Welcome Back to the New Term

On behalf of the staff may I wish you a warm welcome back to school.  I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, although it seems a rather long time ago already. The children have had a great start to the term and I have seen some excellent work and behaviour throughout the school.

For the staff, the new term started on Friday last with a training day. This term’s training consisted of Safeguarding Training and Update Courses and I thank all of our parent helpers/volunteers who joined us for the required training. I hope that you found this important session both informative and useful.

We have much to look forward to this term, and beyond.

On Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm, the school choir will be taking part in a Joint Charity Choral Concert with St. Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir in St. Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn in aid of the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. This is the major event for the choir this year and I am hoping that you will all be able to join us for what will be a fantastic event. At the start of next week you will receive a flyer for the event in your child’s book bag. Please do try and come and support us and also help us by telling family and friends about this concert. The Chapel has a capacity of 500 and I would love the children to have the opportunity of performing to a capacity audience. I will, of course, be sending out reminders of this event in the next few weeks.

We have a number of exciting book events planned for the term. On Friday 9th February the School Council is planning a second hand book sale. If you have any books, childrens or adults, which you could donate, please bring them to the office. The money raised will go to Walking for the Wounded. The Book Fair visits us on Wednesday 21st February. It’s World Book Day on Thursday 1st March and I am already working on my costume! March 12th sees the start of Shakespeare Week and we will be marking this with various events which I will tell you nearer the time. We have the usual wide spread of sports fixtures throughout the term and we are currently looking at how we may utilize some sports facilities out of school, such as AstroTurf, in various local venues and indoor courts and sports facilities. More on this in the near future.

On Tuesday 6th March the choir will once again be singing at the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn at the Schools Make Music Event; Class 1 and 2 will be undertaking a Geography Field Study on Friday 9th March; Class 3 and 4 a field study on Tuesday 13th; Class 2 will be visiting West Stow on Thursday 15th March; Walking With The Wounded will be coming into school on Friday 16th March; the King’s Lynn Astronomy Society will be leading sessions in school on Tuesday 20th March and then, of course, who is not excited about going to see the Lion King in the West End on Wednesday 21st March!

Parents Liaison Committee

One new and very important aspect of this term will be the launching of our new Parent’s Liaison Committee. I have already written to you at the end of last term about the role of the committee but to paraphrase – the committee provides an effective forum of communication between parents and the senior management team in order to promote the best interest of the pupils. If you wish to find out more about how the committee functions please contact me at school via my email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will happily forward you the constitution of the committee.

The first meeting of the Parent’s Liaison Committee will take place on Wednesday 24th January at 4pm. 

Mark Jefferson - Headmaster

Judged by Ofsted to be OUTSTANDING in March 2009 and OUTSTANDING in ALL Areas in November 2014. See the full report on the Ofsted website.