Welcome To Lavender


See below for next year's term dates including Inset days


Message from Ms Hill

It has been a wonderful year and a very busy term!

I’d like to say thank you...

To our parents and carers – for being supportive of everything we do to try and make Lavender the best it can be.

To the PTFA members – without whom so many wonderful things would not happen; you are very much appreciated.

To our incredible staff team – who give so much of their own time (and even their own money) to help give our children that little bit more. You are truly caring.

To our children – for being polite, hard-working and positive! It is a pleasure to have you all at Lavender. Year 6 – you will always be welcome here!

I’d like to wish everyone a relaxing and safe summer and look forward to seeing you in September.

Ms Hill x

Goodbye Year 6!

MAT information evening

As part of Lavender's drive to share good practice, on Wednesday 5th July we held a cheese and wine information evening for any local schools considering forming a multi-academy trust, at which we described the highs and lows of our journey. This event was kindly sponsored by Badger, our IT support provider, who were also present to advise schools on maximising their IT resources.

Activities for SEN children during summer holidays

Details on the Parent support page under the SEND tab under the About us tab

Year 3 art exhibition

For more information see under School News

Year 5 at Cardfields

See under School News

Sports Day

The sunshine and the fun were much in evidence on Wednesday 5th July when all our children were able to participate in Sports Day. It was another great day with a wonderful turnout - thank you for coming along to support the event. Details of the winners will be published in the newsletter next week. A special thank you goes to Mr Halley, our PE Leader, who did a great job of organising it.

Summer Fair

The summer fair was truly amazing; it was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the sunshine and helping to support the school by taking part in the fun. We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made donations and helped out on the day and especially to our dedicated and hard-working PTFA.

We raised over £7000, all of which will go towards funding enrichment activities/items for all Lavender pupils. 

The top 3 raffle winners were: £150 cash - Lilian Hammerton; Amazon Kindle Fire - Evan Hughes; and £25 John Lewis Voucher - C.Clarke. Congratulations to them and to all the other winners of some brilliant prizes donated by local businesses. The office still has quite a few unclaimed prizes, so please pop along whenever you get the chance. 

Also thank you to Mrs Finch for organising a wonderful Lavender Got Talent showcase. We have some very talented pupils.


It is estimated that £50m available for children eligible for free school meals is unclaimed within the London region alone. We are therefore introducing a new system for checking eligibility which will involve parents entering a few details into a website that links directly to the DfE checking system and gives an immediate response. 

As a thank you for this, London Grid for Learning will provide parents with Sophos AntiVirus software, free of charge, to protect the computers used by pupils at home.

For more information, see the Parent information page under the Community tab.


Please can we remind you that there are legal age limits for different applications and websites to help protect children from online danger or risk. Some apps add new features that increase the risk for your children, such as the new Snapchat 'Snap Map'. This feature can make your location visible to others, including strangers!

It is very important that you know and monitor what your child is accessing on the internet. Please let us know if children are using social media inappropriately to upset others, even though it is happening outside school time. We continue to teach our e-safety curriculum but do please come and speak to us if you would like further support or have any questions about keeping your child safe online. 

Thank you.

Information sessions about autism in Sept 2017

These sessions are offered to parents and carers resident in Enfield with a child over 6 with a diagnosis of autism. Details on the Parent support page under the SEND tab under the About us tab

Tax-free childcare

This is a new government scheme to help eligible parents with the cost of childcare through an online childcare account. For every £8 you put into this account, the government will add an additional £2. For more information, please look on our Parental information page under the Community tab.

Information on schools funding


Please find two leaflets below with information on 'Parents against cuts' and 'Fair funding'.

New e-safety leaflet - advice for parents and carers

On our Parental information page under the Community tab and on our Safeguarding page under the About us tab, you will find a useful leaflet about keeping your children safe online. This information supports the work that we do in school about e-safety. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How are we doing?

Dear Families,

Just a reminder that our validated data is available to view on the government website:


You will see that Lavender’s attainment at KS2 for English and Maths combined is 20% above the national figure! We were also above the national figure for phonics again, and have been since the test was introduced. Our Foundation Stage results and KS1 results were also very pleasing.

Our areas for development, this year, include ensuring that: our higher achieving boy readers make excellent progress and our disadvantaged pupils attain well in all subjects.

Do come and speak to us if you have any concerns about your child’s progress.

Formation of the Ivy Learning Trust

Following the consultation period which ended on 31st March 2017, the governors of both Brimsdown and Lavender, having considered all submissions, voted to proceed with the formation of the Ivy Learning Trust at meetings on 26.4.17 and 27.4.17.

For further information, please go to the Ivy Learning Trust tab under the Community menu. 

Safeguarding Reminder - any images taken at our events are for personal use only and must not be uploaded to any form of social media. Thank you.

POLICIES  Some of our policies are being updated and we will keep you informed of changes. See them by clicking on the Policies tab on the 'About us' page.


Take a look at the school news page on this website to keep up to date with everything else that is happening at Lavender.

Dates for your diary

Sun 2nd Jul PTFA Summer Fayre
Wed 5th Jul Sports Day
Thu 6th Jul Reserve Sports Day
Mon 10th to Fri 14th Jul Year 5 at Cardfields
Tue 11th Jul Last swimming lesson
Thu 13th Jul Reception trip to Bekonscot
Tue 18th Jul Year 4 Swimming gala
Tue 18th Jul 6pm Year 6 Production to parents/ carers
Thu 20th Jul (am) Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Thu 20th Jul 3.30pm - 5.30pm 'Beautiful Work' exhibition and 'Meet the new teacher'
Fri 21st Jul Class parties for last day of term (2.30pm finish)
Mon 4th and Tue 5th Sep INSET days - school closed
Wed 6th Sep First day of term

Term dates 2017-2018

Date Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Start/ End Mon 4th Sep to Thu 21st Dec 2017 Wed 3rd Jan to Thu 29th Mar 2018 Mon 16th Apr to Fri 20th Jul 2018
Half term Mon 23rd Oct to Fri 27th Oct 2017 Mon 12th Feb to Fri 16th Feb 2018 Mon 28th May to Fri 1st Jun 2018
Break Fri 22nd Dec 2017 to Tue 2nd Jan 2017 Fri 30th Mar 2018 to Fri 13th Apr 2018 Mon 23rd Jul to Fri 31st Aug 2018

All Bank Holidays for 2017/2018

25th & 26th December 2017, 1st January 2018, 30th March 2018, 2nd April 2018, 7th & 28th May 2018, 27th August 2018

INSET days (children not in school)

2017 - 18

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September 2017, 30th October 2017, 29th June 2018 and 20th July 2018

Term dates 2016-2017

Date Autumn term Spring term Summer term
Start/ End Thu 1st Sep to Wed 21st Dec 2016 Thu 5th Jan to Fri 31st Mar 2017 Tue 18th Apr to Fri 21st Jul 2017
Half term Mon 24th Oct to Fri 28th Oct 2016 Mon 13th Feb to Fri 17th Feb 2017 Mon 29th May to Fri 2nd Jun 2017
Break Thu 22nd Dec 2016 to Wed 4th Jan 2017 Mon 3rd Apr to Mon 17th Apr 2017 Mon 24th Jul to Fri 1st Sep 2017

All Bank Holidays for 2016/2017

26 & 27 December 2016, 2 January 2017, 14 & 17 April 2017, 1 & 29 May 2017, 28 August 2017

INSET days (children not in school)

2016 - 17

Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September 2016, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th January 2017, Monday 19th June 2017.