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  • There is a delightful atmosphere in lessons because pupils are keen to learn and to try out new activities without fear of failure. – Ofsted 2013
  • Pupils develop very positive attitudes towards learning. – Ofsted 2013
  • ‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote) – Ofsted 2017
  • The nurture and care you provide for individuals are strengths of the schools work - Ofsted 2017
  • Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned - Ofsted 2017
  • Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally. - Parent
  • Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning - Ofsted 2017
  • Pupils make good progress across the school, and attainment is above average by the end of Year 6 – Ofsted 2013
  • ‘Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable’ - Parent
  • Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned - Ofsted 2017
  • Pupils achieve well at this school - Ofsted 2017
  • We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary – Parent
  • ‘School is exciting and we learn new things all of the time.’ - Pupil
  • The teaching inspires pupils to do their best and it makes learning exciting. – Ofsted 2013

Current Newsletter 07.11.18

Thursday 8th
Parent Council meeting 2-3.00pm
Class 2A/2C maths strategies drop-in 3.20-3.40pm
Tuesday 13th
2A, 2C, 5A, 5C swimming
Wednesday 14th
Van Cols Individual and Sibling Photographs Thursday 15th
 Year 1 and 3 - Creative Education Workshop
Class 2C visit to Wagamama’s 9-12.00pm
Monday 19th
Year 1 – 5 - Parent Consultations week
Tuesday 20th
2A, 2C, 5A, 5C swimming
Wednesday 21st
Class 2B visit to Wagamama’s 9-12.00pm
Friday 23rd
SPSA Own Clothes Day (for Christmas Bazaar)
Tuesday 27th
2A, 2C, 5B, 5C swimming
Wednesday 28th
Class 2A visit to Wagamama’s 9-12.00pm
Thursday 29th
Year 1 Superhero Day
Saturday 1st
SPSA Christmas Bazaar 12-3.00pm
Tuesday 4th
2B, 2C, 5B, 5C swimming
Wednesday 5th                                
Lions Christmas Nativity – 9.30am
Foundation Stage – Year 5 Nasal Flu Vaccinations
Thursday 6th                                      
Leopards Christmas Nativity – 9.30am
Foundation Stage & Year 6 Heights and Weights
Friday 7th                                            
Tigers Christmas Nativity – 9.30am
Clubs finish
Dear Parents/Carers,
The 11th November 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. It is an exceptional centenary year and an opportunity to remember and say ‘Thank you’ to all who served, and to those who sacrificed their lives to change our world.
In the new building, we have a very special plaque, which has taken pride of place in the entrance hall. When I arrived at Sevenoaks Primary School, it was hidden away in the boiler room. The plaque was originally displayed in Bayham Road Council School and honours the memory of the old boys of the school who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.
The majority of the men were teenagers and had enlisted together. A number are related to existing members of staff or families connected with the school.
It is important that they, and others who have sacrificed their lives to make the world a safer place, are remembered.
Class 5B have produced a display to mark the 100 years and have made 100 different poppies in recognition of the centenary. We have included a photograph of the display below.

Outdoor Shoes – Phase 2 & 3

We have fantastic grounds and we are keen for the children to continue to use them throughout the winter months. To do so, they require a pair of outdoor shoes (not their PE shoes) or wellies. We have installed shelving under the canopy to store them and are looking at adding further storage in the near future.

Please could you supply your child with the appropriate footwear and encourage them to wear them. This will limit the amount of mud coming into school and should also extend the life of their school shoes! Many thanks.

Parent Consultations
Apologies for the late communication of the parent consultations for Years 1-5. We have had minor technical issues with the software but hopefully, all has been resolved.
Please do sign up via: https://sevenoaksprimary.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/. Your child’s education is very much a partnership and it is important the teachers are able to keep you up to date with your child’s development and general progress and you feel fully involved and informed.
I will be available throughout the week if there are any general issues that you wish to discuss.
Alan Duffy
Class 5B's display

Calling all siblings!

If you have a child who is due to start primary school in September 2019 (born between 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2015) and you already have a child/children at Sevenoaks Primary School, please go to:


to complete and submit the form. Thank you!



    Save the Date! Festival of Trees – 13th December,
4.30 to 6.30 pm
Christmas is fast approaching (hooray!) and this year sees the return of an SPS favourite, the
Festival of Trees. The evening will include:
  • A Christmas Bake-Off in the main hall
  • A Christmas Trail around the school
  • 20 Christmas trees, each decorated by the classes, outside the classrooms
  • A Christmas Wishing Tree where children will be able to leave their own Christmas wish
More details to follow
We look forward to seeing you there!
Harvest Festival at Sevenoaks Primary
Following our Harvest Festival in October, we received the following ‘thank you’ from Sevenoaks Food Bank:
‘Thank you to all the pupils, parents, carers and staff of Sevenoaks Primary School for the generous donation to our food bank from your recent Harvest Festival collection.
We continue to support local families in the Sevenoaks area who are struggling to make ends meet and rely on the ongoing generosity of our regular donors throughout the year to maintain our supplies.
With sincere thanks and appreciation.
Sevenoaks Food Bank’
Baby News!   
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Jeffrey is expecting her second child! We are sure you will join us in wishing her and her family the very best over the next few months.
Baby Jeffrey is due in the spring and staffing to cover Class 4A will be arranged in due course.





Uniform Shop
A reminder that the school uniform shop will be open on the following dates:
  • Monday, 19th November 9.00-9.30 am
  • Friday, 7th December 2.45-3.30 pm
World Scout Jamboree Fundraising: Friday, 16th November
We're a group of 9 young people from the Sevenoaks District who have been selected to participate in the World Scout
Jamboree in July 2019, in West Virginia, USA.  Overall, we need to raise £4,000 each. This includes a premium to enable Scouts from poorer countries to participate.  An important legacy of the Jamboree will be helping to promote world co-operation and peace. It will be the trip of a lifetime.  
With this in mind, we've organised a special showing of JK Rowling's new film that we're really excited about and would love you to share it with your school - details below:
JK Rowling's "The Crimes of Grindelwald" VIP Film Fundraiser
Exclusive screening, on the day of release, with free goodies, fundraising for the World Scout Jamboree
At The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, on Friday 16 November, doors at 19.00, film starts at 19.30
Enjoy this exclusive screening of "The Crimes of Grindelwald", a film written by JK Rowling, the second in the Fantastic Beasts series, on the opening day of release.
Each VIP film ticket includes a free soft drink (for kids) or a glass of wine or beer (for adults) and popcorn.
Dress up as your favourite character from the Fantastic Beasts or Harry Potter movies, with a prize for the best-dressed.
You might be the lucky person who wins some memorabilia from the film set to take home.
Film intro by Pippa Punch, Art Director, who has worked on the set design for the Fantastic Beasts series.
Thanks in advance for your support and if you have any queries, do contact us.
Dan, George & Ruari
Part of the Sevenoaks Contingent from the World Scout Jamboree


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