End of Term Headteacher letter

Dear Parents / Carers,

It has been a fantastic first half term at Kilburn Grange School and the new pupils have really settled in well. Well done to all the children for producing such excellent learning at the Fantastic Finish.

Please see below a few reminders and updates for next half term which should ensure that everything at the school continues to run smoothly. I have also attached a list of key dates for your information. I am hoping that the school newsletter will be up and running again next half term.

Happy Diwali

I would like to wish all of our Hindu parents a Happy Diwali this week. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations!

Ms Aikman

We would like to wish Ms Aikman all the best for the birth of her new baby girl. We will all miss you and look forward to seeing you and baby soon. Ms Aikman will be starting her maternity leave on Friday 20th October and is hoping to return to Dale class in July. Ms Selwa will continue teaching Dale Class throughout Ms Aikman’s maternity leave.

Key rings

We have decided that key rings on book bags will no longer be allowed at the school due to children becoming upset by them being ‘swapped’ and getting lost. As this has had an effect on the teaching and learning, we would request that the key rings are kept at home from 30/10/17 onwards. If children continue to bring key rings after this date the staff will take them away and give them to parents at the end of the day. We will be explaining this to the children in assembly.

Working with You to Keep Your Child Safe

At Kilburn Grange School the most important part of our role is to keep your child safe. We would like to remind you that if your child has an accident outside of school, you must tell the school and complete a pre-existing injury form. If your child has an accident at school, we will inform you either by telephone if your child has a serious injury or head bump, or via the class teacher at the end of the day. You will also receive a first aid notification form.

Other ways we keep your child safe is working with professionals from the local authority, such as the early help team in Camden and Brent, who provide family support. We also work closely with the school nursing team.

I am the designated safeguarding lead at the school, which means I have overall responsibility for the safety of your child. This is a role which I take very seriously and at times may need to liaise with professionals at the local authority in order to provide the best care and support for your child.

Health & Safety

In order to ensure that your child is safe at all times in school we would like to remind you that earrings should not be worn on P.E. days as they could cause a serious injury if caught on clothing during activities. Please ensure that you remove your child’s earrings before school. The class teacher may remind you in the morning and during P.E. sessions or after school clubs we may deem it necessary to cover your child’s earrings with tape. If we think that it is too much of a risk, we may not allow your child to participate in some sports activities, however we would try all other means necessary (including requesting that you come to school to remove the earrings) before taking this action.

It is fantastic that so many children are travelling to school using scooters, however if your child is late, you will need to take your child’s scooter home with you as we cannot keep scooters in the school building once the gate is locked.

I am very pleased to let you know that we had an extremely successful fire drill today and all of our pupils and staff evacuated the building in 3 minutes! We will continue to practise our evacuation procedures to ensure that the children can continue to quickly leave the building in an emergency.

After School Clubs

Please can you ensure that if your child attends Ballet, Sports, Zumba or Football Clubs, they are required to wear their school P.E kit (or ballet kit for those who attend Ballet). If your child does not bring their kit we will call you and ask if you can bring it to the school otherwise they may be unable to take part.

Finally, I am pleased to inform you that the whole school attendance is currently 97.2% which is above the national average. Very well done to all of our families!

If you have any questions regarding the information above, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Wishing all of our families a safe and happy half term!

Kind regards

Ms Helen Richardson

Headteacher

School Photos Sale – Pret-a-portrait

Pret-a-portrait sale

If you didn’t get a chance to purchase school photos of your child when the professional photographer came in, then now is your chance again. Pret-a-portrait are offering a sale on photos, click on the image below for the link to their website.

Any order placed by Friday 30th June will benefit from the sale.

Excellent Parent Survey Results

Parent Survey Results June 2017

We recently invited all of our parents to complete the annual KGS Parent Survey and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you who responded as we had 90% of families complete it. The results of this survey are very important to us and we will use the data to support the forward planning of the school. Click here to read the full letter sent to parents by Ms Richardson.

The parent community are very satisfied with school life at Kilburn Grange School, with the majority of parents describing the school as a happy and caring environment with high standards and clear values.

There is a very clear sense of what most parents regard as the primary strengths of the school. The most common responses were:

  • The clear school values which encourage the children to be caring, kind, and independent learners
  • The range of school trips and extra-curricular activities on offer to the children
  • A welcoming and professional staff and leadership team

Question                                                                                     % who graded Strongly Agree or Agree 

My child enjoys coming to school                                                                                                       96 %

The school develops my child’s independence and responsibility                                              100 %

The school’s values and attitudes have a positive impact on my child                                       100 %

The school is welcoming and secure                                                                                                   98 %

Children have opportunities to develop socially and emotionally                                                 98 %

 

Testimonials

I would recommend Kilburn Grange School without hesitation. My child is not only happy to come to school everyday and the learning is fun. The school teaches children to be caring and clever!

My daughter has been extremely happy at Kilburn Grange since her first day and looks forward to going to school and seeing her friends and teachers. She also looks forward to learning at school and coming home to show us and practice with us.

Kilburn Grange consistently exceeds every expectation. I could not be happier with the way my daughter is growing and blossoming. We feel very lucky we found it!

Lovely, friendly, easy to approach teachers who are very motivated a interested in teaching and give little kids the best possible knowledge from the beginning. Encourage kids to reach their potential and achieve the maximum. The words ” no, I can’t do it ” are not used in Kilburn Grange. Every child gets as much support and help as she/he needs. Kids are confident.

 

 

New Signage for School Building

Kilburn Grange School has brand new signage! We are thrilled with the new signs and now more of the community will know who we are.  Thank you to Ebbsfleet printers for the beautiful signage.

Do take a look around the whole building to see all of the signs.

 

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3 easy steps to apply to Kilburn Grange School

Primary school allocations have now been given for September 17. Are you undecided on your child’s Reception place? What about Kilburn Grange School?

Here are three easy steps to apply:

  • Call admissions in your local borough – for example, Brent (020 8937 1234) or Camden.
  • Advise that you wish to be offered a place at Kilburn Grange School in Brent.
  • The Admissions Team will then deal with your enquiries and then let you know the outcome.

Please don’t hesitate to ring the office on 0207 504 0547 and we’d be happy to assist you.

 

 

 

KGS in the Brent & Kilburn Times

We recently had a visit from James Scott, a reporter from the Brent & Kilburn Times. James came to visit Kilburn to see the state-of-the-art building for himself and learn about what the future holds now we have full control of the building. Until recently, we have been sharing occupancy at Priory Park Road with Marylebone boys whilst they await their next accommodation. Over the summer some of the classrooms previously used by the older boys will be refurbished to make them suitable for primary school children.

Click here to read the full article!

 

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Red Nose Day £190 raised

UPDATE:

Red Nose Day was a great success and we exceeded our target, raising £190! Thank you to everyone who donated, Ms Richardson kept her promise and did a silly dance in assembly dressed as a dragon. There’s still time to donate, see the link below to our JG page…!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday 24th March we will be celebrating Red Nose Day. We’d like all the children to come dressed in red clothes and it would be great if parent/carers could make a donation to our Just Giving Page. We are aiming to raise £150 for comic relief which will provide a child in Kenya with schooling for 1 year.

Please click on the poster for full details.

Click here to donate to our Just Giving page.

 

Stay & Play Sessions are back

Dear Parents and Friends of KGS,

We are pleased to announce that our popular ‘Stay and Play’ sessions will be starting again this week from Friday 13th January, from 9-10am. They are a really great opportunity to meet other parents with children who are due to start school in September 2017 and friends of the local community. Please help to spread the word about these free sessions and we look forward to seeing you there!

Please click here to view the leaflet as a PDF.

 

Admissions 2016 – 2017

Dolls houseThe second round of admissions are now open for you to apply for a place at Kilburn Grange School.

To begin your application visit: www.brent.gov.uk/admissions.

If you have been offered a place at a different school but would like to change your choice, please contact your local borough and they will support you. If you would like a place at Kilburn Grange School please let them know and you will be added to our waiting list until the offers are made.

For more information about Kilburn Grange School contact info@kilburngrangeschool.org.uk.

For more information about Brent admissions go to https://www.brent.gov.uk/media/16403002/brent-primary-school-admission-guide-2015.pdf