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Whole School Letter

5th September 2016


Dear Parents,
I am delighted to welcome all of our pupils and their families back to Cropthorne with Charlton First for the start of a new academic year. I would also like to wish a very warm welcome to our new reception cohort and their families also who start their Cropthorne journey with us today.


This year sees exciting new developments at Cropthorne, with works on going to enhance our Forest School area and the introduction of Cropthorne Plus, our breakfast club which Mrs Freeman will be running from 8am each morning. Please remember for all children not enrolled in breakfast club, school will be open from 8.40am each morning ready for an 8.50am start to our day.


To celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth this term children throughout the school will be accessing learning themed around his works in a range of exciting ways, our weekly class letters will as always keep you updated in more detail.


As many of you are aware at Cropthorne we ask for a termly £25 voluntary contribution to help us in supporting the delivery of an enhanced curriculum, which we hope alleviates the issue of frequently requesting contributions for individual visits, workshops and other such events which are so memorable, engaging and enjoyable for our pupils but which we cannot offer without your excellent support.

I have been informed that roadwork’s on Main Street are progressing ahead of schedule but clearly are an obstacle for access if approaching school from the direction of Fladbury and Charlton. School remains accessible from the direction of the B4085. We will endeavour to pass on any information received regarding the work taking place.


I have been so pleased with how all of the children have settled into school life over the course of today and look forward to seeing their many successes over the course of the term. I am also looking forward to our Achievements Assembly on Friday and hearing all about the wonderful achievements from home which have been taking place over the summer! Parents as always are most welcome to join us each Friday morning to celebrate with us.

Yours Sincerely,

Rob Bothma