Willowbrook School Newsletter

17th July 2017

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

This is the last newsletter of what has been a very busy year. I hope you have a restful summer with your families and look forward to seeing you in school on Wednesday 6th September.


Miss Stanbury has been working hard on the PE and sport provision all year including extra-curricular clubs and competitions; we have just found out that we have been awarded a Silver Mark by the School Games Mark organisation! This is a great achievement and we have set our sights on gold for next year!


We are very sad to say goodbye to some staff who are leaving us at the end of this year. Mrs Bruce has been at the school for 6 years and I know she has loved working with our youngest children and seeing them grow and change as they move through the school and I am sure you will join me in saying thank you to her for all her hard work over the years. We are also saying goodbye to Mrs Boyd who we have worked with this year and who is excited about her post at a nearby school. Ms Williams is also leaving to work at another Exeter school and Mr Collings will be here at the start of the term but is going on a year’s sabbatical to Malawi. I am sure he will keep in touch and the children will love hearing about his adventures and he will be checking whether we are watering the vegetables!

We also have several teaching assistants who are leaving; the majority to start their teacher training and we wish Miss Hughes, Mrs Swain, Mr Aggott, Miss Turner and Miss Peirce  good luck.


A reminder that there will be no clubs this week.

Scooters and bikes

A reminder that these should not be ridden in the playground at any time. Please make sure that all bikes and scooters are taken from the shed on Friday as any remaining will be disposed of over the summer.

Summer Reading Challenge

The 2017 Summer Reading Challenge launches in Devon Libraries on Saturday 15th July.

Pick up a free challenge pack and investigation kit from your local library to help the animal agents catch the crooks. Find out about events, activities and how to get involved:


20th July                                                Year 6 Production                      2pm

Last day of summer term                        21st July 2017

The new term starts on Wednesday 6th September 2017 for all Year 1-6 pupils