Sports Day Postponement

Dear Parents and Carers,

It appears the weather is not on our side. The forecast for the next few days is poor and the amount of rain is increasing each time I look at the forecast.

A significant difficulty is that even if it is not fully raining on sports day, the ground itself will be cold and damp from the recent rain, making it all unpleasant and potentially unsafe. Further, sports day on a damp, cold day isn’t really enjoyable for anyone.

Therefore, we have made the decision to postpone sports day to Friday 12th July. The arrangements will stay the same, just the date change.

We hope that the advanced notice will help any rearrangements that need to be made.

Please note a hot dinner will now be available on Friday 14th.  The choices are Thai Beef Red Curry or Cheese &  Tomato Pasta.

We apologise for the change and appreciate your understanding.

Kind regards

Charles Applegate

Head Teacher


St Marks Wildlife After School Club

The St Marks Wildlife After School Club has had a busy springtime, discovering minibeasts, creating nesting rings and feeders for the birds, using natural materials such as sticks to make stick-people and lanterns and undertook a woodworking challenge to create a hibernation box for a hedgehog, spanning several weeks. The children persevered screwing in every single screw themselves and choose a wonderful quiet spot on the school site to place the box ready for autumn. The After School Club aims to give the children an opportunity to learn and discover about wildlife on their doorstep, spending as much time as possible outside exploring. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Outdoor Leader, Kate Barrett, has really enjoyed running the After School Club along with volunteers and is looking forward to a busy summer programme!