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 23                                                                24th March 2017

From the Headteacher

Parent Survey 2017

Dear families,

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.

It should take around 7 or 8 minutes to complete, and all your responses will remain anonymous unless you would like us to respond to specific questions/comments in which case please give us your contact details.

Throughout the survey the questions refer to “child” in the singular. If you have more than one child at the school please consider all your children when you give your answers.

If you are unsure about an answer please leave it blank.

To get the most reliable data, please could each parent/partner complete the survey.

Please note that you can also go to https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ at any time to provide feedback to Ofsted.

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

Thank you for your support.

Brain Awareness

After our Brain Awareness Week our Year 6 children were lucky enough to visit the Oxford centre for Human Brain Activity today.  They met the researchers, engineers and talked to Dr Clare about her work.  We were able to see how they scan the brain using an MRI scanner and found out more about how the brain works.  It was an amazing experience and we hope that we may have a few buddy scientists in our midst.

Spring is here!

The children have worked hard this week and there has been settled and happy feel around the school. Yesterday lunchtime there was even a spontaneous ‘conga’ line around the playground!  It is lovely to see all the amazing daffodils and baby lambs jumping around!    Don’t forget to ‘spring’ your clocks forward this weekend and have a lovely Mothers’ Day.

Year 4 Class Assembly - Wednesday 29th March 2.00-3.00pm

Parents are very welcome to join us at this assembly with Father Jason, where will be celebrating our School values, do join us if you can it promises to be a lovely occasion.

Lunch Menu


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

From the PTA

We will be holding a ‘Mini-Fete’ after school on Friday 28th April, 3.00 - 4.30pm with Teas, Cakes, Tombola, Lucky dip, Hook-a-Duck, Ice Cream Van and much more.

There will be an ‘own-clothes’ day on Friday 31st March  in return for donations for the Tombola stall.  Please make sure any items donated are complete, in date and something you would be happy to win yourselves!

If you would be able to help on a stall at the event please let us know via the PTA Facebook page, by emailing pta@hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk, or by speaking to a member of the PTA in the playground.

Second Hand Uniform

We 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.

Notices and Letters

Online Safety

We place great importance on keeping our pupils safe online and always encourage parents to do the same. Think U Know, part of the National Crime Agency has published guides to help parents monitor and protect their children when using a number of popular apps.
Valuable reading with really helpful tips - please check that you are up to speed.

Mrs Sanchez


Community News/Activities

Full Circle Sports Easter Activity Camps/Workshops

Full Circle are running a range of activities for children over the Easter holidays at Wallingford School with OFSTED registered, qualified coaches.

Please see their website www.fullcirclesports.co.uk for more information and booking forms.


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

Spring Concert - Vivaldi Gloria

Bring your children for free to a lovely concert in the church!

Didcot Choral Society presents Vivaldi Gloria and other works in St Andrew’s Church this Saturday 25th March 7.30pm

Tickets £10/8, free or children, on the door or available from the Community shop or contact Alison Lane 07915 094842.

Earth Trust - Lambing Weekends

25th-26th March and 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.


‘A Collection of Grimm Tales’ - HAMS

HAMS is proud to present the Carol Ann Duffy adaptation of ‘A Collection of Grimm’ at Hagbourne Village Hall.

Suitable for adults & children from 7 to 107

Friday 17th March at 7.30pm

Saturday 18th March at 2.00pm and 7.00pm

Tickets £9.50 adult, £5.00 child, available from the Community shop or contact Allison Huckle: 01235 813873 or Denise Horswell: 07969 126778

Dates for your Diary 

Reception/Year 1 Production

Tuesday 28th March - 9.30am and 2.30pm

Year 4 Class Assembly

Wednesday 29th March - 2.00 - 3.00pm ‘Celebration of Our School Values’

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

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