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September news

It is so lovely to be back at school, and to welcome many new pupils and families. The children and staff are really enjoying their topics for this term, and we have so much planned, including visits, experiences and trips.

I was pleased to see many parents and carers at our Curriculum Information Sessions at the start of the term, and I hope that these provided a clear understanding of our wide-ranging curriculum and intention of providing a rounded educational experience for all of our pupils.

We were delighted to welcome Simon Aston, Northamptonshire’s Wellbeing and Online Safety Officer, who delivered some invaluable and informative sessions to our older pupils about keeping themselves and others safe online during the first week of term. Online safety is an ongoing focus across all of our year groups.

School applications for September 2023 are now open, and we know that choosing a school for your child is a big decision. If you, or someone you know, has a child who is due to start school in 2023, we invite you to attend our Open Evening in November, or get in touch to arrange a visit. Don’t forget that we also offer Nursery provision for children aged 3 and above. We would love to share our school with you!

Online Safety

We were delighted to welcome Simon Aston, Northamptonshire’s Online Safety and Wellbeing Officer to our schools recently. Simon led some very informative sessions for staff, and for parents and carers, about supporting and understanding the online experiences of children.

We know that, especially since the pandemic, the use of technology for entertainment and communication has increased significantly, and sometimes children aren’t able to manage their own usage. Online games and platforms are designed to keep the user engaged, and this can result in some difficulties for families.

If parents and carers would like some advice and support with their child’s online activities, they can find lots of resources and guides by Simon Aston at: or on Twitter and Instagram at @NCCcybersafe

Of course, parents and carers are always welcome to talk to us at school about online safety too, and we will continue to share resources to help you. We hope to welcome Simon back in September to work with our Key Stage 2 pupils on online safety.