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

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

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


Please remember to look at the Class Pages for topic webs and class letters

NEWSLETTER 16                                                                                        20th May 2019

Dear families

Can you believe it is the last week of term 5?  We are so proud of our Year 4s who were fantastic on their residential trip to Youlbury - they showed great teamwork, independence and resilience during their time away.  Year 6 were AMAZING during their SATs last week.  We were so proud of how well they all coped - they showed real maturity in their approach by really working hard to do their best whilst not letting the pressure of the tests get the better of them - they really took it all in their stride!  We KNOW they are fab no matter what happens.  We wish them lots of fun this week as they head off to Yenworthy for their residential trip where they will be coasteering, surfing, rock climbing and much more besides.

We’ve also had trips to the Ashmolean for year 5 (and a Greek Olympics), the Earth Trust for Year 3, Warwick Castle for year 1 and stream dipping planned for year 4 this week!  What a fab term!  Reception have also LOVED playing on their new play equipment and are looking forward to their celebration party!

May we wish you all a lovely half term and a relaxing Bank Holiday.  We look forward to seeing you back in school for the start of term 6 on Monday 3rd June.

Best wishes

Mrs Lewis

Walk to School Week

This week is ‘Walk to School Week’ and we would like to encourage as many children as possible to walk, scoot or ride to school.  We know many families live outside of walking distance and/or parents have to get to work afterwards but we would love to see people walking even just a little further than normal through the village that week.

Pyjama Day

We’ve got the perfect opportunity to spend the day in your favourite comfy pyjamas whilst raising money for a good cause this June. On Friday 21st June, we would like all children to wear their best pyjamas for the day, whilst raising money for Helen and Douglas House who support local families with terminally ill children. Hagbourne Preschool are working hard to raise money to support Helen and Douglas House this term so all contributions collected on this day will go towards their fundraising.

Save the Date

On Tuesday 11th June there will be a parent workshop from 6 - 7:30pm looking at ways to support your children with wellbeing. More information will follow shortly but please save the date as we would love to see as many of you there as possible.

Medical Update

Please can we ask parents to let us know if your child was injured or particularly unwell over the weekend.  If we are aware of any injuries we can be best prepared to follow up as needed.

Term Dates 2019/2020

Please note, the dates below will be slightly different to those on the Oxfordshire website as each school can have slightly different INSET dates and may be subject to change:

Autumn Term:  Wednesday 4th September to Thursday 19th December

        INSET days: 2nd and 3rd September

        Half Term Holiday: 28th October to 1st November

        Christmas Holiday: 20th December to 3rd January

Spring Term:  Tuesday 7th January to Friday 3rd April

        INSET day:  Monday 6th January

        Half Term Holiday: 17th to 21st February

        Easter Holiday:  6th to 17th April

Summer Term:  Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July

        INSET days: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July

        Half Term Holiday:  25th to 29th May

Useful Dates

Please use the table below to find key dates for the rest of this term and next term.

Monday 20th - Friday 24th May

Year 6 to Yenworthy

Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May

Walk to School Week

Tuesday 21st May

Year 1 - Warwick Castle

Wednesday 22nd May

Year 4 - stream dipping

Friday 24th May

End of term 5 - finish at normal school time

Saturday 25th May

East Hagbourne Scarecrow Trail

Monday 3rd June

Start of term 6

Tuesday 4th June

Year 6 - Forensic Science Workshop

Monday 10th June

Cycling Proficiency Test

Monday 17th June

PTA Annual General Meeting 7.30pm

Tuesday 9th July

Sports Day 1pm

Friday 19th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Service in Church

Wednesday 24th July

End of term 6 - 1:30pm finish

After School Club to finish at 4:30pm

Previous Reminders (a space for prior notices for easy access!)

Medical Updates

If there have been any changes or updates to your child’s medical needs, including medications and allergies, please ensure that you inform the school and fill out the relevant forms.  If your child has an inhaler or epipen in school please check the medication is in date!

Please also remember we are a nut and sesame seed free school, can we ask that you do not send your children in with any nut product - this includes Nutella and Peanut butter.

RM Unify

Remember all children have a log in to RM Unify (which can be found in their reading record or homework diary).  Please use these websites to support your child’s learning at home.  RM Unify can be accessed via the Pupil Area on the school website or via the following link https://hagbourneschool.rmunify.com/.  Children in Key Stage 2 now also have access to Times Tables Rockstars to support them with learning their times tables.

Car Park

Please could we ask that only Blue Badge holders park in the disabled spaces in the village hall.  Please also take care not to block these spaces in.  We do have families in our own school who need to use these spaces and they may also be needed by Blue Badge holders from the wider community.  If this continues to be an issue, we will ask the local PCSOs to monitor the situation.

Lunch Menu

Please see here for next terms menu, remember to log onto Live Kitchen and select school lunches.



These are not recommended by the school but maybe of some interest to you.

St. Andrews Church

Saturday 25th May – Start of Scarecrow Trail

On the 4th Sunday of every month we have a more informal Sunday morning service to which families are particularly welcome, and this month it is a bit different because we also do 'Cafe Church' several times a year which starts with bacon butties.

On Sunday Cafe Church will be in St Andrew's at 10.30am. The theme will be about farming and looking after the environment. This Sunday is known traditionally as 'Rogation Sunday'. Come and find out what it's all about. There will be music, discussion, refreshments including delicious bacon butties, served from 10.15am. For all ages.


We are delighted to announce our summer swimming programme at Hagbourne School pool:

Intensive swimming course – Tuesday 28th May to Friday 31st May

Intensive swimming course – Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August

Swim every morning for half an hour.

Term time swimming - Thursdays after school, from 6th June to 18th July

                             Saturday mornings – dates to be confirmed.

Saturday summer holiday swimming sessions – mornings, from 27th July to 31st August.  

These are half hourly lessons, 6 Saturdays in total which can be booked on an ad hoc basis, minimum 2 lessons.  

This is an ideal way to keep your child’s swimming skills up during the long school holidays!

For more information please contact:

Email: office@swimclinic.school

Office Tel:  07919 001335

Website: www.swimclinic.school

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/swimclinic

Ridgeway Education Trust has two vacancies for support staff based at Didcot Girls' School and St Birinus School, there are:

Governance Officer and Work Experience Coordinator - 25 hours a week, term time only, more details can be found at:


Governance Officer & Work Experience Administrator - Didcot Girls' School


HR and Payroll Officer - 15 hours a week, term-time only, more details can be found at:


HR & Payroll Officer - Didcot Girls' School