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Parents Evenings


We will be having parents evening for Year R to 5 on Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th June.

Year 6 parents evening will be the following week Tuesday 21st and Thursday 23rd June.


The Tuesday evening appointment will be in person appointments in school from 3-5pm.

The Thursday evening appointments will be in person from 3-5.45 and video appointments from 6-7pm.


The bookings will be made online using the Parents Evenings system see link below


Bookings for YR-5 will be open from Thursday 2dn June, and for Y6 from 7th June.


If you need any assistance booking please contact the school office after half term.



Please click on the link to read the latest MHST newsletter.

Bookings for the Spring HAF programme have now opened and there are free spaces for children who are eligible for free school meals.

To book, families will need to head to HAF Holiday Activity and Food Scheme at Head to the bottom of the page, where they will then be able to access the registration or sign-in link to the platform. There is also a guidance document just above the registration/sign-up links of a step by step guide on how to register/sign up.

There are over 50 sites across the city with a huge range of activities on offer. Here is an idea of some of the activities accessible; A range of sports such as; skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, trampolining and multisport. Additional to this we also have art/culture workshops provided by Southampton City Cultural Services, creative arts activities with MAST, African Activities and SoundPop Academy. As well as farming activities at Southampton City Farm.

Reading at home - Rewards

Friday 4th March - Culture and Reward Day (as previously planned for 18th Feb)


Non-Uniform for £1 donation please.

Changes to self-isolation and daily testing of close contacts

From Thursday 24 February, the Government will remove the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days, and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days. In addition, the Government will:

  • No longer ask fully vaccinated close contacts and those aged under 18 to test daily for 7 days, and remove the legal requirement for close contacts who are not fully vaccinated to self-isolate.
  • End self-isolation support payments, national funding for practical support and the medicine delivery service will no longer be available.
  • End routine contact tracing. Contacts will no longer be required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests. Staff, children and young people should attend their education settings as usual. This includes staff who have been in close contact within their household, unless they are able to work from home.
  • End the legal obligation for individuals to tell their employers when they are required to self-isolate.

Community Action and Fun Day

Road works from 17th Jan:

  • Mansbridge Road – Temporary 2 way traffic lights with push button pelican crossing / existing pelican crossing will be bagged / 2 x bus stops in close proximity will be suspended – 17/01/22 – 31/01/22.
  • Howard Close – Road closure on the junction o/s number 1, could you please advise all parents who park their vehicles in Howard Close to drop their kids off to school not to park on this road between the dates 17/01/22 – 07/02/22. If they do they may occur a parking fine as we have Southampton City parking inspectors monitoring Howard Close during peak times to ensure that parking bays are only being used by permit holders of Howard Close.

Happy New Year to you! 
* We are looking forward to the children returning to school tomorrow (Wed 5th Jan). The start and finish times are the same as last term.
* Please remember to send your child in with their warm PE kit (joggers/sweatshirt) and trainers/plimsoles. PE lessons start back this week.
* It is Week 2 on the school dinner menu - see lunchero for the full details.
* After school activity clubs will start back next week - w/c 10th Jan (no clubs this week)
* If you have a positive Covid case in your household, please all take a lateral flow test each day for 7 days as advised. If your child is having a PCR test - please do not attend school until you receive a negative result.
* Please inform us of the reason for any absence.

Are you able to help with our Community Book Pledge?


Please click on the link to read details about an exciting opportunity for the school to boost our literacy resources:

Do know of any businesses that are able to support the school by sending a donation? Please forward the details to them. All donations need to be received by 24th December.

It would be amazing if we could reach the £600 target! We are currently at £250.

Christmas Raffle

Christmas Week Reminders

Free Winter Activities across Southampton


Please click on the links to view details about the free winter holidays activities available for eligible children across Southampton. The hub local to Mansbridge will be held at Cantell School:



Update to our Christmas Fair (no longer after school)

Southampton Christmas Walking Trail

New Parent Governor

Please click on the link for information for parents from Mental Health Support in School Team:

Thursdays Together - St Alban's Church

Children's Reading Books - Launch of Oxford Reading Scheme

Commuity Come Together - Voting Day Saturday 24th April

Message from Abri: We would like to invite you to an event that is happening on Zoom on Saturday 24 April 1-3pm. It is a chance for you to have a say about how £17,000 of funding will be spent in the Swaythling and Mansbridge area. You will watch a variety of short videos from people and organisations that are bidding for up to £4000 from the funding total. You will be able to vote for your favourite videos and the winners will be allocated the funding. All the projects will benefit the Swaythling and Mansbridge community and are really exciting. During the event there will be quizzes and a chance to connect with other people in your community.


To make sure you get a place at the event, please register here Spaces are limited, so be quick.


Please let any friends and family that live in Swaythling and Mansbridge know about the event and get them to come along too.


For more information, please see the Facebook page

Skoolkit Shops Re-Opening

Whole School Reading Scheme

Symptom-free Testing in Southampton

Clever Never Goes

As it is Remembrance Sunday this week, we will have a selection of items available for the children to purchase from Wednesday. Each class will have a tray to choose from including poppy keyrings, wristbands, stationary items etc. We would suggest a donation of 50p per item.
Unfortunately, we only have a limited amount of each item so once they are gone they are gone. 
Thank you

No stopping on the yellow zig-zag lines

Thursdays Together at St Alban's Church

Public Health England Letter to Parents/Guardians

Behaviour Policy Summary for Parents

Is your child starting school in September 2021?

If your child is absent from school, please can you ensure that you advise the school via Studybugs, telephone (02380 556691) or email ( This should be by 9.30am on the first day of absence.
It is really important that we know the reason, so that we can follow the correct guidelines.
Thank you for your support.

Local information regarding Daisy Dip/Flower Roads area

Coronavirus Flowcharts - What to do if your child or member of your household has symptoms

PE Shoes

* all children should have a change of PE shoes for outside PE, as they will often use the school field and cannot wear the same shoes that they wear for school.

* all children also need a pair of plimsoles for indoor PE. They previously had bare feet in the hall, which is no longer an option under the new guidance.

Your child's PE days will be listed on their class newsletters which will be available at the end of the week, however it is preferable if the PE shoes can stay in school.

Thank you for your support.

Year R Arrival time from 21st September

Year 1 & 2 Arrival Time from 17th September

KS2 - Back gate option from Thursday 10th September

What to do if your child is unwell

Return to school - Thursday 3rd September

Food Support from St Alban's Church

School Reports

Your child's annual school report has been posted to you, unless your child is coming into school and then they will bring it home.
Included in the envelope will be your child's transition information for September, a contact details sheet and a medical conditions update form.
Please can you check the details and return the contact sheet and medical form in September.

Letter from Mr Sheehan

Southampton Mental Health Support Team Newsletter

Welcome back Year R!


Well done to our Year R children who have had a fantastic return to school this week. They were amazing at learning and implementing social distancing. 

Please continue to reinforce these guidelines at home as they play an important role in keeping everyone safe.

A huge thank you to our school staff who have worked really hard to make the phased return such a success. They have found ways for the children to still have fun activities to do and made the bare classrooms more bright and cheerful – including a bit of decorating! 

We look forward to welcoming back our Year 1 children next week.

w/c 15/06/2020

The Schools Library Service have launched this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Silly Squad.  They have a new web page over on the public library site, which has all the information parents need to sign up their children to the Challenge.

They have bought lots of new eBooks and eAudio books especially for Silly Squad.  These books are freely available for children and families with library cards through Borrowbox from the Library website.  For those that do not have library cards, parents can sign up online via: 

More information can also be found at: 

School Trip Cancellations / Outdoor People Camp

Skoolkit Uniform Orders

Love Southampton is the initiative of Churches, Charities and individuals across the city in Southampton, uniting to help support those most in need during the current Coronavirus outbreak.

They are working together with the Council to focus on 5 key areas of need - older people, those with mental health needs, refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless and those in extreme poverty as well as families in crisis.

A broad range of charities and Churches have partnered with them to ensure that they can provide practical and emotional support to each of the above identified groups.

The website: is a place where people can offer help, or go to for help. A dedicated team are available to match the help to the need. We are currently signposting to the partner charities for specialist help as well as helping people get food and offering relational support for those who are lonely and struggling.

Additional food support

Letter from Chair of Governors

Home Learning resources


Over the holidays the Southampton City Council Education Team put together all the  on-line teaching resources that can be used for schools and parents to help engage pupils while at home. These have all been put on the Young Southampton website, so that there is a central source of information that can be accessed for Early Years through to GCSE pupils. 


The site can be accessed via this link:

and then select the links in the Covid-19 & Home learning section at the bottom right of the page.


Free School Meals Voucher


If your child/children are eligible for Free School Meals you will receive an email today (Thursday 2nd April) with details of a £15 per child, per week supermarket voucher. The vouchers will be sent via email from Monday 20th April. This will replace the current packed lunches that have been supplied/delivered to you. We are unable to provide lunches during the Easter holidays.

Any queries should be sent to


If you think you may now be eligible due to a change in your circumstances, please check via the Southampton City Council website on:

If your eligibility is confirmed, email us at the address above so we can add you to our register.

Blogging now set up on the website

Contact the class teacher

You can email your class teacher for help and support

Year R
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


Free School Lunch Delivery


From Monday 30th March Free School Meal lunches will be delivered to your house if you have been collecting them or contacted us to be added to the list.

If you have not collected and wish to be added to delivery please email as soon as possible.


Free School Meal Lunch Collections

From tomorrow (Tuesday 24th) packed lunches will be available for collection between 11.30am and 12pm. This is for KS1 & KS2 children who are eligible for free school meals. 

This is only applicable to free school meal pupils, and does not include universal free school meal pupils (which is all of KS1).

You are eligible for free school meals if you are in receipt of any of the following:
Income support, Child tax credit (but not if you receive working tax credit), Universal credit (your household income must be less than £7400).

If your child is in KS1 and you are unsure about your eligibility, please email or phone the school office.

Free School Meal Lunches

Key Workers

Online Access to Educational Resources

Coronavirus Further Update

Easter Fayre & Non-Uniform Cancelled

Parents who are Frontline Medical Staff

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Concerns

Easter Art Club Competition

World Book Day - Thursday 5th March

Festival of Culture & Chinese Menu - 13th February

Thank for your support at our Christmas Fair

Christmas Performances - 17th and 18th December

Christmas Fair - Information

Christmas Fair - Thursday 5th December

Please click on the link to above to find out information about our Christmas Fair that will be held on Thursday 5th December.

A separate letter will be sent home with details about how you can book a slot to visit Santa's Grotto!

Please let us know if you are able to help, or if you can donate a prize for the raffle. Thank you.

The annual flu vaccinations will take place on Friday 22nd November during the school day. 
Your child will bring home a Flu Immunisation Consent Form and information leaflet. Please can you return the form by Tuesday 19th November, even if you have chosen for your child to opt out.
Thank you.

Individual and Sibling Photos - 14th November

Bonfire Menu - Monday 4th November

Harvest Festival

KS2 Children Reading to Learn

Using Youtube

Special menu - Wednesday 25th September

Cantell Open Evening - Wednesday 2nd October

KS2 Snack

We are lucky to be part of a new initiative starting this week which provides a break time healthy snack for the Junior children. 
This will start tomorrow and the children will be given a healthy snack if they would like one.
More details will be in the school newsletter coming out shortly

Road closures

Phase 4 (W/C 8 September for 13 weeks)

We will be reconstructing the signals on both sides of Swaythling Arch where Wide Lane joins Stoneham Way. As well as upgrading the signals we will also create a new shared cycle route and signal phase for cyclists to pass through Swaythling Arch.

This phase of works will require the closure of Swaythling Arch for the duration and access between Wide Lane and Wessex Lane will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary signals. This route is principally being maintained for buses, access to the train station and for local businesses and residents. All other traffic wanting to reach Stoneham Way should follow the diversions via Wide Lane and the Junction 5 roundabout with the M27. During this phase, a site compound will be located in the slip road from the Swaythling Arch.

During these phases, we will be resurfacing sections of Stoneham Way and Wide Lane overnight. This will require the closure of Wide Lane from Wessex Lane up to the Roundabout with Mansbridge Road.


This week the Reception class teachers will be doing home visits.

From Monday 9th September Year R are in from 08.55 to 11.30
From Monday 16th September Year R stay to lunch, go home at 12.55
From Monday 23rd September Year R will stay all day

INSET days for 2019/20 academic year:

Monday 2nd September

Friday 25th October

Friday 6th December

Friday 14th February

Monday 20th July

There will be no crossing patrol on Mansbridge Road for the foreseeable future.
The alternative option of Veggie Sausage Hot Dog will be replaced with Wrap of the Day on Monday 22nd July.

Representative Council

School budget and funding cuts

Please click on the link to complete a survey about school funding cuts:


The children in Years 4 and 5 have recently taken part in some educational workshops run by the charity MyBnk. Their aim is to help children understand about managing money to assist them as they get older.
The children should have brought home a MyBnk Family pack with lots of information inside.


Please can you follow the link to complete a survey about the paper version of the Family Pack: 

Here is a link to a digital booklet that you can trial you wish:

Neighbourhood Policing Team - Meeting 6th March

Reminder - No dogs allowed on the school site.

Severe Weather Procedures

Bringing and collecting children to and from school.

Cycles at school

Discovery Education - Coding league table winners!

NHS guidance on winter illnesses

School Trips

Outstanding SATs results

Does your child play Fortnite: Battle Royale computer game ?

Ask your child are they playing the Fortnite game on their computer, games console, or mobile.

If so, are they talking or texting to other people?

You are able to turn off the voice feature but you are not able to disable the text chat feature. How do you or they know who they are chatting to?

Laura Randall, NSPCC’s associate head of child safety online, said “Apps, sites, and games such as Fortnite: Battle Royale can be great opportunities for young people to play and engage online.

“However in light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features. It’s vital parents have regular conversations with their children about the games they are playing, and how to stay safe online.

Anyone looking for further online safety advice can contact the O2 NSPCC online safety helpline on 0808 800 5002 or use this link .

Tucasi- online payments

We have accumulated some lost property, anything not claimed by half term will be disposed of

Studybugs - absence reporting app


Learning Times Tables

Southampton University will be published some photos taken at school during Chinese lessons and from our Chinese experience day later this term.   (Years 2 to 6 only)

Please inform the school if you do NOT wish your child's photos to be used by the University.

Extreme Hair cuts

Slapped cheek

Funding cuts

Is your child getting enough sleep?