Newsletter No. 18 -  22nd May 2019


Dear Parents/Carers,


MAY HALF TERM                         

School closes for the May half term on Friday 24th May (Full time pupils at 2.45pm and 3.30pm for Nursery) and reopens on Tuesday 4th June (Full time pupils at 8.45am and 8.30am for Nursery).

The staff and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy holiday.


The Golden Mile is a fun fundraising event organised by Premier Sports.  This event raised a fantastic £1,250.00 for the school.  Well done to all the children and thank you to parents/carers for your continued support. 


The first set of allocation letters from Furze Infants’ School for Nursery places (September 2019) have just been sent out to parents/guardians.  If you or any friends or family require a part-time school nursery place at Furze and have not yet visited the school office to register the child’s details please do so urgently so that no one misses out on attending our wonderful nursery.  Children born between September 2015 and August 2016 will be eligible for Nursery admission in September 2019.

The parents/guardians of children who have accepted a reception place allocated by the Local Authority Admissions Team will receive letters in June from Furze regarding Reception admission and induction arrangements in September.  If you receive a letter from the school please ensure you complete and return any required paperwork to the school office immediately. 

“I GO TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY’ COMPETITION” Early to bed, early to rise, every day and on time, could win you a prize!   J

We recently held the prize draw for the children who have achieved 100% attendance in the Spring Term at a special assembly.  The winner of the £20 Voucher was Anmol from Circle Base – well done Anmol!


SATs for our Year 2 children will be completed this week.  Thank you for supporting your children during the SATs period.  We are very proud of the children and how confident they have been during the whole process.



You have received your child’s class photo proof today.  If you would like to order a photograph please follow instructions and return your order to the school no later than Thursday 6th June 2019.  Any order forms received after 6th June will be returned to you.

LOST/DAMAGED BOOKS - We regret that any lost or damaged books must be paid for.  There is a £5 charge for reading books and a minimum charge of £5 for library books.


Our school nurse continues to provide a regular drop-in service at Furze in the parent’s room next to the school office.  The next date is Thursday 6th June 2019 from 8.30am to 9.00am.  If you have any health concerns or questions relating to your child’s well-being please do drop-in and see the nurse.


Year 1 and Year 2 children start school at 8.55am (doors open at 8.45am) on Wednesday 4th September 2019 for the Autumn Term.  New Reception and Nursery children will be advised of their starting dates separately in due course.


It has been an honour and a privilege to work as Head of School at Furze for the last 9 years and see the school develop and succeed during this time.  I am very proud of all the children and our achievements at Furze.  It is a wonderful school where children learn, grow and develop ready for the next stages of their educational journey.  I will deeply miss all the children, parents and my colleagues but the time has come to move on to the next phase of my life and enjoy a well-earned (and hopefully long!) retirement.  I would like to thank everyone for the good wishes, kind words and gifts which are much appreciated.  And finally I would like to thank Mrs Paddle, Chair of Governors, the Governing Body and Mr Wilder OBE, Executive Headteacher, who have been outstanding in their support of the school and me personally during my employment at Furze.



Yours sincerely,


Head of School





                                                                  LAST DAY OF TERM                                                  FIRST DAY OF TERM


SUMMER HALF TERM 2019                Friday 24th May                                                               Tuesday 4th June

SUMMER 2019                                        Friday 19th July (1.15pm closure)                                       

School opens at 8.45am and closes at 2.45pm (AM Nursery 8.30am to 11.30am/PM Nursery 12.30pm to 3.30pm) unless otherwise notified.

In addition Nursery closed to am and pm pupils on  Friday 19th July 2019.