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Matilda the Muscial

We have a “Mission Statement” that encompasses everything we believe at Larchwood Larchwood Primary School – Achievement and Enjoyment All children achieve their potential, enjoy their primary years and are given opportunities and experiences they will remember for life.  Our children learn within a safe, secure and caring environment where their education, inclusion, well-being and social skills are promoted daily. I will be updating
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Free School Meals Explained

If you buy the Brentwood Gazette, you will see I am in there (page 22). This time it is not to broadcast the great things that are happening at Larchwood but nevertheless the article is still an important one. It is about Universal Free School Meals and the unintentional consequences it could have. Do the government make things easy for parents to understand in regards to
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Wanted: Excellent LSA

We are looking for an excellent Learning Support Assistant (LSA) who has the capacity and capability to enhance the provision of our Year 6 class. Working along side our already well established outstanding teacher and LSA team, you will support the learning of individual and groups of children. You must have very good maths and literacy skills and be able to extend and challenge
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Mayor Visits Larchwood

This morning the Mayor of Brentwood visited our school. Every child in the school met her and some had questions to ask. The Brentwood Gazette came down and took some photos, so we look forward to seeing them.  My favourite question was asked by Megan in Year 2. What are your hobbies? The simple reply was “gardening”.  


Ofsted Monitoring Inspection

We had our second Ofsted monitoring inspection on Wednesday 23rd April 2014. The report was sent to us in draft for comments and then it goes through the “quality assurance” process at Ofsted. Larchwood has now been given the green light to share this with our community and it will be appearing on the Ofsted on Tuesday 20th May (so you get to see it
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BBC Writing Competition

The Chris Evans Breakfast Show is running it’s annual writing competition and I would like as many children from Larchwood to enter. To enter you have to be aged 13 or under, which all our children are and there is a maximum limit of words the story can be, no more than 500. The competition has two age categories: 9 years and under 10
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Ofsted Monitoring Visit

I am very pleased to publish the findings of Ofsted’s monitoring visit on 13th December 2013. Click here to read what Ofsted are now saying about Larchwood Primary School. Even though we are obviously pleased with the outcome, the hard work does not stop here. Our community can expect the same commitment to school improvement as ever before. Please feel free to “Leave a
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Merry Christmas

It is not long now before Santa arrives but before he does, can we say a very Merry Christmas to the community of Larchwood Primary School. Enjoy yourselves and stay safe. If you would like to track Father Christmas carrying out his deliveries click here. We will see you all in the New Year on Tuesday 7th January 2014.


Progress Reports

On Monday 9th December each child will be bringing home their ”autumn progress report”. As the title suggests it focuses on their progress during the autumn term but it will also contain their targets for the spring term. Attendance and lateness, children’s comments and a headteacher comment will form part of the report as well. We believe reporting to parents termly rather than annually will
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Christmas Bazaar

Friday 6th December is the Larchwood Christmas Bazaar. Our Parents’ Association have been working extremely hard to make this year the best ever! It starts at 3:15pm and finishes at 5:30pm. So expect lots of seasonal fun and not forgetting the chance to see Santa himself! It will be held in the school hall so please enter via the school office. Spread the word
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