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20th July 2022


Last week, reports went out, the children found out which class they would be moving up to and met their new teachers and teaching assistants. We had sports days and the year 6 show. This week, families have met their child's new teacher, we have had a Kings and Queens day, a year 6 festival, graduation and Hangleton's Got Talent!! 

It has been fabulous to have things getting back to normal and to see so many parents in and around school again!


Sadly, at the end of this term we will not only be saying goodbye to our year six but also to some staff. 

After 33 years at Hangleton Mr Clark is retiring - we will be very sorry to see him go.

Mrs Stobbart is also leaving us to work with EMAS, to pursue a career she is extremely passionate about - I'm happy to say she will be a regular visitor!

Mr Horn is leaving to train to be a teacher- you never know he may be back with us someday!

Mrs Plummer and Mrs Kelly are moving within the federation to Benfield Primary and I am sure they will be back to visit. 


In September, Miss Cottingham will be joining our reception team as a new teacher.

The final two weeks are always important times to say goodbye to friends, teachers and teaching assistants and to celebrate the work and efforts that all the children have put in. But this year more so than ever, as we have transitioned back to normality!!  We could not have got through it without your continued support and understanding so a big thank you!!
Anna Keene

Year 2 moving into Year 3 - Lunches

Please note that children in Year 3 do not receive Universal Free School meals, the scheme which allows children in EYFS and KS1 to have a hot meal free of charge. This means that when your child moves into Year 3 there is a charge of £2.20 per meal. This is payable through ParentPay.

If you believe that your child may be eligible for Income Related Free School Meals please fill out the online form


or contact the School Meals Team on 01273 293497.

Children in Year 3 and above have the option of ordering a packed lunch. This also costs £2.20.

The KS2 menu can be found on our website.


Change to the School Day - September 2022

Just a reminder that from September 2022, the school day for ALL children will be 8.45am to 3.15pm.

Thank you

Our partnership of schools

We are really proud to be one of the only federations in the city - the partnership of Benfield Primary and Hangleton Primary – known as the Orchard Schools Partnership.  This partnership has grown since 2013 when I was first Executive Head teacher across both schools. Being in such a strong partnership of schools has allowed us to develop all staff.

We have Teaching Assistants who have become trained teachers and higher-level teaching assistants. We have teachers who we have developed to be experts, who share their expertise across the city and support staff.  Caretakers who have skills they can share across the schools, which save us money and time. We have expert music and French teachers, who work across both schools as well as an expert literacy teacher, who supports our special needs children. We have a leadership team who has developed and grown - graded outstanding in 2018 by OFSTED.

For the children, the relationship has allowed them to have a mini-bus that can be used to take them to sports events, often playing each other in a friendly when no other sporting events were possible. The children meet at the joint year 6 residential, where they make friends which they can carry forward to secondary school. So, the relationship between the schools allows each school to keep their own identity, whilst sharing the benefits of being in something bigger! 

From September, the governors at St Peters school have asked me to be Executive Head for initially one year. Some of our wider leadership team will be involved in supporting this work, but this will not involve Miss Keene. She will remain head of School at Hangleton and her and the schools focus will remain on your children. Your children will not be aware of this relationship for the time being. St Peters are keen to keep their own priorities and we know it takes time to build the kind of relationship enjoyed by our current schools. However, I am sure we will all learn from the work at St Peters. 

So, although I may not be as present at Hangleton in the Autumn, Miss Keene will remain your first port of call. 

Emma Lake

External Clubs in September

Please see below the staring dates and contact details for Swerve Soccer and SAMA Karate. These are clubs are run by external organisations using our premises. Please contact them directly for further information.

SAMA Karate starts again on Wednesday 7th September  https://www.samaportslade.co.uk/

Swerve Soccer restarts on Monday 12th September  https://www.swervesoccer.com/

Others to be confirmed in September.

Breakfast Club and After School Club

From September 2022, Breakfast Club will be open from 7.30am – 8.45am and After School Club will be open from 3.15pm – 5.40pm. This is due to the change in the school day.

There will also be a price increase. Breakfast Club will cost £3.75 (last increase 2019) and After School Club will cost £11 (last change 2016). There will no longer be a sibling


Bookings are open over the summer holidays.


        Thursday 21st July                   -           Inset Day school closed

School closed for Summer holidays. We wish you a lovely, relaxing summer

         Thursday 1st September          -           Inset Day school closed

         Friday 2nd September              -           Inset Day school closed

         Monday 5th September   -           Children return to school at 8.45am

         Tuesday 20th September         -           Year 6 Hindleap Information Meeting 6pm    (To be Confirmed)

          Mon 24th Oct – Fri 28th Oct     -           Half Term holiday

Monday 19th December 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023

Christmas Holidays

           Tuesday 3rd January 2023       -           INSET DAY

           Wednesday 4th January 2023 -           Children return to school at 8.45am





























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