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12th May 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

I want to start this newsletter by congratulating the Year 6 pupils on the way in which they have approached the SATs tests this week. All we expect of our children is that they do the very best that they can. I am incredibly proud of them all! A huge thank you to all the North Town team and parents in how you have supported.


We have successfully secured an additional £10,000 of funding from the Trust for some repair works to Tree Bottoms and were wondering if any of our parents have access to match funding. We have so many things we would like to accomplish within the school, but continuing budget constraints make this a huge challenge.

If you believe you can help or know anyone who can, please let the school office or Mr. Braund know.

Mufti Day

We will also be holding a ‘Dress Up for Dementia’ day on Friday 19th May. Also on 19th May, you will be sent a link to a ‘Just Giving’ website where you can make any donations directly for this.

Dogs On Site

Just a reminder that we are unable to allow dogs onto school premises There may be exceptional circumstances where a family or child may require an assistance dog and the dog will be easily identified wearing a vest and or labelled lead.

North Town Wrap Around

The wraparound contact telephone number is 07566 733010 . This will be on during the hours the provision will be open. Please also use this number when coming to collect your child in the evenings when arriving at the Staplegrove Road gate. We will eventually have a gate buzzer but unfortunately this has been delayed.

We also have a contact email address:    for any queries you may have. Please do not expect a reply outside of the normal school hours.

Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

We are expecting to take delivery of the Year 6 Leavers Hoodies over the next few days. Mr. Braund would like the children to wear theirs instead of their school jumper or cardigan for the remainder of the school year. There is one exception to this in that the year 6 children will be expected to wear their full uniform on their final day for the Leavers Service. Prior to the hoodies being handed out, we will be writing the children’s initials on the label, and it is hoped that this will help us re-unite any strays!

Wraparound Booking Window & Payments

A gentle reminder that the booking window closes four days prior to the session taking place, please make sure you book in time. If you do not manage to book a session, please get in touch with the office team who will be happy to help.

If you are using childcare vouchers or the government gateway to pay for your wraparound bookings, please ensure that you continue to keep your account topped up to cover the sessions required and continue to make your voucher payments to cover the sessions you will require. It would also be really helpful if you are able to confirm once you have sent a payment, the amount, child/children it relates to and how you would like the amount divided across the various sessions.

Donations for Uganda

One of our parents has been invited to form a small group to go to Uganda for 2 weeks in June. The group will consist of a physiotherapist, midwife, neonatal nurse and occupational therapist. Whilst there the group will be supporting the charity Action for Children’s Trust who support children with disabilities and their families. Whilst we are there, we will be holding clinics and going out to the villages offering our advice.

We would like to take some resources with us and we were wondering if we could ask the children and families of North Town if you have toys or shoes you’d like to donate: please see further details below for the types of items. We would suggest a maximum of one item per child. A box will be provided in reception to collect any donated items. We request any items are donated by Friday 19th May, to give us time to collate, pack and ship all the kit.

Suggested items for donation

Various sizes balls

Bean bags

Toys with variety of textures, colours and sounds.

Wooden toys

Scooter board


Sensory play mat

Toys with mirrors

Stacking and threading toys

Rain tubes

Water toys

Toys to be not too big

Toys not to be battery operated

Also good quality shoes (not sandals, wellies or crocs)


Dates for the diary – 2023

Monday 15th May – Friday 19th May – KS1 SATS Week – All Year 2 children must be in school.

Wednesday 17th May – Pippins Multi Skills Festival – Castle School

Thursday 18th May 2023- 3DH group 2 – Art Project at Flook House

Friday 19th May – Stand Up Paddleboarding 5KN Children

Friday 19th May – Dress Up for Dementia (red & yellow day)

Friday 26th May – Stand Up Paddleboarding 5CK Children

Friday 26th May – Last Day of Summer Term 1

Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June – Half Term

Monday 5th June – School Open – Start of Summer Term 2

Thursday 8th June – Year 5 Greek Day

Friday 9th June – Mufti Day with Chocolate Donations for the Summer Fair

Monday 12th June – Year 3 visit to local Mosque

Friday 23rd June – PTA Summer Fair

Monday 17th July – Year 6 Production – Dress Rehearsal at Richard Huish College

Tuesday 18th July  – Year 6 Production – Performance

Thursday 20th July – Year 6 Leavers Service at St James Church at 10:00 am

Mark Braund

Head Teacher