Back to school on Tuesday

Only one more day of the summer holidays left! Monday is an inset day so it’s back to school and the start of the new school year on Tuesday.

Hope you all had a lovely summer.  To remind you of how we ended last term and what a fabulous year it was, the summer fair photo gallery is now on line on the website (apologies to those who received it by email earlier):

We look forward to more wonderful school and PTA events this school year, starting with the Cygnus (reception class) welcome picnic towards the end of September, which all parents/carers of reception children are warmly invited to attend.  Details to follow.



The circus came to town!

What a fabulous summer fair it was yesterday afternoon.  Wonderful stalls and games, delicious food and drink, amazing circus entertainment, fantastic firemen, a very exciting raffle, brilliant music and unbelievably gorgeous weather.  Thank you to all who came to enjoy the fun and helped the PTA raise money, and to all those who donated items or ran a stall or cooked or helped to set up or clear up, the list is endless.  And a big round of applause for the PTA who organised the entire event.  The photo gallery will follow but in the meantime here are a few reminders of the day..

Bang On

We hope you received good feedback from your children about their workshops with Bang On last week, this term’s exciting learning treat funded by the PTA.  The pupils certainly enjoyed the brilliant performance at Wednesday’s assembly.  Here are some photos of the two days that Bang On spent at the school, having fun in percussion workshops with each class.  Look out for pictures of Mr Scarborough’s impromptu performance with them as well.  A huge thank you to Caroline, parent of Annika in Delphinus and Nina in Draco, for the photos.



Donations page raising money for the children’s gardening about to close – so get in quick!

The Weight Loss Club has so far raised £710.50 (with Gift Aid) to fund specialist gardeners working with children at the school, with all children from Reception to Year 4 participating this year.  If parents/carers/family/friends would like to donate to help the gardening cause, donating via MyDonate (link below) is the best way to do it because we get an extra 25% on donations from UK tax payers, via Gift Aid.  Please make any donations as soon as possible as the page closes tomorrow!


Raising funds for Grief Encounter

A group of children from school are doing a sponsored evening walk to Hampstead Heath tomorrow evening, Friday 24 February, to raise funds for Grief Encounter, the wonderful charity which supports bereaved children and their families.  The walk is one of a series of events organised by parent at the school Lucy Sivaraman as part of her 40 by 40 challenge: please click on the link to learn about her cause and to donate:


Put your money where your mouth is at Weight Loss Club

See? Healthy food is fun!

See? Healthy food is fun!

The UK is no longer heading for an obesity crisis: we’ve already arrived! If you’re not sure where you stand, take the NHS quiz, How Are You? With luck, you’ll be pleasantly surprised…

… and if not, Tufnell Park School’s annual New Year’s Weight Loss Club begins again on Monday 9th January at 8pm in the Nursery.  Come along and get inspired.  Weight loss can be hard and (let’s face it) dull, so we try to make it interesting with:

Great tips for healthy eating, delicious recipes, decluttering your food cupboard and preparing better food for a fussy family – all from nutritional therapist Amber Silverman, who supervises the club every week.

Authoritative weekly speakers on subjects related to health, weight loss, nutrition and feeding a family. This year, we’ve got:

Finally, remember that all donations made by and to Weight Loss Club members are spent directly on healthy activities for the children at our school: this year, the continuation of gardening lessons with a specialist teacher.  Even if Weight Loss Club is not for you, please donate online via the link below – and help the next generation of children grow up to be fitter adults: