Open Mornings 2019-20

Open Mornings for prospective new parents are held at 9.30 am on the dates below. Open Mornings are led by the Head or Deputy Head Teacher and last for approximately one hour. Book through the school office on

2019 Open Mornings

  • Tuesday 1st October
  • Wednesday 30th October
  • Tuesday 5th November
  • Wednesday 20th November
  • Tuesday 3rd December

2020 Open Mornings

  • Wednesday 8th January
  • Tuesday 3rd March
  • Tuesday 23rd June


We are delighted to now be able to share with you the full Ofsted report following the inspection of the School and nursery classes on 24th and 25th September 2019. I am sure that you will join me in feeling very proud of the exceptional staff team and our fantastic children.

The inspection was a full section 5 inspection which meant that all aspects of the school were looked at in detail and the inspection took place under the new framework which looks for strengths to be systemic and embedded.

The school was graded outstanding in all areas – click here to read the report

The report will be added to Ofsted website on 29th October following our half term break

Thank you for all your ongoing support

Year Six Leavers Assembly

Charles Dickens Primary said a fond farewell to the children of Year Six this morning in an emotional assembly attended by the whole school. The children hosted the assembly themselves, delivering kind words about one another with the confidence and charm we have come to expect from such a wonderful cohort of children. The school is deeply proud of you all for so many reasons. We wish you all the best in the future and hope you will come and visit us soon!

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French Day!

This year for French Day, the children explored the world of “pays Francophones”, countries throughout the world where French is an official language and culturally significant. We can find such countries on nearly every continent.

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From reception to year 2, the children are learned about the continents of the world, traditional songs from Francophone countries, a typical recipe from DR Congo and geographical features, as well as animals in DR Congo.

In year 3 and 4, children took part in workshops, exploring Francophone countries and their specificities (capital city, currency, geography, typical food). Children also learned about each country’s flag, using their knowledge of French colours. Children also explored the world of “Sapeurs”, which stands for “the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People”. They are a group of people who turn the art of dressing into a cultural statement. We designed our own sapeur outfit and described them in French.
Children discussed why it’s important to learn languages and what benefits this brings to your life, in this workshop we explored breaking codes and learning about French onomatopoeias, it’s was very exciting!
Finally, in our Francophonie workshop, we explored the continents of the world and found francophone countries in each continent.

In year 5 and 6, children did 4 workshops as well. They learned about idiomatic expressions from Francophone countries, working on the vocabulary and matching these expressions up with English ones.

Children are also learned about Famous Belgian people, Magritte, Helene Dutrieu, Hergé and Rubens. The children read the French biographies of these four people and illustrating their life on a comic strip page!
Finally, children also took part in a Francophonie workshop, learning about the continents of the world and finding francophone countries in each continent, as well as practising our French colours to describe the flags of each country.

Miss Lucille

Summer Fair!

A massive thank you to all the parents, carers, teachers and children who came to the school’s Summer Fair last Friday. With the huge variety of stalls, games, and glitter stations, not to mention the wonderful snacks, drinks and cakes, those who came were spoiled for choice. A huge thank you to those that gave up their time to help raise money for the school. In the end you helped raise an incredible £4,500! Well done to Ms. Gemmell and Ms. Kaloo for organising the event so brilliantly.

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