Our Current Value is: Responsibility


Dear Parents and Carers


Congratulations to Years 5 and 6 for their great performance of Sherlock and Cinders on Monday night. They acted, sang and entertained their audience very well.



Our Nursery and Reception children looked very colourful in their carnival outfits last week. Thank you to everyone who took part:



Summer Fair

Thank you to everyone who helped at and supported our Summer Fair last week. We have raised almost £1400 for our school.


Thank you to parents and members of the PTA for all your support over the year and for the time and effort you have given to fund raising much needed resources. It is very much appreciated.


School Lunches

For the first few weeks in September we will continue with the packed lunch option for Key Stage 2, four days a week. Jacket potatoes will also be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Children moving into Year 3 will now have to pay for school lunches which cost £2.20 a day. Children in Nursery selecting a hot lunch will need to pre order and pay at the start of the week and book lunches for the week.  We suggest you place the money in an envelope with your child’s name and menu choice on the front.



Elder Class will be swimming in the Autumn and letters will be sent home on the first day of term.


Madley Brook Times

Thank you to our school magazine team for producing another bumper edition of the Madley Brook Times. They have given up lunchtimes to research and write.  Thank you to Mr Curtis for his time,  guidance and support.



Paul Whitehouse our Chair of Governors stepped down from his position at our final meeting of the year this week. Paul has been a parent governor for three years and chair for most of that.  We thank him for all the time he has given to the school.


We will be advertising for another parent governor in the new term. If anyone is interested in finding out about the role please come and speak to me or any of the other parent governors: Catherine Frampton, Ed Kay and Dan Wilson.





We wish our leavers all the very best in their new positions and ventures: Gwen Jenkins, Iain Curtis, Ben McPherson (on his Masters Sabbatical), Zoe Godfrey, Claire Smith, Jo Irwin, Sam Warburton (Nursery this term), Louise Kinchin (Nursery this term), Sara Kemp (Nursery this term).

We heard this week too that Mrs Beth Smith, one of our office administrators, has secured a new job and will be leaving us this term. We thank her for all she has done for our school and wish her well.


I am pleased to say that Mrs Bishop will be covering Miss Cuthbertson’s maternity leave from October. Mrs Bishop has worked with Mrs Wakeling before and knows our school well.


We have a vacancy for a lunchtime supervisor so if anyone is interested the application pack and forms will on the website by the end of next week.



Today we wish our Year 6 pupils the very best of luck as they move onto their secondary schools. We hope they take with them the values and lessons learned from our school as they set on their next path of education.  For some families this is the end of an era at our school and I thank you for your support over the years.



Via Pupil Post


Via Parent Mail



The new school year begins on Wednesday 4th September.


And finally….

One thing I can honestly say is that life is never dull in a primary school! Every day is different, every day has a new story to tell, every day is part of an adventurous journey. Each year we see new initiatives, try new things, and set about improving what we do to make it the best. This year has been a challenging one in many ways as we have battled with budget restraints and falling numbers coming into our Reception Class and having to make very difficult decisions about how we can spend our money.


But I am constantly overwhelmed by the complete and utter dedication of our staff, who tackle every day with energy, enthusiasm and commitment to providing the best for the children. Without them Madley Brook would not be the vibrant place it is.  I thank them wholeheartedly for all the work they do.


Thank you to parents and governors who once again have supported our school over the year. Thank you for letting us have the privilege of educating and supporting your children who come to school every day with an eagerness to learn.


I wish you a lovely summer.


Yours sincerely




Katherine Spencer