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School open as normal - Wednesday 6th July

posted by Carly Regan

Jul 05

Please note that a text was sent on the afternoon of Monday 4th July 2016 to remind parents that the school will be closed on Tuesday 5th July 2016 due to the NUT (National Union of Teachers) strike.

For some reason, the delivery of the text was delayed and this was only received by some parents during the afternoon of Tuesday 5th July, which has caused confusion.

We apologise for this and are investigating the cause of the issue and confirm that the school will be open as normal for all pupils on Wednesday 6th July 2016.

Year 6 meeting French friends in Calais!

posted by Carly Regan

Jun 29

We had a fun packed day yesterday. After a super night, we were fed well before we headed off to our French exchange school.  Once there, we were treated to a chance to look around. They showed us the many projects they had been working on, including models of the leaning tower of Pisa and some super art work- mainly Charlie Chaplin based. 

Their Year 2s sung us songs in both French and English and we reciprocated with a rendition too! Next, we headed off to a stunning park and were given a super picnic. We then took part in a treasure hunt by the lake.

Once back at the hostel, it was a quick change before playing on the sandy beach that we can see from our rooms. Dinner was a veritable feast, followed by ice creams. Next stop, bowling. The children were fantastically supportive of each other and good fun was had by all. 

Everyone then showering and settled down for the night.  We wish we were staying longer and have been so well fed, we will probably roll home!  Looking forward to seeing everyone later today!

Fun filled update from France!

posted by Carly Regan

Jun 29

We had a fun and successful first day. There was quite a bit of traffic in the morning and the queue for border control was slow, but the children were very patient and we were rewarded with a calm crossing and some sunshine! 

We all enjoyed a few minutes on deck (accompanied by lots of ooohs and aaaahs) and a nice view of our destination. Within thirty minutes of arriving we were in P & J's chocolate factory where we were given a brief history of chocolate and the children were given a bar each to decorate. Many Euros were then spent in the shop!

We have since burnt off some excitement on the lovely sandy beach, before a hearty meal (and a shower). We're all looking forward to an early start to visit our French friends in the morning.

Stuart Everard wins Argus Youth in Action Award

posted by Carly Regan

Jun 20

The school is very proud to announce that Stuart Everard, our Premises Manager, won The Argus Youth in Action Education 'Staff Member of the Year' award!

Stuart was praised for his passion and dedication for the school and going above and beyond to help others, whilst ensuring that  the school is a safe place to be.  Stuart is the friendly face that greets pupils as they go into school each morning, making sure the school entrances are kept clear from traffic.  He is also a Governor at our school, as well as coaching the school football team, with Joe Blakeney, our Caretaker.  

Joe was also in the shortlisted for the 'Staff Member of the Year' award and was highly commended in the category. 

Well done Stuart and Joe!

Nursery Open Days

posted by Carly Regan

Jun 17

Are you looking for a nursery place for a 3/4 year old?  

We now have nursery places available for September!

Come along with your child to one of our open days and visit our wonderful and spacious indoor and outdoor learning environments. The Nursery open days are:

Monday 27th June 2016: 15:30-16:30

Thursday 30th June 2016: 09:30-10:30

For more details please click on the link below:

West Blatchington Nursery Open Days

FOWB Summer Fair postponed

posted by Carly Regan

Jun 16

Please note that due to a yellow weather warning of very heavy rain and storms, we have unfortunately had to postpone the Friends of West Blatchington (FOWB) Summer Fair to Thursday 30th June 2016 15:20-17:30.

However, due to regulations, the raffle will still be held on Friday 17th June.  The draw will take place in the Junior Hall at 16:10 and be conducted by Mr Brentnall.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, however the health and safety of our pupils and school community is paramount.  

We hope to see you on 30th June.  Thank you for your support.

Last day at Bowles

posted by Carly Regan

Apr 22

Everyone continues to have a great time at Bowles.   Last night they tucked into a roast dinner and then tried the low ropes or orienteering.  Then it was off to bed as everyone was very tired after such a fun and exciting day!

This morning they packed up their bags and stripped their beds before breakfast.  The children then split into two groups to participate in either skiing or climbing.  They have done brilliantly and pushed themselves out of their comfort zones to attempt and accomplish new activities!  We are very proud of them all.


This afternoon they are either abseiling or going on the zip wire before they head back to school.  It's been a fantastic few days and they have all made magical memories to treasure for many years!


Amazing Adventures at Bowles!

posted by Carly Regan

Apr 21

 Wow, what an incredible first day!  After the children had arrived and settled in, they started their first activities.  Both groups had raft building and team building.  Both Miss Nunn and Ms Gale were very impressed at the level of teamwork and everyone gave 100%!


Next was dinner, and then they took part in a treasure hunt, after which they enjoyed hot chocolate around the camp fire.

Today they have had an action packed day, filled with low ropes, zip wires, skiing, climbing and abseiling!  Everyone is happy and well and all are looking forward to telling their families about the great experiences that they have enjoyed so far!


Year 5 trip to Bowles

posted by Carly Regan

Apr 20

Children from Year 5 were very excited to set off for a residential at Bowles Activity Centre this morning.  

The children arrived safely and were fantastic on the coach.  Their first job was to make up their beds and then it was off to lunch, for jacket potatoes and crumble.  This afternoon they will be participating in raft building and learning the importance of teamwork!

Potential Site Development

posted by Carly Regan

Mar 10

The Education Funding Agency and Brighton & Hove City Council have confirmed that their discussions regarding the West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School site, being shared with King's Secondary School are at an advanced stage.  All parties are working proactively towards concluding the agreement of the site transfer to enable this agreement.

The West Blatchington Primary & Nursery School site had been identified last year as a potential option, which would result in a redevelopment of the current site in order to build a permanent location for King's School and also provide a new school building for our school.  The nursery and Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Unit would be retained as part of our school.