The school will be today but due to snow the nursery & reception entrance and the terrace outside KS1 classrooms will be closed .
All Nursery, Reception & KS1 parents to use the main infant pedestrian entrance and to drop children inside the school. The Junior pedestrian entrance will be open as normal but please note that the junior driveway will be closed to vehicles.
Please note that the morning minibus will not operate. We will review whether the afternoon minibus will operate and text parents at lunchtime. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Please take care on the paths and roads surrounding the school.
The school will be today but due to icy conditions the nursery & reception entrance and the terrace outside KS1 classrooms will be closed .
All Nursery, Reception & KS1 parents to use the main infant pedestrian entrance and to drop children inside the school. The Junior pedestrian entrance will be open as normal but please note that the junior driveway will be closed.
Please note that the morning minibus will not operate but we hope the afternoon minibus will operate as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Please take care on the paths and roads surrounding the school.
The school will be visited by a team of inspectors on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. A letter has gone out to all parents and carers by email and paper copy today to provide information about the visit along with a letter and a leaflet from Ofsted.
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school you can tell Ofsted your views about our school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
Please complete the online survey by noon on 22 January 2019
The link to the questionnaire is: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Thank you to the Brighton Lions for their generosity in providing the whole of Key Stage One and Reception with a free trip to Worthing theatre to see Aladdin! 97 places were provided by the club as well as the coaches and ice cream in the interval. Our children absolutely loved it and had a magical time meeting the Panto monkey.
As always, the reports back from all involved were that the children were the best ambassadors a school could have, with politeness and their rapt attention to proceedings shining through.
Due to exceptional circumstances the Year 1 trip to Hangleton Park that was due to take place on Monday 26th November 2018, has been postponed.
Further details of the new date will be communicated in the next few days. Apologies for any inconvenience.
A reminder that Monday 5th November 2018 is a school INSET day.
We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 6th November 2018.
West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the history of our school
on Thursday 18th October 2018
from 15:15 until 16:30 in the Junior Hall
We will be moving into our new building in Spring 2019 and want to capture, share and cherish the many special memories of both current and previous pupils and staff
Our celebration event will include a display of photos through the years and a fabulous food feast which will be contributed by the school and local community
During the event we will be gathering photographs and memories from past pupils and members of our wider school community. These will be collated into a special book and display that will be installed into the new school building. If you are happy to have your photo taken and memory gathered please come along to our celebration.
The success of this event relies on the generosity of West Blatchington parents, carers and the wider community. If you could please offer - no matter how small - a contribution in the way of a regional dish or a sample of different traditional foods from your heritage, this would be greatly appreciated. Food that can be picked up by hand would be best.
If you wish to contribute any food or dishes for sharing, please bring them with you or take them to the Junior Office at 14:30 on Thursday 18th October 2018. It is important that any donations do not contain nuts (including nuts in cooking oils) as we have a number of children in school who have severe allergies. Please attach a list of the ingredients that are in your dish.
If you have any old photographs or memories of West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School that you would like to share with us, please either pop into the school office or email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new school building has developed fast over the Summer as the building contractors made the most of our fair weather!
We are going to have a beautiful sea view!
The building structure has really taken shape, and scaffolding and covers have now gone up to enable the contractors to work when the weather may not be so kind. The windows have also started going in, helping us to get a real ideal of the size and look of the building.
The main entrance The hall
The ground floor corridor The first floor corridor
Part of the ASC area
The next key milestones are about getting the building watertight, constructing the brickwork and putting up the internal walls. Recently, Kier took Ms Simmonds (Headteacher), Mrs Regan (Business Manager), Mr Everard (Premises Mgr) and Ms Gerrett (Governor) on a tour of the building. It was inspiring, exciting and amazing to think that the building will soon be our new home! With around 7 months until we move in, it is all feeling very real now!
Mr Everard, Ms Simmonds, Mrs Regan & Ms Gerrett
Today we held our annual sports day. This year we decided to hold a circuit of different activities based around the school grounds to enable pupils to experience each activity and win tokens for the their team, either by winning or showing great sportsmanship. Activities including running races, basketball, indoor curling, skipping and hockey, amongst others.
Our fantastic FOWB (Friends of West Blatchington) put on yummy refreshments to keep the spectators going with tea, coffee, sausage sandwiches and croissants... Thank you FOWB!
The pupils, families and staff all had a fantastic day and it was a very tight race to the trophy, with Yellow and Green teams drawing in 3rd place, Red coming 2nd and Blue clinching 1st place. Well done to everyone!
Find out about what we've been getting up to at West Blatch by clicking on the link: WB News - May 2018