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Site updates
As announced in our letter sent to parents last week, our school will open in the  Bromley Council Education Development Centre (EDC) next to Princes Plain Primary School, Church Lane, Bromley BR2 8LD. This will enable us to make sure that children can learn in a great environment while a permanent site is prepared for us for September 2015. You can find the letter
here.

This morning, we visited our school site and I was able to take a couple of pictures. Click
here to see them. Our site has spacious classrooms which will be ready very quickly, a large hall (which can be used for lunch and indoor PE lessons), and three large outdoor spaces (a big playground for Year 1 and Year 2, a large play and learning area for Reception, and even a nature area which all our children will be able to use). There is also an extra area which I would like to turn into a garden (for children to grow plants and vegetables)!

Next week, we will start ordering our furniture and equipment. Our ICT requirements are also being discussed next week.


Information meeting
Saturday 14th June, 14:00-15:30
Bromley URC Church, 20 Widmore Road, BR1 1RY

If you haven't registered yet, you can do so by clicking here.

Staffing updates
Read more about our growing team here. I have now included short biographies.
Lana, Claire, and Layla will be able to join us at our meeting on Saturday 14th June.


Length of the school day and wrap-around care
As many will know, the children's learning day will be from 08:30 to 15:30, with breakfast and after-school clubs available to help working families. In fact, I have a meeting next week with the STEP Academy Trust after-school club providers to discuss logistics and will share updates with you as soon as possible.

School dates (including holiday dates)
We are currently discussing school dates (including our exact start date and our holiday dates) with the Department for Education and I will be able to confirm these very soon. As we are starting with a new team, we will need a few days in September to induct our teachers and support staff, which means that we might start a few days later than other local school. It is something which successful Free Schools have done in the past, and we are keen to do likewise.

Uniform updates
We have now finalised our uniform design! We have provisionally put a date in the diary for families to get their children measured. I need to check with the uniform suppliers to see if they are free and also check with Bromley URC Church to see if a room is available. I'll confirm very shortly. Pictures (and, hopefully, samples) will be available on 14th June.

Provisional date: Wednesday 25th June (time TBC)

Amicalement,

Sebastien
 
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