Out of School Hours Club

The new school year has brought a change to our Out of School Hours Provision.

Miss Brain is now running both of the Out of School Hours Clubs, supported by Mrs Metcalfe.

Breakfast Club runs from 8.00 until 8.35 and costs £1.

The After School Club runs from 3.00 until 5.00. If you book in advance the session costs £2. If you book on the day, the session costs £3.

Please contact the office to book for After School Club as there are limited places. Priority will be given to working parents and carers.

The clubs are currently held in the hall. This will be for a limited time before they move to the new area. We will keep you informed.

Design a logo for your school team!

This morning we told the children about the new names for the school teams.

We are now an academy with Chichester Academy Trust known as CAT, so we have named each team after a member of the big cat family!

The blue team will be called the Jaguars.

The green team will be called the Leopards.

The red team will now be called the Pumas.

The yellow team will now be called the Tigers.


We are running a competition for all the children to design a logo for their own team.

They have 2 weeks to complete their design. They need to think about what special traits their wild cat has and about including their team colour in their design.

They need to complete their design out of school time using any art materials they would like to. They then hand their design in to my office, making sure they have their name and class written clearly on the back of their design.

There will be a winner for each team chosen by the children. We then hope to have these designs professionally reproduced.

I look forward to seeing the results!

Remember, the closing date is Friday 19th September 2014.


Uniform and Free School Meal update


Unfortunately, there is a small group of children who are not wearing the complete new uniform. Can I remind you that the new uniform is;

  • Black sweatshirt or cardigan
  • White polo shirt or blouse
  • Black trousers, skirt or school shorts (no football shorts)
  • Plain black school shoes (no trainers)

The children’s PE kit should be

  • Plain White t shirt (or with school logo)
  • Plain Black shorts


ALL uniform items will be available to buy from the school office on MONDAY 8th SEPTEMBER. This includes the PE bag with a school PE shirt and a pair of shorts.



I would like to remind parents and carers that ALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 now can have a FREE school meal, paid for by the government.

 However, if you are in receipt of

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax

Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)

  • Working Tax Credit run on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying

For Working Tax Credit

  • Universal Credit

Please make sure you apply for your FREE SCHOOL MEAL ALLOWANCE as this brings in extra money for the school that we use for all the children.

We have the application forms in school. If you come and complete the form in school, we will send it to the City Council. I cannot express enough how important that this is for our school budget.

The new uniform


A great big thank you to all the parents, carers and children who supported the launch of our new uniform today. As you can see, the children looked great!

A big thank you also to The Friends of Flying Bull who provided a free sweatshirt for every child from Nursery to Year 6.

Keep looking smart children!

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INSET tomorrow

insetTomorrow is an INSET day.

We look forward to welcoming all the children back on Wednesday 3rd September and we can’t wait to hear about your super Summers.

The year of family farming…

Did you know that 2014 is the year of family farming.

There are lots of ways to enjoy farming despite living in the city.

  • Visit a farmers market- see Portsmouth Website for local Sunday markets.
  • Pop along to Staunton Country Park, see the lambs and goats, feed the alpacas and share your sandwich with a duck or two.
  • Travel down towards Southampton and spend the day at Manor Farm, finding out what life was like living on a farm in Victorian times.
  • On a budget? Picnic at Victoria or College park and see the goats, bunnies and peacocks.


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