From the Desk of the Headteacher

DSC 11928th December 2017

Well, the Festive Season is upon us!

We are delighted that our boiler is still pumping out enough heat to warm the school and are submitting another bid this month to the ESFA – schools funding agency for capital investment. We need about £200k to upgrade these boilers and our annual capital grant of £8k a year goes nowhere in helping us. Our intention is to keep our school open and to continue providing an excellent education for all.

During this Autumn Term we have had an exceptionally good Ofsted visit validating all that we do and referring to us as a “fantastic school” giving terrific opportunities to all our children. We will have almost fifty children moving on to a Grammar school next September following the Kent Test Assessments. We are also involved in many Christmas activities and events including; the carol concert at the cathedral with the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, hosting our community lunch for people from the St. Stephen’s community, and the St Nicholas Day Parade.

During the week we will start rehearsing for our Christmas entertainment for the last week of term: Lower school on Monday December 18th, Upper school on Tuesday December 19th. On our last day, Wednesday 20th December, we have a Christingle service led by Cannon Norman, staff festivities for the children, and our church carol service at St Stephen's Church ends our term.

We look forward to seeing parents, families and friends at these events and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

Stuart Pywell (Headteacher)

Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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