Champions!  Congratulations to the school swimming team, which recently won the area gala against fourteen local schools. Well done to Emily Masters, Millie Adams, Agnes Laney-Hubbard, Fern Acheson, Sid Fereday, Jack Hope, Sam Arkinstall, Harry Bainbridge and Coach Belinda Mahoney.

This month also featured a wonderful instrumental recital where children performed on piano, clarinet, saxaphone, flute and guitar. Credit to our music teachers, Gerald Smith, Nigel Challis and Jane Hepple.

It was a pleasure to again welcome our Community Police Officer into school to security mark children’s bicycles. Particularly useful, I think, in the light of one or two recent petty thefts in our village.

Numbers of children continue to grow, we now have 175 pupils. Whilst it is good to be such a popular and thriving village school, this does put pressure on our organisation in terms of class sizes and space, an issue that governors are looking into as a matter of urgency.

Tony PriestHeadteacher