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 14th September 2018


School Newsletter 14th September 2018


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st The Romans (Mrs Kearney), The Vikings (Mrs Simmonds/Mrs Owen), The Jutes (Mrs Monk) and The Angles (Mrs Dean)  100% 
2nd The Danes (Miss Hollingworth) 99.33%

The Picts (Miss Shocklidge) 


Well done! 


Housepoints Award This Week

1st Ash 
2nd Birch 
3rd Maple
4th Lime

Well done!


My Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are...

1st - The Franks (Miss Benjamin) 88.9%

2nd - The Lombards (Mrs Davis and Miss Ford) 78.6%

3rd - The Danes (Miss Hollingworth) 73.3%

Well done!


House Colour PE T-Shirt Sale - Reduced Price

We have some house coloured PE t-shirts for sale at a reduced price of £4.00 each. Please come to the school office to purchase them. We have raised £144.78 so far!


Cycle to School

Children who cycle to school are advised to wear a helmet and must walk with their bike whilst on the school site.


Friends Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Friends Macmillan Coffee Morning today. We have raised 166.69 so far!



A letter regarding school led clubs were sent home on Thursday. Please return slips to the school office by Monday 17th September.

To book Pacesetter Gymnastics and Futsal clubs please visit:

or call 01604 686367/686200

Hotshots places have been allocated and slips were sent home on Thursday. This club starts on Friday 21st September.


EYFS Reading Meeting

We would like to invite all our new EYFS parents to our Reading meeting on 18th September 2018 at 8.45 - 9.45am and 2.00 - 3.00pm.

This will be a chance for us to share with you, our strategies for teaching your children to read. You will have the opportunity to watch a demonstration of a reading session and we will explain how we teach phonics. We look forward to meeting with you once again at one of the sessions.


Year 6 SATs Meeting

On Monday 24th September, there will be a Year 6 meeting for parents and pupils in the hall at 6.00pm. This is a very informative meeting and we would love to see as many of you as possible. Letters have been sent home this week regarding this meeting.

Topics discussed will include the following:

  • Information around the Year 6 residential (including a video presentation of the facilities and activities) and booking arrangements
  • Information pertaining to SATs, including dates and how to best prepare your child for these important tests
  • Examples of SATs papers

We wouldn't want anybody to miss out on this information evening and the opportunity to ask questions, so please put this date in your diaries. We look forward to meeting you.


Parent/Carer Meeting - Tamba Roy

We now have a new date for the parent/carer meeting with Tamba Roy. This will now be held on 1st October 2018 at 2.00 - 2.45pm in the school hall.

Tamba is an education consultant and the author of 'Success in Schools', (for pupils) and 'Success in Focus', (for adults). The meeting will be an enjoyable and informative event to introduce parents/carers to insights and practical strategies that can support the success of children.


Pebble Painting Drop In Sessions

Please join us for our fun Pebble Painting sessions being held on Wednesday 26th September at 3.00 - 4.00pm and 6.00 - 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available and the opportunity to meet your child's new class teacher. We hope you can attend one of the sessions. Letters have been sent home today regarding this event.


Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust

Available in September 2018 – Bassoon, Oboe and Double Bass Clubs

Would you like to have a go at learning to play the bassoon, oboe or double bass?

The Music and Performing Arts Trust offers Bassoon, Oboe and Double Bass clubs on Thursday and Friday evenings in Northampton from September 2018. Students interested in starting to learn one of these instruments can sign up for just £30 per term, which includes the free loan of an instrument, a tutor book, one reed per term and group tuition.

If you think you might be interested in starting to learn one of these more specialised orchestral instruments please ask for an application form from the school or through the Music Trust directly on 01604 637117 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lunchtime Supervisor Vacancy

Our Lunchtime Supervisors play an important role in ensuring that lunchtimes continue to be "harmonious occasions" and we are looking to recruit a new member of the team.

This is a permanent position of 7.5 hours per week for 38 weeks a year. 

For more information and an application form, please visit the school website. Closing date is 20th September 2018.


School Uniform

Please ensure all items of uniform/shoes, PE kit, bags, lunch boxes/drinks bottles are clearly labelled to help avoid lost property. Thank you.


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.


Class Assemblies

Thursday 4th October 2018  The Lombards (Mrs Davis/Miss Ford) 9.05am
Thursday 18th October 2018 The Angles (Mrs Dean) 9.05am
Thursday 9th November 2018 The Jutes (Mrs Monk)9.05am


Inconsiderate Parking

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

18th September 2018 EYFS Reading Meeting 9.00-9.45am and 2.15 - 2.50pm
24th September 2018 Year 6 SATs Meeting 6.00pm
26th September 2018 Pebble Painting Drop In Sessions 3.00 - 4.00pm and 6.00 - 7.00pm
1st October 2018 Parent Meeting with Tamba Roy 2.00 - 2.45pm
2nd October 2018 Open Events - Prospective EYFS Parents/Carers 9.00 - 10.30am and 6.00 - 7.00pm
4th October 2018 Friends Meeting 8.45am
12th November 2018 TLCs 
14th November 2018 TLCs
21st November 2018 Open Events - Prospective EYFS Parents/Carers 9.00 - 10.30am and 6.00 - 7.00pm





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