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Newsletter Friday 17th November 2023


Dear Parents and Carers,


Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you for all your kind words, emails and support for our recent Ofsted report. We are really proud of it and are really pleased that it reflects the school and community. I have read it to the children to ensure they understand how much they contribute to the school and how proud we are of them. Thank you. 


The children had Diwali Dance workshops this week and they thoroughly enjoyed them. Thank you for your contributions towards this. I am also so glad that you can now pay on Arbor as we are usually covering at least two-thirds of the cost of trips and workshops at the moment. 


It was lovely to see you at the PTFA AGM this week. Thank you so much for all that you do for the school and for all your support. It is really appreciated and much needed with current budget issues. A massive thank you to Anne for being chair for the last two years and to Ali for her time as treasurer. Thank you for all your time and hard work. Welcome to Olivia who is our new chair and to our new trustees. I look forward to seeing everyone at the quiz night tonight. 


Next Friday is a non-school uniform day. The children can wear their own clothes (practical clothes please) and in return we ask that they bring in a donation for the winter fair. This can be chocolates, a bottle of alcohol, new toiletries, or any other new gifts etc. We really appreciate your support with this. The winter fair is on 2nd December and we also need volunteers to cook for it. Please let me know if you are happy to do that. Thank you. 


On Tuesday 14th November 2023, the Betty Layward football team went up against Gayhurst in the Hackney football league. The girls won their match 2-1 with Emilia scoring the decisive penalty to make it 2-1. Despite a plucky performance from the boys they lost to a really good football team. Well done everyone, we are all very proud of you all



Have a lovely weekend,







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