Our new term commences on
Thursday, 3rd September 2015.
We look forward to welcoming the children back to school.
Children moving into Year R will start on a phased start date as advised.
The PE Kit orders have now been delivered and will be available to collect from the school office from Monday 17th August until Thursday 27th August. Water bottles are also availabel from the office.
The office will be open Monday - Thursday (9.00am to 3.00pm)
We respectfully request that you do not leave the collection of kits and the purchase of water bottles until the first day of term.
New Telephone Number
Our new number is 0300 065 8250
Rise in Scarlet Fever Notifications
The Kent Health Protection Team have asked us to make you aware that there has been a rise in scarlet fever notifications locally, as well as in other parts of the country. The attached factsheet has information on signs/symptoms, mode of transmission and length of exclusion which may be useful.
Public Health England have also produced guidance for schools on infection control which you may also find useful:
The school will be fundraising on behalf of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity this year as we have two families who have close associations with them. We shall endeavour to coincide the fundraising activities with other National events, i.e. Children in Need, Red Nose Day etc. We hope that you will support us in our fundraising efforts.
We have introduced a new texting service in order to contact parents with general updates. If you have recently changed your mobile number please contact the school office to ensure that they have your correct contact details. Thank you.
NEW ARRANGEMENT FOR FS1 CHILDREN:
If attending the morning session your child is due in school by 8.30am. Please enter the school building via Children's Centre Snowdrop Room both Courtfield & Lordswood Lane Gates will be opened at 8.20am.
The Lordswood lane gate & FSU gate will be open between 11.30am and 11.45am for parents to collect their children from the FSU.
If attending the afternoon session (12.15pm) children arrive via Children's Centre Reception and will be collected by a Foundation Stage teacher. Pupils leave FSU and site via Lordswood Lane or Courtfield Avenue gate.
All children will need to bring their PE Kits (shorts, t-shirt & plimsolls) daily. A reminder that all children should have their water bottles with them daily, especially now that the weather is warm!
We appreciate that some parents may wish to bring their dogs onto the school site when dropping off or collecting their children from school. However, in the interests of health and safety, parents are reminded that dogs (other than service dogs) are not permitted on the school grounds - this includes dogs being carried by adults.
We would also request that parents do not leave their dogs tied up to the school fence near to the school gates.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Message from Pentagon Centre:
We would like to say a big thank you to all the children for their hard work in creating some really good portraits.
All the entries are now up on the Pentagon Shopping Centre
Facebook page to be viewed by parents, students, family and friends.
- Staff Development Days
Two further dates for your diary - Staff Development Days scheduled for Friday 11th September and Monday 19th October - the school will be closed to pupils on these days. Thank you.
- Staff Development Day
There will be a Staff Development Day on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Children return to school on Thursday 3rd September 2015.
- New Telephone Number
Please note that the new contact number for the school is 0300 065 8250
- Images of GAF July 2014
Videos showing the children at the Griffin Arts Week Festival have been posted to the website - please click on the Events in Images Icon and then Griffin Arts Week. Looks as if everyone had a fantastic time.
- Events in Pictures
We're slowly adding pictures to the Events in Pictures so please take a look ... Chicks in the FSU; Dangerous Curriculum Year 6 to date, more being added daily.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Return to School03Sep2015
@ Lordswood School
Term 1 - School open to pupils
- Staff Development Day11Sep2015
@ Staff Development Day
School closed to all pupils for staff training