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Upcoming Events at Great Horwood School


Please note: any changes or additions that have been made since the last update are in red.

Last updated 17th June 2024


June 2024



20th-21st June Hawthorns Camp out

Hawthorns class will be camping out overnight on the school field. Mrs Debruin will send out further details. If you have any queries please email Mrs Debruin on the class email:



25th June Vision Screening for Reception Class

The school nursing team will be in school conducting vision screening for all the children in the Reception class.


28th June - End of year reports and new class teacher letters.

The end of year reports and new class teacher letters will be sent home electronically on this day. Please look out for them in your email inbox.


July 2024


1st-9th July - Book fair

The Book Fair is only going to be held once a year now and that will always be in the Summer term. All books will be on a 3-4-2 offer where the cheapest book is free, all commission raised goes towards new books for the school.

I will send out more details in the next week, hopefully you can all come along and support the event.

For more information contact Mrs Frankum in the school office.


2nd-4th July Transition mornings 

On these days the children will move up to their new classrooms and teachers. They will spend the mornings getting to know the teachers and staff who will be working with them and also the children who will be in their class. We will also be joined by any new children coming to the school in September. The children still need to come into school wearing their school uniform as usual and walk into school as they do now.


3rd July - New Parents Meetings for Reception, KS1 and KS2 6.00pm

We will be holding 'new' parent meetings for all those who wish to come and find out what to expect as your child transitions to Reception, KS1 or KS2. We would love to see all parents of children going into Reception to come to a meeting with Mrs Holland (even if you have been in our Nursery). You may bring your children if you need to as they can attend with you. For all children moving to a new class with a new teacher this will be an opportunity to visit your child's classroom and informally meet the staff member.


4th July - Election Day at Great Horwood School

The children will be voting for their end of year House event that will take place on Friday 19th July. More details to follow.


5th July Quidditch Tournament day 

Please ensure that all children have their PE kits and trainers in school on this day for this exciting event. We are all going to be learning how to play Quidditch and taking part in some tournaments. This event is fully funded by the sports grant and so there is no additional cost to parents.


10th July - Stay and Play sessions for Nursery and Reception 10am-12.00pm

These is an additional play & stay session for those new to Great Horwood Nursery and Reception. Parents are asked to stay with their children for this morning.


12th July - World Vison Charity Day

The MAD council has organised a coin donation drive for this cause. Pupils can come to school wearing 'world' colours (brown, green, blue, white) and are asked to bring in as many coins as possible. The money raised will be used to buy a goat or goats for families in need. Each goat costs £23 - Gift a goat | Charity gifts | World Vision UK


18th July Year 6 leavers assembly 10.00-11.00am

Year 6 parents and carers are welcome to join us as we celebrate the Year 6 leavers and their time at Great Horwood School.


19th July - End of year 'House' events as voted for by the children.

Details of events will follow once we have had our Election Polling day on 4th July.


22nd July End of year service St James Church 9.15am 

You are all very welcome to join us for our end of year service as we come to the end of anther busy school year.


22nd July 2.00pm water splash afternoon

Children may bring in a water soaker for this event. You may also want to send then in with a spare pair of shorts and T shirt and a towel. Please be prepared that your children may come home wet. 


23rd July school closes at 1.30pm No After school club.

School transport will collect the children at 1.30pm on this day. 


September 2024


3rd September INSET day - School closed to pupils


4th School opens at 8.35am lessons start prompt at 8.45am (Complimentary Tea's and Coffee's being served by the PTFA.)


17th September - Whole School trip to the Science Discovery Centre Oxford


21st September - Saturday morning 10.00am-12.00pm Helping Hands Morning


26th September - 1.30pm Grand Opening of the 'Seeds of Hope' Project



27th September INSET day

6th January 2025 INSET day

2nd May 2025 INSET day

6th June 2025 INSET day