Dear parents, carers, staff, governors and friends,

This week at Brindishe Manor

Spring has finally arrived and brought summer with it! I hope you all had a good break and are enjoying the sunshine.

Premises update

Over the holiday the premises team from across all three schools worked together to make important repairs to LeeHall roof – which is the original from 1910 - including replacing many roof and ridge tiles, installing new guttering and fitting snowguards to ensure everyone’s safety. They have also installed a new CCTV system across the school. We are very lucky to have access to such a skilled team of people to work on these significant tasks when needed.

The Daily Mile

Children in Y4 are taking part in the ‘Daily Mile’ this term, a sports initiative involving running lengths of the school every day to build fitness and improve wellbeing and resilience. Y6 and Y5 have already taken part this year.


Y3 Pearl have completed their Enterprise project focused on Fairtrade and sustainability. Thank you to everyone who has supported them by buying their cakes, cookies and treats at the end of each school day.

Y5 Quartz have been busy all week preparing for their Enterprise event which took place after school yesterday. They made and sold gifts and items based on the theme of ‘diversity’. Once again, thank you for your support.


We know many, many KS2 children are very excited about tonight’s KS2 discos.Thank you to the dedicated PSFA team who have taken the time to plan and organise this much loved event.

Please note that all children need to be collected by an adult promptly after their disco.

Y3 and Y4 collection by 6.15pm
Y5 and Y6 collection by 8.00pm

If your child is to be collected by another adult, please let staff know when you drop your child off at the start of the disco. No children should be walking home alone after the discos, please.

School lunch price increase

Please remember that, from 1 May 2018, a week of school lunches will cost £11.00.

Fantastic attendance

Ruby and Jet – both 100%. Very well done to all those children!

Dates for your diary

24 April ‘Drama4All’ workshops for Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2
25 April Y4 to Lewisham Dental Practice
25 April Y1 to the Albany Theatre to see ‘Grandad’s Island’
1 – 31 May KS1 SATs month (for Y2)
14 May KS2 SATs week (for Y6)

And finally…

Now the warm weather has at last arrived, please help us to keep your child safe in the sun by providing them with a sunhat to wear at playtime, keeping their shoulders and backs covered and covering up bare toes.

Please apply sunscreen before school. There are some good ‘once a day’ lotions and sprays on the market. We ask that children do not bring sunscreen to school in their bags - it is not safe to have substances containing chemicals which may be harmful to another child, in areas accessed by children. If your child needs to reapply sunscreen during the day because of a particular need, please contact Clare Doran in the school office.

Best wishes for a lovely weekend.

Gerlinde Achenbach

PSFA (Parents, Staff, Friends Association) News


The children are all excited for their disco this evening. All children must be collected by an adult. Please ensure that you inform the staff on the gate if your child is being picked up by a different adult at the end of the disco.


  • May 18th 3.15pm Ice Lolly Sale
  • May 25th Rights Respecting Cake Competition & Sale (3.15pm)
  • June 9th Our first Ceilidh!! Watch out for details coming very soon
  • July 8th 1-4pm Summer Fair

If you are able to help with preparations for any of the above please send us an email to or via our Facebook page, Brindishe Manor PSFA. We rely on volunteers to make all of our events happen, and we promise you’ll have fun and make friends doing it!

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