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Headteacher's Update

We have returned from our half term break reinvigorated by the warmth of the weather and some welcome relaxation. Keeping with the positive theme, I am pleased to share today’s upbeat and slightly more concise than usual update.

Ofsted inspection – we remain a good school!

I trust that you have received my letter enclosing the Lead Inspector’s feedback from our Ofsted inspection last month. If you have missed or mislaid it, please visit Lawnswood School - Ofsted

Lawnswood Community Picnic on Friday 22 June

You and your family and friends are invited to join us at school for our community picnic on Friday 22 June. The picnic is from 3.30pm until 6.30pm and marks the end of Refugee Week. Bring picnic food and drinks and a picnic blanket for your group then enjoy an afternoon of fun activities including face painting, cricket, music and children’s games.

We are fundraising for My Bright Kite CIC, a refugee charity close to our hearts. An optional donation of £2 per family for the charity would be very much appreciated.

If you plan to come to the event, it would help us to estimate how many people to expect if your child could let the EAL team know (in room S05) or if you could email Mrs Mason on mason.ann@elawnswood.co.uk

Prize Giving Evening

We are looking forward to a wonderful evening of celebration next Wednesday, at our annual Prize Giving event. If your child has been awarded a prize, you may have already received your family’s invitation. We will be sending out the remaining few invitations out after the weekend so, if you haven’t received an invitation, it is still possible.

Well done to the students whose work and contribution to our school will be acknowledged next week. Being awarded a prize is a marvellous accolade and we all very much enjoy the Prize Giving Evening.

Child Trust Funds

Between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011, the Government set up a fund of money for every person born.

The funds are called Child Trust Funds and each one is worth up to £1,000 of tax free savings. More than six million Child Trust Funds were set up over the years, but about one million of those funds have not been linked to a child. This means that about a million children and their families probably don’t realise that there is a fund or that they can still access it.

If you have a child born between 1 September 2002 and 2 January 2011, he/she may have an unclaimed Child Trust Fund.

There are posters in student and visitor reception displaying a little more detail. If it is possible that your child has an unclaimed Child Trust Fund, it may be helpful to look at the poster next time you’re in school or visit Find a Child Trust Fund – Shares4Schools for more information.

Dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 20 June: Prize Giving Evening
  • Friday 22 June: Community picnic at school from 3.30pm until 6.30pm
  • Week commencing 25 June: Year 12 Focus On Your Future week
  • Friday 29 June: Year 11 Ball at Weetwood Hall Hotel

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you and/or your child at one of the events mentioned above.

Yours faithfully

Mrs J Bell Headteacher


Lawnswood School continues to be a good school!

See our recent Ofsted feedback here >>