Notice Board
3rd July: Summer Fayre

On behalf of Chesterton School Association, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that was involved in making the Summer Fayre a superb success! We have raised in excess of £1879 for school funds to enhance learning, buy equipment and subsidise trips.
13th June: Mumps

We have been made aware of a case of mumps in school. Please contact your GP if you have any concerns regarding your child. More information is available on the NHS choices website

Di Messum and Laura Evans would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for your support - 26th March
Chesterton Primary School
Thank you - 4th March

A big thank you to all parents who supported the Alexandra House of Joy cake sales last week! A total of £313.30 was raised for this very worthy cause. Jo would like to thank parents for their support!
Chesterton Playgroup Easter Fayre - 5th April

Tea and cake, Tombola, Hook a duck, Skittle alley, Hamper raffle, Easter egg hunt, Name the bunny, And more!!

Download the poster
Friday 22nd March 2019 - Chesterton Quiz Night

In conjunction with the School Association, we are running a fun quiz night to raise funds for the school. Don’t worry if you’re not a quiz egghead, as the emphasis will be very much on fun and some friendly competition! Team and individual spot prizes will be on offer too.

7:00pm for a 7:30pm start, until approx. 10:30pm
Cost: £30 per team (Max 6 in a team, over 16s only please)
Alcoholic refreshments, soft drinks and snacks will be on sale throughout the evening.
If you are interested, please complete the form below to reserve your place.

Click to downloadEnter your team here
Chesterton After School Club Starting Term 4

We are pleased to announce, after a great deal of effort behind the scenes, that Chesterton will finally be able offer after-school ‘wrap-around’ provision after half-term. The Governors and I have been aware for a long time that there are a large number of families, both current and prospective, who would be keen to make use of such a service. After consulting with parents last year and receiving such a positive response, we have re-doubled our efforts to find a solution to offer after-school care five days a week.

Go to our After School Club page for full details
School Disco - Friday 25th January 2019
Lower School 17:00 to 18:15 hrs     Upper School 18:30 to 20:00 hrs
£5 per child includes sausage in a roll and drink
Look out for the invitation in books bags soon Please note, there will be no tickets sold on the door so please ensure invitation replies are returned by the deadline with correct payment to avoid disappointment.
24th November 2018: Panto
Dear Parents/carers, For the last 22 years, we have held a Panto at the school - which has been well supported and raised an average of £2000 per year towards equipment for the pupils and school.
Unfortunately, this year there is a real danger that we will have to cancel it due to a lack of people interested in fulfilling the roles, both on-stage and back-stage. To make this wonderful tradition continue, we need new people to come forward. It is great fun and only takes up one evening a week on average until approx the end of February. I did it for my children and I am still doing it for my grandchildren - like many of my fellow pantomimers!

We will be holding a meeting at the school hall on Tuesday 27th November at 7pm.
Please try and come along to make this happen. Those who have already offered their services, we look forward to meeting you. Once we have had the meeting, we can assess if it is still feasible to go ahead. If you can’t make the meeting, but want to be involved then please call me and let me know, preferably before the meeting so we can consider you as well in our planning.

We look forward to meeting you soon hopefully.
Kind regards
Karen Brogan
2nd November 2018: Moose on the loose
From 2nd November onwards, there is a Moose on the loose around school!
The naughty Moose will be visiting each class for one week on the run up to the Christmas Fayre, which is on the 7th December.
Each class visited by our cheeky guest will have the opportunity to choose a name from a printed list. This will take place on the end Friday of each class visit.
Naming the Moose will cost 50p per name and the winner will be able to take home the Moose after the Christmas Fayre! Don't worry parents, Moose is not life-size!

All proceeds will go to the School Association and be used for valuable school resources.
We can’t wait to see what Moose gets up to over the next 5 weeks. We are sure there will be a bit of mischief as Moose journeys through the school...
Oh and one more thing.... the Moose smells of chocolate! Just when you thought it couldn't be more appealing!

Best wishes,
The School Association
15th October 2018: Baby Loss Awareness Week - Cake Sale this Thursday
As many of you may already know, today (15th October) marks the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week.
Chesterton Mums: Di, Laura and Annie would like to invite you all to a Cake Sale to be held after school this Thursday 18th October in aid of Tommy's.
Please see the attached poster for further details regarding their fundraising campaign and what they have planned for 2019. Thank you so much in anticipation of your support.
Di Messum, Laura Evans and Annie Dallas
10th October 2018: Lunches
New Autumn/Winter lunch menu
Today your child will be bringing home the new Autumn/Winter lunch menu which is now available to order online.
Our menu has been developed taking into account what the children like and don’t like, and it complies with the standards in the Government’s School Food Plan. If you would like more information on the standards, please refer to Department for Education guidance.

Universal Free School Meals
If your child is eligible for Universal Free School Meals you can order in advance for as many weeks as you choose. Parents who pay for school meals will need to top up their balance prior to ordering.
Can we remind everyone that the deadline for ordering meals for the following week is Wednesday evening. If you forget to order meals you will need to provide a packed lunch for your child for the whole week. Food orders are placed on Thursdays for the following week therefore we are not able to provide a school meal if you have not pre-ordered.

We have noticed a huge difference in the school office with regard to uptake of the new system but if you are still having problems please continue to let us know.
Thank you for your support.
5th October 2018: News Items
Data Collection Sheet - Year 1 - 6
Thank you for returning your sheets promptly. If you have not returned them, please return to school by Monday 8th October.

Flu Immunisation Forms - Reception to Year 5
Please return your forms by Monday 8th October.

Individual School Photographs
The school photograph order forms were given to your child yesterday. If you would like to place an order, please return these by Monday 8th October.

Generosity In Action
A huge thank you to the whole school community for getting behind our recent charity events in spectacular style! It really is great to see our school values of Generosity and Compassion in action.

Race For Life:
A beautiful autumnal morning last Thursday saw Chesterton hold its first ever Race For Life in support of Cancer Research. The runners, complete with personal messages pinned to their backs, were out in force from the minute the school gates opened and put in a huge amount of effort towards the goal of 22 laps around the school field. We all had a fantastic time and were blown away that the total amount raised has surpassed £3000! I am extremely grateful to Mrs Rotherham for making it all possible and to our pupils and families for supporting the event with such enthusiasm and generosity. If you haven't done so already, check out the brilliant photos on the board outside Ash Class and on the school website.

Later that day, the ever-popular Macmillan coffee afternoon raised over £200, as our guests enjoyed an array of delicious cakes with their cuppas. Thank you to Miss Barrett and the School Council for being such wonderful hosts.

Finally, thank you for your generous harvest donations to the Bicester Food Bank. We had a bumper haul of supplies which were collected yesterday and will go to local families in need.
3rd October 2018: School Association
Christmas Card Designs! Please ensure all designs are back by Friday 5th October at the end of the school day. If paying by cheque please make payable to Chesterton School Association.

21st September 2018: News Items
Harvest Community Lunch - 2nd October
Please find attached a letter regarding the Harvest Community Lunch which takes place after the Harvest Service. A traditional Ploughman's Lunch can be ordered for parents and family to enjoy at a cost of £4.50 per adult.

Charity Event
A local charity, Alexandra House of Joy ( , founded by Chesterton residents Rachael and Ian Scott-Hunter, have an event about to take place, on Sept 28th, in the Chesterton Community centre and they would really love to fill the centre to the max! The tickets are only £5 in advance (or £7.50 at the door on the night) and it is going to be a great evening. 'Memoirs of a Royal Footman'. Mr Scott-Hunter is a Royal Footman and he now travels around speaking about his time in Buckingham Palace working for the Royal Family giving insight about life behind the palace walls! It is a very good talk accompanied by slides which take you on a journey in the year of the Royal Family. He ends with a Q&A time. There will be nibbles and the bar will be open, a raffle and a competition for the most interesting item of Royal Memorabilia that we are asking people to bring along. See attachment for more details.

After-School Clubs
As you will have seen, we are offering a huge range of after-school clubs this term. Many are already full, but there are some remaining places at Year 4-6 girls’ football (Mondays with Mr Horner), Year 5/6 Netball (Tuesdays with Miss Robb) and Friday football club. New clubs will be starting all the time, so keep your eye out for any letters. If you would like further details on after-school clubs, please contact the member of staff in charge or the school office.

Chesterton Sports Kit
Unfortunately, we are still painfully short of some school sports kit, with some items not being returned at the end of the last school year. If you have any school kit at home, particularly pink football kit and navy blue short sleeved Chesterton sports kit. It is really disappointing for the children if there is not enough matching kit for their team to wear and we don’t have the budget to replace lost items, so please ask your children to check under their beds or in their wardrobes and return to school as soon as possible! Thank you.

Chesterton Playgroup Job Advert
Chesterton Playgroup are looking for a part-time pre school assistant. Please see their website.

Messy Church - Kirtlington Church
Messy Church thinks big this Sunday with Eco Messy, our first session of the season. Masses of creativity, several games, a quiz and a treasure hunt from 4pm plus story, singing and hot meal finishing at 5.30. All free though you are invited to contribute towards the professionally catered meal and craft resources. Just turn up at Kirtlington Church. For families.
July 2018: Consultation on Proposed School Expansion
You may well be aware that there are proposals for expanding the school. We are pleased to announce that the project has moved on and a planning application is likely to be submitted during the school holidays.
Although you will be able to make formal comments through the planning process, Chesterton School and the developers would like to give you the opportunity to see initial plans and make comments beforehand. Drawings of the proposed new classrooms and expansion of Maple classroom are below, and on the noticeboard outside Mr Horner's office. Please take time to review the drawings and forward your comments to Mr Horner via email:
Thank you! View here
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Chesterton CE Primary School              Alchester Road, Chesterton, Bicester              Oxon OX26 1UN
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