Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Newsletter 20th October 2017


School Newsletter 20th October 2017   


We break up today for half term. We wish you a restful break with your children. School re-opens on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at 8.40am


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st  The Celts (Mr Scott) 99.67% 
2nd The Saxons (Miss Lofts) 99%
3rd The Romans (Mrs Morris)


Well done!


Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are:

1st - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 96.7%

2nd - The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 96.6%

3rd - The Danes (Miss Hollingworth) 92.9%

Well done!

Please ensure your child completes 'My Maths' homework every week.


Reading Competition Winners

Well done to all children who brought in photographs for the reading competition. The winners of the £10 voucher prizes are:

EYFS Filip - The Vikings and Sabien - The Romans

Year 1 Evie - The Greeks and Erin - The Normans

Year 2 Finley - The Celts and Jayden W - The Saxons

Year 3 Alexander - The Franks and Lexi-Mae - The Picts

Year 4 Myla - The Huns and Millie - The Danes

Year 5 Finlay B - The Gaels and Alfie S - The Jutes

Year 6 Victory - The Angles and Tyrese - The Lombards


Friends Halloween Stall

Thank you to the Friends for organising this event and thank you to all who came and supported the school.


Primary School Places September 2018/Secondary School Places September 2018 

Secondary School places - It's now time to apply for Secondary School places for Year 6 children. The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017 5.00pm. A reminder letter has been sent home this week.

Primary School places - If your child turns 4 before 31st August 2018 it's time to apply for their primary school place. The closing date for applications is 5th January 2018 5.00pm.

Make your application and find helpful tips and information online at:

The service is available now and parents/carers are encouraged to apply online. If a parent/carer would prefer to complete a paper application, these are now within the booklet and can be requested from the Admission Team by calling 0300 126 1000 or emailing


The Abbey Primary Choir - Year 4, 5 & 6

The Choir (Years 4, 5 and 6) are going to be really busy this Christmas and are already working hard on their Christmas songs and carols. They will be singing at the following events, so I hope that you will be able to come and support them with their beautiful singing:

Christingle service - Thursday 14th December 2017 6.00pm (Years 5 and 6 Choir) - St Mary's Church, Towcester Road.

Grosvenor Centre - Friday 15th December 2017 11.00am  (Year 4, 5 & 6 Choir) - Carol singing while you shop!

Delapre Abbey Christmas Fayre - SATURDAY 16th December 2017 1.00pm (Year 4, 5 & 6 Choir) - The choir's new venue for Carol singing in this most beautiful setting.

Letters will be sent out after half term but please make a note of these dates in your diaries and we hope to see you there. 


Friends Movie Afternoons

The Friends have organised some movie afternoon events which will take place in November as follows:

EYFS - Monday 20th November 2017 3.00 - 4.00pm

Year 1&2 - Tuesday 21st November 2017 3.00 - 4.00pm

Year 3&4 - Monday 27th November 2017 3.00 - 4.30pm

Year 5&6 - Tuesday 28th November 2017 3.00 - 4.30pm

More information to follow after half term.


School Photographs

Children will be having school photographs taken on Monday 6th November 2017. If you would like your child to have their photograph taken with a sibling not at this school, please see the school office who will book a slot for you between 8.00 - 8.40am.


Walk In Wednesdays

Each Year group (Year 1 to 4) are hosting 'Walk In Wednesdays' from 2.30-2.50pm in the school hall on the following dates. Parents/Carers will have the opportunity to share books with their child.

Year 3 - Wednesday 1st November 2017

Year 4 - Wednesday 8th November 2017 (in the Year 4 classes)

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Year 2 session this week.


Year 4 Grendon Meeting

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the meeting on Wednesday. Children have been sent home with a letter for all parents/carers who were unable to attend. Please return reply slips by Tuesday 31st October 2017.


Upcoming Meetings  

Year 2 KS1 SATS Meeting

We will be holding an important meeting for Year 2 parents/carers regarding KS1 SATS on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 2.15pm.


Year 1 Phonics Meeting

We will be holding an important meeting for Year 1 parents/carers regarding Year 1 Phonics on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 2.15pm.


Flu Vaccinations EYFS, Year 1, 2, 3, & 4

The School Nursing Team will be administering flu vaccinations in November. Immunisation consent forms have been sent home this week. Please return them to the school office as soon as possible.


Music Tuition - Places Available

Places available now:

Brass tuition (cornet, trumpet, trombone and horn) Year 4/5/6

Places available after October half term:

Brass tuition (cornet, trumpet, trombone and horn) Year 4/5/6

Sessions are run by NMPAT during school time. A cost of £50 per term is required. First come first served.


Christmas Performances - Dates For Your Diary

EYFS - Wednesday 6th December 2017 10.00am (pre-school children/babies allowed)

EYFS - Thursday 7th December 2017 2.00pm (No pre-school children/babies allowed)

KS1 (Year 1&2) - Wednesday 6th December 2017 2.00pm (pre-school children/babies allowed)

KS1 (Year 1&2) - Thursday 7th December 2017 10.00am (No pre-school children/babies)

KS1 (Year 1&2) - Friday 8th December 2017 10.00am (No pre-school children/babies allowed)

Year 5/6 Christingle (St Mary's Church) - Thursday 14th December 2017 6.00pm (No pre-school children/babies allowed)


Class Assemblies (Autumn 2017)

This terms class assemblies are as follows:

Thursday 9th November 2017 The Angles (Mrs Dean)

Assemblies start at 9.05am. All welcome.

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended The Lombards (Mrs Davis/Miss Ford) assembly on Thursday.


School Meals

Our meals are provided by Chartwells. If you wish to book school meals, please book with Chartwells using your child's login for ParentPay. Please book your child’s meals a full week in advance, the deadline of which is midnight on Tuesdays for school meals required the following week. If you miss the deadlines, you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch.


Inconsiderate Parking

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding parking issues, please report registration numbers/incidents to the school office, Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton South West Police via the following links:

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Please show consideration to our residents and parents/carers when parking outside school. We also ask that you drive slowly, 5MPH, on the school driveway.

Please do not park on both sides of the road outside of school as this prevents emergency services from accessing this road. Do not park on the zig zag lines or block driveways. Please show consideration for our local residents and think about the safety of ALL OUR CHILDREN!

Thank you to the majority of parents/carers who do park and drive considerately.


Dates for your diary

31st October 2017 School re-opens 8.40am
6th November 2017 School Photographs
8th November 2017 KS1 SATS Meeting 2.15pm
13th November 2017 TLCs 3.30 - 7.00pm
15th November 2017 TLCs 4.00 - 7.30pm
22nd November 2017 Year 1 Phonics Meeting 2.15pm
29th November 2017 Year 5 Saints Group - Presentation Evening 7.00pm
13th December 2017 Chartwells Christmas Lunch
20th December 2017 Break up for Christmas Break 3.00pm



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