Welcome Back

Hello everyone and I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  It was lovely to see all the children on Wednesday morning.  They were all so happy to be back and have settled to learning really quickly. 

I would also like to welcome the parents and children who are new to Copthorne.  I am sure that this will be the start of a great experience for you all. 


Thank you so much for ensuring that the overwhelming majority of our children have arrived at school this week looking so smart and proud to represent Copthorne.  School jumpers, cardigans, ties, scarves and polo shirts are available to purchase from Mrs Nisar in school.  We also have a selection of excellent quality second-hand uniform to buy for as little as £2.


I am delighted to inform you that we are now closing for 3 days for Eid.  This is a change to the previously published holiday dates.  School will be closed from Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th September inclusive.  These are the only dates during which children should be absent for Eid.  We hope that you will enjoy this special time together. 

 Two Year Old Provision

Building work on our extension for two year olds is due to commence during the October half-term and we are very excited about this development.  As with previous building projects, we will do our utmost to ensure that no disruption is caused to our childrens’ learning.  I will keep you informed of progress on an on-going basis.

This week at Copthorne

Meeting for Year 6 Parents: Secondary School Application Process

Within the next week, Year 6 parents will receive an application pack to apply for their child’s secondary school. The deadline to make a decision for their preferred schools will be 31st October 2015.  To help you make an informed choice about the best secondary school for your child, we have arranged a meeting for all our Year 6 parents. The meeting will give you the opportunity to learn more about the secondary school application process and about the local secondary schools and how they are performing. In addition , you will be given support on how to complete the secondary school application form. We feel this is a very important decision for your child and it is important for you to attend the meeting which will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday 8th September 2015 in the school hall. The meeting will last about 40 minutes.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Mrs Shepherd




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