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School Uniform Reminder

Dear Parent/Carer,

Many Parents and Carers will no doubt be looking to update or replace school uniform items during the summer break. With that in mind, please see our uniform expectations below:

Whole School Uniform (including Post-16)

  • Full, plain black appropriate footwear;
  • Plain black/grey skirts, trousers or tailored shorts;
  • Plain grey/navy/black/white socks.

Main and Satellite Sites

Please ensure your child is in the appropriate setting uniform, specifically the polo shirt, shirt, jumper and/or blazer.  If you are unsure what is required, please refer to recent letters you have received regarding your child's new class and setting.  All items bearing the specific school logo (polo shirts/sweatshirts/fleeces) can be ordered from the uniform supplier, Brigade ( (or for pupils based at Canford Heath Junior School, from PMG Schoolwear (

Physical Education Kit (with the exception of Magna satelite classes)

A clearly named PE Bag containing:

  • Plimsolls or trainers (without black soles);
  • Plain white t-shirt and plain black/blue shorts (not tight fitting lycra);
  • Plain spare socks;
  • Blue/black tracksuit for colder weather.

Swimming Kit

A clearly named waterproof Swimming Bag containing:

  • A plain, appropriate, one-piece swimsuit;
  • A named towel.

A reminder that all pupils return to school on Friday 3 September 2021.

Geoff Cherrill


End of Term

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for how this year has had to end!! If i'm honest, I'm quite pleased we managed to get through as long as we did!!

Can I also thank you all for being so supportive and flexible this year. I know it's been a challenge but you have sincerely made my job much easier than it could have been.

We are so proud of the resilience the children have shown and it is a absolute privilege to be able to lead a school community like Winchelsea. 

I hope you all enjoy the sunshine before it rains and that you all manage to have a lovely summer. 


July 22 Newsletter

Click here to view the July 22 Schoolzine eNewsletter!

Urgent - Friday 23rd July

Please see the attached letter.

Friday 23rd July 2021

I am truly sorry to say that today will be the last day on site for children this year. We now have so many staff out isolating that I cannot guarantee the safety of children and staff. I have lost all of my class support and medical support teams amongst a large number of absent staff, including myself!

Please be aware of the following - 

- today will continue as normal 

- we have informed transport about tomorrow

- we will continue to have Prom on site this evening 

- if you require any home learning resources, please let us know. The remaining staff will be in school tomorrow.

I am so, so sorry to bring the school year to such an abrupt end. However, I am sure that you all understand. I am also sorry for any inconvenience that this will cause.  

I do hope that you all have an enjoyable summer break. 

Geoff Cherrill


Please be aware that we have a confirmed positive case for a member of staff.

Fortunately, this has not had any impact on the class teams and we are still expecting to continue with all of our end of term plans!

Geoff Cherrill

SaLT Parents' Clinic - Monday 9 August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find a link below to a letter and guide relating to the SaLT Parents' Clinic taking place on Monday 9 August 2021.



Geoff Cherrill

Parents Evening - Video Appointments

Dear Parent/Carer,

A reminder that Parents' Evening is taking place on Thursday 15 July 2021 with video appointments.

For all parents/carers who have booked video appointments for this evening's parents' evening, please find below a link to the Schoolcloud website and a .pdf information sheet, showing details of how to attend your video appointments(s):

Video Appointments: Parents - How to attend appointments over video call - SchoolCloud Parents Evening (


If you have not booked your appointment and would like to do so, please book before the system closes for appointments at 9am on Tuesday 13 July 2021.  A copy of the previous letter and guide is shown below:



Geoff Cherrill


Summer Enterprise Project - Reminder

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to remind parents/carers that if you would like to place an order from our Summer Enterprise Project catalogue, please complete and return the order form, together with the correct payment, in an envelope marked "Summer Enterprise Project" to school by Monday 12 July 2021.

A copy of the catalogue/order form can be found below:


Many thanks for your support. 

Geoff Cherrill

Summer Holiday Clubs 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Further to our recent schoolzine, we can report that the Summer Holiday Clubs organised for 5/11 year olds  on 12th, 19th and 26th August, are now fully booked.

There are still a few places left for the  club for the 12 years + age group on 10th, 17th and 24th August.  If you would like to book your child onto one of these dates, please complete and return the paperwork recently sent home. 

If you should have any queries, please contact Steve Coates, via email:

Geoff Cherrill

Home/School Books - Parent Survey

Hi everyone,

Following a number of discussions over the course of this year, we are looking at improving the way in which class teams and families are able to communicate. 

I would be very grateful if you could complete the following survey about our Homne/School Books, in order to help inform some of our decisions.

Home/School Book Survey

Many thanks!

Geoff Cherrill

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....


03 Feb 2021

Some additional support for you all! 1. If you are struggling to get food and other household essentials please contact: 0300 123 7052. The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. https:...

School Closure - Social Story

29 Jan 2021

I refer to our recent communication advising parents/carers that whole school remote online learning will continue until February half-term, with pupils returning to school and face to face provision...

Update - Continued Whole School Remote Learning

28 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, Hope you're all doing OK, I just wanted to send out an update on the situation at school, please see the attached letter: Letter_270121_Continued_Remote_Learning.pdf As you will...

Remote Learning Provision

28 Jan 2021

We hope your child has been accessing and enjoying the remote learning provision that has been in place, and a huge thank you to all parents, carers and family members who have supported your child to...

School Update

25 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing ok and you are keeping safe. I just wanted to update you about the situation in school. We have a significant number of staff and pupils have tested positive for...

Contacting School

22 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, While we are in a situation where pupils are accessing remote learning, rather than being on site, please see below for information about contacting school -  1. For general enquirie...

Urgent Update - Friday 22nd January 2021

22 Jan 2021

Hi everybody, An important update for you all -  We have now had 10 positive cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and 5 positive cases amongst pupils.  In addition, we have a large number of fami...

Remote Learning Survey

21 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you're all ok! If you get a minute, we'd appreciate some feedback on the Remote Learning. The link to the survey is below! Thanks in advance!


21 Jan 2021

We have recently been alerted about a potentially inappropriate app being used by children. Please see below for more details -  County Lines Cunch Line Chronicles App Regards,Geoff CherrillHeadt...