Good afternoon

We hope this email finds you all well after what has been a very eventful week at number 47!

I’m sure that some of you have been wondering what exactly triggered the evacuation on Wednesday.  This was as a result of our electricity cutting out in the local area which triggered all our alarms, including the fire alarm.  The children were moved to the Carrisbrook Hall briefly whilst the team ascertained the situation.  In this instance we received notification from the UKPN that there was a localised power outage that was unlikely to be resolved for a number of hours.  Given that this was over the lunch period, the school was becoming increasingly chilly and dark, and the decision to send the children home calmly was made.  We would like to thank the parents who supported the school evacuation and the whole community for working together to resolve the situation.

A large plate of donuts were sent to our friends at the Victory Service Club, to thank them for facilitating us.  Whilst they are our named emergency venue, it is always nice to know that the process works when tested!


UNICEF assembly

We had a joyous assembly to celebrate ‘International Mother Language Day’ lead virtually by our wonderful EFL support, Ms Antolleni Lemos, with forty seven out of seventy five pupils speaking more than one language.   This was certainly a topical subject followed with a questionnaire that really engaged our children’s thinking.


Next week

Form Five will be sitting their Kensington Park School exams and we wish them the very best of luck.


Half Term – early booking needed

During half term, The Globe Theatre have their family festival, ‘Telling Tales’, where you can experience Shakespeare’s plays together, with plenty of exciting options, whether you’re visiting us in person or joining online.  Please see the below link for more information, thank you to Mimi’s mother for sharing this:


Artwork of the week

Congratulations go to Maia, from Form Three, for her completed William Morris tile pattern making artwork.  Beautiful colours Maia!

Gold Stars this week    


Junior One: Sami for showing great enthusiasm when writing

Form One: Sofia for a super dinosaur number poem

Form Two: James for a great first try at joined up writing

Form Three: Charlie for putting in so much effort into learning his times tables

Form Four: Aurelia for her poem about Spring

Form Five: Estella for writing an excellent balanced discussion

Form Six: Amira for her scintillating handwriting


Local protest to note:

An anti-vaccination and COVID restriction protest day is planned to take place across the country on 22 January. Prior protests on this theme have taken place relatively peacefully, although several recent anti-vaccination protests have featured violent clashes between protesters and police.   The protest commences at Portland Place at 1pm and is set to end at Hyde Park. The route confirmed by police will be:
Portland Place > Regent Street > Piccadilly > Trafalgar Square > Whitehall > Parliament Square > Birdcage Walk > Constitution Hill > Hyde Park.

Expected numbers are broadly estimated at this stage to be between 3,000-5,000 people. A proportionate policing plan is in place.

The Marble Arch Street Team is on duty Monday – Saturday from 8am-10pm and can be reached on 07825 750777 / 07852 566122. Remember, in an emergency or if a crime is in progress, please dial 999.

Many thanks,

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,