Willowbrook School Newsletter

12th October 2018

“Believe, Achieve, Succeed Together”

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Another week over and I hope the Year Six parents have been enjoying the photos on the school twitter feed on the website. The children and staff have had a great time judging by the photos, including the rainy days! Thank you to all the staff for being away from home for a week.

Site Access

You will have noticed that there is new fencing near the pond with new gates. This is so that the rear of the school is completely secure during the school day and no one can access the classrooms via the driveway. These gates will be locked between 8.30 and 3.45. All parents and visitors should use the main pedestrian access at the front during the school day. At the start and end of the school day, the rear gate onto the back playground will also be open.

Disabled Driver Access

Please could I remind Blue Badge users that they need to bring their badge to the school office so that you are permitted on site. It may be good to check expiry dates so that they are kept up to date. We are going to reserve an additional two places at the front of the school for disabled access so this should help as the space at the rear of the building will no longer be in use.

You are only allowed to park on the school site if the person identified is in the vehicle at the time. We have limited space on site and it is important that people are honest in the way they use their badges. If we find that people are continually not sticking to this, access to the school site for parking may be reconsidered.

Parents’ Evening

Please remember to make an appointment for next Tuesday or Thursday. It is a great opportunity to meet with your children’s teacher and to find out their first half term has been, what they are really good at and which are the areas they really need to focus on to improve.

A reminder that all parents should come via our Community Room as the main entrance and external classroom doors will be locked; tea and coffee for parents will be available. You are very welcome to bring your children with you, but they should remain under your supervision at all times.

We are also carrying out a parent questionnaire on the evening which will take a few minutes on a laptop in the Community Room. It is really easy to complete and staff will be around to help with any technical problems.

Year Six Tuition

The children who are having additional tuition after school, will not have a session next week due to the staff being at parents’ evening.


There will be no clubs next week as staff will be busy with parents’ evening.

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 16th & Thursday 18th October          Parents Evenings

Tuesday 16th October                                     Year 3 trip to Farmwise event @ Westpoint

Wednesday 17th October                               Year 5 trip to We The Curious in Bristol

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October               Half Term

Thursday 1st November                                  Year 3 trip to Postbridge

Tuesday 27th November                                 Flu vaccinations Reception – Year 5

Friday 30th November                                     Non-pupil day

Thursday 6th December                                  PTA Christmas Quiz @ 7pm

Friday 7th December                                       Reception trip to Killerton House

Friday 14th December                                     PTA Christmas Fair


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