News‎ > ‎

Latest News


Children In Need

posted 17 Nov 2017, 09:47 by Karen Maggs

Thank you very much for all your donations today. We raised £184.00 
Well Done!

Shoe Box Appeal

posted 16 Nov 2017, 03:33 by Karen Maggs

This year we are taking part in the Chepstow Rotary Shoebox Scheme.  Donated items are sent in shoe boxes to poorer people in Eastern Europe.

Children will be packing the boxes in school and we would ask you to support this and encourage your child/ren to give to this appeal.  All items are to be sent in to school by the 7th December and will be packed by the children.

If you would like an extra box to fill at home please collect this from the office.  Shoeboxes can be wrapped in Christmas paper or decorated.

Below are some suggested items from The Rotary Club for different age groups.

Babies 0 - 3

Baby clothes, small soft toys, rattle, teething toys, cot blanket, shawl, hats, baby shampoo, baby lotion.

Small children 3 - 5

Soft toys, plastic toys, toy cars, picture books, colouring books, pens, pencils, hats, scarves gloves, T-shirts, balls, vests, socks

Primary school children 6 - 11

Toys, toy vehicles, colouring books, picture books, notebooks,  pens, pencils, hats, gloves, scarves, hair slides, hair bands, T-shirts, tops, vests, socks, pencil cases. Games - no batteries.

Teenagers 12 - 18

Baseball, tennis ball, T-shirts, tops, football/rugby shirts, hats, gloves, scarves, pens pencils, toiletries, shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair ornaments, underclothes, card games, other games which don’t need batteries


Shirts, tops, hats, gloves, scarves, toiletries, pens, pencils, notebooks, washing powder, face cloths, hand towels, toothbrush, toothpaste.

This list is by no means exhaustive. You may be able to think of many other things!

Items don’t have to be new, but must be in good condition

NO food or sweets. No political material. No toy guns.

Please donate a £1 coin to go on the top of each box, to pay for the transportation. And indicate boy/girl and age group

All items to be in by 7th December

Thank you all for your support and your generosity!

Aladdin Pantomime Thursday 7th December

posted 16 Nov 2017, 03:16 by Karen Maggs


We have booked for the whole Academy to attend the Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport on Thursday 7th December.  The coach will leave at approximately 9.45am and return to school for approximately 3pm, in time for children to catch the school bus home. Small groups of children will be supervised on the coach and in the theatre, by adults, most of which are academy staff.

Children will require a packed lunch. Our catering staff will provide a packed lunch if you want. It will cost the same price as a school dinner and can be paid for on as normal.  KS1 pupils do not need to pay for a packed lunch. All packed lunches need to be booked in advance.

Below is a breakdown of the cost of the tripEntrance to the Theatre is £8.50 per child; the cost of transport is £6.60 per child and therefore the total cost per child should be £15.30.However, we understand this is a lot of money at this time of the year so the Academy, with a significant donation from FOOMA, will subsidise the cost per child for this trip.

Therefore, we are asking for £10 per child for the trip to go ahead.

This is a voluntary contribution, however if not enough voluntary contributions are received the trip will regrettably be cancelled.

 Below is some information from The Riverfront Theatre regarding the panto

A whole host of colourful characters join Aladdin in his story as he struggles to see that good is rewarded and that bad is punished. There's wicked Abanazar who tells everyone that he is the long lost brother of Widow Twankey's late departed brother Dafydd. There's the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her slightly domineering mother, the Empress Double Chinn. And at Suds-U-Like poor old Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee must wash a mountain of smalls for the Royal Wedding. 
Full of song, dance, drama and spectacle, this year's panto at The Riverfront offers two hours in the company of some of the greatest characters in the world of pantomime fighting the good fight in some of the most exotic places.

The Magic Porridge Pot - Thursday 16th Nov at The Drill Hall

posted 15 Nov 2017, 04:02 by Karen Maggs

This Year Sherman Theatre are performing The Magic Porridge Pot at The Drill Hall. Year 1 & 2 (Violet & Indigo Class) will be attending. The children will be walking from school at 10:20am and returning in time for lunch. Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat/scarf and gloves and sensible shoes.  The cost of the production is £5 per child.

Spooky Lunch

posted 1 Nov 2017, 15:52 by Karen Maggs

A huge thank you to our catering team for their spooctacular themed lunch.

Spooky Disco Friday 3rd Nov

posted 24 Oct 2017, 05:57 by Karen Maggs   [ updated 24 Oct 2017, 05:58 ]

¨ Infant / KS1 Disco (Pre-school, Rec, Y1 & Y2)  - 3:15pm  - 4:30pm

¨ Entrance to the Disco  - £4 per child which will include

                       Hot Dogs        Sweets       Drinks Crisps      Glow Sticks      Raffle Tickets

 · The disco must be paid in advance (to avoid queues and allow everyone to have food). Please send money in a marked envelope to the class teacher or the office.

· Please bring disco clothes to school in a clearly named carrier bag. Teachers will help dress pupils for the disco and escort them to the hall.

· Pre-school children and/or siblings are welcome but must be paid in advance. Parents need to stay at the disco with pre-school children.

· Parents are welcome to attend if you want to, or you can pick up at 4:30pm.  Please let us know if someone else will be taking your child home.


 ¨  Junior / KS2 Disco - (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6)  - 5:00pm to 6:15pm  

¨ Entrance to the Disco  - £1.50 per child                       

        Hot Dogs  - 50p            Sweets  - 10p     Drinks  - 30p      Crisps  - 30p       Glow Sticks  - 30p     Raffle Tickets  - £1 per strip


 · Any child not respecting the rules will be asked to leave by FOOMA

· Wear Fancy Dress or Disco clothes

· Please let us know if someone else will be taking your child home, or if they will be walking home alone



Spooky Themed Lunch Tuesday 31st October

posted 24 Oct 2017, 05:47 by Karen Maggs


Slimy Hot dogs

(Red or Green Sauce)


Skull Pizza


Chips or Scary Pasta


 Beans or Salad


Cobweb Cup Cakes

School dinners cost £2.20 for KS2 pupils. Pay at If you require a log on please ask in the office. Free for KS1 pupils

Inset Days & Half Term from Thursday 19th Oct

posted 16 Oct 2017, 01:44 by Karen Maggs

We have 2 inset days on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October school is closed to pupils. Half term is from Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October. Pupils are back to school on Monday 30th October

Gardening Club

posted 16 Oct 2017, 01:27 by Karen Maggs   [ updated 16 Oct 2017, 01:40 ]

Some photos from this weeks Gardening club

Thank you for your Harvest food donations

posted 16 Oct 2017, 01:12 by Karen Maggs

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food to our Harvest Festival last week. All food was packed and distributed to the elderly people living in Sedbury by our Year 5/6 class.

1-10 of 406