Thank you Mums and Dads!

November 16, 2018

What a lovely parent body we have … not only are you all warm and friendly, but you have wonderful memories! As Mr Jones and I cycled/rowed in the Pre-Prep & Nursery playground this morning, we watched parent after parent arrive with children dressed in spots, carrying money for Children in Need, bottles of wine, […]

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Spotty Children at Copthorne!

Children at Copthorne are supporting “Children in Need” today by making a donation to the charity in return for not wearing school uniform – but having as many spots as possible! We have also celebrated “Anti-Bullying week” with special Assemblies and workshops. Year 2 have been to Pizza Express; Year 8 have enjoyed exams; Year […]

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Remembrance Concert

November 15, 2018

What a fantastic performance from the Senior and Junior Choirs at a Remembrance Concert given by Ardingly Choral Society. The children performed a Remembrance piece composed by Robert Hammersley with the adult choir and a full orchestra before singing four pieces by themselves. The pieces included The Lord is my Shepherd and Fields of Gold […]

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Anti-Bullying Week

November 9, 2018

As part of National Anti-Bullying Week (which is next week) pupils at Copthorne will be having an assembly about Bullying – and what it means and how to deal with it. As well as reinforcing the true definition of ‘bullying’ and Copthorne’s zero tolerance to it. Pupils in Reception to Year 6 will also be […]

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A special Day of Remembrance

On this special day of Remembrance, when we recall all members of the Copthorne community who lost their lives in the first World War 100 years ago, we read out the names of the fallen, including one new name discovered only 2 days ago. Robert Paterson left Birkenhead School as a School Prefect and Head […]

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Half Term Sports Report

October 20, 2018

As we reach the midway point of my first term as Director of Sport I wanted to highlight some of the successes that your children and the department have already achieved. As a school we have played 118 fixtures including football, netball, hockey, swimming and cross country. Every single pupil in Years 3 to 8 […]

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Calling All Writers!

I have three signed copies of ‘Into The White’ by Joanna Grochowicz, who recently visited our school, (for Years 3 – 8), and a copy of ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ by Joe Todd-Stanton (for Year 2). In order to get your hands on one of these books, all you have to do is write […]

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A typical week for Year 6

October 6, 2018

A typical Year 6 week starts with a fifteen minute registration followed by chapel where Mr Jones or an invited guest talk to the school. This week Mr Jones talked about the importance of being kind to each other especially when we communicate with one another. Year 6 enjoy a wide curriculum including DT and […]

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