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Newsletter - Issue 1 - 08.09.17



Issue 1 – 8th September 2017

School news

Welcome back to everyone, our students have told us all about their summer holidays and everyone has returned to school keen to learn!

Please can I remind you to call the school office if your child is absent due to illness or attending an appointment.


We have six new students this term –

Sam Griffiths joins Pluto,

Ibrahim Salem joins Neptune

Anna-Kay Morgan, Isa Ahmed and Yasmin Maimouni  join Saturn, and

Naser Atassi joins Mars.

We welcome them to Parayhouse and look forward to working with them and their families.


We also have two new members of staff –

Miss. Katia Spidaleri, who joins Neptune as their new speech and language therapist.

Miss Shanaya Castillo – Shanaya is a psychology student on placement from Brunel University, she is with us until December.


It has been the summer of ‘Parayhouse babies’

Mrs. Hawkins [SLT Mars] gave birth to a son, Oliver, brother for Emily.

We also had news from two ex Parayhouse staff –Ms. Jenny Gaskin [Teacher] and Charlie Sullivan [LSA/PE Teacher] had a baby boy called Oscar, a brother for Archie.

Lastly, Ms. Jodie Davies [SLT] gave birth to her first child, a daughter, as yet unnamed.



Our Head Boy and Head Girl were announced at the end of last term

Head Boy –Ellis Zoppola

Head Girl – Helen Trieu

I am sure they will both take their responsibilities very seriously.


Our examination results came out in August and Parayhouse students did really well!

Qualification Results

GCSE Maths: 1 x Grade G; 1 x Grade U

Entry Level Art: 1 x Level 1; 1 x Level 3

Entry Level P.E: 3 x Level 3; 2 x Level 2; 1 x Level 1

Entry Level Food Studies: 1 x Level 3; 1 x Level 2; 1 x Level 1

Entry Level Maths: 3 x Level 2; 2 x Level 1

Entry Level English: 2 x Level 2

Functional Skills Maths: 5 x Level 2

Functional Skill English: 6 x Level 2: 1 x Level 1



Week beginning 11th September we will be on week 2 of the lunch menu.  [new menu attached]. 

Lunches cost £3.15per day, this can be paid daily, weekly or termly.  If you wish to pay by online banking please call and we will let you have our banking details.

Also attached a Free School Meals entitlement letter.  Please complete and return if your child is eligible for FSM.



Assemblies take place every Friday at 2.40pm. Parents, family and friends are welcome to join us but please arrive in plenty of time as everyone attends and the office is unmanned.


Friday 15th September   – Yom Kippur Assembly

Friday 22nd September   – Jeans 4 Genes Day Assembly

Friday 29th September   – General Assembly

Friday 6th October   – General Assembly

Friday 13th October   – General Assembly

Friday 20th October   – Careers Day Assembly

Friday 27th October   – Half term

Friday 3rd November – General Assembly

Friday 10th November - Remembrance Sunday Assembly

Friday 17th November – Children in Need Assembly

Friday 24th November – Staff Inset – school closed

December 1st December – Pluto Assembly

Friday 8th December – General Assembly

Friday 15th December – Christmas Assembly


Every class will have a swimming module during the academic year – our lessons take place at the Bank of England Sports Centre, Roehampton.  We have two instructors and of course our own staff who bravely join in!


Pluto – Wednesday 13th September – Wednesday 11thOctober

Neptune – Wednesday 1st November – Wednesday 13th December

Saturn – Wednesday 10th January – Wednesday 7th February

Jupiter – Wednesday 21st February – Wednesday 28th March

Mars – Wednesday 18th April – Wednesday 23rd May


Please remember to send your child in with their swimming costume, towel and liquid shower gel.



95% and above is our target!

The national target is 96.4%
















w/b 4/9/17
















  • Lunch menu
  • Free school meals entitlement letter
  • Annual consent for 2017-18 [except new students]
  • Student information sheet 2017-18 [please complete and return asap – except new students]
  • Dates 2017-18


    DIARY DATES 2017

    Changes and additions will be highlighted


    Mon 4th – Tues 5th – Staff Inset

    Wed 6th – Students return to school for the Autumn term 2017

    Fri 15th – Makaton Beginners workshop for Parents/new staff

    Tues 19th – Visitors morning



    Mon 2nd – Saturn to Kensington Palace

    Tues 3rd – Neptune to Kensington Palace

    Thur 5th – Kennet West visit for interested parents

    Thur 12 – Fri 13th – Staff attending the NASS conference

    Thur 12th – Under 13 and under 16 Panathlon Football event

    Mon 16th – SSF Cast workshop

    Tues 17th – Visitors morning

    Mon 23rd – Fri 27th – HALF TERM



    Tues 14th – Visitors morning

    Thur 23rd – SSF performance at the Shaw Theatre

    Fri 24th – Staff Inset – school closed



    Mon 4th – Rehearsals start for Christmas Show

    Tues 12th - Christmas Show – performances at 10.30am and 6pm

    Thur 14th – Christmas party 4-6pm

    Wed 20th – School ends for Students and Staff