Newsletter – 24th September


Many many thanks to Sophie who has worked so hard to get the clubs up and running this year. In total, we are providing 21 clubs! We are deeply indebted to all our staff and to Highgate School for laying on all these amazing extra curricular activities. Do take a look at the extra curricular activities web page to find out more.

Events this week….

Monday 24th  – ‘Meet the Parents’ – 6.30pm in 4L

Wednesday 26th – Y5 Curriculum Meeting

Thursday 27th – Y6 Curriculum Meeting

Friday 28st – CSSA Cross Country Championships on Hampstead Heath



Many thanks to Lawrence Cendrowicz for taking some lovely photos at the end of last year. We’re hoping to upload some of these to the school’s web-site in due course.


This week, it is the turn of the Y5 and Y6 parents/carers to hear about what their children will be learning about this year. The meetings will be taking place in the lower hall and will consist of a presentation and some refreshments. Do come along if you can. For those who weren’t able to attend the meetings, the curriculum letters and presentations will be uploaded onto the school’s web-site in due course.


Louise writes – This October it’s Black History Month. While it’s true for many of us, that remembering and celebrating black lives should be all year round, nonetheless it’s an important time in school to remember stories and people who might otherwise get overlooked in our tight curriculum and in our society. We’re going to focus on some lesser known people this time round, (as well as those more famous), ones close to home, some who are international and more women as well as men in diverse roles! We have some great activities lined up including dance workshops with ‘African Stories’ and storytelling workshops with Usifu Jalloh, an inspirational performer known as ‘The Cowfoot Prince’. Year 5 will also be going to the Windrush exhibition at the British Library. Would you like to come to our first assembly to start the month? It will be next Monday 1st October in the bottom hall at 10:30. It’s time for voices to be heard, stories to be told and diversity to be celebrated!


Last term, I promised that anybody who managed to complete the Reading Challenge, would receive a £5 book voucher courtesy of one of our parents. If you haven’t yet sent in your certificate or other proof of completion, please do so by the end of the week. Vouchers will be awarded next week and your name will also be featured in the newsletter.


On Friday we’re going to be holding a book sale in the infant playground. We’ve got some great books up for grabs and will be selling them for between 20p-50p!


This Friday, our Cross Country Team will be taking part in the annual CSSA Cross Country Championships. We have won the championship 2 years in a row! Will this be 3rd time lucky? Why not come along to find out.


Our annual Meet the Parents event will be taking place tonight between 6.30pm – 7.30pm in 4L. Families from the local state secondary schools will be here, to give you the most up-do-date information about their school experience.  Parents from all year groups are welcome at this invaluable event, where you can ask any questions you want and also talk privately to panelists afterwards.  We will have representation from Acland Burghley, Parliament Hill and William Ellis schools. To find out more, go to

Look forward to seeing you there.
We trust you found our communication letter helpful on Friday.
As already mentioned, from now on:
 – If you need to pass on information regarding absences, pick ups and medical appointments, please email the office
 – If you need to contact somebody about day to day matters, please email the teacher
 – If there are any serious concerns, please email the phase leader.

The phase leaders’ email addresses are: (Laurel  – EYFS phase leader), (Katherine –  KS1 phase Leader) (Lauren – Lower Key Stage 2 phase leader) (Faye – Upper key Stage 2 phase leader)

Many thanks



The swimming provision for Y4 resumed today. I do need parent helpers to support with the journey to and from the pool, please let me know if you’re able to help!

The Netball squad have matches tonight. Our last game will finish by 5.10pm. If you collect your child from LSU then please be there on time otherwise we will return to Brookfield by 5.30pm. You are always welcome to come and cheer the teams along.

This Wednesday there is a mixed school dodgeball tournament for Y4 children at Talacre. Thank you to the parents who confirmed that they are able to help. The tournament finishes at 5.45pm and collection is from Talacre.

This Friday is the Cross country competition! There is an excitement around the school as we are back to back champs! We hope we can race well enough to win it a third time! Please speak to your child to prepare them emotionally/ mentally for the event as it can be quite overwhelming. We only ask that the children try their best and not to worry too much about where they finish.

*This year’s route has been revised due to safety concerns on the usual route. This will be confirmed by the end of today and I will share the map once I have it.

We will be leaving school at 10.30am and the first race will be approx 11.15am. Again, if you can help with the event it would be appreciated. We have to attach the chip timers and bibs to the children which takes time so the more the merrier!

The events are as follows:

Year 4 girls, then boys 1 lap           START 11.15am

Year 3 girls, then boys 1 lap           START 11.35am

Year 5 girls, then boys 1 ½ laps     START 12pm

Year 6 girls, then boys 1 ½ laps     START 12.30pm

We do not rise to the level of our expectation but fall to the level of our training” wise old Haseeb 


Clubs start today. If you haven’t returned your slips or made payment yet then please do so today in order to confirm your space.


This half term’s lunches are £79.20

Suzanne Farrington Dance School at Brookfield 

Dance school is back at Brookfield Saturday Mornings in the lower hall. Please email me or call me for more information or to book a place.


Phone: 07875364782

10 am-11am 4-6 years

11 am-12pm 7-11 years


12 weeks (term) £120

Trial class – £12

Inset Friday 5th October and Open Afternoon Thursday 11th October

We are aware that Inset Days and Open Afternoons can present some parents with childcare difficulties.

We have approached our play centre provider, P3, to help with this. They are able to provide cover in school on the above dates, assuming a minimum number of families sign up. You will need to register with P3 in advance and payment must be made in cash on the day.

Please note the closing dates for registration.

Please collect a registration form from the Office.

Inset – Friday 5th October

  • The hours of cover will be between 8am-6pm
  • The cost will be £30.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • Registration by 25th September 2018

Open Afternoon – Thursday 11th October

  • 1:30pm – 3.30pm – cost £8.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • 1:30pm – 6.00pm – cost £18.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • Registration by 1st October 2018


Our first PTA meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, 9-9.30am in the lower Hall. New parents are especially welcome – we’ll be introducing ourselves and letting you know what the PTA does for YOU and the SCHOOL.


The Fun Run is actually going to be on 6th October. Please put the date in your diaries, and more soon.

We are still missing reps for a number of classes. Existing reps: if you are carrying on being a rep, thank you, and can you please let us know? If you want to hand over but haven’t found anyone to take over yet, please also let us know.

We are also looking for someone to shadow us with a view to becoming a new co-chair/treasurer from January. Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more.

Eliane, Lucie, and Philip, the PTA committee