Head's Newsletter

A message from Mrs. Fleming

Our school is renowned for many reasons – our welcoming Catholic ethos, our supportive parents, the excellent behaviour of our children and our pupils’ high academic performances. Last week this was confirmed once again when the Year 6 SATS results were published. Below you can see our school data compared to national results. The children, the staff and the children’s parents should all be congratulated as this year the SATS presented even more of a challenge than previously. The children were assessed on a new curriculum and the interim assessment arrangements have caused much consternation amongst those in the teaching profession due to their lack of guidance.

Percentage of children who achieved the expected standard in:

National - School
Reading - 66% v 91%
Writing - 74% v 86%
Spelling, punctuation & Grammar - 72% v 97%
Mathematics - 70% v 93%
Reading, Writing and Mathematics - 53% v 86%

We must also congratulate our Year 2 children and those in Reception and everyone who has supported them during their time at our school. Having completed the moderation process with colleagues from the Local Authority we know that the children in both year groups have achieved very highly. At this stage we are unable to provide any details about their achievements in comparison to other schools nationally and locally but I feel sure that this information will be shared with you when it is available in the Autumn term.

I wish you a good week.

Upcoming Events

11th July – 15th July:

Monday 11th July:
2:30pm: Year 6 production

Tuesday 12th July:
9:00am: Coffee morning
Morning: Year 1B to Pizza Express
6:30pm: Year 6 Leavers’ Mass and disco

Wednesday 13th July:
6:00pm: Year 6 production

Thursday 14th July:
Year 1- Year 6 Sports Day at Paddington Rec
KS1 10am – 11:30am KS2 1pm – 3pm

Friday 15th July:
9:10am: Learning Celebration
9:30am: EYFS Sports Day

18th – 22nd July:

Monday 18th July 2016:
9:10am: Achievements Assembly

Tuesday 19th July 2016:
9:30am: Year 6 Leavers’ Celebration
1:30pm: End of term

Reception Class Assembly

There was a party atmosphere in the school hall on Friday morning when our Reception classes opened our Learning Celebration with their assembly about the countries that all the children come from. We heard about the different traditions, listened to some beautiful singing and marvellous counting, watched some fabulous dancing and saw some wonderful art work. The assembly was not just a celebration of the children’s countries of origin, it was also  
enjoyed by everyone in the hall.

Year 6 Cake Sale

Year 6 would like to thank everyone who supported their cake sale. They raised a tremendous £140 and this will be put towards the production of their Year 6 Leavers’ Book.

ICT News

The six weeks of the Summer holiday go far too quickly but it is always lovely to have some events to look forward to. TimeOut London suggests a range of activities that families can do together in London during the holidays.

Have fun!

Merit Winners

Reception - Elena, Victorien & Ella
Year 1 - Eleanor & Alice
Year 2 - Michael & Joseph
Year 3 - Luca & John
Year 4 - Emma, Rafi & Raphy
Year 5 - Jemima & Alfred
Year 6 - All of Year 6

House Points

Class Attendance

Congratulations to 2V and Year 3 on their pleasing attendance this week and to Reception and Year 2 for their outstanding punctuality.