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Whole School September Newsletter 2018

Whole School Newsletter September 2018


I hope that you have had a good summer holiday and a relaxing break. The teachers are very pleased how the children have settled into the new term. During the summer holidays we anticipated the refurbishment of all of the school toilets. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lower Junior toilets will not be completed until late September.


Dates for the school year can be found on the calendar in the News section of the school website. These include all Year 3 swimming dates for the year and dates of Highcliffe School’s open evenings and tours for Year 6 parents. Also our parent evening dates for the Autumn Term are published here.



The cost of each meal is £2.50 per day (£12.50 per week). The deadline for placing an order on ParentMail is 12.00 noon on Thursdays when the option to book a meal is withdrawn.


Parents who receive Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit AND NOT Working Tax Credit AND an assessed annual income not exceeding £16190 are entitled to free school meals. Further details are available from the school or (Schools Section, Free School Meals|). Alternatively a single phone call to Dorset Direct 01305 221000 can provide you with further information.



Teacher-led clubs will commence on Monday 24 September and the letter listing the options must be completed and returned to school by Wednesday 19 September. Other paid after school clubs will send out their letters separately.



The following Inset Days have been set: Friday 28th September, Friday 23 November and Friday 25 January. One more day still has to be allocated.



We are very proud of the appearance of the children in Mudeford Juniors.

Our uniform is a symbol of belonging to Mudeford Juniors and underlines the sense of community we seek to develop. The children should take pride in their appearance and present a positive image for their school. We ask for your support in this matter. On rare occasions we may need to talk to children and parents of our expectations with regard to dress.


School Wear

Sweatshirt Navy blue with school logo*

T Shirt Navy blue with school logo* or white

Polo Shirt White

Shirt or Blouse White. We ask children to tuck in shirts into the waistband of their trousers or skirt.

Trousers Dark grey or black. They should be properly tailored. Leggings and jeggings should not be worn. Please note that denim and tracksuit type bottoms are also not permitted.

Skirt Dark grey or navy blue

Summer Dress Blue and white check

Tights / Socks Plain navy, grey or black tights. No other coloured or patterned tights to be worn. Children to wear either plain (no patterns please) white, grey or navy socks.

(*available from school)


Plain black leather style shoes are to be worn. Black training shoes, trainer style shoes are not acceptable. We do not allow children to wear boots, flip flops, open toed or backless shoes or sandals which do not support the ankle. We also ask for your support in controlling the size of heel as a matter

of health and safety.


Children whose ears are pierced may wear plain studs if necessary but we cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage of jewellery brought to school. All other forms of jewellery including wristbands and bracelets, are not allowed for reasons of safety.

We do not allow children to wear make-up or nail varnish to school. False and acrylic nails are not permitted.

Fake tan is considered a cosmetic product and is not allowed.


Hair should look tidy. Extremes of hair style are not permitted. We do not allow any colouring or dyeing of hair.

Long hair may be required to be tied back for Health and Safety reasons where appropriate.

PE kit

The PE kit is as follows:

PE kit (indoors)

Navy* or white T shirt, black shorts, plimsolls

Winter games kit (outdoors)

Navy* or white T shirt, black shorts, trainers. A warm tracksuit or the school sweat top and jogging bottoms would be ideal.

Summer games kit (outdoors)

Navy or white T shirt, black shorts, trainers.

*available from school


Children are expected to be responsible for their own belongings and look after them properly. Valuable items such as mobile phones, personal radio/stereos, computer games and toys are not allowed in school. Parents seeking advice regarding this matter are welcome to contact school by phone or via the school’s website:

All items of clothing and other property should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.

The school cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property in school.



Autumn Term Tuesday 3 September – Friday 21 December 2018

Year 3 swimming begins Monday 17 September 2018

Inset Day Friday 28 September 2018

Parents evening Tuesday 2 October (3.30-6.00) and Wednesday 3 October 2018 (5.30-8.00)

School disco Friday 12 October

Half term Monday 22 – Friday 26 October 2018

Inset Day Friday 23 November 2018

Spring Term Monday 7 January – Friday 5 April 2019

Inset Day Friday 25 January 2019

Half term 18 – 22 February 2019

Summer Term Tuesday 23 April – Tuesday 23 July 2019

Year 6 SATS Week beginning Monday 13 May 2019

Half Term Monday May 27 – Friday 31 May 2019