Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 15 January 2016

Dear Parents

We were delighted to welcome back Oscar Hawthorne from Oklahoma where he has been receiving treatment. It was lovely to see the reception he got from his Y6 friends.

Well done to the choir who went to ‘Young Voices’ at the Genting Arena in Birmingham this week.  They joined 6,000 children from other schools for an evening of song (and dance). It was an amazing experience for everyone involved.

The Giving Machine:  I have just found out how easy it is to make money for the school at no cost to me!  I have signed up to The Giving Machine (it’s really easy!) then whenever I shop online I go through the Giving Machine website and anything I spend, a donation will go to the school.  I really wish I had done it before Christmas! All the stores I use and more are signed up; Amazon, ebay, M&S, John Lewis, Expedia, Currys, Gap, Laura Ashley,, Debenhams, Waitrose, Next, Boots etc.

Find out more at . You just select the school as the recipient of your donations and remember to go through the website every time you shop online.  Friends and family can sign up as well.

Refugee Appeal:  Thank you to everyone who donated tins of food for the refugees on Lesbos.

Parking: Neighbours on Sibford Road have complained about inconsiderate parking once again; please avoid driveways and driving across the grass, churning it up.

Head Lice: Outbreak in Y6; please check and treat your children’s hair.

Activities this week: Y1 were enthralled to hear about toys from the past from Ewen Rutherford’s grandfather and Anna Horth’s Dad. They also enjoyed seeing all the toys sent in by parents – many thanks.

Attendance: Well done to Y2 for Full Attendance 4-8 January 2016.

Well Done! This week we have said Well Done to: Alma Richter-Mahr, Hetty Cooke, Leila Denne for earning their Pen Licences, Grace Mariner, Isobel Brearey, Anna Horth, Attie Yost, Ellis Holdsworth, Lani Tanner, All Young Voices Choir, Abu-Baker, Alfie Wright, Luke Adams, Tia Whitmore, Taryn Wyatt, Carys Lehmann

Mrs Belgrove’s Stars of the Week: William Hutchinson and William Porter for tidying the assembly trolley.

Out of School Achievements – Well done to Imogen and William Hutchinson for their Green Blue Peter badges, Lily Stanton 10m breast stroke and 10m Front Crawl, Mya Scobie Stage 3 Swimming,

FOHNS – The Friends are planning a very exciting project to raise funds for the School and other village groups by putting on an immersive cinema event, based on the iconic film Back to the Future.  They would like this to involve the whole village and, after an initial meeting last night, there are some exciting activities being proposed which will take place at various locations around the village on Saturday 14 May.  If you are able to get involved, or just want to hear more about it, we will be meeting again next Thursday, 21 January, 8.30pm in The Sun.

Owl Value of the month: wisdom/education
Yours sincerely

Mrs S Belgrove

Head Teacher



Job Vacancy at Chipping Norton School:




Burford Road, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5DY

Telephone : 01608 642007,

Fax : 01608 644530


Headteacher : Mr S Duffy

1014 students on roll

Science Technicians

Term Time only (39 weeks per year)

30 hours per week

Grade 4 (£15,207-£15,941 pro rata)

We wish to appoint as soon as possible enthusiastic and talented Science Technicians to provide support across all sciences. The main responsibilities will be:

  • To support teaching staff in the provision of teaching resources.
  • To maintain science laboratories, prep rooms, equipment and services in good working order.

Reliability, punctuality and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential qualities. Whilst a scientific background is desirable it is not essential as training will be given.

If you are interested, please complete a Chipping Norton School application form and include a letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the post. Application forms and further details are available on the school’s website or from Mrs Madeleine Rickard (tel. 01608 649500; email The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 January 2016. Visits, by arrangement, are welcome.

Chipping Norton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Chipping Norton School is an equal opportunities employer.

Chipping Norton School Academy Trust.

Registered in England and Wales Company No. 7929429