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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 30.03.17

Thursday 30th
9:00am Volunteers Meeting. Kids’ kitchen
Yellow Day to support A Team. £1 donation to wear a yellow item.
2:30pm Year 2 SATs parent information meeting. Main Hall
Friday 31st
Phase 3 Brunel house members wear home clothes
Phase 2 Stephens house members wear home clothes
Tuesday 18th April
Creative Education Workshop in Main Hall. Mayans, Knights, Vikings
Wednesday 19th
Year 6 visit St John’s Church, Sevenoaks
Thursday 20th
Year 6 First Aid training in Main Hall all day
Monday 24th
Tuesday 25th
1B, 1C, 3A, 3B swimming
Wednesday 26th
Year 3 Indian Dance workshop in Main Hall
Friday 28th
SPSA Quiz Night in Main Hall
Monday 1st May
Tuesday 2nd
1B, 1C, 3A, 3B swimming
Wednesday 3rd    
Yrs 3/4 tennis at Hollybush Park

Dear Parents/Carers,

          FRIDAY 28th APRIL 2017

The Building Bridges 25k challenge is looming, and I am training in earnest to complete my walk over 15 iconic bridges and across 10 historic landmarks in London.

I will begin at Putney Bridge, and hope to make it to the top of The Shard to celebrate the end of this epic challenge!

The reason for the challenge is to raise significant funds for the new build, whilst also supporting the charity ‘MIND’ to promote awareness of mental health. 

A JustGiving page has been set up for any donations/sponsorship, and can be found using the following link:

Building Bridges Challenge

Around two years ago we held an Art Challenge where the pupils submitted some superb artwork on any given subject. The results are still proudly displayed in our corridors.
To continue with the London theme of my next Big Walk, I would love our current pupils to submit artwork that reflects our wonderful capital city, be it as a photo, painting, drawing, 3D model or any other medium.
Participation in the challenge is completely optional, but might provide your child with an extra activity if there is a rainy day during the holidays (not that I would wish that upon you!)
All artwork submitted will be displayed in the current building, and some will also be moved to the new building, for viewing in September onwards.
There will also be a prize for the best piece.
I look forward to seeing lots of colourful and imaginative submissions!!
I would like to wish you all a very pleasant Easter break.
Alan Duffy
Breakfast Club fees update
We would like to make all parents/carers aware that, following a recent Governing Body meeting, the cost of Breakfast Club will increase from £3.00 to £3.50 with effect from Term 6 (Tuesday 6th June). This is the first time that the Club has required an increase for well over 5 years.
This decision was made after careful consideration, and is due mainly to increased staffing costs.
We have always strived to keep the charge for Breakfast Club affordable, but must also ensure that any extra costs for providing this service are met by the fees we collect.
Our provision is still very reasonably priced, and surveys of other local schools have shown that we continue to provide a far more extensive selection of food than most other schools.


Netball match – report by Freddie in 5C
On the 21st March the SPS netball team competed in a match. The match was against Otford and we won 6-4. The squad was three year 6 girls, one year 6 boy and me.
The match was divided into quarters and each quarter was 6 minutes long.
Newly elected Parent Governor
Following the recent Parent Governor election, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Anita Brown.
We would like to congratulate Anita and welcome her to the Sevenoaks Primary School Governing Body.
Vacancies at Sevenoaks Primary
Breakfast Club staff
We currently have vacancies for Breakfast Club staff. The hours are from 7:30 – 9:00am five days a week, term time only. We would also consider applications with job-share options.
Midday Supervisor staff
We are actively recruiting for Midday Supervisors. The hours are approximately 1.5 per day, five days a week, term time only.
For an application form for both positions, please contact Mrs Sermon on 01732 453952, by email: or drop by the school office.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Accent Catering quiz and colouring competitions. We received lots of beautifully coloured oranges and the winner this month is Xenia in Lions. Sarah in 4A won the quiz competition and both children will receive a book token from Accent Catering in their next appropriate assembly.
Next month’s fruit is the kiwi and a new quiz and colouring competition will be sent out separately. Paper copies can also be collected at main reception. The closing date for entries will be Friday 28th April.


Football tournament at Knole Academy 11th March 2017 – report by Charlie and Sam Year 6

We came into the tournament having won the league as a really strong team. We had a challenging group including: Chevening, Lady Boswells, St Johns and Churchill. The first game against St John’s was fairly even for the first 3 minutes then Charlie H scored a left foot bottom right corner. The second goal showed quite some skill. Charlie H drilled the ball to Frankie and he hit it into the bottom corner. The final score was 2-1 to us.

The second game we played was against Churchill. This was a tight game all because of our lack of play. In the end we scored a cracking goal from Will C. The end result was a tight going 1-0 to us.

We won the next game 1-0 against Lady B but would rather not talk about it!

The next game or final game of our group ended as a 0-0 draw against Chevening.

We reached the semi-finals. We were playing against Otford. It was one of the tightest games our team had ever played together. Both teams had lots of chances.  After normal time, the score was 0-0; however, SPS won on corners.  This meant that we went to the finals.

After a minute, the first and only goal was scored by Charlie H.   Sam W made some incredible saves and in the end, it stayed 1-0 to SPS.  Once more, we have won the tournament at Knole Academy keeping up our good record of wins.


 The triumphant team: Charlie, Ben, Jack, Sam, Ashton, Will, Stefan, Sam and a very proud Mr Duffy!




Southern Counties Hockey Tournament report

What an eventful day!

On Wednesday 15th March 2017 a team of 10 boys participated in the Southern Counties Hockey Tournament at Woking, Surrey. Teams travelled from Surrey, Hampshire, London, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. With the top teams from such a large area we knew it was going to be a very tough day ahead!

With 3 matches in the first round we managed to win 2 and draw 1. This enabled the team to go through to the quarter-final to play a team from Oxfordshire.

This was a tense game where we managed to score one goal, enough to place us in the semi-finals.

The Sevenoaks boys played really well in the semi-final against a team from Berkshire and we had a comfortable 3-0 win.

The final match against a Surrey team was nail-biting, with a 1-1 draw at half time it was all to play for.

The parents on the sidelines were beside themselves with nerves, encouraging the boys with every shot of the game.

With a second goal in the in the net it was a case of defending our goal to keep the lead. When the final whistle blew there was elation all round with the realisation that Sevenoaks Primary School were the Southern Counties Hockey Champions. What a wonderful accolade to achieve.

Much of the credit must go to Duncan Parnis from Sevenoaks Hockey Club who has been coaching the boys and saw the potential in this fine group of players.


Sam, Charlie, Ben, Will, Michael, Ben, Jack, Sam, Joe and Joe.








 Ollie Ireland, our ever popular regular biking teacher at school, is offering Easter Holiday and Saturday bike clubs.

For details of the clubs and to book, please use the following link: