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  • 01/12/21
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    Food Bank Support

    Wallingford class have been rehearsing a play based upon the heart-warming folktale ‘Stone Soup’. The 1947 tale centres around a tired and hungry soldier who visits a village who are unwilling to share any food with him. The soldier tricks the locals into sharing their food by convincing...
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  • 29/11/21
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    Updated protocols 29.11.21

    As you will know, the government issued further guidance this weekend about face coverings. For schools, the advice is that all students in Year 7 and above should wear face coverings if possible. As such, the same as earlier on this year, we would ask that if your child is in year 7 or above tha...
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  • 16/11/21
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    Online Mental Wellbeing Support

    Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community. Kooth is a safe, anonymous online space for young people to find online support and counselling. You can find out about the website by visiting here Home - Kooth or www.kooth.com Below you will find a guide for parents as well as an FAQ she...
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  • 11/11/21
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    Remembrance at The Castle

    Today, we remembered all those armed forces members who have died in the line of duty. At Love Lane, we even had the Last Post played out by Charles, our Music Teacher.
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  • 10/11/21
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    Coop Community Fund

    The Friends of Castle School are taking part in the Co-op Local Community Fund From 24 October 2021 to 22 October 2022 Co-op members can choose to raise funds for The Friends of Castle School. For every £1 members spend on selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p w...
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  • 01/11/21
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    Welcome Back

    We are excited about welcoming back all our students to school today. This term is always a very busy one with the run-up towards Christmas. I am very much looking forward to seeing all the wonderful learning that will take place. As always, our aim is to give all our students an exceptional...
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  • 22/10/21
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    Covid-19 Update

    Due to increasing Covid-19 rates in West Berkshire schools, please find attached letter from Jon outlining important information from West Berkshire Council. The pupil and parent protocols have also been updated and can be found by clicking here.
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  • 18/10/21
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    Totnes at The Cafe

    This morning Totnes went to M&S Café. We travelled by mini-bus and walked through town and Park Way. Once we got to the café. We sat down and went to the counter in 2's and chose what we wanted. Some of us had to asked for a hot drink, Sam and Charlie had a pot of tea and James...
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  • 15/10/21
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    Important news on PCR tests taken 3rd to 12th October at Newbury Showground

    As I am sure you are aware from the local and national news, there have been issues identified with recent PCR tests taken at Newbury Showground between 3rd and 12th October. This has meant that some of the results given during the above dates may have given a false negative result.  As such...
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  • 11/10/21
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    West Berks Local Offer Day

    Dear Parents and Carers, West Berkshire local authority are having a local offer day on 20th October. I attach the flyer for more details.
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  • 01/10/21
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    Covid-19 Safety Measures Update 1.10.21

    Dear Parents and Carers, In my email 2 weeks ago, I explained that we were putting into place some extra measures to try and ensure that our school remains a safe place. I said that I would review these measures on 30th September, which I have now done. There has been a marked reduction in pos...
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  • 17/09/21
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    Temporary safety measures

    Dear Parents and Carers, Further to my email yesterday, I have decided in order to keep everyone safe I am putting in place some additional protective measures for the next two weeks. This is in response to a number of positive cases amongst staff in school. As you will know, the safety of everyo...
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