The Scoop Week 12th September 2023

The start of the academic year is always full of notices and new information, we have really tried our best to ensure that we are not bombarding you with emails and text messages which we know can add to the stress of re-establishing your home routines. However, sometimes things don’t go quite as planned. The setup of ‘My Child at School’ is one of those things. This platform allows you to view and update our information system with important details about your child and in time we will be able to use it to share other information with you. We sent sign in details out during the holiday but didn’t realise that the links expired after four hours! As we cannot extend the expiry on the links we will resend them again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. If you have already registered you do not need to register again, just ignore the email.

In unrelated news, I’m delighted to announce that Mrs Walker gave birth to her daughter on Friday, we hope you will join us in welcoming Ella Grace Walker into the world!

Here are this week’s notices.

Mobile Phones& Smart Watches:

Please remember that pupils are not allowed any phones or watches that have Wi-Fi or cellular capacity. If you have given permission for your child to walk home and they need a mobile phone it must be kept in the school office. Smart watches with browsing, texting or calling capacity must also be kept in the school office.

Parent Vs Staff Football Match:

On Tuesday, 19th September we have our inaugural Parent Vs. Staff Football match. Kick off will be at 3:45pm. All are welcome. If you are interested in playing, please sign up in the school office (or by mailing the school office).

SEND Quiz:

Thursday, 19th October we will host our first ever SEND quiz night. We plan to raise money to put in place a purpose-built sensory room. More details can be found here.

Bike Market:

On Friday 29thSeptember, we have a bike market. If you have old, unwanted bikes you can bring them in at the start of the day and the bikes will be repaired and serviced. At the end of the day, there will be a bike sale of refurbished bikes at affordable prices. You can see more information here.


We have a number of fundraising events coming up and are on the look out for any parents whose employer match funds. If that’s you and you would be happy to be involved in some fundraising, please get in touch.

Southwark Cycle Sessions:

Free learn-to-cycle sessions. Head to Burgess Park on Saturdays in September to learn to ride safely with qualified instructors and get confident on quieter roads. It's free of charge and bikes are available to borrow. It's all part of our Streets for People programme. Sign up here.

Southwark Family Pottery Course:

Learn a new skill and enjoy being creative together on a five-week pottery course on Mondays in Peckham. The course is free but there is a £5 charge for materials. Sign up here.

Dyslexia Fair:

Bell House in Dulwich Village have a free Dyslexia Fair on September 30th. Details can be found here.

South London Girls Football Academy:

Lyndhurst is home to the South London Girls Football Academy and as part of our partnership with them all of our pupils receive a 10%discount on places. Take a look at their flyer for more details.

Inline Skating:

Lyndhurst also hosts Inline skate lessons which offers an excellent opportunity for children to embrace the outdoors, stay active and interact with other skaters. If you're a parent seeking an engaging activity that fosters both fitness and social interaction for your child, we invite you to explore our skate club. 'Pay-As-You-Skate' payment option For more info and to book please visit


That’s it for now, please make sure that you look at the key dates which include details of coffee mornings and class assemblies for this half term, which we have relaunched.

Key Dates:

Wed 13th Sep – Yr 6 School Journey Meetings(5:45pm)  & Yr 6 Secondary Meetings(6:15pm)

Tue 19th Sep- Staff Vs Parent Football match

Fri 22nd Sep- Coffee Morning Phonics

Fri 29th Sep- FOL first meeting (9am)

Fri 29th Sep- Bike Market

Starting 2nd Oct- Black History Month starts(focus: Contribution of Black Women)

Thur 5th Oct – Jamakespeare Performance 3:45pm

Fri 6th Oct- National Poetry Day

Fri 6th Oct- Coffee Morning – Curriculum

Tue 10th Oct- World Mental Health Day

Wed 11th & Thur 12th Oct- Parent Meetings & Yr. 5 1:1 Secondary Meetings

Fri 13th Oct- FOL meeting AGM

W/C 16th Oct- Religious Rotations (Sukkot, Navaratri & St. Francis Day)

Fri 20th October – Yarra Class Assembly (10amstart)

Thur 19th SEND Quiz Night

Fri 20th Oct Coffee Morning- SEND & Mental Health

Fri 20th Oct – Last day of half term.