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Christmas Fayre


Mon 04 Dec 2017


Our Federated Christmas Fair was a great success. Thank you to everyone who helped out whether it was setting up, running a game, donating a prize or clearing up afterwards, you all helped hugely to achieve this. Thank you for your support with the locking of our car park, it ensured that all of our families were safe moving between schools. It was lovely to see so many of you.

Children in Need


Tue 14 Nov 2017


For Children In Need on Friday 17th November, we are asking children to come to school in their normal uniform with something spotty to accessorise. Maybe socks, hairband, gloves, scarf, hat, anything you have. To make it easier for you to donate we have set up payment online through School Money, a link will be sent out today. You can change the amount to whatever you wish to give but a minimum of £1. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.

Pantomime Contribution


Mon 13 Nov 2017


We have sent out information about this years pantomime via text, email and also on the school website. We are asking parents to contribute £3 per child to help with the cost. This can be paid via School Money. Thank you for your support.

Christmas Charity Boxes


Fri 10 Nov 2017


Dear Parents & Carers


At Harvest time we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our families with their gifts for the local community Foodbank. As we approach Christmas, we are thinking again about children and families in need within our local area.


Starting from Monday 13th November, each year group will be filling a box of gifts. Each class will have the box in their classroom for a week. We would be most grateful if your son/daughter could bring in an item from the list below that we can then take to Mrs. Suffern to distribute within our community in time for Christmas. You will see that useful household items are as welcomed as food items:


Suitable items:


· Toiletries – shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving foam (but not razors), boxes of tissues, bubble bath, flannels, sponges

· Washing up liquid, laundry washing tablets (boxes/packs of these are split and shared out)

· Gloves, scarves, socks, handkerchiefs, hair accessories, hair brushes, combs

· Small toys, packs of playing cards

· Small sponge/Christmas puddings

· Savoury snacks

· Bags of sweets, chocolate bars, selection boxes

· Packets of biscuits/boxes of mince pies

· Serviettes, crackers


May we politely request that all items are new/unopened, thank you.


Donations Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6


w/c Monday 13th November SM1 SM4 SM7 SM10


w/c Monday 20th November SM2 SM5 SM8 SM11


w/c Monday 27th November


Thank you in advance for your support – it is much appreciated.


Best wishes



Head of School

The well is finished!


Fri 10 Nov 2017


Latest News - The Well is Finished! 


We were overjoyed to hear that work on the well is complete and that the pupils at our link school, BDEC Messima, now have access to fresh water at their their school.


Follow this link to see video footage of the well in action on the One World Link website. The children are so delighted, they sing 'If you're happy and you know it, say 'Thank you'".

Don't Bin It, Bag It!


Mon 02 Oct 2017


St Margaret's and Briar Hill are entering the "Don't Bin It Bag It"


Textiles Competition run by Warwickshire County Council.  Your child will bring home an envelope from school containing information on how to take part and some stickers for your bags, This runs until 10th November and families are asked to put unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles into a bag with a sticker found in the envelope and put it out with their recycling from home. The idea is the school that has collected the most textiles by weight per pupil will win a prize - 1st place -£500 vouchers, 2nd place - £250 vouchers and 3rd place £100 vouchers.

Governing Body News


Fri 22 Sep 2017


'Our Full Governing Body met last night and one of their duties was to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair for this academic year. Congratulations to Richard Hawke for being voted in as Chair and Manjit Gill as the Vice-Chair.


We would like to thank Kevin Williams for all of his support in his role as the previous Chair.'

Autumn Term - Tuesday 5th September


Tue 05 Sep 2017


Looking forward to seeing everyone back on Tuesday for the start of an exciting new term!

Gold Quality Sports Mark!


Sun 16 Jul 2017


Congratulations everyone! That ‘everyone’ includes every single child in the school who has contributed skill, effort and perseverance in all of their PE lessons. As well as all of the children who have participated in the variety of school sports clubs and events over the year….

And including, all of the staff who have organised and delivered these lessons and sporting opportunities for the children….

And all of the parents and helpers who have helped and supported the events and encouraged their children to ‘have a go’even at sports that they may find challenging. A big St. Margaret’s Thank you’ needs to go especially to Mr. Rose who has taken a lead in so many of these opportunities which has allowed us to be awarded such a prestigious award.

Summer Fayre


Fri 07 Jul 2017


Looking forward to seeing you all at the Summer Fayre. It starts at 3.30pm and finishes at 5.30pm. It will be a fun family event and hopefully the sun will still be shining! If you are entering the Great St. Margaret's Bake Off, please bring your cakes into school in the morning. For safety reasons, the playgrounds will not be open for parking. Thank you to the PTA for organising and thanks to you all for your support.

Budgets 2017 - Funding Crisis


Mon 19 Jun 2017


Dear Parents and Carers


Please take the time to read the information in the Parents Newsletter section of this website (Federation Letter - Budgets 2017). It is very important and requests your action. The Federation budgets are under great stress for the reasons you will see. The governors have recently set up a working group to look into ways to save money whilst not affecting your child’s education. The Governors and Federation leadership team believe the Government can be persuaded to increase funding appropriately if all MPs understand the issues and lobby for change. Please help us to help you and your children.


Kevin Williams and Sukie Owers

Chair of Governors and Executive Headteacher

Family Learning Evening


Wed 24 May 2017


Wednesday 24th May 2017, 4.00pm - 5.00pm 

Years 4, 5 and 6 children are welcome to come along with any family member who would enjoy learning about the fascinating topic of microbes and how scientists develop antibiotics. (not suitable for very young children)



Fri 05 May 2017


During SATs week, next week (commencing Monday 8th May) there will be no school shop or Head Start running club. They will resume the following week (beginning Monday 15th May).

Parent Workshop for supporting your child through their worries.


Thu 27 Apr 2017


Is your child prone to worrying? Does your child sometimes struggle with raised levels of anxiety?

We will be running a Parent’s Workshop on Thursday 27th April. We will be running one from 9.00am-10.00am and repeat it from 5.00pm-6.00pm to enable as many of you as possible to attend. 


Please see the Federation Anxiety letter in the 'SEND' section and the 'Parents Newsletter' section of the website for full details.

Pupil Premium Letter


Fri 10 Mar 2017


Dear Parent / Carer


If you are in receipt of an appropriate benefit the school may be able to apply for significant extra funding to help support your child’s learning. We are asking parents who are in receipt of any of the following benefits listed below to please claim for this entitlement.


• Income Support or Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (but not Contribution Based Job Seeker’s Allowance).

• The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit.

  • Child Tax Credit where the family’s annual income as assessed by HMRC is not in excess of £16,190. Please note that families who are also entitled to Working Tax Credit do not qualify for Free School Meals.

• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

• Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (but not Contribution-Based Employment and Support Allowance)


Applying for Free School Meals has never been easier. Parents can either call 01926 742060 or visit and receive an instant decision regarding eligibility. Any information you provide will be treated in absolute confidence.


If you are successful in your application, in addition to the money to help support your child’s learning we will allocate your child a total of £50 over a school year to spend on school trips / school uniform / school shoes etc.


How it works:


  1. Parent and school receives notification from the council that child / children are in receipt of free school meals
  2. Your options are to use the £50 per year as soon as you receive notification or spread the amount over the year
  3. The amount can only be spent on school trips, music lessons or uniform

4) School uniform purchases should be made via the Uniform Shop on the school website: Please ask for the invoice to be sent directly to school stating ‘Pupil Premium’.


If you have any other queries or need further advice or support completing the forms then please do not hesitate to make an appointment with myself, Mrs Beeston or Mrs Lorberg via the school office where we will be happy to help you complete this.


Yours sincerely

Mrs S Atkins

Assistant Head Teacher

Red Nose Day - 24th March 2017


Tue 07 Mar 2017


Friday 24th March is Red Nose Day. As a Federation we are having a red non-uniform day for a donation of £1. All money that we raise will go towards helping people living really challenging lives in both the UK and across Africa.


This Red Nose Day is all about making your laugh matter, so as well as wearing something red to school we would also like the children to bring in a child friendly joke to tell a friend in school. Each class will allocate some time for the children to do this.


We hope that you will support this worthwhile cause and don’t forget to wear your red nose if you would like to!

SRE and DAE Lessons


Thu 02 Mar 2017


Thank you to all the adults who attended the SRE and DAE meeting this morning. The title of the lessons are detailed on each year group page and copies of planning are available to look at in the school office. SRE lessons will be taught during the week of 6th March and DAE lessons will be taught during the week beginning 20th March.

OFSTED Inspection Report


Fri 10 Feb 2017


Ofsted Inspection on 26th January - The inspector’s comments were highly positive. Thank you to all children, staff and parents for contributing to the surveys, which were highly positive and reassuring. Please view the full inspection report on the 'Key Information' section of our website.

Parents Evening Booking System


Wed 01 Feb 2017


Please see information in the Newsletter section for details of how to book your Parents Evening appointments on line.


Thank You

OFSTED Inspection 26th January 2017


Wed 25 Jan 2017


Please see important documents in the Newsletter section regarding our school inspection - OFSTED Letter to Parents and A School Inspections Guide for Parents.

Mathletics Launch!


Sun 15 Jan 2017


Please see important information on Mathletics - an exciting website that will be used as part of your child's maths learning program. There are seven documents in the 'Newsletter' section of our website for you to find out more. The information is also on our 'Curriculum' page in the Maths section.

Happy New Year!


Mon 02 Jan 2017


First day back for everyone - Tuesday 3rd January 2017.


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