I am delighted to let you know that we have recently received a letter from Rt. Hon Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, celebrating the fact that all our year 6 children reached or exceeded the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at Key Stage 2 assessments last year. This means that we are, once again, ranked in the top 1% of primary schools in the country. This is an outstanding achievement by the children and one which would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of all our staff, not to mention the on-going support from our parents and governors.
Monday 27th January marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and like many other primary schools across the country, we held a special Collective Worship service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. As well as talking to the children about discrimination and reflecting on lessons learnt, we also touched on what life was like for Jews, under the Nazi regime. At the end of the service, the children were invited to each light a candle, to remember the millions of people who were killed or whose lives were affected by the Holocaust.
On Tuesday 11th February, the children took part in a range of classroom-based activities, to mark Safer Internet Day 2020. This important global event helps raise awareness of ever-growing issues such as cyber bullying and helps to teach the children to use technology responsibly and respectfully.
Finally, I would like to thank parents and members of the community who so generously supported our appeal to purchase IT hardware for the school. In a time of budget cuts, this is really appreciated. I am touched that so many people felt they could support the school in this way. I would also like to thank the members of the PTA for running yet another fantastic (and hotly contested!) quiz night and raffle last week, which raised about £1800 for the school. Thank you to all the parents, staff and members of the wider community who attended and for making it such a successful and profitable evening!