Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi


In this historic time of change, we sincerely hope this brings a better future and greater support of front line services, including our amazing schools! We would like to congratulate a former governor and parent of our school, Sarah Sackman, for being elected as an MP for her constituency.

The children enjoyed the excitement of our school elections! Well done to all the candidates and parties for their canvassing efforts, and particular congratulations go to the winning party, G.E.M.S. Enjoy admiring some of the posters below!

Summer Fair

Thank you so much to PiP and our whole school community for a wonderful summer fair! It was so inspiring to see our budding Y6 entrepreneurs share their ideas and raise money for the school so creatively! The fair raised £2,896.83 which is over £600 more than last year. This will continue to support our whole school arts projects and opportunities for the children to be enthused by working with specialists.

Summer Reading Challenge

This starts tomorrow – Saturday 6th July, so sign up now by:

See email sent home today or click here for further details.

Staffing for September 2024

Reception Ms See, Mrs McQueen & Ms Ricketts
Y1Mrs Bern (2 days); Miss Jeong (3 days), Mrs Kabir & Ms Hunter
Y2Ms Wainer, Mrs Hough, Ms Ghalem
Y3Mr Martisius, Ms Hall, Ms Clayton & another TA to be confirmed
Y4Ms Doades, Ms Bergin & Mrs Gashi
Y5Ms Hall & Mrs Martin
Y6Ms Sun & another TA to be confirmed

Daily Supported Reading video goes live!

Watch our new Daily Supported Reading (DSR) video, starring some of our very own Year 1 readers and staff team. DSR is a key stage one reading programme that we have been successfully running for the past few years in school. It runs alongside our phonics programme, supporting our children to become independent, motivated readers and exposing them to at least 70 real books over the course of the programme! The video was created as part of our role as a DSR Hub school in London and was shown at this summer’s national DSR forum to share our practice with other schools.

Camden Schools Arts Biennale

Camden Schools Art Biennale hosted by Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, in partnership with Camden Council and Camden Learning, is coming to Granary Square, King’s Cross from from 11th to 17th July at the Lethaby Gallery in Central Saint Martins. Visitors can explore hundreds of artworks by Camden school children in an exhibition which showcases art developed by every school.

Alongside the exhibition, a free events programme will be on offer, with a range of activities developed with families, young people, and art teachers in mind. Here is a taste of some of our children’s super art work:

Key dates for your diaries:

  • Julius Caesar performances: Infants: Monday 15th July 2.30pm and Tuesday 16th July 10.00am Y3 & Y4: Tuesday 16th at 2:30pm and Thursday 18th July 10.00am Y5 & Y6: Thursday 18th July 2.30pm and 6.00pm. Ticket sales will be from Monday 8th July.
  • Sports Day: Friday 19th July at Parliament Hill Sports Field
  • Club Sign- Ups Tuesday 16th July 6pm (club offer letter coming soon)

Christian Vision

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, by encouraging one another.

Many of the saints we learn about come from wealthy backgrounds and often make mistakes which, in turn, drives them in wanting to do something good with their lives. This is how it was for Columba, a man whose names means ‘dove’ – this being a sign for peace, and for God, and the Holy Spirit too.

Columba could have become king in Ireland, but chose instead to give up all his riches and become a priest and a monk. He travelled all over Ireland teaching people about God and building churches. Unfortunately an error in judgement (starting a war over a dispute about a book) led to a battle in which many died. Having realised the error of his ways, Columba set sail for the island of Iona, and there built a new monastery. He promised God that he would tell 3,000 people about Jesus, as a way of saying sorry for all the people who had been killed because of his temper.

St Columba is important for us today because he shows us that even holy people like saints didn’t always start life as good people. Columba copied someone else’s work, then lost his temper when the king criticised his behaviour. But he also knew when he was wrong and tried really hard to say sorry and put things right, and with God’s help he was able to become a good man. It took Columba a long time to live up to his name – ‘dove’.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Induction of Our New Parish Priest

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council of St Silas and Holy Trinity Kentish Town invite you to:

A Solemn Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit with the Institution by the Bishop of Fulham and Induction by the Archdeacon of Hampstead of THE REVEREND PHILIP PETER CORBETT as Vicar on: Monday 8th July at 7pm at St Silas Church, St Silas Place, London NW5 3QP RSVP to:

Secondary Transfer 2025 – A Date for your Diary

We will be holding a Meet the Parents event on Tuesday September 17th at 6pm. If you are thinking about where to send your child for secondary, this is an invaluable opportunity to ask questions from a friendly panel of families at our local state secondary schools. You can ask whatever you want and also chat to panellists afterwards. There’s been a lot of change in Camden in the last year – just as there may be within the independent school sector – and this is your chance to get up-to-date information rather than relying on gossip. Schools represented will be Acland Burghley, Camden School for Girls, Haverstock, Parliament Hill and William Ellis. Parents from all year groups are welcome, as are older children. You can find our more about Meet the Parents at

Our LabTech Sponsors

Please click here for a link to the Camden Market Events.

We are delighted to have a new partner onboard this year: LabTech. Through their Community Grants Programme, LabTech support a wide range of local initiatives to improve our neighbourhood and enhance Camden residents’ quality of life. LabTech’s funding is helping to financially support the 2024 Shakespeare Project, Julius Caesar. LabTech is a local organisation in the heart of Camden Market; find out more about LabTech by clicking the link below. 

Attendance and Punctuality

We achieved 96% attendance this week. A particular well done to Year 4 for achieving 100% attendance!

Attendance Bears

Infants: Y1 with 95.9% Juniors: Y3 with 97%

Early Birds

Infants: Reception Juniors: Y6

Free Counselling Service for Parents

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with many years of experience working with UK schools to improve children’s wellbeing and behaviour. The charity also supports parents and families and has a wealth of practical tips and advice on many areas of parenting, all of which can be accessed online, including: dealing with changes and endings; building resilience; separation anxiety; de-escalation techniques; positive body image; friendship issues; perfectionism; sleep; gaming habits; and many more. Click on the link here to access and explore the support

We highly recommend the free counselling service for parents through Camden. You can find out more and register your interest via this leaflet.

New Emotional Wellbeing Website for Young People and Families

A new NHS website, packed with emotional wellbeing and mental health information and resources, has been launched to help young people and families, as well as professionals working with them, to navigate support options.

NCL Waiting Room was produced with the help and input of young people, families and professionals. It aims to be a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on specialist mental health services, community groups, emotional wellbeing and self-care resources.

It allows young people and their parents or carers to search for, filter and share resources based on their needs and preferences.

NCL Waiting Room will continue to grow and develop, so watch this space for more details. You can visit the website here and try out the Support Hub resource navigation feature here.

If you have any feedback on the website, you can do this on the relevant pages of the site, or email

Camden Music Service

From Y1 onwards, you can sign your child up to learn an instrument in school. For more information and to download the Camden Music Service application form, please click here.

Other Community Initiatives

Camden Library Activities
We highly recommend these. Click here for the catalogue.

Term dates for 2023 – 2024

First day of autumn term Wednesday 6th September
Half termMonday 23rd – Friday 27th October
INSET DAYMonday 30th October
Last day of autumn term Friday 22nd December
INSET DAYMonday 8th January 2024
First day of spring termTuesday 9th January
Half termMonday 12th – Friday 16th February
Last day of spring termThursday 28th March
First day of summer termMonday 15th April
Half termMonday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
INSET DAYMonday 3rd June
Last day of summer termWednesday 24th July