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Sevenoaks Primary School

SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-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
We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary-Parent
Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent

6. Archive Newsletter 13.11.19

Friday 15th

Year 1 Trip to Knole House (Author Visit) – all day

Monday 18th

Years 1-5 Parent Consultation Week – Classrooms

Tuesday 19th

1A, 1C, 4B, 4C swimming
Open Morning (potential new parents only) – Main Hall and School – 9.30am-11.00am
Years 1-5 Parent Consultation Week – Classrooms

Wednesday 20th

4B Class Assembly – Main Hall – 9.10am-10.00am (revised time)
Years 1-5 Parent Consultation Week – Classrooms

Thursday 21st

Year 4 Roman Day – Main Hall – all day
Years 1-5 Parent Consultation Week – Classrooms

Friday 22nd

Own Clothes Day for SPSA Christmas Bazaar

Wednesday 27th

4C Class Assembly – Main Hall – 9.10am-10.00am (revised time)

Saturday 30th

SPSA Christmas Fair – Main Hall – 2.00pm-5.00pm (please note new time)


Tuesday 3rd

1B, 1C, 4B, 4C swimming
Tigers’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.30am-10.30am
KS2 Choir Event – Bat & Ball Station – 4.00pm-5.30pm

Wednesday 4th

Lions’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.30am-10.30am
Mr Jenkins meeting 6A parents – Dining Hall – 9.00am-9.30am

Thursday 5th

Leopards’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.30am-10.30am


Friday 6th

Open Morning (potential new parents only) – Main Hall and School – 9.30am-11.00am
Clubs Finish

Monday 9th

2B/1A Nativity – Main Hall – 2.00pm-3.15pm

Tuesday 10th

2C/1B Nativity – Main Hall – 2.00pm-3.15pm

Wednesday 11th

2A/1C Nativity – Main Hall – 2.00pm-3.15pm
KS2 Choir Visit to Emily Jackson Care Home – 1.00pm-3.00pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

This last week has been really exciting as I met with so many of you at the parents’ vision sessions. The input from parents was well-received and has helped shape the direction of our work in school. (Please see the flyer outlining our Vision below)

During the sessions, I briefly introduced our new Driving Standards Team which meets termly to review and plan particular foci, based on parental feedback, surveys and in-school reviews. The Team comprises Miss Durkin, Mr White, Miss Matthews, Mrs Rodenhurst, Mrs Banks, Mrs White, Mrs Barker, Mr H-R, Mrs Perkins and myself. We heard how you wanted more information about termly learning - this has been reviewed and actioned. The current medium term plans that everyone is receiving as a result has produced positive feedback, so we are pleased that this is having an impact. Staff have been working really hard to review these alongside the curriculum, this term, and I know they will appreciate your positive responses.  We have also heard your recent views on homework and spellings and this is currently being addressed.

Finally, I am delighted to share with you that we have a new role in school. Some of you will already know Mrs Moore as a class teacher. This year, she is working as our Well-Being Leader and Coach. By allocating a specific person in school to this role, we can expand what we currently offer our children and staff. We are working together closely to design this to fit the needs of our school. Exciting times!

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Mrs Malone
Head Teacher


Sevenoaks Primary School Strategic priorities

To deliver our commitment to excellence across every aspect of the school we are focussing on six strategic aims:

For our pupils


Meeting the needs of every child: Ensuring every child receives a high quality education, with barriers to learning removed in an environment that has high aspirations for them.


Forward thinking: Identifying and responding to changes in the external environment to protect the physical and emotional development of our children.


For our school


Developing our team: Enabling outstanding teaching and learning by providing an innovative framework to develop excellence across our whole staff team.


Becoming a smarter organisation: Delivering operational excellence through consistent application of responsive and effective processes and utilisation of new technologies.

For our community


Community integration: Leading school partnerships and links with the local and

wider community. Being recognised for excellence.


Resource Management: Maintaining a strong financial position by developing new revenue streams and delivering value for money to enable future investment and innovation.

School Uniform Shop
Our fantastic School Uniform Shop will be open on the following days:

Monday 18th November         9.00am-9.30am       
Saturday 30th November        Christmas Fair 2.00pm-5.00pm  
Friday 6th December              2.45pm-3.15pm         

Remembrance Day 2019 

Thank you to those children who gave a donation and wore a poppy for Remembrance. The school observed the silence at 11 o’clock on Armistice Day and the money raised will help support serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces community and their families.

EYFS Resources: Donation

We are delighted to announce that our local Waitrose & Partners (based at Tubs Hill, Sevenoaks) has kindly donated an amazing £500 to SPS for EYFS classroom resources.

This is great news and means that we are able to purchase fantastic new resources for our Foundation Stage children. Wonderful!

I am sure you will join us in thanking Waitrose & Partners for their generosity.

Forest School – Plea for Resources!

Our wonderful Forest School has approximately 135 children attending a session every week!

Parental contributions have helped us to purchase tools and various resources, for which we are extremely grateful. Some items are exhausted more quickly than others and often need replenishing. Luckily, these might be items that families have at the back of their cupboards, don’t use anymore or would like to throw out!

The following are very useful and would be gratefully received:

  • Cotton wool
  • Wool or string
  • Unused bags of nails, any size
  • Old packets of seeds
  • Small tarps (in good condition)
  • Kindling or logs for the fire

Other items that also would be appreciated:

  • An adult wheelbarrow
  • A workbench
  • Clamps for wood-working

If you have any of the smaller items in the first list, please bring these to the School Office. For the larger items in the second list, please leave these outside the entrance to the main building and let the School Office know.

Thank you for your support.

Secondary School Information Updates

Please take a look at the Transfer to Secondary School - Sevenoaks Primary School page on our school website for updates on forthcoming open days/taster days at secondary schools.

Class Assemblies

One of the highlights of the year for the children is their Class Assembly, where they get the chance to share their learning of a particular topic with their parents and carers.

The date for your child’s Class Assembly is included in the Diary Dates 2019-20, on our website. The start time has been revised to 9.10am. This enables the children to be registered before donning their costumes and getting ready to perform!

Parents/carers are very welcome to drop off their children at 8.40am and wait in the Main Hall for the Assembly to start. Please do come via the School Office where you will be directed to the Main Hall.

Sit back and enjoy!

Breakfast Club Request

Breakfast Club would be very pleased to receive good-quality games for children to use. If at all possible, please take any donations directly to Breakfast Club (they are based in the Dining Hall from 8.00am to 8.40am). Alternatively, donations can be dropped at the School Office.

Thank you.

Lost Property

We have returned a lot of named lost property to their owners during this week (thank you, Mrs Thompson!)

There is still a significant amount of unnamed and unclaimed lost property in school. This will be displayed on tables outside the entrance to the main building tomorrow, 14th November and Friday 15th November. To help you identify lost items, please see the photos on the following pages below.

Going forward, named items will be distributed to their owners at least once a week. Unnamed items will be displayed as described above on Thursdays and Fridays. Any leftover items will be disposed of the following Monday. We hope this will help families to locate their lost property.

As always, naming your child’s belongings (including own clothes worn in school), is the best way to go!

Unnamed Lost Property Items – week commencing 11th November 2019
(to be collected from the School Office)