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Arrangements for 2021-2022

Please find below a letter detailing arrangements for this academic year. 

Year 6 leavers' arrangements

Please find below a letter detailing arrangements for the year 6 leavers' events. 

Year 6 leavers camp

Please find below a letter containing details of our year 6 leavers camp on 16th July. 

Friday 14th May 

Please find below a letter from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education for Essex.

Friday 26th March 2021

Please find below a letter for Key Stage 2 parents detailing a new reading programme which we have bought into school. 

Friday 26th February 2021

Please find below a letter detailing the arrangements for the return to on-site, face-to-face education for all pupils from Monday March 8th. 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Please find below letter and registration form relating to Free School Meal applications

Wednesday 6th January 2021


Please find below a letter from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education for Essex. 

Monday 4th January 2021
Please find attached a document which outlines our remote learning offer designed to meet the requirements set by the DfE. Remote learning will be uploaded to Google Classrooms by 9am daily.

Friday 18th December 2020

Please find below information regarding logging on to Google Classrooms. 

Friday 18th December 2020

Please see attached a letter on behalf of Essex County Council regarding COVID19 contact tracing during the Christmas period. 

Monday 19th October 2020

Please see attached a letter from Essex County Council for the parents and carers of school age children. 

Tuesday 6th October 2020


Dear Parents/Carers


Please find attached important letter from Mrs Newland regarding Parent/Teacher consultations. One copy of the letter per family will be sent home this evening. Should you require additional copies, please contact the school office. Thank you.

Thursday 24th September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find attached a letter advising you of a confirmed case of COViD 19 within our school. The letter gives full guidance on next steps. Please rest assured that we have consulted with the Test and Trace Service and have fully adhered to all guidance.

If you would like to talk through any aspect of the letter and the guidance it contains we will be happy to speak with you if you ring the school office.

Friday 18th September 2020

Please see important letter regarding Parent Governor election.

Monday 31st August 2020

Please find below the finalised information for returning to school on Thursday 3rd September. 

Friday 17th July

Below is a short child-friendly, St. Margaret's specific, booklet about returning to school in September. 

15th July - letter to parents from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education for Essex

Summer 2020 - Class Photographs

Good morning Parents/Carers.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well?
Peter Gammon, our school photographer, was due to come in just after Easter for Class photos. This was not possible due to school closure, however I am pleased to announce that he has very cleverly created a panoramic shot for each of our 4 classes.
To view these, please visit his website
Go to "School Galleries"
Select "St.Margaret's School 2020"
Select the class of your choice - you will need a password which I will add to each Class Dojo page.
All details of how to order are on his page but if you do have any difficulties please feel free to contact me on
Thank you :-)

Change to end of term date 24.06.20


Good afternoon Parents/Carers
St Margaret's Cof E Primary School are now registered witheasyfundraising, which means you can raise FREE donations for usevery time you shop online. Over 4,000 shops and sites willdonate to us when you use easyfundraising to shop with them – atno extra cost to yourself!

These donations really mount up and make a BIG difference to us,so we’d really appreciate it if you could take a moment to sign upand support us. It’s completely FREE and only takes a moment.

You can find our easyfundraising page at

This is really quick and easy to do - it means that everytime youshop you can raise funds for our school. This can also be used if you purchase items at work - please share with friends andrelatives and contact me on the email address below if you needany support.

Thank you :-)
If you think you may qualify for Free School Meals, please either apply online:-
OR contact me on the school email address for a confidential discussion.
If your child is currently in Year 2 and will be moving up to Year 3 in September, you will need to pay for School Meals from September unless you qualify for Free School Meals.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help with this

Free School Meals

If your child is returning next week, please send your menu choice to Mrs Newland as soon as possible. Thank you. 28.05.20

Letter from Clare Kershaw 14.05.20

Parent intention letter 130520

COVID Free School Meals 310320

Key Workers Letter 200320

Covid Update 190320

Coronavirus Update 180320

Toppesfield Neighbourhood Plan - Meeting 21 March 2020

Class 2 Forest Schools Letter

Two of our parents are bravely running a Half-Marathon onSunday and have kindly offered to raise funds for our school. Ifyou would like to sponsor them there is a sponsor form at theoffice. We are really grateful to them for their generosity - here arethe details:-
13.019 miles
On Sunday 8th March 2020 Ellie-Ann Hughes’ Mummy and Daddywill be participating in the Cambridge Half Marathon.
We thought this would be a great way to show our support forhealthy living, well-being and the Blitz Fit Me programme, whilstraising all important funds for St Margaret’s C of E Primary School.
If you would like to sponsor us, the form is at the school office.
Our aim is to complete the course in 2.5hrs, so we have put anoptional column for an additional £1 donation should we reach our goal."

Class 1 Library Visit 19th March 2020

Coronavirus Letter for Parents from Clare Kershaw, Director of Education, Essex County Council

World Book Day

Class 4 Trip - The Tempest

Parent/Teachers Consultation Evening

Lifestyle App Flyer

Class 3 Trip - Colchester Castle

Term Dates 2019/2020 incuding Non-Pupil Days

Class 3 Egyptian Museum Thursday 28th November 2019

School Disco:
FOSMs will be selling tickets for the school disco outside school atthe end of the day Monday 11th – Thursday 14th November.Tickets cost £5 each and include a hot dog and drink. Ticketsmust be purchased in advance of the disco on Friday 15thNovember. The disco will take place straight after school and willfinish at 5pm. Please ensure you make arrangements for yourchild to be collected.

After School Clubs Letter Autumn 2019

Dear Parents and Carers Your child’s annual flu vaccination is due to be carried out at school on Wed 20 November. We are introducing electronic consent forms this year to make it more convenient for parents to consent for their child’s vaccine. Please find attached a letter containing the secure link to complete your child’s form. The letter also includes the link to additional information about the vaccine. If you would prefer to complete a paper form please contact us on 01371 877417. Yours sincerely Essex Partnership University Trust- Immunisation Service

Flu Vaccination - Letter for parents regarding online consent

Baldwins of Halstead (Uniform Supplier) have relocated

Autumn Term Parent Teacher Consultation

Class 4 Trip - Duxford Imperial War Museum

Class 1 Baseline Assessments

School Milk - Registration document for children aged 5 and over

New Headteacher Announcement

School Meals Price Increase

School Milk - info for parents who wish to purchase daily milk

Teachers 2 Parents - Update

Letter regarding emergency school closures

Citizens Advice Bureau - Financial Help

Please see message below  from Citizens Advice Bureau:-


Did you know that Citizens Advice is a completely free service that gives independent, confidential and impartial advice and is available to everyone?


“80% of people we see tell us they feel less stressed, depressed or anxious as a result of the advice they received, with nearly half feeling their physical health had improved”


We also have an advice website which is full of useful information on a wide range of issues and is a great starting point for those capable of self help.



Check this page for any letters that we have sent home regarding trips, school clubs or other important notices.