Our weekly newsletters keeps parents in touch with all aspects of Hawford life. It is made available via the book bags to all parents, with an electronic version being posted on the website and also on the school App, which can be easily downloaded onto mobile phones and other devices.

Thursday 7th December 2017

Christmas Fayre

We are looking forward to our Christmas Fayre on Friday. The event begins at 3-00p.m. and features stall in each of the rooms in the Main House, along with some of the rooms around the courtyard and reception classrooms. Thank you for the preloved toys and books for the fayre delivered at the office this week. We will be taking in items tomorrow if you are able to assist. We are also asking for your support tomorrow, with bottles for the bottle tombola or cakes for the cake stall. The children can come into school in Christmas clothes tomorrow – school uniform is not required. The Fayre should be super Hawford occasion, with carol singing in the courtyard, refreshments in the Dining Hall and each of the rooms decorated for the event.

Activities and Early Finish

As we have the Carol Service on Monday, there will be no activities after school that evening. Parents can collect all children from 3-30p.m. should they wish to do so. Late club will run as normal. School finishes on Friday 15th December at 4-00p.m. and there will be no activities or late club on that day. Parents can collect all children from 3-15p.m. should they wish to do so.


We will be having ABRSM Music Exams at the school on Wednesday 13th December. Mrs Hughes gives details below.

Christmas Lunch

We will be having our Christmas Lunch on Thursday 14th December. This is always a special occasion for all of our children.

Staff Panto

After a couple of years without a pantomime, we will be resurrecting the show this term, with a staff panto for the children on Friday 15th December at 10-00a.m. Oh yes there will be!

Talent Show

We had over 60 acts audition for this term’s Talent Show, which will be in the Barn on Friday 15th December at 2-15p.m. The finalists have been chosen and we are looking forward to a great show. Parents are welcome to attend.

Quiz Night

Parents will have seen the recent flyer, advertising the PA Quiz Night on Saturday 20th January. This will be in the Barn and should be a terrific evening, with a bar available and a curry meal for all taking part. Now is the time to start getting teams together for evening, with tickets available soon.


Our popular birthday calendar is now available from the office. They are priced at £7 per copy or £12 for two. The calendar, which features all children, will be on sale at the Fayre tomorrow. All proceeds go to the PA.

St. Richard’s Ball

Bookings are going well for the Masquerade Ball on February 3rd at Stanbook Abbey. We are close to 100 bookings so this is terrific so early in the day. If you are planning to attend there are reduced rates for rooms booked at the Abbey overnight, although these are bound to sell out so early application both for tickets and for rooms is recommended. Bookings can be made either through the office or on the St. Richard’s website.

Carol Service and Christingle

Parents are reminded that our Carol Service and Christingle will take place during next week, on Tuesday 12th December. The Carol Service will involve all of our Year 4 to 6 children and is at St. Andrew’s Church, Ombersley. Attendance is expected of all children. The Carol Service begins at 7-00p.m. The Christingle Service will involve all of our Kindergarten 2 to Year 3 children and will be take place in the Barn at 2-15p.m.

Malvern Theatre Sculptures

We are very pleased that our pupil's art work is on display at The Malvern Theatres. During the summer term last year, Year 5 pupils created some super wire and papier-mâché sculptures showing figures in action poses to depict their chosen sport. 5JJT's work will be on display from Friday and 5AMW's class will have their turn in the New Year.  It's rather lovely that these will be on show at such a busy time. We hope that many of you will be able to see them during the festive period.

KG Christmas Party

Our Kindergarten Christmas Party is on Monday 11th December. Miss Kingston has sent out details to all parents.

House Matches

Our Year 5 and 6 children will be taking part in their end of term House Matches on Monday 11th December, with house competitions in hockey and rugby that afternoon.

Music Notes from Mrs Hughes

Year 6 entered into the Christmas spirit when they sang at the County Cricket Ground last Friday performing at the Andrew Grant Christmas business lunch.  The children performed over 30 Christmas songs and carols to an audience of 200 business representatives and enjoyed the luncheon provided at the venue. Similarly, Year 5 children thoroughly enjoyed performing their Christmas songs at the Bilford Court Retirement Home Christmas lunch this week. We are all feeling very festive!

Instrumental lessons. If your child is interested in beginning instrumental lessons in January, please contact Mrs Hughes as soon as possible so that lessons and instruments can be allocated, and waiting lists can be avoided. Instrument Lesson Request Forms are available from the main office.

Year 4 Trumpets will be performing in assembly on Wednesday 13th December. Parents of children in class 4RC are invited to attend at 8:50a.m.

Children taking ABRSM exams in school on Wednesday 13th December should all have received notification of their exam time. Please ensure that Mrs Hughes has the piano accompaniment for any pieces where this is required. Rehearsal times are available on Monday and Wednesday after school. 

Holiday Activities

Parents are reminded that booking forms are available in the office and online via the website and App for our ‘Soccer with Santa’ football camp and our Holiday Club and Activity Camp, which all take place after term concludes. This year, we will be offering our clubs in January before term begins. All details are on the website.


We wish all children who will have birthdays over the next week a happy birthday. We remind parents that children are allowed to come into school in their home clothes on their birthday or the nearest school day. The children who will be celebrating before the next newsletter are: Harry Clay, Ellie Cartwright, Eleni Evriviades, Benjamin Adam and Lily Widmer.  


Past Weekly Newsletters

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

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May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

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December 2016

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