Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre The Christmas Fayre raised approximately £2500 for the school this year and was enjoyed by all who attended. A huge thank you goes to all Miss Stone, school staff, and The Friends of Alfriston for hosting a fabulous event for our school community. One of our pupils has written a piece to share her fun-filled memory of the fayre… “On Friday it was a very fun day. In the morning was my Christmas Bazaar and there were so many things to buy. There was a lucky dip, I love the lucky dip, because you don’t know what you…

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch A festive feast for the whole school provided by our caterers, Thomas Franks. A huge thank you to Mr Clawson, Mrs Child and catering staff from Thomas Franks who cooked and served the food to everyone. Another thank you to Mrs Rigby for organising the whole event and making Christmas lunch magical from start to finish!

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V&A Trip

V&A Trip Mrs Blackburn has been working in collaboration with the V&A museum in London, to help create more inclusive workshops as a part of their offering. A result of this meant that 8 pupils took part in a pilot trial of the new V&A SEND education program. The first session was in school where the staff met the pupils and did some work on Japanese designs. The second part was a visit to the V&A where the pupils looked round the Japanese section of the museum and designed windmills and plates. The session finished with them experiencing a sensory…

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Whole School Trip

Whole School Trip In September the whole school went on a trip to Brighton. The pupils visited the Sea Life Centre and loved viewing all the different types of sea life whilst learning about the conservation efforts organisations go to, to protect their habitats. Afterwards, we pitched up on the beach to enjoy an ice-cream in the sunshine and even have a little paddle in the sea! It was lovely to see the girls bonding and creating memories together that will stay with them throughout their time with us.

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A Message from Mrs Male

A Message from Mrs Male Dear parents, Welcome to the final newsletter of the year.  We have enjoyed many events and activities, and have been pleased to be able to welcome you into the school to share some of these with us.  I was delighted to see so many of you attend our annual prizegiving, and very proud to be able to celebrate some of the many achievements made by our girls. One of our highlights was Sports Daywhen the girls competed in a wide range of sporting events, and we even had a bit of competition for which parent…

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Rewards Trips

Rewards Trips On Thursday 20th July, the whole school took part in a variety of school trips and activities to say a huge well done for all their hard work this year. They had zorbing activities out on the school field with the PE department, a trip to Kidzania in London, another group visited the Science Museum in South Kensington, a trip to the spooky Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe, a local walk to Bekonscot Model Railway, a trip to Thomley Park and the final group had splashy fun at Coral Reef in Bracknell! Kidzania was a world of excitement…

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Staffing Updates for September

Staffing Updates for September At the end of this term we have some staff changes for the new academic year. Miss Evans who has worked with us as a School Support Assistant for 2 years, covering forest school, PE and dance is leaving us to pursue her career in law. We would like to wish her well with her new ventures. Miss Kerr, our Wellbeing Assistant, University Placement student will be leaving us to continue with her studies back at university. She has been a great support to the pupils over the last year and we wish her well with…

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Goldsmiths Awards

Goldsmiths Awards Alfriston School reached the finals in the Goldsmiths Community Engagement Awards this year and were the first Special School to enter and reach the final. The awards were set up to recognise students’ sustained commitment to voluntary work within their local communities. The judges said “the commitment of Alfriston students was exemplary – particularly the way your daughter contributed to the presentation on behalf of the rest of the school, showing “passion and thoughtfulness”. ” A small group represented the school in the final in London and were up against 8 other groups. You can read more about the…

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Sports Day

Sports Day 12th July 2023 brought another fantastic sports day extravaganza where pupils from all year groups got to show off their sporting prowess! Track and field events, archery, table cricket, trampolining and cycling ensured that there was something for everyone! The atmosphere was electric and competition was fierce. Some pupils were rewarded for their fantastic level of performance on the day and others were recognized for effort applied!

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Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera A group of 25 young people from Alfriston School embarked on a remarkable journey to Garsington Opera on Wednesday 12th July. Following a workshop with the opera group a few months ago, the students were treated to a captivating performance of “The Bartered Bride” and a workshop in the interval. With anticipation in the air, the students were immersed in the mesmerizing show, enjoying brilliant views of the performance. For some, it was their first theatre or opera experience, proving to be a life-changing moment. Expressing gratitude, one student said, “Thank you so much to the school and the…

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