Welcome to Bridge & Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School
Message from the Headteacher
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of such a happy, creative, successful and forward thinking school. What is exceptional about our school is how we all work collaboratively so that our children learn in a stimulating and exciting way. We pride ourselves on the richness and diversity of each child's journey through our school as well as our emphasis on emotionally and socially nurturing each child within a friendly, caring Christian atmosphere.
Thought for the day
Follow Miss Wright's Uganda Journey via her blog
Newsletter 25th September 2014
Womem of the World Concert in London on Saturday 18th October 2014
Information and permission slip
Headteacher News letter
PTA meeting 1st October 2014
It's at 7:30pm in the school hall. I hope to see lots of you there.
Thank you to those of you who signed up at the reception parents' coffee
morning last week. I hope that some of you are able to make it. If not,
you will receive a copy of the minutes.
Is your child starting school in September 2015?
We invite you to one of our OPEN DAYS.
Thursday 6th November 2014. 6pm - 8pm come and have a look around our school.
Friday 7th November 2014. 9.30am - talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Wednesday 19th November 2014. 9.30am and 1.45pm both include a talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Please contact the school is you wish to book a tour.Tel: 01227 830276
School Meals Update
The kitchen is now up and running on Tuesday and our meals are now cooked on our premises ! Please can you make sure that your child has a named water bottle at school as they need them at all times and when having their lunch. Fpr the latest menu please follow this link and scroll down the page.
New Reception Children
Welcome to all the new Reception children. They are all now in school and are settling very well into their routines.
2013-2014 Year Book
You can read all the children's Year Book entries by visiting the Pupils tab on the home page. Then click on your child's class. What an amazing year they have all had.
Free School Meals for KS1 from September 2014
The government has decided that from September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer of a free hot school meal. If the children go out on a school trip, the kitchen will be asked to provide a free packed lunch for the class.
I am really pleased to inform you that we have been successful in securing funding for a kitchen in our school using the existing art room which will be converted into a kitchen to allow school meals to be cooked on site from September 2014. The Local Authority has provided us with the funding and we currently have to keep our existing school meals provider – GS Plus. The difference is that meals will now be cooked on site, therefore there is an expectation that the quality will improve.
In a national trial it was found that pupils who ate a high quality school lunch achieved better academically than those who did not. They were also more likely to eat healthier foods such as vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy foods such as crisps.
Parents in the national trial appreciated saving the cost of school lunches (currently £2.25 per child per day) and not having to spend time preparing packed lunches. If you have any credit with GS Plus at the end of this term, this will refunded to you in September 2014 by GS Plus.
All school menus have a vegetarian option and any medical dietary needs e.g. lactose intolerance will be dealt with by GS Plus in September 2014. We will assume your child will be having school dinners unless you let us know otherwise.
Please read the following letter regarding our report. The report is also available here.
Please have a look at our latest data comparison compared to national figures. The DfE produced national data at the end of March and it shows how we compare at the end of both Key Stages.
In school we have been focussing on how to be healthy, looking at what we eat and being more active. So this week Mr Harper has set a task for each class. What we would like is for everyone to try to be a little bit healthier, promoting this in school and at home. You child's class has been given the opportunity to win a fantastic prize and we would appreciate any support you can give your children with the task. Please follow this link for more details.