Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 9LR

Tel:  01235 813367     Email: office.3249@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk   www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk

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‘Preparing each child for their future in an ever-changing world’


NEWSLETTER 24                                                                31st March 2017

From the Headteacher

Another busy week at school, with lots of exciting events - my congratulations go to our fantastic football team who performed magnificently this week - read the report below.

School Values Celebration

This week we held our first Values based celebration assembly where we invited parents and members of our local community.  It was led by Year 4 children along with Father Jason and we looked at the value of Respect.  After the assembly the children and adult had refreshments and looked at ways we be respectful at home.  

Perhaps you could spend some time thinking some practical ways that you show respect to each other in your family?

Parent Survey 2017

Many thanks to all of you that have taken the time to complete and return the survey, if you have not yet had the opportunity to complete one, there’s still time!

Please follow the link to access the Hagbourne School survey, results from which will help drive decisions that I and the Governors take in relation to the school.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 7th April.

Thank you for your support.

Sponsored Walk

We will be having Monday 15th May 2017 in the morning, weather permitting.  This is to help raise money for us to work with an artist to create outdoor mosaics of our 4 School Values (these will cost in the region of £1500 see example). The walk will be approx 4 km and will be around the local area.

A sponsor form will be sent home next week for you to start collecting!

Parking at Village Hall

Please ensure that you DO NOT park or drop off on the double yellow lines by the hedge at the entrance to the Village Hall car park as it causes a hazard to vehicles trying to enter and leave safely - there are often spaces available towards the rear of the car park. It’s safer to walk a few yards!

Friday 7th April

Just a reminder that school finishes at 1.30pm ready for the start of the Easter Holidays and we return on the 24th April.

Fun Run

Get in training and remember to enter the Fun run on May Day - more info to follow.

Double Delight for our Footballers!

Huge congratulations to the year 5 and 6 pupils who represented Hagbourne at this week’s South West Regional Finals in the National League’s Trust under 11’s cup and the Vale of the White Horse Primary Schools Open 6-a- side (East) Cup:

The team represented Oxford City in the South-West Regional Finals on Monday after winning Oxfordshire’s event, and travelled up to Bath in the knowledge that a trip to Wembley was up for grabs. The team played remarkably well, winning four of their six games to finish runners-up in the whole of the South-West region, narrowly missing out on the trip to Wembley.
The following day the football team went one better, as they won the VWH Open 6-a- side east cup at Boundary Park. The team saw-off competition from four other schools, remaining unbeaten throughout by winning three matches and drawing the final match.

Well done to Joe, Simon, Tim, Jesse-Lee, Mckenzie, Samuel, Alfie, Charlie and Will who all performed outstandingly to make myself, and everyone at the school very proud!

To win the open 6-a- side East tournament and finish second in the whole of the South-West region is an amazing achievement, and the boys should be very proud of themselves.

Mr Froud


From After School Club

Please note that ASC finishes at 4.30pm next Friday, 7th April. Snack that afternoon will be fruit and a biscuit.

From the PTA

‘Mini Fete’ - 28th April

We will be asking for donations of cakes (either homemade or bought) for the cake stall at the fete, so look out for a paper plate coming home just after Easter.

Second Hand Uniform

THe PTA are planning on holding a second hand uniform sale after Easter. If you have any good quality, clean uniform that you could donate please bring it into the School Office.


Lunch Menu

The current lunch menu can be found on the school website here...

Notices and Letters

Year 6 Yenworthy Trip - Parents’ Meeting

This will be held on Wednesday 26th April 6.00pm - 7.00pm with information and details about the trip, do come along!

Please note that this is also the last date for any outstanding payments to be made.


Lydalls Nursery Holiday Club Dates

The Nursery have set their Holiday Club dates for the next 12 months, sessions are suitable for 3-5 year olds.

Dates can be seen here… and please contact the Nursery for details on cost/how to book: 01235 813137

Primary School Health Nurse Team - Newsletter

The Term 4 newsletter from the Primary School Health Nurse team can be found here…
As you will see there are embedded links in the newsletter, which allow parents access to a wider scope of health information.

Community News/Activities

Earth Trust - Lambing Weekends

1st-2nd April, 11am-4pm each day

Come and join Earth Trust for some baa-rilliant farmyard fun at our annual Lambing Weekends! You’ll have the opportunity to meet the new spring arrivals - lambs, piglets and goats – and try bale climbing, tractor and trailer rides (weather permitting), a sheep hunt and quiz, craft activities and more! Refreshments will be available from Poem Tree Café and a BBQ. It’s £4 per child, £6 per adult and £16 for a family of four and there’s a discount for online tickets; please visit http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/explore/lambingweekends for further details. We look forward to seeing ewe you there!

Earth Trust, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ

For details of the many other events at the Earth Trust, see their website.


Family Easter Activity Day - 8th April

St Andrew’s Church Hagbourne from 2 - 4pm - come early to enjoy a tasty Lent bread & Cheese lunch from 12.30pm.

Delicious tea, coffee and cakes, fun craft activities. All ages welcome to join in the fun!


Good Friday Ploughmans Lunch - 14th April

Organised by St Andrew’s Church and to be held at Hagbourne CE Primary School, 12noon -1.30pm

Adults £5.50, Senior Citizens £4.50, Children £2.00

Bring and Buy Raffle

Money raised goes to Sobell House Hospice.

HOPE YOU CAN COME, Please contact Marian Powell – 816808

Guitar and Ukulele Lessons

Want to play guitar or ukelele and play along with your favourite songs?

Geoff Leaver in East Hagbourne has some after school slots available.
The lessons are suitable for complete beginners as well as those that might already play an instrument.

From Year 2 for the ukelele and Year 3 for guitar.

Contact Geoff on 01235 817891 or geoff.leaver@hotmail.co.uk


Dates for your Diary 

Year 3 Class Assembly

Wednesday 5th April  - 2.30 - 3.00pm

Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4

Wednesday 5th April - Friday 7th April

End of Term

Friday 7th April - 1.30pm

Easter Holiday

Monday 10th - Friday 21st April

Term starts

Monday 24th April

Yenworthy Meeting - Year 6

Wednesday 26th April 6.00 - 7.00pm

PTA ‘Mini-Fete’

Friday 28th April 3.00 - 4.30pm

May Bank Holiday

Monday 1st May

Yenworthy Residential Trip

Monday 22nd May - Friday 26th May

Half Term

Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June


Monday 5th June

End of Term

Friday 21st July