St Cecilia's News

St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School - May 19

Almost half term...

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are enjoying the Summer term, it is certainly progressing at a pace, this half term is almost over, we close this Friday for the summer half term at our usual time.

Autumn Half Term

I was reminded this morning of an issue which may affect you in the Autumn term, the Sutton October half term holiday is not the same as neighbouring education authorities. Our half term is from Monday 21 to Friday 25th October 2019. You may find that flights and other travel will be cheaper as it appears many authorities have chosen the following week for their holiday - best to book quickly before word gets out!

You can find our holiday dates for the next year here.

May is the Month of Mary and in school we have been saying the rosary at lunchtimes and remembering to say the Hail Mary in our daily prayers. We will have a Crowning of Our Lady's statue this Thursday in a special assembly.

We would be grateful for small donations of flowers which could be brought up to the altar as part of the ceremony. All donated flowers will be taken to the Hospice after the ceremony.

Best wishes for the half term holiday,

Vince Burke

Head Teacher

Sports Day News - there's a form to complete - please check your email

Sports Day (for years 1-6) is under a month away now, Thursday 13th June. As last year, we will be enjoying the facilities at David Weir Sports Centre, Sports day will commence at 9am. and is scheduled to finish at 3pm.

We have taken on board all the tremendously positive feedback from last year - so on the whole the day will run in a very similar format.

A Google Form was sent to the main registered parent for each child at 5pm. on Tuesday 21st May. Thank you to those who have already responded.

We need to know:

  • your child's travel arrangements
  • whether or not they require a seat on a school bus to/from the Sports Centre
  • if the receive a school lunch, their packed lunch request

We are sending the form to the nominated contact for each family, it just needs to be returned once and we would like it by Tuesday 4 June. Please make sure to complete the form and remember that seats on the coaches are limited. if you are the nominated contact and you have not recevied the form, please check your spam inbox. For queries please contact

Breakfast and After School Clubs

Now that we have moved our after school club to the hall we have been able to expand our provision and accept more pupils. We've also been able to invest in some new equipment and provide a much better space for the children.

If you would like to consider either after school club or breakfast club please get in touch with Mrs Dellafera at


Our ArtShow will take place on Wednesday 10 July, the doors will open just after school and continue through to early evening. We will send through more details closer to the event but please keep the date free for now. We hope that every child will have a few art pieces in the gallery, either individual, small group or whole class.

School Development

We are busy at the moment realigning our curriculum for September, ensuring that we make as many links as possible so that we can help the children to make more links across subject areas in their learning. We are also making the most of our most recent additions to the curriculum planning process - with new published curriculums in English (The Literacy Tree) and Science (Hamilton Science.)

Our school reorganisation and budget setting process which is currently ongoing has delayed our deployment of Pupil Asset Assessment and the publication of the app for parents.

We are currently agreeing our report format with Pupil Asset and we hope that our end of year reports will be published via the app towards the end of term. We will publish details of the App after the May half term once we are a little further along the road with our testing programme.

Many thanks for your support with handwriting at home, it is so important that children shape their letters correctly and write legibly. A recent learning walk has shown much improvement in handwriting, please keep up the focus at home.

Y3 and Tate Britain

As you may have seen in the media, in September A New Direction (in partnership with Tate and Artangel), launched the Tate Year 3 Project with Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist, Steve McQueen. We are joining with Y3 classes from across London to take part in the largest group portrait ever made.

This unique programme will provide an epic picture of our city’s pupils and our rich civic diversity, whilst allowing London’s seven to eight-year-olds to explore their hopes and futures, resulting in a 6-month exhibition in the prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain. It has been described as one of the 'most compelling artworks of our time'.

We are pleased to be taking part, photographers will be here on 9 July, Year 3 parents have been asked to sign a consent form in order for their child to participate.

SATs Completed

Well done to Year 6 for all their hard work and efforts in the recent national assessments - SATs. The children really applied themselves well to their tests, it was great to see them each morning for breakfast! thanks to all our Y6 parents for your support with the process. Fingers crossed for good results. We will share the results with parents on Wednesday 10 July.

Dates for Your Diary

Sports Day (Years 1-6)

Thursday 13 June - David Weir Sports Centre

First Holy Communion Mass with Bishop Paul

Thursday 20 June at 9am.

Wednesday 10 July.

Summer Parents Teacher Meetings

Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th July from 3.30pm. (invites will be sent nearer the time)

PTA Summer Fair

Saturday 6th July

End of Year Mass

Friday 19 July at 0915 on the field. At this Mass we say goodbye to another lovely school year and say a special goodbye to Year 6 pupils.

Clapping Out Ceremony for Year 6 and End of Year

Friday 19 July at 11.30am, school day ends at 12 Midday.

St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School

London Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9DL