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Sep 27, 2018

Newsletter 14th September

Dear Parents

Welcome back to another exciting school year at Preston Primary. I must say a huge thank you from all the staff and myself for our lovely gifts at the end of the term. They were very much appreciated by everyone. Thank you to all the parents that returned their WOW stars at the end of term. The comments were overwhelmingly positive from both parents and children.

A warm welcome all the lovely Reception children and their families to Preston. I am sure your child’s first year will be an exciting one full of learning, fun and experiences to treasure.


The children have settled well into their new classes and all look smart in their new school uniforms. A reminder that all children should have black school shoes as part of their uniform and not black trainers.

You will also receive the new calendar of dates for the year and the school term dates with our confirmed 2 week break in May/June 2019. Please be aware that although we try to stick to these dates as much as possible changes may occur due to circumstances out of our control. If this does happen, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.

Attendance at school is so important otherwise the children miss out on valuable learning time and all the fabulous things we do within the curriculum. Punctuality is also important, we will continue to monitor lateness. This may result in your receiving a letter at the end of the term. The school day starts at 8:50 am any child arriving after the register is classed as late. The school gate will close at 8:55am. Please be reminded the school gate is open at 8:40am and the children go into school at 8:45am.

Another request is that dental appointments unless an emergency should be either in the school holidays or outside of the school day. 

As it is the start of the new school year, I will give you a timely reminder about parking. Please be aware you are not permitted to park on any zig-zag lines outside the school and it is extremely dangerous to park at the entrance to the car park as it reduces the line of sight for passing vehicles and also pedestrians. Parents are requested to not park directly in front of the school wall at any time as this is for staff parking. Please note that the far side of the car park is owned by the village hall. If you park there you may be asked to move.

A huge thank you to all the support you gave to the home learning tasks last school year. We are planning to have a gallery in school to display the work as it is truly lovely and needs to be appreciated. The sheet for term 1 will be coming home this week.

The new classroom is almost complete. It is a wonderful much needed space that TOP class will move into in Term 2. TOP classroom will then become the school library and learning space for many of the interventions that run throughout the school day.

I am certainly pleased to be back and looking forward to the new challenges that face us at Preston. We will strive to make your child’s year a happy and successful one.  If at any time you have any concerns however small they may seem please do not hesitate to talk to myself or a member of staff about it.

Once again thank you for your continued support without this our school would not be as brilliant as it is.

Kind Regards

Mrs H Clements