St George’s C of E School

Head’s Newsletter

16th June 2017


Dear Parents/Carers

It has been a busy term so far and we have had a number of events taking place.


Year 6 SATs

Well done to all the children in year 6 who put so much effort into taking their SATs and the parents who have been supporting them.  They all showed a growth mindset and tried their best in all of the tests.


Year 2 SATs/Year 1 Phonics

These are taking place at the moment overseen by Miss MacAlpine.

All results will be reported to parents at the end of the academic year once official confirmation of results is received by the school.


SDBE Showcase

The school was asked by the Southward Diocesan Board to be a showcase of excellence to other senior leaders at schools within the SDBE.  It was attended by a number of Heads and Deputies who were very complimentary about the school and the children.


Consultation on joining the SDBE Multi Academy Trust

Thank you to those parents who attended the Governor Drop-in as part of the consultation process.  Also, thank you to all those parents who have returned their views in written form.  All of the views expressed will be taken back and considered at the Governor Academy Working Party who will meet before the next full Governing Body meeting in July.



Vitality Mile

St George’s School were asked to represent Lewisham in the Vitality Mile where schools from all over London participated in recognition of being one of the first schools in the country to adopt the daily mile.  Ten children in year 5 took part.  The event was held in the Mall and there were fun events laid on for children and staff to participate in after they had finished their mile.  The school have now been invited to take part in a similar countrywide event which will be held in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium.

Kwik Cricket Tournament

Well done to children in year 6 who took part in the Lewisham Kwik Cricket tournament.  Both teams played well with the A team coming second overall out of      teams.

Football Matches

St George’s football team have had a number of competitive matches with local schools recently.  They continue to represent the school really well. Recent matches include those played against Fairlawn school, Prendergast Vale and Kilmorie School.

Women’s FA Cup Final

Miss Michell managed to secure a number of tickets to attend the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday 13th May.  A group of children from KS2 attended and reported back to the whole school in assembly.  Thank you to the staff who gave up their weekend to make this event possible including Miss Michell, Mr Rogers, Mr Bayne, Miss Hopkins and Aiden.


Sport Days

EYFS/KS1 Fun Day will take place on the morning of Tuesday 11th July in the school playground.

KS2 – Sports Day will take place on Wednesday 19th July between 10.30am and 2pm at Dulwich College Sports ground.


Seaside Trip

A letter will shortly be sent out with regard to our annual seaside trip which will be taking place on Friday July 14th.  For those parents new to the school, this successful trip has been running for 10 years and is a trip that all the children look forward to.  It is a school organised trip and the whole staff team attend.  A few parents will be approached by staff in the EYFS, particularly in the Nursery, to accompany the trip and you will be spoken to directly about this.



We had a special assembly last week presented by the charity National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.  Today children and staff have been taking part in a Dancethon to raise money for the NSPCC.  Remember to bring your sponsorship forms and, sponsor money raised for this good cause, into school by Thursday 22nd June.




I have noticed that children are coming to school in items of clothing and footwear that are not part of the school uniform, please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct uniform.

The school office will be sending out a letter soon inviting you to order your child’s uniform for September.


If you have not already done so, please ensure that your capitation is paid. The school has an obligation to meet any shortfall from the school budget.

School Dinners

For children in Years 3-6 dinner money should be paid at the beginning of each week at a cost of £10.50 pw. If dinner money is paid after Thursday you may well receive a reminder letter from the office.




Important Dates

Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 12th July

LAST DAY OF TERM – Friday 21st July