E:News - 9 November 2018

Dear Parents


Working with Marble Arch London (https://marble-arch.london) Mrs Hampton is actively trying to improve the safety for our families within the Edgware Road area,  This includes extending the time for pedestrians crossing the roads and clear signage being added to the junctions on Seymour Street and Stanhope Place.  To this end Transport for London have a number of proposals for new pedestrian crossings, improved junction and a introduction of a 20 mph speed limit.  There are several upcoming events organised by Marble Arch London where interested parents can meet the Tfl team and discuss the proposals.  Any parents who feel they can support Mrs Hampton in her endeavours are asked add their voice by visiting the link below to view the plans and provide your feedback:




Form Six are delighted to have Ms Grunewald back in school after a period of convalescence and they have all enjoyed being back together for English!


Many of our pupils are visiting senior schools currently and we have had very positive feedback from those who visited Francis Holland North, Queen’s Gate, Highgate, Kensington Park and South Hampstead, amongst others.  We are also looking forward to our CHS Parent tour of Kensington Park School (Forms 3-5) at the end of the month in line with the priority pathway that exists between our two schools.  This will include the parents of boys, our first coeducational cohort, who have opted to take the 11+ and remain at CHS until Form 6.


Please do remember that individual and sibling photographs will be taken on Monday morning (12th) in time for possible Christmas gifts for grandparents, etc.


We are thrilled with the uptake of the children’s personalised Christmas cards.  The order deadline has now passed and so unfortunately we can no longer accept any late orders.


The positive response to the digital online booking programme for Parent Meetings has been excellent.  For those few parents who have yet to make an appointment, please do so at the earliest opportunity as very few time slots remain available.


This term we were lucky enough to have a former pupil, Miss Sadh, rejoin CHS as a work experience volunteer to gain a better understanding of a career in teaching.  During the 8-week period that she spent in school, she has made herself very useful throughout the year groups, supporting our Junior One pupils in their first weeks, enjoying the creativity that Mrs Rogers has brought to Form One and, more recently, observing and working in the senior classes.  On behalf of all members of staff, we would like to extend a big thank you and good luck to Miss Sadh for a career in education.  We cannot think of a person more suited to becoming a teacher and we look forward to remaining in contact over the years to come.



Wishing you all a very happy weekend.


The CHS Team

E:News - 2 November 2018

Dear Parents


After a thoroughly busy and productive first six weeks of the Autumn Term, our pupils returned refreshed and raring to go for the second part of the term.


A huge thank you to the parents from Junior One and Form One who raised an impressive £150 for MacMillan Cancer Support at our annual coffee and cake sale.  Some delicious treats were shared and it was an opportunity for our parents to meet one another and watch a delightful video of our Junior One children in action.  Beneficiaries of left over cakes went to our friends at the Victory Services Club and the local homeless.


The children were abuzz with anticipation about our newly formed School Council.  The Councilors, who were democratically chosen by their classmates from each form (Junior One to Form Six), met for the first time on Thursday to vote for a Committee Chairman and Scribe.  In today’s Good Works Assembly, each member of the Council was awarded a badge to wear with pride over the coming months.  We look forward to receiving their ideas and suggestions in due course.


Ms Carroll was very pleased with the results of the children’s Christmas cards as we hope parents are as well.  Please do send in your order form and payment to the office as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


We are very grateful to those parents who found the recent memorandum regarding the school uniform informative.  We do appreciate that with the colder weather fleece hats, along with the school scarf and gloves, may be needed for extra warmth.  Please do ensure that a spare hat is kept in school along with the 3-in-1 coats for Park time.


We were thrilled to have visits from past pupils, Natalia and Leah.  Natalia is thriving at South Hampstead High and she shared her knowledge of moving into senior school with our current Form Six.  Mrs Hampton was very happy to hear that Natalia has kept up her wonderful achievements in music and is part of her school’s Chamber Choir.  Since starting in September at Godolphin & Latimer, Leah has already received an accolade for the best rocket design in Physics and won both the 50m breast stroke and free style races when representing her school at the U12 London Swim League gala.


With the nasal flu vaccination programme scheduled for Friday next week, please do ensure that all paperwork has been returned to school in time for your son/daughter to be included.


Early notice for haircuts, etc, as individual and sibling photographs will take place on Monday, 12 November.


You will have seen from the Calendar sent to you earlier in the week that Parent Meetings are scheduled for Monday, 19th and Tuesday, 20th November.  We are rolling out a new online booking system where you will be able to choose a time for yourselves to meet with your child’s form teacher.  The link will be sent to you next week.  Please note that on these days there will be no Drama Club or Art Club after school.



The CHS Team