Newsletter: 20 April 2012

Headteacher’s Comments

Thank you for all your support with this week’s Launch Days.  I hope you agree that they were fantastically organised.  The newly planted gardens look great, thank goodness for the rain to keep the plants well watered.  These certainly help to improve the playground.  Thank you to Homebase who provided some of the soil free of charge.

Whole School Trip

Please find below the arrangements for the Whole School Trip to Windsor Castle on Tuesday 1 May.

Arrive at school          8:15am

Coaches Depart          8:30am

School Bag                  Packed lunch

                                    Years 4/5 and 6- Pencil/ Pen

Spending Money         Maximum of £5.  Please provide this in an envelope with your child’s name and ‘Leverton Junior School’ on the front.  The gift shop is quite expensive with pencils costing £2.

Medication                  Please provide the school with any medication, including travel sickness tablets, on Monday 30 April

Arrive back at School 5pm


This year the Castle doesn’t allow photographs to be taken in the State Apartments so there is no need for the children to bring cameras or mobile phones.


Well done to the following children who have completed outstanding homework on the Jubilee over the Easter Holidays- Kerim Taylor-Salih, Hermione Scott, Ella Freeman, Kaylee Kilcullen, Jamie Schooling, Jamie Ryan, Alesha Wade and Taya Hunter (Miss Smith’s Class); Holly Whiten, Leah Hunn, Evie Moss, Louie Chillingworth and Gabriela Musollari (Ms Stafford’s Class); Kacey Ashley, Sam Cosford, Millie Eastwood and Theodora Shiakallis (Mrs Pughsley’s Class); Tylah Cox, Zeeshan Hussain, Milan Sharman, Tim Akpuda, Megan Hamilton, Toni Brancher, Rhys Dolan and Alfie Plowman (Mrs Chapman’s Class); Joshua Gilbert, Ennice Dixon, Amy Vallance, Michael Wan and Christopher Essl (Miss Gibbs’s Class); Molly-Rose Fells, Rhiannon Scott, Keely Harmer, Jay Foster and Kerys Page (Miss Biggs’s Class).  Well done everyone!


Well done to Charlie Best who showed a caring attitude towards another child in his class.  Well done to Daniel Ryan who received a Green Card for his excellent work in Maths Booster.

Good Luck Mr Andrews

Good luck to Mr Andrews who is running the London Marathon this Sunday.  You can sponsor Mr Andrews by visiting


For those parents and children who are attending Shrek on Monday night, they need to be back at school by 5.00pm.


Well done to Mrs Campbell’s class who has the best attendance during the last week of term.

Year 4 St George’s day Assembly

The year 4 St George’s Day Assembly will start at 2:15pm on Monday (23 April).

PTA Meeting

This is a reminder that our next PTA meeting is on Tuesday 8 May starting at 9:00am.  All parents are welcome.

Year 6 SATs

This year’s Year 6 SATs will take place on Monday 14 May, Tuesday 15 May, Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May.

Year 6 Residential

This year’s Year 6 Residential will be on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June.  £20 deposit needs to be in the school office by next Friday (27 April).  There are only 40 places available.

Dinner Money Debt

Before Easter the school underwent a financial audit.  The auditors did not feel the school was doing enough to recover Dinner Money that was owed by some parents.  The school is currently owed £1500.  Essex County Council and the Government do not protect us from this and the money is taken away from vital resources your child needs.  When setting the budget, I have had to reduce the amount of money we spend on the school library by half and also the amount of money we spend on resources by half.  All because the school is owed £1500.  Therefore, the Governing Body have agreed the following procedures for collecting money owed for school dinners.

  • Step one– letter from Mrs Drew informing you that money is owed

If not repaid

  • Step two– letter from Mrs Drew informing you that money is owed and stopping your child from having school dinners

If not repaid

  • Step three– a meeting with me to discuss a payment plan

If not repaid

  • Step four– an application will be made to the Small Claims Court to recover the debt

Dates for your diary

Mon 23 April                 Food club for Year 4 children (3:13-4:30pm)

Mon 23 April                 Year 4 St George’s Day Assembly

Mon 23 April                 Shrek Theatre Trip

Tues 24 April                Special Lunch- Cuba

Tues 1 May                  Whole School Trip to Windsor Castle

Mon 7 May                   Bank Holiday

Tues 8 May                  PTA Meeting 9:00am

Tues 8 May                  Numeracy Parent Class starts

Mon 14 May                Year 6 SATs

Tues 15 May                 Special Lunch- USA

Thurs 31 May               Break up from school

Thurs 31 May               Special lunch- Street Party

Thurs 31 May               Inflatable Fun Day/ Evening

Mon 11 June                 Return to school

Tues 12 June                 Special Lunch- Norway

Mon 18 June               Year 6 Residential

Tues 19 June               Year 6 Residential

Thurs 28 June               Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 29 June                    West Essex Olympics

Tues 3 July                   Sports Day 9:30am

Tues 3 July                   Special Lunch- Great Britain

Wed 4 July                    District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 5 July                  Transition Day

Fri 6 July                       Sports Day 9:30am (Reserve)

Sat 7 July                      Olympic Torch Relay

Mon 9 July                    Bag2School sacks to be handed in

Wed 11 July                  District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 17 July                  Year 6 Play 2.00pm

Wed 18 July                  Year 6 Play 5.00pm

Fri 20 July                     Break up from school

Weds 5 September        Return to school

Sat 15 September          Autumn Fair

Fri 26 October               Break up from school

Mon 5 November          Return to school

Fri 9 November             Fireworks Display

Tues 18 December        Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Thurs 20 December       Break up from school

Mon 7 January2013       Return to school

Thurs 14 February         Break up from school

Mon 25 February           Return to school