Newsletter 24 April 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

This week in our assemblies we have been talking about Caring, whether it is for a pet, our environment and towards one another.  We are lucky that there are a lot of children in the school with such a caring nature.  Miss Biggs’s class spoke about the little acts of kindness that show others that we care; helping them up when they have fallen over or opening the door were just a couple of things we can all do.


Well done to Lexi Sharman, Grace Rood, Mollie Maduro-Moore (Mrs Campbell’s Class), Hamid Lahreche, Ryan Locke  Charlie Pegrum, Samaya Kaleel, Tomor Troshupa (Mrs Sach’s Class), Emily Bates (Mr Davey’s Class), Kerim Taylor (Miss Bektas’s Class) Paris Colgate, Alfie Tillbrook, Taya Hunter, Danny Ball, Corey Marks (Miss Biggs’s Class), Lola Fetta (Miss O’Riordan’s Class ), Ava Faryadmarni and Kallum Etienne (Mrs Kaleel’s Class) who all achieved Green Cards this week.


Well done to Mrs Sach’s class, who had the best attendance this week with 98.5%.

VE Day Commemorations (8 May)

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) we are planning a number of activities to commemorate this national event.  Every child will be provided with a free picnic lunch on that day, as a coming together to enjoy a picnic lunch.  The day will end with the children joining in with the national 2 minute silence at 3.00pm.  Please beware the gates may be opened later on that Friday.

Snacks at Play Time

This is a reminder than only fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed at break time as a snack.  Nothing in a wrapper is allowed.


Dear Parents,


On behalf of the Governors we are writing to confirm that the consultation regarding the possible joining of the Infant School and Junior School in becoming a Primary School from September 2016 has commenced today, Friday 24th April. The consultation document can be accessed via the Essex County Council website below, or via both schools websites. Alternatively, copies of the consultation are available from the school office upon request.


The consultation period will last for four weeks and is scheduled to end on Friday 22nd May. Your views on the proposal to join the schools are important and the consultation document explains how you can let us or the County Council know your opinion. There are a variety of different ways to do this, including an online survey, as well as drop in sessions planned for both of the schools on the 12th May.  The times and location of these sessions are in the consultation document and will also be sent out in advance.


We look forward to hearing your views in the coming weeks.



Geoff Schooling                                                                                 Miggie Hillson

Chair of Governors, Leverton Infant and Nursery School                 Chair of Governors, Leverton Junior School

Netball Success

Well done to the netball team who participated in the rally on Wednesday.  The A-Team came 5th and the B-Team won.  The A-Team came joint-second in the league this year.  Well done to all the children who represented the school.

School Dinners

The Governors have asked me to report that, following the Budget Meeting on Wednesday, it has been decided that the cost of School Dinners will remain at £1.90.

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 29 April                            Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings

Monday 4 May                                                Bank Holiday Monday

Tuesday 5 May                                                Year 5 Trip to Gunpowder Mills

Friday 8 May                                       VE Day celebration (lunch provided)

Monday 11 May                                  End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Tuesday 12 May                                  End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Tuesday 12 May                                  2.00pm Consultation period drop in session in Infant School

Tuesday 12 May                                  5.30pm Consultation period drop in session in Junior School

Wednesday 13 May                             End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Wednesday 13 May                             Small Group trip to Copped Hall (Living History)

Thursday 14 May                                End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Friday 15 May                                                 End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Monday 18 May                                  Whole School Trip to Tower of London

Thursday 21 May                                Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 1 June                                                Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 5 June                                       PTA Inflatable Day

Tuesday 23 June                                  District Sports (Field Events)

Friday 26 June                                     Transition Day

Tuesday 30 June                                  District Sports (Track Events)

Wednesday 1 July                               Year 6 Residential

Thursday 2 July                                               Year 6 Residential

Friday 3 July                                        Year 6 Residential

Wednesday 15 July                             Full Governing Body Meeting

Friday 17 July                                      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tuesday 1 September                          INSET Day

Wednesday 2 September                     INSET Day

Thursday 3 September                         Children return

Friday 23 October                                Break up from School

Monday 2 November                           INSET Day

Tuesday 3 November                          Children return

Friday 18 December                            Break up from school


Monday 4 January                               Children return

Thursday 11 February                         Break up from school

Friday 12 February                              INSET Day

Monday 22 February                           Children return

Thursday 24 March                             Break up from school

Monday 11 April                                 Children return

Thursday 26 May                                Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                                Children return

Wednesday 20 July                             Break up from school