Newsletter 5th September 2014

Welcome back to a new year a Chesterton. I hope that you all had a good break and are looking forward to another great year at Chesterton. I would especially like to welcome any new children and families who are joining us for the first time. We hope your time at Chesterton will be successful.

At the beginning of any school year it is always good to look ahead, thinking about our hopes and aspirations. With this in mind I have included the vision for our school which was created just over a year ago. We look forward to working with you over the coming year as we strive to meet our targets. Continue reading

Newsletter 11th July 2014

Sports Days

We have been very fortunate with the weather this year and both sports days were a great success.  Well done to all the children who took part.

After School Athletics

Athletics Club has now finished for all children.  All children worked very hard and there were significant improvements in personal performances.  Children who attended regularly have achieved certificates and these will, hopefully, be awarded before the end of term. Continue reading

Newsletter 27th June 2014

Proposed Strike Action 10th July

It has been announced that the NUT, GMB and Unison propose to take strike action on Thursday 10th July 2014.

I want to make you aware of this because it is possible that the school will not be able to open fully on 10th July if staff are striking. At the moment, the picture is not clear and I will need to assess the situation as information comes through. I will inform you of my final decision as soon as I can do so. However, I thought it wise to alert you to the possibility that school will be partially closed on 10th July so that you have time to make contingency plans. I am very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Continue reading

Newsletter 20th June 2014

Y6 Leavers’ Photos

The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 25th June to take photos of the Y6 leavers.


Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 will be entitled to Free School Meals under a new Government initiative.  We would like to encourage you to read the information carefully and complete the registration form which should be returned to us by 11th July. Continue reading

Newsletter 6th June 2014

Hare Hunt

On Wednesday 17 children from Y6 went on a Hare Hunt around Cirencester.  They managed to see 16 hares from as far afield as Paternoster School to the Opportunity Group and the Leisure Centre to the Twelve Bells! Favourites included Flame, Harlequin, Hopportunity and Harebell.  The children had a wonderful time, despite the weather which eventually washed out our picnic and sent us back to school earlier than planned.  A quick change of plan meant that the afternoon was spent designing our own hares which are now hidden around the school.  There are 17 of them, have you spotted them all?  Special thanks must go to Mrs H Carter, Mrs S Carter and Mrs Leyfield who accompanied us, never complained once about the weather and shared their Kit-Kats with Mrs Dearsley when we were at our wettest and furthest from Chesterton! Continue reading

Newsletter 23rd May 2014

Staffing news

As you are aware Mr Mendum will be leaving us at the end of this year to take up the appointment of Headteacher at Kempsford Primary School. In order to plan carefully how the school should continue to lead and manage there will be a temporary arrangement in the Autumn term:

  • Mrs Kielty will lead as Deputy Head, with responsibilities for Special Needs and support for Busy Bees.
  • Mrs Gray will teach Y6 each Monday.
  • Mr Atkinson has been newly appointed to teach the Y5 class each day.

Following a review by the governors in term 6, interviews will take place in September or October 2014 to secure a permanent staffing arrangement from January 2014. Continue reading