Welcome To Lavender


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.

New SENDIASS newsletter March 2017

See details on Community page under Parental Support tab

Update: The FAQs document has been updated on the Multi Academy Trust information page (Community tab/ Ivy Academy Trust)

8.2.17 to 31.3.17 Consultation Period for the formation of the Ivy Academy Trust

On 8.2.17, letters were sent out to parents/ carers and staff to inform that the governing bodies of Brimsdown and Lavender have agreed in principle to the formation of a multi academy trust, The Ivy Academy Trust.

For further information regarding the proposal, please go to the Ivy Academy 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.

Lavender Song DVD - We hope you are delighted with your copy of the school song video. Remember, should you wish to make a donation towards the cost of it, just pop some money into an envelope and pass to the office. If you wish to add your child's name and class, that would be useful but contributions can be made anonymously.

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.

A reminder that our school dinners are now 20p more per day. We have managed to keep the prices low for a long time and this is an unavoidable increase.


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

Mon 20th Feb Return to school
Tue 21st Feb Parents drop-in with governors 5pm - 7pm
Thu 23rd Feb Yr 5 Science Museum trip
Tue 28th Feb Staff meeting with local authority/ unions 4pm - 5pm
Fri 3rd Mar Yr 1 Westminster Abbey trip
Wed 8th Mar Daisy class Sharing Assembly
Thu 9th Mar Yr 5 Enabling Enterprise trip
Mon 13th Mar Coffee morning for parents of SEN children at Waverley School 10 - 12pm
Wed 15th Mar Marigold class Sharing Assembly
Thu 16th Mar Yr 2 Westminster trip
Thu 16th Mar Yr 3 Celtic Harmony trip
Fri 17th Mar Science Day
Mon 20th Mar Easter egg raffle tickets go on sale
Mon 20th Mar Clarinet and saxophone concert
Tue 21st Mar Last swimming lesson this term
Wed 22nd Mar Lily class Sharing Assembly
Thu 23rd Mar Reception/ Yr 1 Mr Marvel
Fri 24th Mar Yr 2 - 6 School disco
Fri 24th Mar Red Nose Day
Tue 28th Mar Yr 5 Enabling Enterprise trip
Wed 29th Mar Parent consultations
Thu 30th Mar Parent consultations
Fri 31st Mar Consultation period for Ivy Academy Trust ends
Fri 31st Mar 2.30pm finish for Easter break
Tue 18th Apr Summer term starts
Wed 26th Apr Violet class Sharing Assembly
Fri 6th May Happy Bag clothing collection
Sat 20th May Quiz night

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 Mon 4th Sept 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)

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