Claverdon Primary School

Newsletter - 20th April 2018

 Dear Parents,

 Staff News

You may recall that following our OFSTED inspection, the inspector recommended that we offer more structure for children at playtime. As a result, we have appointed Mrs Amanda Lothian to be a lunchtime play leader. Mrs Lothian will be here from Monday to Thursday each week.

We also needed to appoint an IT technician and I am pleased to say that Mrs Lothian has expertise in this area as well. As a result, Mrs Lothian will spend four afternoons supporting IT in school. We welcome her to the staff team.

 Warmer weather

Now that the days are finally getting warmer, please consider sending your child to school with appropriate protective clothing. Sun hats are useful. Please make sure that children have applied sun cream before coming to school.

Please make sure that children have suitable footwear. Open toed sandals, jelly shoes or sliders are unsuitable for school.

Diversity Week

Next week is our school Diversity week. We aim to raise awareness of similarities and differences between people. We will encompass elements of diversity within cultures, gender, religion and life styles that contribute to raising awareness generally across the school.


Best wishes,

Kate Gover



Diary Dates

Open Morning/Family Assembly KS2 – Friday 27th April



Dinner Money

Please make advance dinner money payments for this term to keep your account in credit by at least £10.00 via the online payment system

Club Registration

A reminder that your child must be registered via the online booking system to attend internal clubs for lunchtime and after school.



Claverdon Cricket Club

The season is nearly here! Cricket will resume at the Rec in Claverdon on Friday evenings, dates as follows:

        School years 4-7 from Friday 27th April.

        School Years R-3 from Friday 4th May.

Full information available at these first sessions, or for information in the meantime please contact Anthony Darch (07765 867675).

 Stepping Stones Disco

Stepping Stones Pre-School are holding a fundraising disco for children aged 5 and under from 10-12 noon on Saturday 28th April at the Claverdon Church Centre. There will be dancing, games and refreshments. 

Tickets are £5 per family and are available from the Claverdon Community Shop or from Stepping Stones (contact Older (KS1) siblings are welcome too - there will be a craft activity if they don't want to join in the dancing!

 Henley Tennis Club Free Open Day

Henley tennis club Free Open day this Sun 22nd April 1pm to 4.30pm, come along for some fun tennis sessions including Junior coaching for 3yrs & upwards plus prizes and Adult coaching including cardio tennis. Or you can come and just play for free without the coaching with your family and friends (or just pop down to find out more about the club without playing). We may even have some cake! Book your slot now at and search B95 6AP. We also have our new Tennis for Kids programme at Henley, 6 weeks coaching plus a tennis racket, personalised t-shirt and tennis balls for only £25 – sign up now at and search B95 6AP.