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29th April 2022

Welcome to the Summer term!

It is slowly starting to feel that we are returning to normal and the plans for the Summer term look more traditional.

We are busy preparing the children in year 2 and year 6 for their Standard Assessment Tests (SATs). This is the first time we will have done these in two years. If you have a child in those year groups, then please watch out for information from your year group teams. Similarly Year 1 children will be sitting their phonics tests in June and for the first time, Year 4 their times tables test.

We also are planning for trips, sports days, end of year events and of course the Queens Jubilee. So much to look forward to! 

We are hoping for a warm Summer and the sun to be shining. Can we please remind you that the children should now be in school uniform every day, unless it is a PE day or forest school. Of course they can wear their own clothes on their birthday too! 

Please do come and talk to us if you have any questions or queries. 

Emma Lake

Executive Head of the Orchard Schools Partnership  

Did You Know?

Our swimming pool holds 16,500 gallons or 75,000 litres of water!

Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe

The lead designated person for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Hangleton is Mags Newton. The deputy for safeguarding is Jenn Westwood.

They can be contacted on 01273 916213



City Parks Play Area Consultation 2022

Have your say on improving the play areas at: Woodingdean Central Play Area

Rottingdean Field Play Area

Whitehawk Way Play Area

Hollingdean Park Play Area

Woollards Field Play Area (Maggie’s Corner) Saltdean Oval Play Area

Knoll Park Play Area

We’d love to hear your views to help make the play areas accessible for all and shape its future for children and young people.

To have your say in our online consultation, visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/childrens-play-area-consultation

The consultation is open from 8 April to 27 May.


Please can we remind you that dogs are not permitted on the school site even if they are carried. Thank you for your co-operation.


Swimming lessons start next week from Tuesday 3rd May through to Friday 15th July for Years 2 – 6.

The Reception and Year 1 lessons will commence on the week beginning 6th June and will run for 3 weeks (more information to follow)

Swimming hats can be purchased via Parentpay and collected from the office.

Children’s Parade

We are once again taking part in the Children’s Parade on Saturday 7th May. Hangleton & Benfield will be walking as one and our flag number is 9 so if you are in Brighton look out for us and give us a wave!

Swimming Trials – Years 4, 5 & 6

We are holding swimming trials for the Brighton & Hove Swimming Gala on Wednesday 4th May. If your child is in years 4, 5 or 6 and would like to have a go they should bring their swimming kit and meet at the office at 12pm.

The swimming gala will take place at the Prince Regent swimming pool in Brighton on 5th July.

Brighton Festival Children’s Events

Brighton Festival is back in May with a fantastic programme of events for children and families. With musical events such as CBeebies’ Andy and the Odd Socks, and Groove into the Woods as well as a wide variety of events exploring the wonderful world of children’s and young adult literature, there’s something fun for everyone. 

Keen readers may recognise some of the authors and books in the Young Readers programme: Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, shares his new book Sticky McStickstick and author of How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell talks about her books and gives tips on becoming an author or illustrator. 

Brighton Festival runs Sat 7- Sun 29 May. You can find out more information and see the whole programme of events at brightonfestival.org

Brighton & Hove Schools Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 27th April we were very pleased to host the Brighton & Hove schools netball tournament.

It was a very enjoyable afternoon and Hangleton’s team did very well to reach the semi-finals.

Congratulations to Goldstone who were the overall winners.

Help and support during these difficult financial times.

Hangleton has always prided ourselves on being a community school and being aware of life outside of the school. 

As school life returns to normal, with school trips and activities, the school is very aware that the cost of living is rising and money for many is tight. 

The Hangleton Friends subsidise many trips and activities ensuring that we keep costs to a minimum, if however you are struggling financially and need support with contributing to any activity please contact the finance office to discuss available support. 

The school is always looking to support families especially during these difficult times and has access to good quality uniform and is able to confidentially provide information of other agencies that could offer support ( e.g food banks) 

If you would like to check if you are eligible for free school meals, please ring 01273 293497, who will carry out an instant check for you (all you require is your name and National Insurance number).

Absence from Learning (Holiday Requests)

Please remember that if you are considering taking your child out of school during term time you must complete an ‘Absence of Learning’ form (available from the office) at least two weeks in advance and attach any supporting documentation.

If the request is denied and your child is absent from school, the absence will be marked as unauthorised and any unauthorised absences for 2 school days or more will be referred to the Local Authority who may issue you with a Fixed Penalty Notice. The Fixed Penalty Notice is £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days rising to £120 per parent per child if paid between 21 and 28 days. If the Penalty Notice is unpaid, the Local Authority will consider taking legal proceedings against you.


Monday 2nd May                    -           May Day bank holiday school closed

Saturday 7th May                    -           Children’s Parade

Tuesday 17th May                   -           Year 3 trip to the River Ouse

Half Term Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

Monday 6th June                     -           Children return to school

Monday 20th June                   -           Class and Year 6 Leavers Photographs

Tuesday 5th July                       -           Brighton & Hove Swimming Gala

Wednesday 20th July               -           Last day of term

Thursday 21st July                   -           Inset Day school closed

School closed for Summer holidays





















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