Friday 3rd December

Dear Parents and Carers,

Advent has begun and we are cautiously counting the days until what we hope will be a wonderful Christmas, whilst keeping teaching and learning in classrooms as normal as possible until the final 3 days of term. Last week’s newsletter was a long one so I shall keep this week’s brief!


Staffing this week has been very difficult here at EBPS as it has in many schools. On our “worst day” we had 5 teachers, 4 members of support staff and our site supervisor all absent from work. We have also found it difficult to book supply teachers as so many schools are in the same position. As ever, the wonderful staff here have “stepped up” to ensure every class is always covered with teachers kindly swapping or losing their planning time to help which is very much appreciated. It seems that Covid-19 is really ramping up again and affecting all our lives.

Christmas Mufti Day

Thank you for supporting our Christmas mufti day today for the McCarthy Dixon Foundation. We will let you know the total raised next week.

Cross Country news

We have been sent the confirmed results of the Wellingborough and North Northants Cross Country trials from a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted to say that seven EBPS children will be representing the school in the finals in January 2022 at Abington Park, Northampton. Special mention to Max Malloy Y5 who came first for his age group.

Covid updates

Please remember if you are visiting school for any reason to wear a mask inside and to bring proof of a negative Lateral Flow Test (a screenshot or email of the NHS test result confirming a negative test). If you or your child(ren) have any covid symptoms, please do not come into school at all until you have negative results from a PCR test.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Miss Lally

Letters home this week

Last dates this term and first dates next term for: Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Beginner recorder, Intermediate recorder

Covid guidance changes and link to the risk assessment

Staffing letter to Oak class only

Changes to Reception nativity performances

Change to Y6 VE day parent showcase

Boiler update Y3 & Y4 only

Other fliers, attached (please note these are not checked / endorsed by the school)

Online safety newsletter

Coming Soon...

8 Dec
Y6 VE day. Parents invited in
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2021
17 Dec
End of term
Fri, 17 Dec 2021
5 Jan
Start of term
Wed, 05 Jan 2022
11 Jan
Online safety workshops
Tue, 11 Jan 2022
11 Feb
End of term
Fri, 11 Feb 2022
21 Feb
Start of term
Mon, 21 Feb 2022
1 Apr
End of term
Fri, 01 Apr 2022
20 Apr
Start of term
Wed, 20 Apr 2022
18 May
Y6 Re-solv workshops
Wed, 18 May 2022
27 May
End of term
Fri, 27 May 2022