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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE PERIOD 14th October - 18th October 2019


From the Headmaster

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Dear Parents,

Where did those six weeks go? Even with a holiday in sight, there has been no let up in the purposeful school atmosphere. On Monday, the Colts A1 football team were unluckily knocked out of the Surrey Cup on penalties. On Tuesday, we were treated to a wonderful music concert; well done indeed to everyone who performed such an eclectic mixture of genres. Wednesday saw Pre-Prep enjoying a drama workshop, the Middle and Upper Prep boys played House football matches and the girls had a full fixture list of hockey and netball. Thursday was the turn of the Junior Prep boys for their House matches and whilst the girls netball tournament was cancelled due to rain, they managed to fit in hockey training and swimming. Several of our musicians attended the King Edward's Witley Orchestral Day. Friday began with a very polished Year 7 assembly. I was then joined by our Heads of School, Isobel and James, at King Edward’s for their Admissions Day. They were excellent ambassadors for Barrow Hills, meeting the Lord Mayor of the City of London and the plethora of dignitaries present, before and after the ceremony. The week and half term ended with the Early Years department's ‘stay and play’ afternoon.

I would like to thank all the children and staff for their hard work over the past few weeks. I have been popping into classes regularly and I can already see great improvements in attitude to study and quality of work. Yesterday, I was very impressed with Year 2’s reading and handwriting in their lesson. Mrs Hawkins’ and Mrs Platt’s groups were enthused and loved sharing their ideas and work with me. I also saw Year 8 working on their DT projects at the beginning of the week. It was fabulous to see great subject knowledge and skillful use of the tools and equipment. Some were cutting out and sanding wood for mobile phone holders, some were cooking and sampling veggie burgers and others coding on their Chromebooks to control robotic arms. There was a real buzz in the department and I would have loved to have stayed longer. Also, well done to Hermione, Annabel and Alexandra for their Green Commendations for their free handwriting work on Noah’s Ark and to Cleo and Alfred for being awarded the first bronze badges of the year for credits earned during the term. I’m sure that there will be plenty more next half term!

Sometimes the holidays seem upon us too quickly, but I know that following the hectic pace of the last six weeks, the children and staff have definitely earned a break. However, I will still be up early’ish’ tomorrow to cheer on the England team, hopefully to victory, in the Rugby World Cup quarter final.

I wish you all a restful and enjoyable half term break. See you all in November - I’m looking forward to the bonfire and fireworks already!

Kind regards


Philip Oldroyd 




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Prep Awards

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Level 1: Emma (6R), Jago (6G), Sebastian (6G)

Bronze Award

Cleo (4R), Alfred (4R)



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    Barrow Hills Community Committee

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    Thank you!

    Thank you to all those who baked, sold and ate at the cake sale last Friday, and again at the pop up stall on Monday! You raised a marvellous £254.49.





    A massive thanks to the fantastic team of Barrow Hills' Dads, who built our bonfire last weekend. If you would like to see how they did it, follow this link to our Facebook post http://bit.ly/2J3qWfB. Dont forget to like and share!

    We look forward to welcoming you at the fabulous Barrow Hills Firework and Bonfire Night. Please see below for details of the evening, including an exciting 'Build a Guy' competition.








    Cake Sales

    November 15th - Year 1 and Year 3; January 31st - Year 2 and Year 5; March 6th - Reception and Year 6; May 15th - Nursery/Kindy and Year 7.




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    It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,500 well known online stores like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S and when you make a purchase, the retailer sends us a free donation, at no extra cost to you, as a 'thank you'. As well as shopping online, you can donate directly or create your own fundraising page to raise money.

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    School Notices

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    Poppy Appeal

    Mr Shreeve is very keen to ensure that the Barrow Hills Poppy Appeal is a success and would like to remind you that poppies and a variety of items will all be available at School after half term!

    School Council - Christmas Trees and Festivities

    Please SAVE THE DATE - Friday 6th December, festive fun and easy Christmas tree purchasing, bought to you by School Council.

    School Uniform Shop

    Please note that the uniform shop will be closed on Monday 21st October. Thank you.


    Please like and share the posts on our Barrow Hills Facebook page. 

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    On the last Friday before half-term, the Bacon Buttie stall raised a respectable £227. Thanks to everyone who contributed and munched! We will see you again on Friday 8th November.

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    Monday Assembly09:10 Monday 4 Nov 201909:30 Monday 4 Nov 2019
    Middle Prep Parent Rep Meeting08:30 Tuesday 5 Nov 201909:00 Tuesday 5 Nov 2019
    Hockey vs Edgeborough14:00 Wednesday 6 Nov 201916:30 Wednesday 6 Nov 2019
    Senior & Colts Rugby Trials14:00 Wednesday 6 Nov 201916:30 Wednesday 6 Nov 2019
    Pre-Prep Birthday Assembly08:40 Thursday 7 Nov 201909:00 Thursday 7 Nov 2019
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