Pupil Voice

How do you think the day went with author Helen Moss?

Jayden said that he thought the day was brilliant – he loved it.  He said that he really enjoyed building the mystery story and making up villains, Dr Wayne and Dr Einstein. Hayley said that she thought the day had gone really well, she learnt a lot of stuff to do with mysteries.  Hayley said that the whole class worked really well together.  She enjoyed the afternoon when she got to actually write the story.  The class had planned it in the morning and in the afternoon Hayley was able to write her scene.


Children in Need

The total raised for Children in Need from the cake sale and from the MUFTI day was a whooping £275.75!  We will add the last day of term MUFTI day donation to this total.  Thank you for your continued support!

Primary Admissions 2017

The application process opened on Monday 07 November 2016.  To apply for a Primary School place for children starting school in September 2017, click on the following link www.kent.gov.uk/ola. For more information please visit the following website www.kent.gov.uk/schooladmissions.


The whole-school target for our attendance is 96%, which would mean that your child would be away for only 7 days in an academic year.

1st place - La Plongee - 99.5%

2nd place - La Danse - 99.2%

3rd place - Le Volleyball - 96.4%

4th place - Le Tennis - 96.1%

5th place - Le Ski de Descente - 94.4%

6th Place - Le Rugby - 93.3%

7th Place - Le Hockey - 88.7%

Whole-school attendance - 95.6%

A Reminder!

Now that the weather has changed please make sure that all pupils have suitable warm clothing with them i.e. Coat/jacket, scarf, hat, gloves etc.

Home Start

We have a mother and baby/toddler group which runs every Wednesday here at school from 09.00 - 11.15am.  All welcome. The last group before the Christmas break was held on Wednesday 07 December and will return on Wednesday 04 January 2017.

Free School Meals

If you have access to the internet and would like to apply online for Free School Meals, please use the following website: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals.

Image Consents

If we have not yet received your consent forms for Sharing Images of Children, could you please return them as soon as possible.  We would like to start sharing some of the pupil’s activities on FaceBook.


A big thank you if you have used the school’s web page http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html to purchase goods and services over the internet. As a quick reminder, buying goods and services from well-known brand names through the link will not cost you any more money! So far the school has raised £179 through our School Angel charity web page.  I am hoping to raise a lot more through this source over the lead up to Christmas as there are so many popular suppliers who are offering to give up some of their profits to us, for example, Amazon, Marks and Spencer’s, Argos and a number of popular holiday companies.  Perhaps you could go and have a look at the list of suppliers… you may be surprised! It has taken us 18 months to raise £179 as a school and so I don’t think that many people have been using the School Angel.  If the school doesn’t use the School Angel newsletter it will be removed from the School Angel website. I really hope that we won’t be one of those schools as this is a really easy way to earn extra cash for the school.  If you think you can help with this fund raising opportunity and are unsure what to do please email and Louise Birch will let you have some more information. Thank you for your continued support.

After school sports clubs

After school sports clubs are running and there are still spaces available.

Monday - Multi-Sports for Years 1 - 6

Tuesday - Take Action for Years 2 - 6

Wednesday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

All clubs cost £1 per club per pupil.  The clubs have continued into Term 2 and the cost for this Term per club is £7. All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult.  There are still spaces left in the sports club if your child would like to join.

PE Kits

Could parents please make sure that all pupils have their PE kits ready and in school.  Each pupil has their own locker where their PE kits can be kept during the school term.

Late arrival at school

When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher's instructions, their morning task and possibly the introduction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late. School begins at 09.00am.  Please help your child to be punctual.

School Lunch

Payments If you pay for your child's school dinner online you can use the link below and follow the link for Kent Schools Pay Online. www.principals-catering.com  

School opening hours

08.50 - 15.15

School Office opening hours 





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