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 11                                                                        2nd December 2016

From the Headteacher


A massive thank you to the PTA who have generously offered to pay for this year’s pantomime - Cinderella.

This will be performed in school by a touring theatre company on Wednesday 14th December between 2.00-3.00pm.
Reception, Year 1, Year 2 families please note that the children may be a little late leaving that day.

School Attendance and Absence - Guidance and Information

When your child can miss school:
You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

Holidays in term time:
You have to get permission from the headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

It’s up to the head teacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted. Read the DfE guidelines here… and Oxfordshire County Council also has some useful information here...


If your child is absent from school please ensure that you contact the School Office (answerphone available) before register at 8.45am, and please be aware that in the case of illness you need to contact us each day that your child is absent.

A parent’s guide to managing sickness absence can be found here...

Crazy Crocs

Crazy Crocs Christmas Party - Book early to avoid disappointment!

We will be having our After School Club Christmas party on Friday 9 December. There will be a disco, party games, food and a Christmas movie!

All welcome, book your place through the school office.  Cost is £11 per child (the standard ASC fee) and the party will run from 3.45-5.30pm (but session will run 3-6pm as usual). Hope to see you there!

After School Club - Friday 16th December

Please note that on the last day of term, the 16th December, as school finishes at 1.30pm, ASC will run from then until 4.30pm and all children must be collected by this time.  A snack of fruit and a biscuit will be given during the afternoon.

Notices and Letters

Christmas Singalong - Reception and Year 1

You are warmly invited to the Reception and Year 1 Christmas Singalong on Monday 12th December at 9.15am.

Please take a look at the invitation here.

French Classes

If you would like your child to attend either KS1 or KS2 lunchtime French classes please contact Audrey Lawson on 07530 454 592 or email zestelearning@gmail.com for further information.

Junior Newbury Building Society

Run by the children for the children and open each Thursday morning before school, see their advertisement here...

Lunch Menu

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

Community News/Activities

Christmas Tree Festival - St Andrew’s Church

  • Christmas Tree Festival 2016, St Andrew’s Church, East Hagbourne, 10th - 20th December, 10-5 daily, entrance is free and refreshments are available, do drop in!

  • Children’s Crafty Festive Fun - Saturday 10th December 2.00-4.00pm, Music, crafts and FUN… come and join us! For more details contact Jenny on 815452 or Hilary on 851236

Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 7th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 9.30 - 10.30am

Wednesday 7th December

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 8th December

Year 2 & 3 Nativity 2.00 - 3.00pm

Friday 9th December

Crazy Crocs Christmas Party

Monday 12th December

Reception/Year 1 Christmas Sing-a-Long 9.15-10.15am Parents welcome

Monday 12th December

Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church 6.00 - 7.00pm

Wednesday 14th December

Pantomime - Cinderella 2.00 - 3.00pm (in school)

Friday 16th December

End of Term 1.30pm