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All letters can also be found below. 


Autumn Term 2018 - Letters

Summer Term 2018 - letters

26th June 2018 - Letter for families of children going to Harlow Act. Centre

20th June 2018 - Kind invitation from Southend Mosque to all families

19th June 2018 - Information for September 2018 Reception Class Families

19th June 2018 - Letter for Year 1 Families - Project, Flowers & Insects

18th June 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

18th June 2018 - Letter for Class 6B families - Swimming

15th June 2018 - Letter for Year 4 families - Layer Marney Tower

13th June 2018 - Letter for Year 3 families - project, Rainforests

12th June 2018 - Letter for Year 3 families - Natural History Museum

11th June 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

31st May 2018 - Letter for Year 2 families - Adventure Island

29th May 2018 - Letter to all parents - changes to the school day.

23rd May 2018 - Letter for Class 6B families - Swimming info and groups.

21st May 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

14th May 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

14th May 2018 - Letter for all families - Changes to the school day.

8th May 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

8th May 2018 - Letter for Class 5H families - Swimming

8th May 2018 - Letter for Year 6 families - Harlow Outdoor Act. Centre              (For children not attending a secondary school transition day.)

8th May 2018 - Letter for Year 1 families - Toy project

4th May 2018 - Summer Term Diary Dates

3rd May 2018 - Letter for Year 0 families - visit to the woods.

2nd May 2018 - Letter for Class 0S - Forest School

26th April 2018 - Letter for Year 3 families - trip to Nat. Hist. Museum

25th April 2018 - Letter for Year 4 families - trip to the beach

23rd April 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

16th April 2018 - Letter for Year 1 families - production details

16th April 2018 - Weekly Newsletter

13th April 2018 - Letter from Miss Brook to all families. 


Autumn Term 2018 - Texts/Emails

Wednesday 17th October, 2018 Text/Emails as follows. Dear Parents/Carers, Please note that staff will not intervene in disputes over the trading of cards or the loss of cards at school. If your child is collecting cards and is likely to get upset if a card is lost, or if they make a trade they later regret, then please encourage your child not to bring their cards to school. Thank you.

Thursday 11th October 2018, Text/Emails as follows. Dear Parents/Carers, Please don't forget that today is the deadline for returning flu consent forms and photo orders.
Thank you.

Monday 8th October 2018, Text/Emails as follows.  For parents of Year 6 children previous due to swim this week. Your child is scheduled to go swimming w/c Mon 12th November. This date has been rescheduled from this week, as some children will be away camping and would therefore have missed their lessons. Apologies for any confusion - your child will be swimming w/c Mon 12th November. Thank you.

Friday 5th October 2018, Text/Emails as follows Dear Parents/Carers, Consent forms for the flu vaccination are being sent home with the children today, if you haven't already received one. The deadline for returning both the orders for school photos and for the flu vaccination consent forms is THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER. Thank you.

Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Text/Emails as follows Dear Parents/Carers,If you didn't receive the proof for your child's photo today, they will be sent home tomorrow.Thank you. 

Monday 1st October 2018, Text/Emails as follows 

Dear Parents/Carers, School uniform is now back in stock - it will be on sale in the Finance Office every morning from 8.00am-8.40am. Thank you.


Dear Parents/Carers, Coffee morning in the cardboard classroom has been moved to Thursday 4th this week. Thank you.


Please see below information regarding Learn to Ride lessons being run by Southend Borough Council


Tuesday 23 October 2018 &

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Belfairs Academy, Leigh on Sea

Suitable for ages 4 years of age upwards

1:1 sessions with an accredited instructor for 45 minutes 

With own bike £25  With hire bike £30

For further details and to book a session go to www.cyclesouthend.co.uk

For queries: 01702 215595


Thursday 27th September 2018, Text/Email as followsDear Parents/Carers, Don't forget that the children will be having their individual and sibling photos taken on Tuesday 2nd October. If you would like a photo of your child with non-Westborough siblings, please email or call me (gofford@westborough.southend.sch.uk/ ext 132), if you haven't already done so. Photos with non-Westborough siblings will take place between 8.00am-8.30am in the Lubel Hall. 

Westborough siblings will automatically have their photo taken, so there is no need to make a separate request in this instance.  Many thanks.


Thursday 27th September, 2018 - Text/Email as followsDear Parents/Carers, Please don't forget it's our special Harvest Festival assembly tomorrow. Any donations of non-perishable food you can make would be gratefully received. We are splitting donations between Harp and the Southend Food Bank.The Southend Food Bank have specifically requested donations of the following items: tinned fish, tinned custard or rice pudding, tinned potatoes and instant mash, tinned vegetables and long-life juice and squash. The children should take their donations into class with them. Thank you in advance for your support.











Summer Term 2018 - Texts/Emails

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers 
There will be mini-performances by each year band between 2-3pm at the Summer Fayre on Saturday. There is no expectation that your child has to attend but it would be lovely if as many children as possible could be there: The timings are:
Nursery/Year 0    2.10pm
Year 1                  2.15pm
Year 2                  2.20pm
Year 3                  2.25pm
Year 4                  2.30pm
Year 5                  2.35pm
Year 6                  2.40pm
All timings are approximate. Thank you.

Monday 25th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, As the forecast is for very hot and sunny weather all week, please ensure your child is wearing sun cream and that you supply a hat and a drink for them on their sports day. Although we are taking drinks to the park for the children, we are asking that you also supply an additional drink for them while it is so hot. Thank you.

Monday 25th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, We hope you are looking forward to our sports days this week. Please remember that the children must come back to school after their sports day - you will not be able to take them home from the park. The children will leave school at the usual times - either 1.35pm from the Leafy Gate, or 3.15pm after clubs. Thank you

Thursday 21st June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers 
Miss Smith will be selling tomato plants from Gardening Club for £1 each by the Cardboard Classroom at 3.15pm today. Thank you.

Tuesday 19th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parent/Carer, 
Westborough won the Group 4 KS2 Borough Sports today, which means we are promoted to Group 3 next year. Mr Funa reports that the children gave it their all. This is a massive achievement for the children and we congratulate them all. Well done everyone. We are all very proud of you.
The Westborough Staff

Tuesday 19th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows  Dear Parents/Carers 
Please see below information regarding Bikeability courses running during the 6 week holidays. You can book on the attached link. Thank you.


  •  Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards
  •  1:1 tuition with an accredited instructor
  •  £25 with own bike or £30 with hire bike
  •  Monday 30 July 2018 to Wednesday 2 August 2018
  •  Sessions at 09:15  10:15  11:15  13:15  14:15
     Suitable for children aged between 7 – 10 years who can ride a bike but wish to improve their skills
  •  Monday 30 July 2018 13:00 – 15:30
  •  £20 with own bike £25 with hire bike
    Booking is essential via www.cyclesouthend.co.uk 

Monday 18th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, We are busy preparing for the Westborough Summer Fayre on Saturday 30th June. We would be very grateful for any donations for the Tombola - unwanted gifts, sweets and other goodies - please send them our way! We also still have tables available to hire on the day at just £10. Thank you.

Friday 15th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers   Swimming lessons for your child have been scheduled on the following dates, to make up for those missed due to the snow days: Thurs 5th July, Fri 6th July & Mon 9th July. Unless you have already paid, the lessons will cost £5 each (a total of £15). You may be entitled to help towards the cost of lessons. As usual, we will be leaving school at promptly at 7.45am
Your child should bring to school that week:-*  swimming costume/swimming trunks
 towel, clearly named
*  swimming hat (can be purchased from school £2 each)
Please place these items in a suitable bag.  (A stout carrier bag is quite adequate).Please note - there must be NO jewellery worn at all for swimming.
Thank you.

Monday 11th June, 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, Please don't forget that class photos are being taken this Thursday 14th June, so we would like everyone to look their best for their Kodak moment! Thank you.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Text/Email as follows Dear Parents/Carers, We have had a number of potentially dangerous incidents take place outside the school while parents are parking to either drop off or collect children. Can we remind you that there is to be NO parking on the zigzag lines outside the school. If necessary, please park in an adjoining street and walk your child into school. Parking on the zigzag lines could result in a child being injured, or worse. Thank you.

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Text/Email as follows 
Dear Parents/Carers, If you are interested in the Tuneful Tuesday music event happening at Westborough on Tuesday 29th May, you can book a place on the link below. Unfortunately, we will not be able to admit children who have not pre-booked. Thanks.

Tuesday 15th May 2018 - Text/Email as follows 
Dear Parents/Carers, Essex Police are providing us with a regular infographic for activity in the Southend District - please see attached.Kind regards. Essex Police, Infographic

Thursday 10th May 2018 - Text/Email as follows
Dear Parents/Carers, We hope the children are looking forward to the Royal Wedding Party next Friday 18th May. The children are welcome to wear outfits in red, white and/or blue and are also welcome to wear princess/prince outfits if they wish! We would be very grateful if the children could also bring in some party food on the day - we will be providing sandwiches and drinks. Thank you.

Friday 27th April, 2018 - Text/Email as follows.
Dear Parents/Carers,If your child is in the school orchestra, please note that the date for the summer concert has been moved to Thursday 14th June. Thank you.

Thursday 26th April, 2018 = Text/Email as follows. 
Dear Parents/Carers, Please be aware that 2 teens on bikes, wearing St Thomas More uniform, attempted to steal a scooter from an 8-year-old boy on Shakespeare Avenue this week. If your child walks home alone, please warn them to be alert. The full story is on this link to the Echo website: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/16184273.Teen_boys_threaten_to_stab_child_for_scooter/  Thank you.

Tuesday 24th April, 2018 - Text/Email as follows. 
Dear Parents/Carers, We have a number of unclaimed pairs of glasses at Front Office. If your child is missing a pair of glasses, please come and take a look through our collection! Thanks.

Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Text/Email as follows. 
Dear Parents/Carers, Please be advised that the Lollipop Lady will not be on duty after clubs this afternoon. Thank you.