Dear Parents

As always, we have been busy and here is some news about what has been happening in school and events to come:


Monday 9th November          J1 Yellow Forest School Trip 

Monday 16th November        Individual and Sibling School Photographs 

Thursday 19th November      Dr Monsen Evening Talk: Supporting Our Girls – to be confirmed

Friday 27th November           Christmas Plays 2:30 pm at Carisbrooke Hall

Tuesday 8th  December         Christmas Carol Concert 2 pm at St John’s Church


Christmas Plays DVD

After the success of last year, I have once again organised a film of the Christmas Plays and will send out an order form nearer the time. The cost of the DVD’s will be £17. 


Junior One keeping busy

Our new Junior Ones have settled in beautifully and we are beginning to discover their various personalities.   During this first half term, to complement their topic about the senses, Miss Hayward arranged for both a local nurse and a seeing-eye dog handler, complete with dog, to talk to the class. In addition, the Green Group have already enjoyed a Forest School trip with the Yellow Group’s visit coming up after the half term.

New Children in other forms

Well done to Sofia, Marcos, Daniela, Millie and Dasha, all new to the school this term, and who have all made an excellent beginning to the academic year,

Author Visit to Form One

As I write this e-news, Form One are hosting a visit from the children’s author Angela Fish (courtesy of an introduction from Ms Grachvogel) who is reading exerts from her recent book, Ben and the Spider Gate. This is clearly a great success!

Form Three Visit the Museum of London

Form Three enjoyed a very interesting and informative visit to the Museum of London, this was to support their project on the Romans. Miss Mayer was keen to report that the CHS children were the best behaved children in the museum.  We are very proud!

Former Pupils 

Form Six were delighted to welcome several familiar faces as former pupils took advantage of their extended half term to visit CHS: this included Ava Dance (Francis Holland) and Leila Khan (Queens Gate) followed by Ariella Michaels (Francis Holland) and Adina Tursyn (Putney High School). Lucy Reeve (Latymer Upper School) and Giulietta Hope (Queen’s College) have been in touch and hope to arrange a visit before the end of the term. We also had news of another former pupil now an actress, Jessye Romeo, who was in a recent production at the Unicorn Theatre as well as a visit from Aris Raissis, a well established Portrait and Figurative Artist. who attended CHS in the 1970s!

Busy Teachers

Its not only the children who have been busy. Three of the teachers who have taken on new roles this term attended professional development days: Miss Steel, our KS1 Science coordinator, has returned bubbling with ideas about developing the CHS science curriculum; Miss Rollins, IT & Computing Coordinator, has been enthusiastically guiding the rest of the teaching team through the IT curriculum and Miss Burke is making sure that we keep up to date with Safeguarding requirements.

On behalf of all CHS Staff & the Hampton Family we wish everyone a very happy half term.

Victoria Hampton

Assistant Principal