
Monday, 29th September - Year 1 & 2 visit to Tonbridge Castle
Thursday, 1st October - School Parliament Elections, Phonics Information Event, Second hand uniform Sale
Friday, 2nd October - Harvest Festival