Charlbury Primary School

School News


End of Term

On behalf of all the staff and governors, we would like to wish you all a very happy and relaxing time over the summer.  We look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Tuesday 5th September at 8.30am.  Please note that everyone should have received an email outlining the times for a meeting with your child’s new teacher on Wednesday 6th September as follows:

5.30pm - Foundation Stage
5.30pm - Year 1
5.30pm - Year 6
6.00pm - Year 4
6.00pm - Year 5
6.30pm - Year 2
7.00pm - Year 3

A crèche will be available in the My Time room.


School Meals

The price of a school meal will be increasing to £2.20 per day from 1st September 2017.  Meals for pupils in Foundation Stage, Year 1 & 2 will remain free under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.  All payments will remain due to Oxfordshire County Council.


School Reports

Thank you very much for all the lovely emails and cards commenting on your child/ren having a great academic year and fantastic school report.  Staff and Governors are very pleased with our results this year.  A copy will soon be added to the school website.


Head Lice

We seem to be having a real issue with Head Lice throughout the school, please use the summer holidays as an opportunity to thoroughly check your child’s hair.  We would ask that everyone check their child’s hair, even if your child is not complaining of an itchy scalp.  The NHS website below has information, which may be useful to you.


Street Fair King & Queen

All the pupils voted on their choice of Street Fair King & Queen after the nominees gave a short presentation in an assembly.  Cerys Moss and Toby Ball will be our Queen and King and will have several attendants from Year 5. 


School Uniform

Please ensure that you send your child back to school in the correct uniform on Tuesday 5th September, there is a very helpful page on the school website, which lists all permitted uniform

The School Office will be open on Monday 4th September between 2pm and 3pm for the purchase of sweatshirts etc.


Tina’s Dance Group Photo

This is available to view and purchase at to place your order please contact Jan on 01608 811520.  We are offering an 8 x 20 inch print supplied in a keepsake tube for £15.00 payable with cheque or cash only.  Please call and place your order before Monday 24th July to avoid a £5.00 late fee.  We will contact you when your print is ready to collect from Ticknell House, The Slade, Charlbury, Oxon, OX7 3SJ (opposite the school)


End of Term

School will close for this academic year on Friday 21st July at 1.30pm.  The new academic year will start on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 8.30am


Tina’s Dance Performance

This is taking place tomorrow at 3pm & 5pm.   Please note that the 5pm performance is SOLD OUT so please do not come along if you have not already purchased a ticket, as there will not be space.  There are tickets still available for the 3pm performance.


CSA Table Top Sale – Sunday 16th July

Take a table at the Table Top Sale (£5 per table) or come and browse. Tea, cakes, and children's games will all be available. Come with your friends and family. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of laptops for children to use in school. If you would like a table or more information, please telephone 07791238082.


MY Time

The booking forms have now been processed.  All children have got into the clubs of their choice apart from the new science club and the code club.  All of these pupils have been notified by letter. 


School Sweatshirts etc

The School Office will be open on Monday 4th September (INSET day) between 2pm and 3pm for the purchase of School sweatshirts, PE t-shirts, sunhats, book bags & PE Bags.  Please note that we are only able to accept payment by cash and cheque.


Summer Reading Challenge 2017

From 15th July to 16th September children across Oxfordshire can join the Animal Agents for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.  These furry, slippery and scaly friends are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries with a huge helping of fun on the way!

Children will be encouraged to read at least six library books of their choice over the summer holidays.  As the children read they collect stickers (some smelly!) to help narrow down the suspects and once they crack the case they will be rewarded with a wristband, medal and certificate.

Our aim is to encourage children to have fun reading over the long summer holiday and to give them free access to our wide range of books. 

Over 8400 Oxfordshire children took part in last year’s Summer Reading Challenge.  It would be great if we can reach more children this year!

It’s fun! It’s free! It’s local!


Wilderness tickets silent auction for pre-school

For auction are three family tickets to Wilderness Festival on 3rd - 6th August 2017. Each ticket admits two adults and two under 18s for the whole weekend. Successful bidders will be able to choose from general, family or quiet camping. The auction will close at midnight on Saturday 15 July 2017. Every penny received from the auction will go to Charlbury Pre-school as the kind people of Wilderness have donated the tickets. To submit a bid and/or to request a copy of the auction rules please email


Recycling at Riverside Festival, 29/30 July

The free, volunteer-run Riverside Festival takes place over the last weekend of July and as usual we'd like to have children from the school involved.

Last year we collected over half a ton of commercial recycling (plastic, aluminium, paper and cardboard), 200 kilos of food waste, with only 6 bin bags of rubbish going to landfill. That's from the thousands of people who came!

This year we want to do the same, in fact we want to do better. That's where you can help. We need lots of people to collect the rubbish, sort it while they are going along and put it in the right bins. And to show everyone else at the festival how to do it properly so they can help us as well.

What we need is about 15-20 children working in teams of two or three. Teams do one or two shifts, taking it in turns round the festival, picking, sorting and helping other people.

Recyclers are supplied with the the tools of the trade: Gloves, high vis jacket, and litter picker. And in return they receive free food and drink and a free Riverside Tshirt at the end!

Please contact Russell Robson if your child is interested. And if s/he has a friend they would like to pair up with that would be helpful to know in advance


Churches Together in Charlbury Holiday Club – Knights in Action : 1st – 4th August

All children have today been given an invite to Charlbury’s summer Holiday Club, a week full of fun, song, craft and games. If they would like to attend please complete the form and return to Christine Pearce at school by Friday 21st July.


For Wilderness Festival

The Charlbury Community Centre Appeal are running a stall at this year's Wilderness Festival, selling pre-loved gorgeous clothes, festival wear, vintage finds, fancy dress ideas, brightly coloured and quirky cloths and good warm jumpers!! If you have any of these items to donate please bring into school next week and give to Sarah Brooks, year 2 (any extra will go to charity or homeless shelters, so nothing will be wasted).  Thank you.

Year 5 Partnership Bake Off

07 Jul 2017

Congratulations to Daisy Algar who represented Charlbury in the Parntership Bake Off competition this week. Daisy had to make cupcakes and then decorate and display them for the judges at Chipping Norton School. You will be able to see a picture of her WINNING cupcakes in the Charlbury School News due out at the end of this term.

Year 4 Bikeability

07 Jul 2017

Well done to all the Year 4 pupils who have been taking part in the Level 1 Bikeability this week. We hope that you have enjoyed taking part and look forward to seeing you take part in Level 2 next year.

Outstanding Dinner Money

07 Jul 2017

Please could you check your child's bag today as notes have been sent out to those who owe school dinner money. Please can this be paid as soon as possible.

Sports Day

07 Jul 2017

Congratulations and thank you to Mrs Campbell and Mr Lester for their hard work in organising the school sports day, a great time was had by all. Thank you to everyone else who helped and those who came along to support.

Riding bikes and scooters in school

07 Jul 2017

For the safety of everyone, please ensure that you get off your bike or scooter at the school gates and walk into the school grounds.

FS and Year 1 Teddy Bears' Picnic

07 Jul 2017

The Foundation Stage and Year 1 children will be having a Teddy Bears' Picnic on Thursday 13th July.  We will be heading over to the park to play games for the morning. We will then head back to school for a picnic in the playground. Please could you send a packed lunch in with your child unless you would prefer them to eat a school dinner as normal. They will also need a sun hat, suncream and water bottle and of course their favourite teddy!

Singing Club / Junior Choir / Senior Choir Performances

07 Jul 2017

We have decided not to hold our usual end of term performance in the music room this term as parents have had so many opportunities to hear their current repertoire last month. We plan to hold a party during the last session instead. If you wanted to send in a small snack that the children might like to share with each other during the session then that would be lovely, but entirely optional!

Music Assemblies

07 Jul 2017

On Wednesday 12th July there will be two music assemblies in school as follows.

9:00 - Year 4 brass, Year 3 recorders, Year 2 recorders

2:00 - Guitar pupils, drum pupils, African Drumming performance (My Time group)

Parents are welcome to come and watch their child perform.

CSA News

07 Jul 2017

The CSA would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who helped at Charlbury Beer festival in the chips tent and the children's tent. The event raised a fantastic £1954.57 for the CSA. Thanks too to everyone who helped selling books and ice-cream at the country dancing and those parents who helped the school reach its target by buying books.  More than £400 worth of books were sold allowing school to buy an equivalent value of books. The CSA also raised £33.83 from the sale of ice-creams. All proceeds will go towards the new £8000 CSA target to buy laptops for children to use in school.

Cakes are needed. Please bake cakes and bring them to school on Saturday July 15th for Tina's dance show and the table top sale (Sunday 16th July 10a.m.-12p.m.). Take a table at the table top sale (£5 per table) or come and browse.  Breakfast, tea and cakes and children's games will all be available. Come with your friends and family.

Intensive Swimming Lessons

07 Jul 2017

Crash courses for children aged 4 upwards from total beginners to stroke improvement

Lessons at Spirit Health Club Holiday Inn at Peartree Roundabout

Weeks beginning 24 July� 31 July  7 August

Half hour lessons from 8.30 to 10.30am small groups with max of 6 to a class £50.00 per week.

Email: for enquiries or to book a place

Woodstock Gymnastic Club Summer Camp

07 Jul 2017

Fun filled day of Gymnastics and other activities for children aged 5 upwards at Marlborough School Woodstock

Week beginning 24 July and week beginning 31st July 8.30am to 3.30pm (�30.00 per day)

Email: for enquiries or to book a place

Race for Life

30 Jun 2017

Our final total raised from our Race for Life is �3297.40, which we will be forwarding to Cancer Research UK next week.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this fantastic fundraising total.

Yenworthy 2017

30 Jun 2017

Reminder that this final payment is due for this on Friday 14th July.  Thank you to all those who have paid already.

Swimming Year 5/6

30 Jun 2017

Please be reminded that Year 5/6 will be swimming twice this week, both Wednesday and Thursday. 
Year 4 will not be swimming this week.

Year 4 Bikeability

30 Jun 2017

It will be the turn of the Year 4 pupils to take part in Bikeability this coming week, with their Level 1 sessions taking place on Thursday 6th July.  Please make sure your child brings their bike and helmet into school on that day.

Year 5 Bikeability

30 Jun 2017

Well done to all the Year 5 pupils who have been taking part in the Bikeability this week!  We hope that you have enjoyed taking part and look forward to seeing you ride your bikes safely around Charlbury.

Tina's Dance - Saturday 15th July

30 Jun 2017

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 3rd July for the Matinee (3pm) and Evening (5pm) performances of 'Alice in Wonderland' which is taking place on Saturday 15th July.  They are priced at £3 each and will be available from the School Office.  There will be refreshments available to purchase on the day.

My Time for September 2017

30 Jun 2017

The new My Time brochure will be out next week, keep a close eye on your child's bag for its arrival! 
Your child may have told you about the exciting new Science club that we will be offering, there was an assembly yesterday to tell the children all about it.

Pre School is 40 Party - Date for the Diary - 15th July

30 Jun 2017

Please come and join the party to celebrate the small miracle of Pre School being 40 years old. Fun for all the family and a good place for a drink before and after Tina's Dance show.

Year 6 Leavers Party

30 Jun 2017

Thank you to those who have already submitted the payment for this.  If you are yet to pay the deadline is Monday 3rd July and payment should be passed to Mrs Broadribb.

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