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Message from Mrs Kennedy-Weeks

Welcome to the new academic year! We hope that all Millfield children and their families have had a wonderful Summer break and are excited for the year ahead.


Millfield staff, along with several contractors, have been busy preparing the school site for children’s return.

  • Poulton and Sons have levelled our Nursery outside space and installed astro-turf to help us utilise this outside learning space all year round.
  • Our Reception toilets have been refurbished.
  • With the help of staff and children’s design skills and knowledge of our curriculum in the Summer term, over the holiday Wall Art have created 4 wonderful wall wraps (displays) in the Hub. These include a fantastic World Map with a large compass, a bespoke historical timeline, a British Values display, which includes a map of the UK, and finally, a vibrant Millfield Kitchen display. It’s so important to us at Millfield to create an environment which supports children’s learning.
  • A range of classrooms have new furniture to maximise the learning space.


Please keep a look out for photographs of these new areas that we will share early next week. KS1 and 2 parents/carers will have an opportunity to view these changes during the Meet the Teacher session after school on Wednesday 6th September.      


To support with smooth and prompt arrival and collection times, all three perimeter gates will continue to be used as entrance and exit gates.

  • The school gates will open for arrival by 8:40am.
  • The classroom doors will open and the registration period will start at 8:45am. Early morning learning will commence at this time.
  • The gates and classroom doors will close at 8:55am when all children should be in school.
  • The school gates will be open for parents/carers to collect children just before 3:15pm.  
  • The school day will finish at 3:15pm when classroom doors will open and children will be collected.
  • The playground pedestrian gate will be the only gate available for drop off and collection times outside of the school day e.g. The Cabin and Extra-Curricular School Clubs.


For staff training purposes on Tuesday 5th September, The Cabin provision (Breakfast and After School Clubs) will not be running. The Cabin provision will therefore start as normal from Wednesday 6th September 2023.


Class Timetables and Year Group Pages are in process and will be posted on the school website for when children return on Tuesday 5th September.


The Calendar on our school website will continue to be utilised this year as a way of sharing important dates with parents/carers. This will now replace the Termly Diary Dates that were previously posted on the school website as well. Please click on the link below to view our school calendar: