27th September - 1st October

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Level 1 Food Safety & Hygiene:
Hugo (7G), Owen (7G), Leo (7G)

Bacon Butties

A bit of damp start to this morning’s servings but even so the team managed to raise £188.50. Please don’t forget that we have a card machine so no excuses to treat yourself on a Friday! Have a lovely weekend.

In July, we bade farewell to Cris Martin St Valery, our Chair for the last two years. We now extend a warm welcome to David Brydon for one year only. The Brydon’s eldest daughter joined Barrow Hills in 2007 and her two sisters followed, with the youngest now in Year 8.

Can you help?

The BHCC relies on parent participation to ensure successful events. Every parent at Barrow Hills is automatically a member of the Committee and very welcome to come to meetings or pop an idea over. We hope that you continue to support us, beginning with the events planned for the rest of this term. If you feel you can help please contact your rep (see details below), David Brydon or if volunteers are needed you can sign up on Classlist when the event is published.

If you have any questions please contact David Brydon on davidbrydon1992@googlemail.com

Class Reps

Nursery: David Cuthbert
Kindy: Katie Boulter and Alex Jenkin
Reception: Rebecca Foord and Kerry Poole
Year 1: Danielle Atkinson and Mark Todd
Year 2: Sara Pickard and Sandra Weeks
Year 3: Madelon Burnett and Michelle Sophocleous
Year 4: Emmah Klein and Marie-Claire Parker
Year 5: Rosemary Cresswell and Natalie Preston
Year 6: Rosie Aneja and Anthony & Lisa Tugwell
Year 7: Lucy Oldham and Liz Hughes
Year 7: Marja van Ravenstein
Year 8: Jane Hubble

What is next?

We have a packed autumn term. Please see below for ‘save the dates’ and some of the plans for the coming term. More information will follow before each event:

Bacon Buttie stall every Friday morning at drop off

Deadline for ordering Christmas cards – Friday 15th October

Cake Sale – Friday 15th October from 3.15pm by the arch

Pumpkin Decorating Competition – half term – bring in your creations on the first day back (Monday 1st November), ensure they are named!

Deadline for ordering the Ultimate Christmas Pudding – Monday 1st November

•  Fireworks and Bonfire – Friday 12th November from 6pm held on the sports field, buy tickets via Classlist or google form

Christmas Workshop – open to all children Friday 19th November

Deadline for ordering Christmas trees – Wednesday 24th November

Parent, staff and Old Barrow Hillian Summer Party – celebrating 70 years of Barrow Hills Friday 1st July 2022 (tbc)

Bacon Buttie Team

Jono Harris (parent of children in Years 3, 5 and 8) takes over the leadership of this wonderful team of volunteers. Rain or shine they will be here every Friday at drop off. If you have some time to spare, even if it is not every week, please contact him on Jonathan.Harris2019@outlook.com or 07875 175429.

Commemorative Bricks

Name a brick and make a lasting impression! This is your chance to have your child’s name added to those already adorning the wall of the Lower. Started in 2011 by an Old Barrow Hillian, a personalised brick is the perfect way to leave a lasting tribute to their time at Barrow Hills.

For just £25.00 you can add two lines of text to a terracotta brick; size 215x65x15mm. Each line represents a line of text with up to 16 characters (including spaces and punctuation).

Not only will your brick mark your child’s place in the history of the school, but your donation will help support the BHCC fund future projects. This is an exciting opportunity in which we can all join together to record our support for Barrow Hills School.

Please contact Rachel Barraud on rlb@barrowhills.org for more information.

If you shop online, please sign up to easyfundraising to support Barrow Hills School. Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause.

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. Please visit our easyfundraising page here and click ‘support us’.

Dog Waste Bin - Sign or Sticker - All Sizes Available - Dog Fouling Clean, Waste | eBay Please clean up after your dog if you bring them to school. We may have to reconsider allowing dogs on site if this is not done. Thank you.

Babysitter Available

Joe Unwin, our fabulous Barrow Hills Gap Student is available for babysitting. Please contact him on 07749 717490.

Sally Crathern – Intensive Swimming Course

Sally Crathern, swimming teacher to Pre-Prep is running her next intensive course during the October half term holidays. Dates are Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October for half an hour each morning. This is at King Edward’s Witley. The course is open to all ability levels from non swimmers from the age of 4 to strong, technically able swimmers. There will be four teachers in the water with the younger, less experienced swimmers.

Lessons will be every half hour from 9.00am to 11.30am. Groups are created according to ability and parents will be contacted via email with a specific lesson time. The cost is £50 for five days x 30 minute lessons. Stronger swimmers will be swimming for 45 minutes costing £75.

Please see Sally’s website for more information and a booking form.

Absences on match afternoons

Please notify games staff of any absences on a match afternoon in advance when possible.

Absence Request Form

An Absence Request Form must be completed for any reason that a child is not in school, other than illness. These are found on the Parent Portal. Thank you.


Please can we remind you that the majority of the communications are sent via the parent portal on a Tuesday. Communications will vary for each child dependent on a variety of factors e.g. class, gender, sets. The Prep team sheet can be changed at any time therefore we encourage you to check the portal on a regular basis.

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