The Westborough School

Letters on Line

Look here to find copies of letters, emails and texts sent out to parents.  

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Short messages are sent via the School Gateway App.

Letters are sent home via email. 

Please check your junk box if you have not received any letters. A paper copy will be held next to the front desk for those families who do not have internet access.

All letters can also be found below. 


Autumn Term 2020 - Text/Emails 


16th November 2020 - Email to all families Dear Parents/Carers, Mega Camps are excited to announce they will be running their Christmas Camp this December. Christmas Camps will be running on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th December for all children aged 4 - 14. 

They will once again be implementing a COVID safe environment in line with the government and Ofsted guidelines to give children, parents, and staff the best experience possible.  
Full details on the attached flyer, or you can visit their website at

11th November 2020 - Email to all families - Dear Parents/Carers, Following on from the announcement in last week's news letter, please don't forget that the children will have a non-uniform day this Friday, 13th November. We are asking for a £1 donation per child and all money raised will go to Children in Need.  Staff will have collection buckets at the gates at drop-off and collection times on the day.  The children in Reception are having a Witches & Wizards spooky theme for their non-uniform day, in line with their current project.  Please don't forget to check the school newsletter for all the latest news and events at Westborough.

The newsletter is also available on the school website ( or you can collect a copy from front office.

Thank you.


4th November 2020 - Email to all families - Dear Parent/Carer, After a query received today, I would just like to clarify: 

Due to GDPR (Data Protection) we would only inform you of positive cases of Covid-19, if they had a direct impact on staff, you or your child. This is in line with government guidelines and track and trace procedures.  Kind regards,   Miss Brook

4th November 2020 - Email to Year 3 families Dear Parents/Carers, As part of our new topic, "Back to the Future", year 3 are going to be focusing on fashion from the past, present and future. We will be holding a fashion show next Monday, 9th November, and it would be lovely if the children could come to school dressed in an outfit of their choice. It could be a historical outfit, a futuristic outfit or just their favourite outfit. We hope to take some lovely photos to put on Tapestry for you all to enjoy. Thank you for your continued support. Year 3 Team


3rd November 2020 - Email to all families  Dear Parents/Carers,  The deadline for returning the Flu Immunisation Consent Form is Tuesday 10th November
The Immunisation Team are asking that, where possible, you complete the form online (copies below again). 
If you are having problems completing the form online, please collect a copy from front office. Thank you.

Westborough electronic consent invitation letter

PDF Immunisation consent Letter


3rd November 2020 - Email to all families from Southend BC. Dear Parents/Carers, Please find below a consultation letter from Southend Borough Council regarding the below proposed changes to local schools:

  • reduce the admission limit for Chalkwell Hall Infant School
  • change the priority order for Heycroft Primary School
  • keep the current policies for Barons Court Primary School and Nursery, Chalkwell Hall Junior School, Earls Hall Primary School, Edwards Hall Primary School, Fairways Primary school, Leigh North Street and West Leigh Infant School

You can give your feedback using the contact details given in the letter. Thank you.

Consultation letter from Southend Borough Council

2nd November 2020 - Email to all families - back to school tomorrow!  Dear Parents/Carers, We're looking forward to seeing the children back at school tomorrow.

Just a couple of quick reminders: Drop-off is now between 8.20am-8.30am. 
Please ensure that you are wearing a mask when you drop-off/pick up your children. 
Please note that only one person at a time will be allowed in front office and, again, please ensure you are wearing a mask. 
Children in Group A will be having a hot school meal (week 1 on the menu), Group B will be having a meal in a bag.

See you tomorrow!


2nd November 2020 - Email to all families from South East Essex Immunisation Team - Dear Parent,   Your child’s annual flu vaccination is now due. We are introducing electronic consent forms this year to make it more convenient for parents to consent for their child’s vaccine.

Please find attached a letter containing the secure link to complete your child’s form. The letter also includes the link to additional information about the vaccine.

If you would prefer to complete a paper form please contact us on 01702 482830   Alternatively a small number of paper consent forms are available from your school office.

Yours sincerely. South East Essex Immunisation Team, Essex Partnership University Trust- Immunisation Service.

Westborough electronic consent invitation letter

PDF Immunisation consent Letter


20th October 2020 - Email to all families - BBC info   Dear Parents/Carers, The BBC has launched a great new parenting page with lots of tips and advice on helping your child develop and reach their potential - why not sit down with a cuppa and have a browse!


19th October 2020 - Email to all families - staff training.  Dear Parents/Carers, Please note that there is a staff training day on Monday 2nd November, following on straight after half-term. The means the children will be returning to school after half-term on Tuesday 3rd November. Thank you.


12th October 2020 - Email to yr 1-6 families - Half term Bikeability sessions   - 
Half term Bikeability sessions


29th September 2020 - Email to all families   Dear Parents/Carer, We will be holding a virtual Harvest Festival for the whole school on Thursday 8th October.  This year we are supporting the Southend Foodbank with their Puds, Peas campaign. The attached poster explains the campaign.   Normally, the children would bring contributions to the hall for the Harvest Festival table. This year we are asking the children to bring their donations into school next week and they can be quarantined in the classroom before Southend Foodbank collect them.   Thank you for helping us with this worthy cause.   Kind regards,  Miss Brook


25th September 2020 - Email to all families Dear Parents/Carers, Please find attached a flyer for Mega Camps during the half-term holiday. Thank you.


23rd September 2020 - Email to all families. Dear Parent/Carer, Please find a letter from Superintendent Moore of Essex Police. Kind regards, Miss Brook

Letter from Superintendent Moore


17th September 2020 - Email to all families - Dear Parent/Carer,  Electronic Devices Survey.  Please find below a link to a survey we would like you to fill in.

Thank you for your support.


16th September 2020 - Email to all families -  Dear Parent/Carer,  Please find linked the term dates for this year. Thank you.

14th September 2020 - Email to all families - Dear Parent/Carer,  We are in for some hot weather this week so it's important that your child brings in their water bottle. If they drink all of it they will be able to refill it in their classroom. They can refill it as many times as they need. 

If your child forgets their water bottle, we will give them a drink, as we wouldn't want anyone to go thirsty. It is much easier if they have their own bottle to drink from.         Thank you.


14th September 2020 - Email to all families -   Dear Parent/Carer,   I was saddened to hear that some parents were  parking dangerously on Macdonald Avenue today after school . One was very rude to the parents who tried to explain this to them. Due to the limited parking on both Macdonald and Gainsborough we have asked that parents only drive their children to school in extreme circumstances. I have contacted the council to see if they have any wardens available to patrol the street at the end of the day and if they are able to come they will issue fines on the spot. 

Thank you to those of you who were brave enough to challenge this.  We will do everything we can as a school to stop this.If anyone is able to put the school children cones out along tMacdonald before and after school, we would be grateful for your help. 
Thanks for your support.  Miss Brook

11th September 2020 - Email to all families -  Dear Parents/Carers, Here we are at the end of our first full week back at school - phew - we made it!  Just a couple of reminders:

*   Pick-up today is at 1.30pm

*   The children should only bring the following items into school:

     Book bag

     Lunch bag

     Water bottle

The children should not be bringing in any other items from home, such as toys or swapping cards, in order to limit the potential spread of any infection. Thanks for your support, understanding and co-operation as we get to grips with the "new normal".


4th September 2020 - Email to all families re: PE Days and kit

3rd September 2020 - Email to all families re: great first day back

3rd September 2020 - Email to all families re:Pick Up info for Child Minders.

2nd September 2020 - Email to all families from Miss Brook.