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24th May 2019


Clubs and Trips

Trips: So much of what actually happens in a school can go under the radar when there are over 400 pupils and 60 staff beavering away doing a hundred and one different things.  This term is one of my favourite times of the year, as the normal school routine of lessons is slightly disrupted to make way for other aspects of the curriculum.  Not surprisingly, several trips have already taken place since we came back from Easter: Reception went off to Whipsnade Zoo, Year 1 to Paradise Wildlife Park, Year 2 to Lee Valley Park - not to mention Year 6 coming back from a tremendous week on the Isle of Wight today.  Years 3, 4 and 5 still have their trips to look forward to: Tring Natural History Museum, Colchester Zoo and Legoland.   

Clubs: The number of clubs on offer at the school has literally doubled since the start of this term from 8 to 16: a fact worth noting.  New clubs include: Art, Singing, Burleigh Buddies, Football, Netball, Recorders, Athletics and Music.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who willingly give up their time to run these activities which so wonderfully enrich the lives of the children. THANK YOU!


Important Events

Do Something Different Day: this important event in the life of the school is coming around very quickly – Friday 21st June.  If you are planning to take your child out of school on this day, please make sure you have returned the form indicating which type of activity you will be doing.

FABS School Fete: FABS are working desperately hard to try to ensure that the school has a Summer fete this year.  The proposed date is Thursday 4th July from 3.30pm onwards.  If you are able to help in any way at all, please give your name to the school office.  Many thanks.


Leaving school early

If your child has to leave school before the end of the school day to attend a doctor’s or hospital appointment, please show a member of the office staff your appointment card when collecting your child.  This will enable the office to authorise their absence. 

Charity Work

London Marathon: Huge congratulations go to Ms Ockenden and Mrs Dell for successfully completing the Marathon.  Both are extremely grateful to Burleigh children and parents for their magnificent fund raising efforts: the non-uniform day raised £438 and the school quiz night £532, making a grand total of £970.

Burleigh’s Charity Week: Our very own Charity Week saw the entire school collectively raise a staggering £1127 for charity.  The good causes supported by the school were: Herts and Essex Air Ambulance, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Trussel Food Bank, UNICEF, Age UK, the National Autistic Society and Young Minds.  Your efforts as a school community were absolutely stupendous!  


Holidays in term time cannot be authorised.


Our attendance at the moment is: 94.53%. 

This time last year it was: 96.08%

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Diary Dates


12th – IOW Assembly

14th – Year 4 Colchester Zoo

19th – New Reception Children meeting 1:30

20th – Year 3 Natural History Museum

20th – 2AH Assembly

21st – Do something different day

25th – KS1 Peter Pan drama workshop

26th – Year 5 Legoland

27th – 1AA Assembly



4th – 2DL Assembly

5th – Sports Day KS2 AM & KS1 PM

10th – 4RH Assembly

12th – Year 6 Leavers Party

16th/17th – Year 6 Production

18th – Open Evening

23rd – Year 6 Leavers Assembly

24th – End of Term


 Working together for the good of the children