Newsletter 14th July 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Well done to our Year 1 children for their excellent capoeira performances to parents and carers. I always feel extremely proud seeing the children perform with such confidence and enjoyment.

Thank you for all your support with transition week where Year 2 children spent time at George White meeting their new teachers and spending time in their new classes. At Mousehold we had transition across the week, where our Year 1 and Reception children spent time meeting their new teachers in their new classrooms. Next years Reception children also joined us for stay and play sessions across the week. It was amazing to see how settled the children were and how much they enjoyed being in their new classes.

The Friends of Mousehold School

The Friends of Mousehold would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that came to the Summer Fayre. We are pleased to announce that we raised an amazing £978.81 which will be a great help in improving facilities at the school.

Change of opening times 2023/2024

Currently compulsory time spent in school at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is 30.85 hours per week and this will be increasing to 32.5 hours from September 2023 in line with government guidance.

This would mean the following opening times from September 2023:


Opening times:
Morning session: 8:40 – 11:45am
Afternoon session: 12:45 – 3:10pm

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 &2)

Opening times:

Morning session: 8:40 – 12:10am
Afternoon session: 1:10 – 3:10pm  

The gates will close at 8.50am from September 2023. If you arrive after this time, you will need to bring child to the office to sign them in. They will be marked as “Late” for the session.


As the weather warms up and summer holidays are on the horizon please look after each other.

Some simple things to remember:

  • Wear sunhats and wear sun-cream in hot weather, even if cloudy (The irony being that it is pouring down as I type!)
  • Wear helmets when riding a bike.
  • Remind your children to take care when crossing the road or walking along the path next to a busy road.
  • Wear seatbelts in cars.

Please see our website for all of our policies and more information about safeguarding

Please see our website for all of our policies and more information about safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr Tolson, Mr Smith, Miss Balachandre, Mrs Greenwood and Miss Wood.

These members of staff monitor and manage all safeguarding practices and ensure staff are supported and have the training they need. Please ask to see one of these adults if you are worried about the safety of a child at school.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child out of school hours then the number to ring is:

CADS – Children’s Advice and Duty Service – 0344 800 8020.

A message from our Mental Health Champions

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today…

Picking up the phone and making the time to have a conversation with a loved one,

A simple smile in the supermarket checkout queue to a parent who is looking overwhelmed.

Letting your child choose a game, and giving them your undivided attention,

Calling in on a friend who you know is finding daily life challenging,

An encouraging text to someone you care about,

A conversation at the bus stop with an elderly person,

Taking time to acknowledge the waitress who serves your table with a simple thank you.

There are many people in our world, who walk into each day wondering if anyone even notices them, you may feel like this yourself at times.

Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today… 

Diary for your Dates

Tuesday 11th July – Capoeira Performance for Yr1 parents to attend:
09:30 Swift, 10:15 Robin (Yr 1 only) and 11:00 Skylark.
Monday 17th July – Samba Performance – 09:15am, for parents to attend (Yr 2 only).

Thursday 20th July – Ugly Bug Ball Dress-Up for all children in Barn Owl, Raven, Robin, Skylark and Swift

Thursday 20th July – 09:15 – Year 2 Leavers Assembly – Year 2 parents welcome.
Friday 21st July – Last day of Summer Term.

Thank you for your continued support

Yours faithfully

Mr Ian Tolson

Head of School

Mousehold Infant and Nursery School is part of Inclusive Schools Trust