22nd September 2017

Newsletter 22nd September 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

I hope you have had an enjoyable start to the term. The children are working hard as always, and we continue to be impressed with how well they have all settled.
Just a few reminders for the start of the year:
School hours: The gates open at 8.40 am and the school finishes at 3.10 pm.
School Uniform reminder:

We expect all the children to be wearing a complete QPA uniform which is as follows:

• Queen’s Park Academy jumper
• White button-through shirt
• QPA tie
• Black trousers or black skirt (no pinafore or summer dresses)
• Black socks (boys), white socks or black tights (girls)
• Black sensible school shoes
• For PE – House T shirt, black shorts, plain dark track suit and trainers (no need for plimsolls as we work in bare feet in the hall) and no football tracksuits.

Our Academy jumpers, ties, book bags and PE bags are only available for purchase directly from Stevensons in Southbourne or Star Soccer in Moordown. (PE T shirts are only available at star soccer) Trousers and Shirts, can be purchased from any retailer.

Mr Pettefer would like to thank you all for your support for the after-school and lunchtime clubs. The response has been overwhelming. QPA run clubs are now at full capacity for the whole year. There may be spaces on the private clubs if you contact the organisers.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who have given up their time to help with these clubs as it has enabled us to offer a wide range of clubs for all tastes and a huge number of places to many children. Our aim is to have every child in a club of their choice.

Mobile Phones
We understand that some of our older children do walk to or from school alone and that parents provide them with a phone to ensure they are safe. Please provide your child’s Teacher with a letter so we are aware who has permission to have a phone to and from school. Please note that we cannot be responsible for these phones. Please can you remind your children that they should not have their phones on whilst they are on school property. This includes before and after school.

Best wishes, as always

Mrs S Simmons
Associate Principal

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