Claverdon Primary School

 Newsletter - 19th July 2018

Dear Parents,

Year 5 and 6 performance of The Wind in the Willows at Dorothea Mitchell Hall

Year 5 and 6 were all super stars! They treated us to a wonderful performance. It is fantastic to see how children gain confidence participating in developing and producing a musical like this. A great show, congratulations to all! Special thanks to Mrs Silk, Mrs Glover, Mrs Matthews and Mrs Smith who produced, directed and stage managed the show. Lots of hard work there! A great evening!

A Year 6 parent wrote

“We just wanted to say thank you to you all for a wonderful evening and congratulations to you all - what a success! The production of Wind in the Willows really was fabulous and it was brilliant seeing everyone taking part and clearly enjoying being part of the show. The hall was bursting with proud families, a Claverdon moment that will become a wonderful memory for us all. Thank you!”

 Molly Olly Collection

Thank you for your generous donations to ‘Molly Olly’s Wishes’. You raised £292.82 which Mrs Silk has given to Rachel Ollerenshaw, Mollie’s mother and founder of the charity in Mollie’s Nam.

 Dorothea Mitchell Hall

We were charged almost £150 to hire the DM hall. When we announced we would take the costs from the collection, Richard and Claire Oliver, parents of Charlie, said they would pay these costs. Our warm thanks for their generosity.

 Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Year 6 took us on a journey through their years at Claverdon School. We saw episodes from each year as they remembered stories and staff from the past and finished with songs learnt on their recent PGL residential. Mrs Silk mentioned that she started at Claverdon School at the same time as this class. It is lovely to see how they have grown and changed over the years. Mrs Silk and Mrs Matthews will stay with Year 6 next year as Mrs Silk moves into her new role as Deputy Head Teacher; some things change and some remain the same!

 Mr Ridgewell

We say goodbye to Mr Ridgewell as he leaves Claverdon for a bigger school in Coventry. We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for all he has done at Claverdon School.

 Leaving Assembly on Wednesday

I was so touched by the lovely assembly that children and staff gave me on Wednesday morning. It was a delight! Thank you to all the children and staff. Special thanks to Mr Powell and Mr Ridgewell for directing the film! Thank you to parents who joined us.

 I would like to take this last opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone in our school community. The children and community of Claverdon School live up to their aims and values and reach for the stars, knowing they achieve but also that sometimes they might not quite reach their goals, but they know how to remain resilient and undefeated always trying their best.

 It has been a privilege to lead such a wonderful team. We have had ups and downs along the way… not sure exactly where I would place our three successful OFSTED’s! Overall, it has been a great experience and I leave a great team that will be ably led by Mr Powell and Mrs Silk.

 It just remains for me to say THANK YOU for all the good wishes, cards and gifts that I have received. I have again been touched by the kindness and sincere wishes I have received.

 Parents and colleagues, thank you so much for the beautiful card and the most generous gift. I will enjoy choosing some special gifts to remember you by. Thank you also for all the other flowers, plants and gifts. I feel humbled by your generosity and kindness. I will miss everyone here at Claverdon.

 It just remains for me to wish everyone all the best for the future and hope everyone has a wonderful summer


Goodbye and best wishes,

Kate Gover



Governor Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a Co-opted Governor to join our Governing Board in September. We are looking for someone with financial experience to help oversee management of school finances. Please contact the Chair or Clerk to Governors for more information and to apply.

 Return of Forms

Please return any remaining data and consent forms immediately on return to school in September

 Lost Money

A sum of money was found in the car park on Friday of last week that remains unclaimed. Please contact the office if you believe it may be yours. If not claimed we will donate it to Molly Olly’s Wishes.

 Tables Available

We are renewing one set of classroom tables and the obsolete ones are available from the playground if anyone wishes to take them.

 Term Dates

A reminder of term dates for next academic year is attached. Year 1 to 6 return to school on Tuesday 4th September and Reception will start on Wednesday 5th September.



Claverdon Village Playground

I have recently taken on the project of redeveloping the playground in Claverdon.  I have a number of plans drawn up that people can look at over the summer and pass comments on.  I would appreciate parents taking part on the attached online survey.  The survey asks for email addresses of those who would be interested in making comments - so I can contact them when the plans are ready

Emma Foulerton