Welcome Back!

We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to school in the morning. The new classroom looks lovely and we are all very excited to being a two form entry school for the very first time. Our school is growing and we couldn’t be more pleased. You will spot where the roof has been replaced and round the back of the school we have beautiful new windows in all the junior classrooms which will really help us keep warm in the winter.
We are very much looking forward to seeing the children and finding out all about their holidays and beginning a new school year.

Cooper’s Alley Tunnel Painting.

We have been very excited to be involved in a 6 month project with the Metropolitan Police for a community Art Project. This is a project where the young people from our local schools have been able to contribute by designing and then painting a mural within the tunnels that are in ‘Coopers Alley’, the alleyway that runs from Deyncourt Gardens to Howard Road and then on to St Mary’s Lane opposite Coopers’ school.

We set about painting the Cranham Logo as it has such strong links to our school, our neighbourhood and James Oglethorpe.

The aim of the project is to firstly brighten this tunnel – (So far only the London Underground owned tunnel has been painted, but it is hoped that in future years the Network Rail tunnel can also be completed).and to provide our young people with a sense of pride in our community and a feeling of ownership of their environment.

The Art work will be completed next week so do go through the alleyway between Howard Road and Deyncourt to see ours and other local primary and secondary schools artwork.

More photos are available on our facebook page.

Summer Fair Photos

We are very pleased to announce that the summer fair raised in excess of £3,200 and would like to say again a huge thank you to all involved.

Please find some photos below. Many more can be seen on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-James-Oglethorpe-Primary-School

Summer Fair Thank You

What a wonderful afternoon we had on Friday at the summer fair. It certainly felt like one of our most successful fairs with so many activities and stalls. Thank you to all the people who came and supported us and to all the helpers, parents and staff. We couldn’t do it without you all.
We have some special thank-yous to make. Firstly to the organising committee on JOPSPA – you really were amazing and have worked so incredibly hard to make this event work for us.
We would like to thank all the stall holders and those who gave us donations – the list is huge and we are very grateful.
DJ Robin, PlayAway Castles, Mega Camps, The Fire Brigade, SOCF Street Dancerz, Tip Toe Stage School, The Ive, Crick and Foreman Families, The Range, Gates, Parish & Co Estate Agents, Roomes Stores, Bella Poco Rae Photography, Essex Boot Camp, Virgin Active – Clearview, Jump Evolution, Only Essex Driving School, Lets Go Active, The Fawsitt family for their donations of the burgers and sausages for the BBQ and the McBride family for all the fruit and veg plus the Wyness, Nunn and Stokes families for their donations.
We would also like to thank the stall holders from St Francis Hospice and the Guide Dogs for the Blind, as well as Leanne Salmon – Paint a Smile Face Painting; Nick Rushbrook (Fitness Rocks);
Sarah Weaver – Natter & Nails – Jamberry; Steph Cupcakes – Yummy Cupcakes; Emma (Bling) – Bows;
Donna Gibson – Novelty Toys; Sue Briggs – rag rugs, cushions; Joyce Scott – children/women clothes;
Katie Jones – sweet cones and Claire Cornish – Glitter Tattoos.

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