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GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Newsletter - Friday 3rd May

Key Dates

  • Classes for swimming this term are Sapphire Class and Opal Class on a Thursday class and Mercury Class on a Friday
  • Tennis this half term: Year 1 on a Tuesday
  • Cricket this half term: Year 4
  • Tuesday 7th May Year 2 Trip to Bramley Bank
  • Thursday 2nd May Year 1 Hearing checks (see separate letter)
  • W/C 13th May Year 6 SATS Week (see separate letter regarding Y6 SATs breakfast)
  • Friday 17th May Year 3 trip to Kew Gardens

Summer is Coming!

KS2 (Years 3-6) sports day at Croydon Arena -Monday 1st July AM & PM KS1(Years 1 & 2) sports day in playground-Monday 8th July AM EYFS sports day in playground-Tuesday 9th July AM Whole School “Carnival” Event (Watch this Space for details!)


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Kangaroos- 97.41%%

KS2- Sapphire – 98.66%

Well done!

We were thrilled to have a visit from former paralympian Louise Hunt who came to do some assemblies and workshops with Year 5 & 6. Thank you to the Tim Henman Foundation for organising the visit. Scroll down to see a picture of the visit.

More can be found on twitter and instagram.




Year 6 Information

Information regarding how to purchase a Year 6 leavers hoodie will be sent soon. Year 6 Activities Weeks -wb 1st and 8th July-details coming soon Year 6 Leaver’s assembly-Friday 19th July AM

Summer Afterschool Clubs

Information on summer clubs has been sent home on Thursday. Please note that club spaces are allocated on a 1st come 1 serve basis. Clubs this term include, Yoga, Choir, Colouring Club, Spanish, Rap Club and Dance Club.

Newsletter - Friday 22nd March

Key Dates

  • Monday 25th March-Year 6 trip to The Twist Museum
  • Tuesday 26th March – Movie Night - See below
  • Thursday 28th March – Year 3 trip to Hampton Court Palace
  • Thursday 28th March – last Day of Spring term
  • Children return on Monday 15th April

Movie Night

Movie Night – Tuesday 26th March


We still have some tickets available for Movie Night, please see school office for details.


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Dolphins – 96.55%

KS2- Mercury – 97.81%

Well done!

Comic Relief

Thank you so much to all our families for your donations of cakes and cookies. We raised £238.51 in our Red Nose Day Cake sale.


Message from Mr Penny, Assistant Head Teacher

As another week at Chestnut Park draws to a close and we approach the Easter break we continue to see fantastic learning opportunities for our children and unapologetically ambitious lessons being taught. Firstly, on behalf of the whole school a huge well done has to be given this week to the school's football team. The girls fell to a narrow 3-2 defeat away at Elmwood but showed excellent teamwork and great sportsmanship.  Once again thank you to our parent supporters we all appreciate your passion and dedication regardless of weather conditions.

As mentioned in past newsletters and on posters around the school tickets are still available for our film night on Tuesday 4-5:35pm for Paddington and then 6-7:45pm for The Jungle Book it would be great to see lots of you there and all proceeds will be reinvested back to the children.


Newsletter - Friday 15th March

Key Dates

  • Thursday 21st March – Reception Trip to the Library – see separate letter
  • Thursday 21st March – 3:30pm – Year 1 Phonics Parent Meeting
  • Friday 22nd March – Year 4 trip to the Mosque – more information to follow
  • Tuesday 26th March – Movie Night
  • Wednesday 27th March – Movie Night
  • Thursday 28th March – Year 3 trip to Hampton Court Palace
  • Thursday 28th March – last Day of Spring term
  • Children return on Monday 15th April

Movie Night

There are still tickets for movie night available from the school office.

The movie nights are on Tuesday 26th March and Wednesday 27th March. Tickets are £2 for adults and £1 for children. We are showing Paddington at 4-5:30 and Jungle Book at 6-7:30 on both nights.


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Kangaroos – 96.98%

KS2- Sapphire and Topaz – 96.55%

Well done!


Please ensure that no energy drinks are brought into school such as PRIME, Monster, Red Bull and Relentless.  These will be confiscated from the children if found on school premises.  Thank you for your support and understanding in this important safety matter.


Message from Mrs Jacob-Executive Headteacher

It has been lovely to welcome so many Parents and Carers to our Parent/Carer Evenings this week and to celebrate their amazing learning.  We hope you enjoyed discussing all the great learning your child has achieved and to discuss their next steps.  A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended and supported this important home school partnership event.   Together we know we can support your child to continue to make excellent progress.  Thanks, must also go to our staff team and all the children for the wonderful Book Week Expo of their learning in the hall.  We hope that you really enjoyed reviewing the children’s work and enjoyed the “Alice in Wonderland” Tea Party from the Kitchen Team.  Thank you to Kylie and Sue and everyone involved in this wonderful feast, we hope that you enjoyed this treat! 

“The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” 

Dr Seuss



Newsletter - Friday 8th March

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 12th March – Parents Evening – See separate letter for Ruby and Zebras
  • Wednesday 13th March – Parents Evening AND Book Week Expo in hall – See separate letter
  • Thursday 14th March – Parents Evening AND Book Week Expo in hall – See separate letter
  • Thursday 14th March – Year 1 Local Walk – See Separate Email
  • Friday 15th March – Red Nose Day
  • Thursday 21st March – Reception Trip to the Library – more information to follow
  • Thursday 21st March – 3:30pm – Year 1 Phonics Parent Meeting
  • Friday 22nd March – Year 4 trip to the Mosque – more information to follow

Red Nose Day

On the 15th of March, we are encouraging the school community to wear something red or something that makes us happy on that day! Also, we will be holding a cake sale after school.

For the cake sale, we are kindly asking for donations from week commencing Monday 11th. See Separate Letter that was sent out for more details.


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Zebras – 99.04%

KS2- Jupiter - 100%

Well done!

Parent Voice Survey

We would ask that you all take 5 minutes to complete this Parent Voice survey -  The survey allows you to share your views about the school and will help us to continue with focused developments.


Message from Mr Longdon (English Lead)

This week at Chestnut Park, we have celebrated our Book Week, enjoying a range of fun, diverse activities across the school. These events have been organised to encourage a love for reading among our pupils. Throughout the week, Years 2-6 had fantastic visits to Waterstones, experiencing the bookshop, redeeming a free book and a read from a local author. On Tuesday, we also had assemblies and workshops from Denzell Dankwah (#MerkyBooks Illustrator), where the pupils designed their own superhero. Teachers visited different classes to read, and pupils participated in reading challenges also. The highlight of the week has got to be our World Book Day fashion show during the assemblies. The fantastic involvement and dedication from all pupils and staff have shown the engagement we want at Chestnut Park for love of reading. Thank you for your commitment to the children’s immersive experiences in learning.



Newsletter - Friday 23rd February

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 27th February-Boys football game vs Ecclebourne after school
  • Friday 1st March-Secondary School Offer Day.
  • Week beginning 4th March – Book Week (Dress up 7th March)
  • Monday 4th March – Year 5 trip to the British Museum
  • Wednesday 13th March – Parents Evening – Details to follow
  • Thursday 14th March – Parents Evening – details to follow
  • Thursday 28th March-Break up for Easter break

World Book Day

As part of our commitment to fostering a love for reading, week beginning 4th March will be ‘Book Week’ and on Thursday 7th March, the school will be joining the world in celebrating World Book Day! To make the day even more exciting, we will be inviting the children to come dressed up as ‘Heroes and Heroines’ – the main character from a book of their choice. Do not feel obliged to purchase a costume, we encourage homemade costumes. Equally, you can’t beat Amazon Prime!!


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Zebras – 96.15%

KS2- Mars – 97.15%

Well done!

Dear all,

Please see separate letters that have been sent this week with regards to Red Nose Day on the 15th March and our Family Film Nights (back by popular demand!) which will be showing The Jungle Book and Paddington on the 26th and 27th March.

Friday 8th March-International Women’s Day-more information to follow




Newsletter - Friday 26th January

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 30th January-Mars at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Wednesday 31st January-Venus at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Thursday 1st Feb – Year 2 Visit to the Mosque
  • Friday 2nd Feb-Dress up for ‘Number Day’-See separate letter Monday 5th Feb – Parent Forum for our parent class reps.
  • Tuesday 6th Feb – Reception Height and Weight Screening (see separate letter)
  • Wednesday 7th February-Mercury at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Thursday 8th February-Y6 to Royal Observatory Museum

Home School Agreement

At Chestnut Park Primary School we value each child as an individual and aim to provide an engaging and exciting environment in which every child can excel and enjoy learning. We believe that a close partnership between the school, parents, carers, and the child is essential if we are to achieve this aim. We therefore ask all parents, carers and children to sign up to our Home/School Agreement.

Please click on the link 


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Kangeroo’s – 95.69%

KS2- Neptune – 98.21%

Well done!

Parent Forum

The next parent forum meeting will be on the Monday 5th February at 9am. We look forward to meeting with our parent reps.


A message from Mrs Rumbol

Another great week at Chestnut Park. The children’s behaviour has been fantastic, with lots of children reaching 60 dojos and having their treat with the Senior Leadership Team on Wednesday. Parents/Carers, you will have hopefully seen the letter that was sent out this week regarding you now having access to class dojos. To remind you, please do not use this forum to communicate with staff. Please use the normal channels of communication. Well done to our girl’s football team who represented the school yesterday versus Elmwood Girls. Although it was a 3-0 defeat, they showed perseverance, team work and resilience right until the end. Keep up the great work girls. Ann Marie, one of our safeguarding advisors, will lead a Parent/Carer Workshop on Online Safety and Cyber-Bullying at 2.30pm on Friday 2nd February for year 6 parents only.

Newsletter - Friday 12th January

Key Dates

  • Year 4 have tennis this term (see separate letter)
  • Swimming this term is for Ruby Class (Thursday), Jade Class (Thursday), Venus Class (Friday)
  • Thursday 18th January – themed lunch Day
  • Thursday 18th January – Chestnut Boys football Team Match at Elmwood school (After School)
  • Friday 19th January – Yr3/4 Basketball Tournament Coombe Wood School – as this is during the school day unfortunately parents cannot attend.

Pupil Premium Grant

Many of you will be aware that as a school we are able to claim additional funding for our school for any child eligible for free school meals.  Additionally, we receive funding from central government to support their learning too.  This can range from £1455 to £2530 per child.


If you think you are entitled to this, please contact the school office.


Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Butterflies – 90.80%

KS2- Mars – 97.13%

Well done!

Pizza - The Action


We have a themed lunch coming up on Thursday 18th January, all children are eligible for a Free School Meal as part of the Mayor of London’s school lunch programme. If your child would like a school lunch that day all they need to do is tell their teacher on the day.


A message from our new Family Support Worker and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Ebi Ajuka

Hello, wonderful Chestnut Park Primary School community. Some of you have probably seen me at the school gates in the mornings and afternoons. My name is Ebi Ajuka, I am the new Family Support Worker. I was embraced into this wonderful school family on Monday 8th January. I am now coming to the end of my first week and it’s been lovely meeting some of you and getting to know you, your children, and hearing about your love for the school. 

Alongside Miss Suriya, I will be supporting you with all things family related, offering information, advice and guidance ranging from your child’s education, behaviour and well being to supporting you with issues that may impact you as a family such as health, debt, etc. Advice and support are confidential, although concerns relating to the safeguarding of children will always be dealt with in accordance with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. We may not have all the answers, but hopefully together we can help you to work out how to find them. 

Even more so, we would like to employ your invaluable assistance and involvement in supporting the school’s drive in creating a family-centred environment in fulfilling its mission. I look forward to knowing you and working with you to put into effect your great ideas that will continue to enable our children to dream, inspire and achieve!

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Newsletter - Friday 25

Key Dates

Monday 27th November – Maths Parent Workshop – 9.10-10am in Mars Classroom

Monday 27th November – Individual and Sibling Photos

Monday 4th December - Local police in to talk to Y5 & Y6 parents/carers about contextual safeguarding at 2.15pm


Christmas Shows

Letters have gone out about tickets for the Christmas shows. Parents/carers can have up to 2 tickets. Please return the slip to your child’s class teacher and we will organise for the tickets to come home in your child’s bag.

Wednesday 6th December- KS1 Nativities at 9.30am & 2.15pm

Wednesday 6th December- Christmas dinner day

Thursday 7th December- Christmas jumper day

Thursday 7th December -Y3 & Y4 Christmas carols from around the world at 9.30am & 2.15pm

Friday 8th December between 3pm and 5pm - Christmas fair

Tuesday 12th December – Y5 & Y6 Christmas carols from around the world at 9.30am & 2.15pm

Wednesday 13th December- Reception Nativity at 9.30am and Reception Nativity at 2.15pm

Wednesday day 13th December 2023 - Christmas Family Film Night 4-5.30pm (EYFS/KS1 children and parents) or 6-8pm (KS2 children and parents)-more details to follow

Thursday 14th December 9-10am - Christmas Stay and Craft session for the children and parents/carers

Food Bank Donations

Thank you so much for all your Harvest donations to AR Projects who give amazing help to the local community.



Attendance Trophy Winners This Week 

This week, the attendance trophy winners of the week are;

EYFS/KS1 – Zebras – 98.49%

KS2- Sapphire – 98.21%

Well done!

A reminder that registers close at 9am, all children arriving after that time are marked as late. This affects their attendance score, and they miss out on learning.


Parent Forum Meeting

Thank you to the below parents/carers for attending our first Parent Forum meeting on Monday 6th November. We look forward to meeting you again on Tuesday 6th February to discuss what we will have achieved in the meantime and next steps. If you have previously signed up but did not make the meeting, please let us  know if you would still like to attend in February.

Mrs Rachel Jacob       Victoria Kamara

Mrs Sarah Rumbol            Musu Turay

Diana Carberry           John Mitton

Lynnike Swerts            Ata Us Salam

Yesha Patel       Rita Goodhead   

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