Hook Norton C of E

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Newsletter 16 October 2015

Dear Parents

Year 6 Primary to Secondary Transfer September 2016: As you are no doubt aware, the closing date for submission of on-time applications for Secondary School Year 7 2016 is 2 November 2015. This date is crucial as parents are more likely to receive a school offer of their choice if their application is submitted before the deadline. Apply on-line at following the links to secondary transfer, or see the school office for a form.

Starting School 2016 : Parents of children born between 1/9/11 and 31/8/12 must make an application for their child to start in Reception in September 2016. Closing date for on-time applications is 15 January 2016. Apply on-line following the links at

Individual/Family group photographs: Photographs have been sent home and we have been given a very short deadline for payment/forms to be returned next Monday 19 October.  Please contact the school office on 01608 737379 or by e-mail if you have not received a copy.

Attendance: Well done to Year 1 – almost full attendance 5-9 October 2015.

Reminders:  Coming up …

Bag2School Monday 19 October – bring your bags in to the Yellow Room before 9am next Monday

Year 4 class assembly Wednesday 21 October at 9.10am.

October holiday: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October – we finish at the normal time next Friday, 23 October

FOHNS Big Bake Cake Sale – Thursday 22 October : FOHNS are starting their big push to raise £20,000 for the Foundation Stage new play equipment and to get new chairs for every child in school! As part of this the Friends are organising a monthly Cake Sale after school. We are asking the parents of each class to take a turn in producing the cakes for the sale for everyone to buy after school and this will start with Year 6’s Big Bake Cake Sale on Thursday 22nd October.

The Friends are also looking to produce a t-towel with children’s drawings of themselves, for sale (at approximately £5 each) before Christmas, but need to know likely sales in advance.  There will be two separate t-towels produced, one for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, the other for Key Stage 2. Please complete and return the attached slip (or e-mail your requirements to  Priority will be given to those who have placed orders, payment will be collected once the price has been established.

Head Lice – In Year 6, please check the whole family’s hair!

WELL DONE!  This week we have said ‘Well Done’ to: Anna Horth, Gracie Pearce, Belle Floyd, Isabella Nunneley, Leila Denne, Lucas Bayliss, Orla McArdle, Will Cooper, Iris Fledderus, Tarron Gilkes, Niamh Smith, Scott Findlay, Lottie Denne.

School Activities: Year 3’s were very excited today as they welcomed Year 3 children from Dashwood School in Banbury, looking at the differences between living and going to school in a village and a town. A group of children attended a Partnership Able Gifted & Talented Design & Technology workshop at Chipping Norton School. OCC’s auditor conducted a Financial Audit on Wednesday, the Governors Finance & Premises Committee held their first meeting of the academic year, Mrs Joyner attended a meeting of Pastoral Support Advisers in the partnership, and Mrs Voce met with the partnership PE/link advisers.  Thank you for your response to Teddy Aid, Mrs Sammy Newman has collected 190 cuddly toys following her talk in Monday’s assembly.

OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: Fred Neal (CN AG&T Design & Technology Workshop), Toby Driver (Hooky Alternative Race for Life), Scarlett Ward (Ice Skating Stage 5).

Hook Norton Low Carbon Swap Shop – Saturday 17 October at the Memorial Hall – hope to see you there ! Drop items from 10am, take away items from 10.30am. A great chance to have a clear out so that others can make use of things you no longer need and a great chance to come and find just what you’ve always wanted 

Do remember you can just come and browse/take items – no need to bring something in exchange, there’s always plenty to choose from!

Yours sincerely

Mrs N Crouch

Deputy Head


Child(ren)’s Name(s) ………………………………………… Class(es) ……………………………….

We would like to order the following t-towels:

KS2 T-Towel: Number required                           KS1 & Foundation Stage T-Towel: Number required