Newsletter 5th February 2018

Dear Parents

We seem to be in a reasonably quiet period in terms of additional activities but I am pleased to report there is plenty of good work going on in and around the classrooms.

This quiet period will not last long and as I turn the pages of the diary, there is plenty to look forward to in the weeks ahead.

Secondary Schools Entrance Exam Results

We are still awaiting a couple of results and I look forward to sharing the children’s success with you shortly.

Book Fair

Another exciting job opportunity for someone who is able to spare just a little of their time before school on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March, both before and after school.  Do let me or Mrs Barraclough know if you are interested.

Sports news

Our recent fixtures have proved to be very exciting with some great results.

The first fixture of this term involved swimmers from Forms III and IV, swimming against Barfield School. For the majority of swimmers, this was their first ever swimming gala and all swimmers represented the School with enthusiasm.  Our Under 9 team put up some strong performances and finished in second place to Barfield.  Our Under 8 team swam their socks off and managed to win the Under 8 competition.  Well done to all the swimmers, especially those who experienced a gala for the first time!


Form III                                                            Form IV

Zachary                                                           Lois

Kaitlyn                                                             William C

Georgina                                                         David

Claudia                                                            Marcus

Lottie                                                               Theo

Charlie M                                                        Charlie

Charlie Berwick                                              Kyan

Millie S                                                           Thomas

At the same time as this gala, we had a group of Form 6 children taking part in a Challenge Match against some of Barfield’s Year 7 & 8 children. Our team coped well with the mix of events including aero-ball, a log run and a command task. With Barfield’s age and experience, they took the win this time, but our team had a great afternoon.


George W                    Katherine

Alex J                           Emily

Alex A                          Lauren

Jude                             Poppy

Our girls swimming team travelled back to Barfield School where the Under 11 girls managed to win the gala in the final race of the day.  The Under 9 girls all swam really well, and all performed to the best of their ability.  Special well done must go to the 2 girls from Form II.  Well done to all the girls!


Under 9                                                           Under 11

Isabel                                                              Katherine

Millie                                                               Poppy

Lottie                                                               Emily              

Georgina                                                         Lauren            

Kaitlyn                                                             Amber

Claudia                                                            Charlotte

Lois                                                                  Caitlin

Chloe                                                               Ada

On the same afternoon, we took a team of Under 9 and Under 11 boys to play tag rugby. The Under 9s played to a very good level, considering they haven’t had much match practise. T hey won a game, drew a game and lost a game, so all in all it was honours even.

The Under 11s however, proved to be too powerful for our opposition and won all 3 of their games. We saw some great tries and team work along the way, with great performances from all of the boys.


Under 11                                                         Under 9

George W                                                        Theo A

Jude                                                                 William C

Daniel                                                              Marcus

Adam                                                               Charlie

Lewis                                                               Thomas

Alex J                                                               David

Alex A                                                              Joshua



Hart Road Runners Cross-Country Series – Race 3.

Another good turn out from The Grey House at this event, especially good to see some of our younger athletes joining in. As always, the Lord Wandsworth track was challenging but all the runners stuck in and gave it their best on the day.  Well done to all the runners!

Notice Periods

A reminder that a full term’s notice is required for Music Lessons; a half-term’s notice is required for Speech & Drama, Chess and Ballet.

New start times

The new early start of the school day is going well but there are a few pupils who have not been in school for 8.45 am so just a reminder to you all that this is the start of the school day.

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 6th February

As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding children, we would draw your attention to the following:

A copy of Digital Parenting magazine is available for you pick up in the Upper School; there is useful information and interesting articles to read.

Below is a link to an Ofsted webinar which also provides food for thought.

Bingo Evening

I would like to add my thanks to those of Mrs Lewis and to also thank her for organising the evening.

Hartley Wintney Fire Station

We are pleased to share with you the information below and would add that James, one of our gardeners, is an ex-firefighter and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

My name is David Bartlett and I serve our community as the Officer in Charge of our village Fire Station.

Hartley Wintney Fire Station is covered by a team of on-call, firefighters.

We are in urgent need of new firefighters to join our team who could provide day time on-call cover during the working week.

On-call fire firefighters respond to the Fire Station from home or their place of work on receipt of an emergency where they crew the fire engine and respond to the incident.

I apologise for this blanket email approach, but I am really keen to get our message of need out across our community.

To be clear, if the Hartley Wintney fire engine is unavailable to respond to an incident due to crew shortages, the next nearest fire engine will be sent. This may result in a delay in attending.

We have a very flexible approach to the amount of time that could be offered and would be happy to discuss any offers or permutations.   On-call firefighters are paid for the services they give.  

I would be very grateful if you could help spread our recruitment message by forwarding and sharing this information to your various organisations, clubs,  memberships and subscription groups.

Having been born and raised in our wonderful village, I feel very passionately about the community in which I live and serve.

Your support in helping us to resolve our current crewing shortage, allowing Hartley Wintney Fire Station to provide continuous emergency cover to our community, is much appreciated.

Please feel free to contact if you think you may be able to help.

With kind regards and in service to our community,

David Bartlett

Watch Manager,  Station 08 Hartley Wintney.
Tel: 02380 644000
Mobile: 07918888158

I hope you have an enjoyable half-term; the mornings and evenings are getting lighter and Spring can’t be far away.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Allen

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It is with great sadness that we announce that the decision has been made to close The Grey House School and Nursery in December 2018. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the school over the 69 years it has been in existence, for their support and hope that your  memories are happpy ones.

All past staff, pupils and parents are invited to join us on the afternoon of Friday 14th December here at school. Tea and cakes will be served from 2.30 - and the school will remain open in the evening for those unable to get here earlier, with drinks served from

The buildings will all be open for you to wander through for a trip down memory lane and some memorabilia will be available to bid for, with all monies raised going to charity; see the Facebook page for more details.

I look forward to seeing you here.

Chrissie Allen


We have just raised an amazing £1073 for Children in Need today witrh just 6 boys - we are so proud of them!


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