Aviva Grants Voting – Please help the school get £2000 of funding for iPads and STEM Resources

Over the past few years the school has been successful in getting grants for various projects from the Aviva community fund – we have had 4 different grants in total worth £4000 awarded over 3 years for iPads, playground markings, playground stage and some new playground equipment (still to be purchased following the building work). The Parent Council and Friends of Stockbridge School are applying for a grant of £1000 each this year with one to fund new iPads and the other for STEM equipment.


Voting is easy, and takes only 2 minutes, or even less if you’ve previously voted and have an Aviva login. The links to the 2 different projects for voting are below, or within the Aviva Community fund site if you search for ‘Stockbridge’ you will find the 2 projects.

STEM for Stockbridge – https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2518

Stockbridge digital skills for life: New ipads – https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2684

Based on past experience we need over 100 people to vote (equivalent to 1000 votes) for each project to be successful so we need as many people as possible to vote, and all your friends and relatives can vote as well. Please help us by sharing the links to family and friends to help us secure this funding.

We will send out further reminders before voting closes in about 4 weeks and will also hand out flyers to remind people.

Your help and co-operation is much appreciated 🙂

Stockbridge Primary School

Stockbridge Counts – Number before & after


From Tuesday 23rd October to Friday 23rd November

What will this look like for my child?

Number before and number after within Early Level (Nursery and P1, but earlier or later for some)

  • Say the number after/before
  • in the range 1 to 10
  • then 1 to 20
  • then 1 to 30

Number before and number within First Level (P2, P3 & P4, but earlier or later for some)

  • Say the number before/after/between for numbers up to 1000
  • Say then number 10 before/after a given number
  • Say the number before/after in the times table (e.g. in the 3 times table, what is the number after 21?)

Number before and number within Second Level (P5, P6 & P7, but earlier or later for some)

  • Say the number before/after in the times table (e.g. what is 6 more than 42?)
  • Say the number a tenth more/less than (e.g. what is a tenth more than 6.2?)

Number before and number working towards Third Level (S1 – S3 but earlier or later for some)

  • Say the number before/after in a sequence (e.g. going up in tenths, what is the number after 4.15?)

Message from Ms Calder-Kelly

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that my last day as Headteacher of Stockbridge Primary will be Friday the 31st August. The Acting Headteacher of Hermitage Park has now been appointed to another school and as such this has speeded up my moving date.

Prior to the Summer, the decision was made by the recruitment panel (which includes 2 parent representatives from the Parent Council and council officials) to re-advertise my post. The post of Headteacher is currently out for advert for the second time and will close on the 26th August. It is hoped that the successful candidate will be in post around the October break.

Miss Kathryn Collier has been asked to take on the post of Acting Headteacher to fill the gap between my leaving and the new Headteacher taking up the post. Miss Collier knows the school extremely well and I could not think of safer hands to leave the school in. I am confident that Miss Collier will do a fantastic job!

Yours sincerely,

Faye Calder-Kelly


Welcome back – important messages

Dear Parent/Carer

We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school tomorrow.  The new classrooms are ready for action and looking fantastic!  I hope you are also impressed by the new landscaping around the classrooms.

The contractors have done a great job of getting the job finished on time for the new term but there are a few ‘finishing touches’ that you need to be aware of.

  • The grass has only just been laid and as such we are asking that the children to keep off the grass for the next week and a half.
  • You will also notice that the gate at the main entrance has not yet been reinstalled.  This will be completed this week and will be secured by a barrier in the mean time.
  • The soft surfacing around the fun fitness trail at the front of the school has had to be dug up for drainage work and a temporary safe surface is currently replacing this.  This is only a temporary solution and a new permanent soft surface will be laid as soon as possible.


Please see below for lining up positions for this academic year.  P1 and P2 children will not line up and will instead go straight into the classroom any time between 8.55 and 9am.

Class 18-19

Which classroom?

Where do they line up?


New classroom

Trial of soft start – children to come in between 8.55-9am and go straight into classroom


New classroom

Trial of soft start – children to come in between 8.55-9am and go straight into classroom


Current P1 classroom

Trial of soft start – children to come in between 8.55-9am and go straight into classroom


Current P3 classroom

Line up in the infant playground outside the old P1


Current P4 classroom

Line up in the infant playground outside the old P1


Current P2 classroom

Biggies playground


Current P4/5 classroom

Biggies playground


Current P2/3 classroom

Biggies playground


Current P6 classroom

By main entrance


Current P7 classroom

By main entrance

One more sleep to go!

Best wishes,

Faye Calder-Kelly


Message from Stockbridge Primary Events Team

Dear Parents and Carers,
We’re delighted to announce that our events and fundraising activities this school year have topped £10,500. This is an incredible total for a school of our size, and will be used to enrich the school experience for every child in the school.
In the attached graphic you can see where the money has been raised, and what the Parent Council has voted to spend it on.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in putting on our events – we simply couldn’t do it without the many parents and staff members who have offered a variety of skills and efforts.
Thanks also to all the pupils and families who’ve come along and made our events go with a swing, we hope you’ve had fun and look forward to doing it all again next year!
As always, we would be delighted to hear from any parent who’d like to get involved in helping with events, you can email us atstockbridgeprimaryevents@gmail.com
Have a great summer!
Stockbridge Primary Events Team


Fundraising Sun 24th June 2