Weekly Newsletter 8 March 2024

In the Newsletter this week ..... Head Master, Pre-Prep, Art, Music, World Book Day, House Competitions, Townsend Library, Non-School Events

FROM THE HEAD MASTER                                                                                                                                                     

World Book Day

The school was ablaze with colour, fun and fantastic costumes yesterday to celebrate World Book Day.  Very well done to the children for their really wonderful costumes (and, of course, to you as parents for all your hard work!).  It was a lovely day with lots of book and literary related activities, hopefully inspiring the children to get their nose into a good book and read even more than they currently do.  My thanks to the members of staff for putting on the special events. Do enjoy the many photographs and videos on our socials.


I do totally commiserate with our cross-country team following the cancellation of the Malvern National Prep Schools Championships last weekend.  This is usually the highlight and culmination of the cross-country calendar and such a shame for the children after their weeks and weeks of preparation and training.  The weather and soggy grounds has put paid to a number of events but at least they are taking part in the Leicester Grammar event today, where I wish them well.

It was a pleasure to see some of our future cross-country stars in action on Tuesday in the Years 3&4 House Cross-Country race. Congratulations to all pupils for finishing so well and to the Grenville girls and Drake boys for winning the event.

Music for Youth

Our Year 2 Choir are taking part in the Regional Festival of Music for Youth at Northampton School for Girls tomorrow.  The prep school were treated to a lovely dress rehearsal in assembly on Monday and I know the children will do us proud – good luck to them all!

Next week

I am thoroughly looking forward to the Year 6’s ‘A-Z of Poetry’ drama and music evening on Tuesday.  There are also a number of House sporting events on next week, as detailed in the calendar link below.


Do have a very good weekend.

Simon Clarke


With World Book Day being celebrated across the world on Thursday, I feel a euphoric sense of pride when I say that our whole Spratton Hall School community pulled out the stops, resulting in a day that was brilliantly fantastic in every way!

Arriving at School

You could feel excitement fizzing through the air as characters such as Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, and Willy Wonka complete with a giggling Oompa Loompa, made their way across the playground in the morning.

Pre-Prep Costume Parade

Our mid-morning parade was an exhilarating sight!  To the rapturous applause of the entire school, the Pre-Prep children gladly made their way around the playground – Elmer swung his trunk, Elsa whirled and twirled, and Fantastic Mr Fox swished his tail for all to see.


During this event, our Pre-Prep classrooms were filled with the most glorious, heart-warming sound of animated chatter as our younger children eagerly turned the pages of stories, whilst pupils from Years 6, 7 and 8 read to them.

The Big Book Swap

After some wonderful donations for our Big Book Swap, the Year 2 children did a fabulous job of sorting all the books into different categories, displaying them beautifully for all to see.  Then, clutching their book swap tokens, each class took it in turns to visit the Big Book Swap, with the Year 2 children eagerly on hand to help the pupils in Year 1 and Reception with their choices.

“Look at all the books!” exclaimed a spellbound Thomas the Tank Engine.  “I know, I just can’t choose,” added Supertato with excitement. “I’ll help,” volunteered the Tiger Who Came to Tea, “Just tell me what sort of stories you like to read.”

These were just some of the events from our fun-filled, memorable day. From start to finish, World Book Day could not fail to inspire a love of stories in everyone. A huge thank you to parents for your time and help with organising costumes and to everyone involved for their support.

Pre-Prep Mothering Sunday ‘Thankfulness’ Assembly

Bringing this week to a close beautifully, this afternoon sees the Pre-Prep children gathering to perform a very special assembly.  A celebration of love and thankfulness for everything our families do, our audience will be sure to leave misty-eyed, whilst feeling cherished and appreciated.

Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to Rudy Boswell (2M) for gaining his brown belt in Martial Arts.

Very well done to Kai Patel (1S) who has passed his Piano Prep Test and achieved his 15m swimming certificate.

Congratulations to Amara Fox for achieving her Level 4 swimming certificate.


Fiona Sanchez
Head of Pre-Prep



We all enjoyed another wonderful World Book Day on Thursday with everyone making a real effort with their costumes, including the staff who really did go all-out!  After a colourful morning assembly for Years 3-8, we took to the playground at break time and enjoyed watching Pre-Prep parade their costumes.


Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week goes to Ria Sharma for her amazing Black History Month painting of Rosa Parks.  She has used a strong red to make a very powerful picture for a very powerful person.


Music Quiz

1st Raleigh, 2nd= Grenville & Frobisher, 4th Drake

Years 3&4 Cross-Country

Girls:  1st Grenville, 2nd Drake, 3rd Raleigh, 4th Grenville

Boys:  1st Drake, 2nd Frobisher, 3rd Raleigh, 4th Grenville


Eco Club have been doing some recycling this week and have made Easter chickens out of bits and bobs!


The Big Book Swap!

On Monday 11th March, leftover books from this week will be on sale for 20p each!

Book in a Box

Thank you for all your entries and the winnes are:-

Huxley – 13 Storey Treehouse
Mara – The Girl of Ink & Stars

Well done!

Mrs Alexander and Mrs Lindsay-Smith

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