English Martyrs’ News

Posted by: njohnstone | Posted on: September 13th, 2013 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the new academic year, I am very excited with the new challenges and rewards that it will bring, all the children have settled in to their new classes and are already displaying a focused attitude towards their learning.

Please take a moment to look at the information below to familarise yourself with some of the new changes to the school.


Important dates for your diary :-
20th September 2013, School Inset Day – Writing,  school closed for all pupils.-
Last Day of term  – Friday 25th October 2013
Children Return to School  – Monday 4th November 2013

Last Day of term – Christmas Celebrations – Friday 20th December 2013

INSET DAY 6th JANUARY 2014 – Grammar

Children return TUESDAY 7th JANUARY 2014

 School Uniform - All the children look very smart in the new school sweatshirt and school bags.  The sweatshirt is available from the school office untill October, after which can be purchased from White Hall Clothiers, Walworth Road.  We will continue to sell the school bag throughout the year, available from the office in the evenings.

Ofsted – Please Read

Ofsted inspections are very important to a school, they show how well a school is doing. Parents views play an important role in an inspection and in the past we have sent home paper questionnaires, but we ask now that you visit the parent view website at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk  and register to give your views, these can be completed online at any time.  We do not know when our next inspection may be but we do ask that you visit the website to give your opinions, it will be very much appreciated. 

Many thanks for your help and support.

 Please take a moment to read and remember the New Procedures for the start of the day.

Children should be in the playground at 8.50am. 

8.55am  – Line up – 9.00am  – Children begin lessons

The children need to be in class for a 9.00am start.

Parents can drop off their children at the school gate from 8.30am, we ask that parents do not come into the playground and wait with their children, the children are supervised by staff and will not be able to leave the premises.  Any parent that wishes to come to the school office in the morning is welcome, although we do ask they leave the premises as soon as their business has been conducted.

At the end of the school day, please come into the playground to collect your children, we ask that you leave promptly as the playground can become too congested.  Parents will not be allowed to wait inside the building for dismissal for Health and Safety reasons.

Dismissal from the Playground

3.00pm – Reception, Year 1 & 2

3.15pm – Year 3, 4, & 5 – Building Two

3.15pm – Year 6 – Building One

Holiday request – It is important your child attends as much school as possible, so please refrain from booking a holiday request during term time. If it is essential that you have to remove your child from school please remember that request for absence should be handed to the office two weeks in advance and copies of flight tickets or travel information provided.

School Masses

  • 13th September 2013 – Exhaltion of the Cross
  • 27th September 2013 – St Theresa of the Child Jesus
  • 4th October 2013 – St Francis of Assisi
  • 11th October 2013 – Our Lady of the Rosary
  • 18th October 2013 – St Luke of the Evangelist
  • 25th October 2013 – Harvest
  • 1st November 2013 – All Saints
  • 8th November 2013 – Remembrance Day
  • 22nd November – St Cecelia / Christ of the Universe
  • 29th November 2013 – Advent
  • 6th December 2013 – Immaculate Conception of Our Lady
  • 13th November 2013 – Advent
  • 20th December 2013- Whole School Mass – Carol Mass


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