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Engage Enjoy Excel


No stopping on the yellow zig-zag lines

Parent Governor Vacancy

Ofsted Visit

Thursdays Together at St Alban's Church

Octavia Road Closure Proposal

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations - Quiz & Artwork Competition

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

Safeguarding Leaflet

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

Our next visit for prospective families is on Monday 21st October.  Please contact the school office (02380 556691) if you would like to attend.

Please can the reply slips for the Year 5 & 6 Outdoor People Camp be returned by Monday 14th October. 

If you have any questions please speak to the class teacher or you may find the answers on the link:

We are not planning a residential trip for the current Year 5 children next year, so we hope that all the Year 5 & 6 children are able to participate this summer.

Art Competition

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:

Aspire Trust Newsletter


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?