E-newsletter 176

Grendon Newsletter
  E-newsletter #176 Tuesday 30th January 2024  
  Hello Visitor,

Open Afternoon 

February half-term marks the mid-point of the school year and it is also the time where one Global Curriculum theme ends and another begins. To celebrate the learning that has taken place over the course of the academic year (so far), the school would like to invite you to our Open Afternoon from 1.30pm on Wednesday 14th February. There will be no requirement to book in advance if you would like to come - more details to follow. 

Library Refurbishment

Our school library is having a full refurbishment! This is an exciting project and one that will certainly enhance the provision for our pupils. 

FOGS have agreed to fully fund the library refurbishment and it is testimony to the hard work of the FOGS team and their fundraising efforts that they are in a position to put so much support behind this project. You will remember that, amongst other things, FOGS made a huge financial contribution to share the cost of the playground climbing equipment with school and so the positive impact of their work is very significant.


The total cost of the library refurbishment is approximately £4000.

FOGS will make an initial contribution of £2000 from existing funds and have committed to raise the remaining £2000 over the coming months*. To help them reach this target, FOGS will be organising various fundraising events and they need your support to achieve their goal. You will no doubt hear from FOGS in the very near future about their plans!  

*the project will not be delayed whilst FOGS raise the remaining funds


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Sporting Successes!

There are some amazing sporting successes for us to celebrate this week. 

In the Development Gymnastics Competitions, our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams performed brilliantly. Year 3/4 claimed 2nd place overall and Year 5/6 walked away as winners of their competition! With these final placings, both teams now qualify for the School Games Gymnastics County Finals. This is a wonderful outcome, especially for a small school and our thanks must go to Jo and Jess at GLK Gymnastics for their expert tuition in school and for supporting the children on the day of the competition. 

Meanwhile, Violet's Cross Country success continues. At the recent County Finals, she ran an incredibly quick race and has now qualified for the Anglian Schools Cross Country Champioships, representing Northamptonshire. A remarkable achievement from a very talented runner. 

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Parent Governor Election - Reminder

A reminder that nominations for the Parent Governor Election must be submitted by Friday 2nd February.

Nomination Form

All prospective candidates should use the nomination form found here. The form is a word document so that candidates can type into the table and this from should be completed and emailed to  by the date indicated in the timetable above. 

More Information

For more information, please refer to the Local Authority's information site here.

NHS Guidance On Diarrhoea And Vomiting

We are aware of a few cases across school of diarrhoea and sickness. Many thanks to you all for being so diligent in following the NHS guidance to reduce the risk of spread. As a reminder, NHS guidance states that pupils should stay off school 'until you've not been sick or had diarrhoea for at least 2 days' ie; 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting/diarrhoeaFurther NHS guidance can be found via the link below.

NHS Guidance: Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Bikeability In 2024-25

It's a long way off but, next academic year, the local authority are once again offering fully-funded Bikeability training for Year 5 and 6 pupils. This will be a repeat of the training that took place this academic year for the happy group of cyclists in the photo below. The training is spread over 4 days and the instructors take the children on local roads and equip them with the skills necessary to cycle safely.

All current Year 4 pupils and Year 5* pupils will be eligible to participate.

*who did not do the training this academic year 

To secure your child's place on the training, please complete and return the editable consent form (either via email or as a hard copy) which can be found here 

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The Drop Off Now Takes Nursery Children!

Drop offThe Drop Off confirmed this morning that they now have capacity to offer childcare to those children in our Nursery provision. I understand the booking system has been updated to reflect his change.

If you experience any booking issues, please contact The Drop Off directly.

Nursery Places For 2024-25

Our Nursery cohort for the 2024-25 academic year is filling up and so please don't delay in contacting us to add your child's name to our register. The school handles all applications for our Nursery and so please contact us directly if your child turns 3 before August 31st 2024 and you would like them to start with us this coming September.


  Grendon Church Of England Primary School
Main Road
Tel: 01933 663208