September seems like a distant memory. It has been a long and busy Autumn Term. We are all looking forward to Christmas and our whole staff team would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
This term has been packed with activities, visitors into school, educational visits outside of school and of course our annual visit to Kingswood. This has all been in addition to our staff and children working extremely hard to cover the national curriculum and to ensure our children all fulfil their potential.
Our school continues to grow with additional children starting all of the time which is a wonderful compliment and testimony to the team here.
During a recent inspection, where we were yet again recognised as being a grade 1 school (outstanding) which is a fantastic achievement and something we have all contributed towards. It was highlighted that our provision for children who require additional support and who have special educational needs is one of the best in the country.
The highlights for me this year were the three amazing Christmas productions where over 450 people attended to watch fantastic acting, singing and dancing. It was great to see the confidence in our children and the smiles on their faces. Again, these events enrich the curriculum and allow education to take place both inside and outside of the classroom.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well at this special time of the year and hope 2017 brings you more amazing experiences.
Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School and SCAMPS.