Newsletter 09.09.2022

9th September 2022

Dear Parents and Carers


To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed


Shared Worship

Despite the sad circumstances of today, it was good to be able to share our ARK Worship with you this morning and reflect on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  I hope that we will be inspired by her enduring dedication to show aspiration, resilience and kindness in our lives, too.  Below are the words of our prayer from this morning.

Father God, we thank you for the life of your servant, our late Queen, Elizabeth. Thank you for the example of dedication, faith and service that she set throughout her life, both as our monarch and as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  We pray for all her family at this sad time. Comfort them in their loss, strengthen them in their time of need and fill them with joyful memories of times past. We pray particularly for Charles as he takes on the role of King. Give him wisdom and humility, and help him serve our country as his mother did.  Comfort us also as a grateful nation. Help us to serve others dutifully, following Queen Elizabeth’s example, so that we might learn to live together in love and respect.  We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.


Macmillan Coffee Morning – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help at our Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 30th September.  This means that we can go ahead!  I will be in touch with more details shortly. 


Running Horse Breakfast Mornings

We are very pleased that Sam Tarry (registered childminder with over 25 years’ experience) is offering pay-as-you-go breakfast mornings for BGPS children (over 5’s) starting at 7:45am with Sam bringing the children to school at 8:45am.  She also has spaces for after-school childcare 3:30pm (collecting from school) until 5:30pm (6pm if needed).  Please see details below and on our website.


Pay-as-you-go Breakfast/childcare Mornings:

  • Starting September 2022
  • 7.45am to 8.45am (1 hour) with take to school - £5 per hour + breakfast £1.00 (Total £6.00 per child per morning)
  • Sibling discount
  • 24 hours booking notice needed 
  • Ofsted Registered
  • Burrough Green School Children only
  • Over 5s
  • For more information please contact Samantha Tarry - Call: 07890585860 or WhatsApp/Messenger
  • (Child Information/contact forms will need filling out)


Contracted Childcare:

  • Burrough Green School children only
  • Over 5s
  • Morning and after-school childcare available 
  • Monday to Friday 
  • 7.45am - 8.45am mornings with take to school
  • 3.30pm - 5.30pm (6pm) if needed with collection from school
  • Afternoon childcare is on a contract basis
  • £5.00 per child/sibling discount 


Reminder: PE Days

This term:

  • Malala and Einstein Classes – Monday and Wednesday
  • Teresa and Obama Classes – Monday and Friday

 Please send children to school in their school PE uniform on their PE days:

  • School PE T-shirt in their team colour (can be ordered through the school office)
  • Black shorts or black tracksuit/leggings/skins
  • School sweatshirt
  • Trainers

(Please remember that football strips or brightly coloured leggings are not part of the school PE kit.) 


BGPS needs you! (Volunteering at BGPS)

Do you have any time during the school day which you could spend with us to read with children; support small groups with activities; or help with lunchtime or after-school clubs?  We are very keen to have parent volunteers in school this year.  If you are able to give the children some of your time, please contact Sara Hammond with your email address, full name and date of birth so that we can start the DBS checking process.  If you have any questions, just ask!  (Reminder: We have booked next year’s resus training session for Tuesday 7th March 2pm.  Please come!  If you are able to, please let the office know.)


Upcoming Events

Please make sure you check our school calendar to stay up-to-date with information about future events, term dates, training days etc.  Important dates are added to the calendar long before being listed in the “coming up soon…” section of our weekly newsletter, so it is important to look at the calendar regularly to see what’s happening in the future.


Piano lessons

Would you like your child to learn to play the piano?

Spaces are available for new pupils in Y2 or above to begin learning with Mrs Pumfrey. She has been teaching for fifteen years. For further details please get in touch with Mrs Pumfrey,


Coming up soon …


Tuesday 13th September – Roald Dahl Day

Children will celebrate the writing of Roald Dahl with activities in school.


Wednesday 14th September – Meet the Teachers

Please come and meet your child’s teacher on Wednesday between 6pm and 7pm.


Tuesday 20th September – Jeans for Genes

Help us to raise some money for this important charity, and embed our school value of kindness, by wearing jeans (or another trouser style if you prefer) and making a donation. 


Thursday 22nd September 9:15am (TBC) – Harvest Festival Service


Friday 23rd September – Y5 and Y6 at Grafham Water Outdoor Activity Centre


Friday 30th September – Macmillan Coffee Morning

Come and join us to participate in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning!


Community News, Clubs and Events

The Community Noticeboard page on our website is updated weekly with local events, sporting and holiday clubs and general information for parents from the surrounding area. Click here to view.


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team



PTA News 



We invite you to attend the AGM being held in school on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm

We will hope to be handing over to a new committee and it is an opportunity to come and have your say in event planning for the coming year and ideas to support our children at school. We look forward to seeing you there!



There is a collection planned for Friday 7th October. Donations of unwanted clothing and shoes, soft toys, soft furnishings and accessories are gratefully received in black bin liners. Please ensure that donations are at the drop off point near the Reading Room by 9am on the 7th. No business / school branded items or duvets / pillows please.