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Dear Parents,

I would like to start this week’s newsletter by sharing my appreciation for the amazing team that we have at Charlton-on-Otmoor Primary School. During the past week, the staff in school have gone over and beyond to support the children. Their commitment and dedication to the school is outstanding and we are very lucky to have them.

For many families, the past few weeks have been extremely challenging. Fortunately, in most cases, the effects of testing positive from COVID have lasted no more than a few days and it has been lovely to see children returning to school feeling so much better. As a school, we will be in regular contact with all families who are self-isolating and continue to send you work for your children to do. However, we completely understand that trying to support your children whilst working is an incredibly difficult task and will offer all we can to support you.

It has been brought to my attention that several families have raised questions on the playground regarding the events from the past week. Communication, is a vital ingredient in the success of any school, and it is really important that you feel empowered and confident to speak to either myself or the school office should you have any questions.

Over the next few weeks, we will be reviewing our school newsletter and looking at how we can enhance communication with our families. Mrs Brandon will be sending out a survey for you to complete about our weekly newsletter, I would appreciate it if you can spend five minutes to complete this and respond by next Friday so we can start to make positive changes.

Have a great weekend

Mr Griffin


Key Dates for your diary


Cake sale on Monday 14th February outside after school

Break the rules day Friday the 18th February


Rags to riches collection on the 1st of March
Mother's Day celebration Friday 25th March (TBC)


Dress down day in exchange for a chocolate donation that can then be used at the Easter fete the following week - Friday 1st April (TBC)

PTA to organise a mini Easter Fete and celebration on the 8th April after school, to include teas/coffee and cake, easter egg hunt in the grounds, raffle, children’s games, decorate an egg and make an easter bonnet, chocolate tombola


Sports Day - Friday 8th July 1-3PM


Contact Number for CAST club

If you are running late for any reason then please can you call the CAST club leaders mobile:

07916 308266.


Message from the Governors

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the staff at school for their hard work and dedication during such a challenging week. We wish everyone who is currently off with covid a speedy recovery.

COVID-19- Latest Government update can be found here:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (

If you have any questions regarding the guidance, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the school and we will go through this with you. If your child does have to self-isolate, the school will provide home learning for them for the duration of this time.

Charlton-on-Otmoor C of E Primary School

Fencott Road,





Contact Information

Tel: 01865 331 239


Statutory Info

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