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

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

Description: school logo with church April 2014

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


NEWSLETTER 13                                                                        16th December 2016

From the Headteacher


We have successfully negotiated our way to the end of what has been a very busy term.
Reception class has settled in remarkably well and, alongside many other activities, we have had a visit from the Life Education Bus, a successful Craft Fair and the Year 6’s have really enjoyed their equestrian  experiences at ‘Inside Out’

The whole school really enjoyed our Christmas celebrations, the Reception and Year 1 performance was lovely, with each child singing with gusto, the Year 2 and 3 Nativity was particularly enjoyable with some beautiful singing.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas  ands hope that you are able to enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends.

Thank you!

On behalf of all the staff I would  like to pass on our thanks for all the Christmas cards and gifts you have generously given - they are very much appreciated.

British Legion Poppy Appeal

I was delighted to hear that we raised £210.53 from the sale of poppies and the other ‘goodies’.  This is a fantastic sum for our small school to have achieved and supports a very worthwhile cause - thank you all for your donations.

Staff Changes

We say goodbye to Jan Heapy and Lorna Baptie from Breakfast Club, and Joan Newborough our Lunchtime Supervisor and thank them all for their hard work and dedication, the children will miss you all!

Jan will be remaining in school as the Year 6 Teaching Assistant and Margaret Leishman, Year 3 TA, will take over the running of Breakfast Club in January.
Marie Sangu has joined the catering team this half term and will also take on the Lunchtime Supervisor role from January.

We also bid farewell to Zoe Hornblow from the office who is moving on to pastures new and we wish her well in her new venture. Sammy McIntyre will be taking over Zoe’s role as Receptionist, on a part-time basis, working Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8.30 - 3.30, Sammy will be a familiar face to many of you and I’m sure you will make her welcome.

Minibus Drivers Required

We need to increase our pool of minibus drivers, if you would be interested in helping out (training will be provided) please contact the office.

Notices and Letters


World Beats Music - Drum Lessons

If your child is interested in taking Drum lessons in school, please pick up a flyer from the Reception area or take a look at their website for full details - http://www.worldbeatsmusic.co.uk/ At present lessons are held each Monday at 3pm for half an hour.

See their poster here...

Lunch Menu

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

Dates for your Diary 


Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Beginning of term

Wednesday 4th January

Half Term

Monday 13th - Friday 17th February

Term starts

Monday 20th February

Youlbury Residential Trip - Year 4

Wednesday 5th April - Friday 7th April

Easter Holiday

Monday 10th - Friday 21st April

Term starts

Monday 24th April

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

Community News/Activities

Didcot Cricket Club Under 9’s

Dear Parent/Carers of Year 3 and 4 Pupils

Didcot Cricket Club has a flourishing junior section and we are looking for new Under 9 players for the 2017 season.

The club is starting its winter training on Sunday January 8th (3-4.30pm) at Willowbrook Leisure Centre. These sessions are designed to introduce new players to the basics skills of cricket in a fun, safe atmosphere. All sessions are run by ECB qualified coaches with the appropriate DBS (CRB) clearance.

For further information on how to join us contact me via 07817 877565 or didcotccu9@outlook.com 

We look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to Didcot Cricket Club.

Best wishes, Guy Townsend, Didcot Cricket Club – Under 9 Coach & Manager