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POSTPONED: Year 1 trip to Hangleton Park

posted by Carly Regan

Nov 25

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.

Celebration Event - Thursday 18th October 15:15-16:30

posted by Carly Regan

Oct 12

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:

Our fantastic new building has cone along a way over the summer!

posted by Carly Regan

Sep 19

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

Sports Day Fun!

posted by Carly Regan

Jul 13

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!

Childrens Parade

posted by Carly Regan

May 03

On Saturday 5th May West Blatchington is taking part in annual Children's Parade, to kick off the much anticipated Brighton Festival.  The theme this year is 'Paintings' and our chosen artist is Jackson Pollack.  

Jackson  Pollack was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist  movement, who was well known for his unique style of drip painting.  We have had fantastic fun making props and painting t-shirts and getting to experiment with paint dripping and flicking!

The Children's parade is always a fantastic event for all the family and with the weather forecast predicting a warm and sunny Spring day, we would love for you to come and cheer us along the parade route on Saturday!

We are school number 38 and the parade starts from Pelham Square at 10:30 and makes its way to Madeira Drive. 

Any parents and children walking with the school for the parade will need to be at Pelham Square for 10:00.  Remember to wear comfy shoes and bring sun cream and sunglasses/hats to provide protection from the sun!


Loads of fun in the sun at Hindleap!

posted by Carly Regan

Mar 15

The children have had great fun on their second day at Hindleap Warren, starting the day with archery and then testing themselves on the climbing wall.  Even the spring sunshine came out!

In the afternoon they are taking part in a crate stacking challenge and then a very muddy obstacle course, which they are really looking forward to. They are all having a fantastic experience and can't wait to tell family and friends about their adventures!

Hello from Hindleap Warren

posted by Carly Regan

Mar 15

Children from Years 5 and 6 arrived safely at Hindleap Warren yesterday for their residential trip.  The children quickly settled into their new surroundings and couldn't wait to get stuck into the activities planned for day one.

First up was pool kayaking which the children enjoyed immensely!


Next was a fun team building activity which involved communication and collaboration.  

More updates to follow later about the activities they will enjoy today.