Monkton Park Newsletter Tuesday 18th October 2023

End of Term 1

We are now closed for half term. School will re-open on Monday 30th October at 8.40am

Monkton Mole

One of the most prestigious awards at Monkton Park are our Monkton Mole awards. These celebrate excellence across the whole term. Congratulations to this term to:

Fieldmice: Lily-Faye

Rabbits: Bettie

Hedgehogs: Isaac

Otters: Eddie

Owls: Rytas

Squirrels: Isabella

Foxes: Aylah

Pine Martens: George

Badgers: Ivy-Rose

Headteacher: Eli


The hub (Bungalow) was officially opened on Friday by Barbara Hearn, our former governor. The renovation has taken two years and has been supported with a range of grants from Wiltshire Area Board, the National Lottery, Tesco, Garfield Weston, and donations from the Friends of Monkton Park School (FOMPS).

The hub offers a flexible space, including:

• Pupil group rooms and nurture room

• Community room for parent support

• Hire to local groups and classes

• Community meetings and events

The hub also features a defibrillator installed outside the building, which is available for use by all local residents.

Outdoor Day

On Friday the children spent the day (thankfully missing the rain) outdoors, taking part in lots of fun activities.

Class Assemblies

Our class assemblies will be starting after half term, they will take place on a Tuesday mornings at 9.05am. Family and friends are welcome, tea and coffee will be served after.

Rabbits - 14th November 2023

Badgers - 23rd January 2024

Pine Martens - 30th January 2024

Foxes - 5th March 2024

Otters - 12th March 2024

Hedgehogs - 19th March 2024

Squirrels - 30th April 2024

Owls - 11 June 2024

Fieldmice - 18th June 2024

FOMPS Christmas Cards

Last week your child brought home their Christmas Card Proofs. If you wish to order cards, wrapping paper etc, please follow the instructions on the card. All orders must be placed on the website and paid for by Wednesday 18th October. Deliveries will be made after half term.

Secondary School Applications

If your child is currently in year 6, you have until 31st October to apply for a secondary school place. Application can be made on online using the Wiltshire Council Website

Primary School Application

Applications for September 2024 primary school places must be made by 15th January 2024. Application can be made on online using the Wiltshire Council Website. If you would like to come and visit the school, please contact the office to make an appointment.


We have our FOMPS/DOMPS Working Party on Sunday 22nd October at 11:00, with pre-briefing on Friday 20th October. We are looking to tidy up the garage area next to the bungalow and make it more accessible so please do come along if you can spare some time or even if you just fancy a drink/social on the Friday night.

Let us know if you able to come on our sign-up sheet: https://volunteersignup.org/H9EHX

7th November – It’s DISCO TIME

We have an exciting new feature for our discos – our parent chill out zone in the bungalow. Wait in the warm with a hot drink and a chat while you’re waiting for your child instead of heading home.

KS1 5pm until 6pm

KS2 6.15pm until 7.15pm

£2.50 entry (please sign up on parent pay by 5th November) plus bring some extra pennies for sweets/snacks.

We also need support to run this so if you are available please sign up here https://volunteersignup.org/WACER

15th December – Christmas Fair

We want to make the Christmas Fair one to remember but in order to do that we need some Christmas Elves to help us organise the event. If you can spare a small amount of time now to make crafts or find raffle prizes, please get in touch. We need lots of Elves to make this an amazing event for everyone!!

Please sign up on the volunteer sheet here https://volunteersignup.org/RYQDC

Upcoming FOMPS Meetings. Everyone is welcome!

Monday 30th October 8.15pm at The Three Crowns

Tuesday 28th November 3.15pm at The Bungalow

Junior Dodge Ball

Parent Carer Group

ASD Club

Parenting Courses

TD Days

Friday 1st September 2023

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24