This weeks news 15th January 2021

In an effort to encourage testing for both those with, and without symptoms of COVID-19, Rochford Council have provided information regarding to test centres available in the district. 


This link is where you will find all the latest, up to date information,

Our local School Sports Partnership have offered a range of different After School Clubs that any of the children from Grove Wood Primary School can attend. The clubs are free and via. Zoom.

 Club Links: Should your child wish to try a new sport, below are links to local sporting clubs.

Rayleigh Boys FC - Contact the following people if interested in playing. Website:

5 to 8 years old: Brian Mitchell 01268 770139

9 years and above: Gary Fisher 07931 335151

Rayleigh Girls FC:  Contact the following person if interested in playing. Website:

Girls (all age groups): Paul Mitchell 07973 130390

Academy Soccer FC - Website: (All the information I could find)

Rayleigh Lawn Tennis Club - Webiste: Phone number: 01268 775245

Southend United Community - Email: Club Phone Number: 01702 341351 (contact to find out about sessions available)

Little Musketeers Fencing Club - (information about holiday clubs)

ABC Futsal - Website:  Phone number: 07903674220
Southend and Benfleet Hockey. Website:

Remote learning day – Monday 4th January

On Monday 4th January, school will be closed to pupils and the children will be able to access learning online though Google Classroom. In addition teachers will schedule Zoom calls with the children to provide face to face contact. In line with Local Authority advice, schools are being encouraged to work remotely on this day to assess the level of potential staff and pupil absences following the closure period in order that provision can be effectively put in place.


We have two members of staff who will be leaving us this term. Miss Reid will be leaving Year 6 to begin her maternity leave; we wish her all the very best and look forward to hearing her exciting news next term. The second member of staff who will be leaving us is Marina Holl who is our assistant school cook. Marina has worked at the school for 28 years and has seen a lot of changes over that time. We are all going to really miss her sense of fun, enthusiasm and energy. Always ready with a cheery word or an encouraging comment, she has been a fabulous member of our team and we all wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement. We will look forward to welcoming her back for a proper Grove Wood send off when circumstances allow.

Stanley has been practising the piano, yesterday he did a short performance for 2JC and Mr Green. He worked hard practising all by himself and gave a note perfect performance when he played. Stanley well done to you.  We are very proud of you.


3rd September - Amended collection arrangements

7th September - Breakfast and Afterschool Club from 140920

8th September - Child showing symptoms of COVID-19 

14th September - Year 2 letter to parents google classroom

14th September - Entire school reading letter 2020-21

14th September -  When children should be kept off school

17th September - Roald Dahl day Year 3

18th September - Year 4 Homework Letter

18th September - Number Facts Award Letter to Parents

22nd September - Grovewood consent invitation letter primary school flu 2020

1st October - Contingency Education letter 2020-21

1st October - Year 2 reading letter October

1st October - Instagram letter

7th October - COVID -  whole School Community

7th October - COVID - YR 3 Letter for direct and Proximity Contacts

11th October - Face Masks Please

15th October - Prospective Parents Video Letter

16th October - Children's University Letter to Parents

16th October - Letter Home and Sign Up Slip Children's university

23rd October - Autumn Half Term Letter.

2nd November - Clarification of collection drop off and collection times

9th November - Reception - Parent Teacher Consultations 2020.

7th December - COVID whole School Community

7th December - Year 2 - Letter for direct and Proximity Contacts

7th November - Dragon day letter year 1

8th December - COVID - Year 2 Return date

8th December -  COVID update

10th December - Covid-19 - Last Week of Term

13th December - Covid-19 Update

13th December - Covid whole School Community

14th December - Covid - Year 6 - Letter for direct and Proximity Contacts

15th December - Reception Nativity

18th December - End of Term Letter 



31st December - COVID-19 - Critical Workers-Vulnerable

3rd January 2021 - COVID-19 - Critical Workers - Follow Up

3rd January - Open Letter to parents from Essex Local Authority:

4th January -  letter to parents of critical workers arrival and collection

6th January - Letter to Parents and Carers from Essex County Council

7th January - Covid-19 - Remote Learning Provision.

14th January - Letter to parents expectations online learning.

Grove Wood Primary School

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