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Monday 24th March – Friday 28th March

Chard School’s Vision

The vision for Chard School can be viewed by clicking here and is posted on the ‘About Us’ section of the website.

Snippets from Chard School History: 

The current Elizabethan school house has been one since 1671 when it was left by William Symes’ grandson to be a school.  The school house bears the date 1583 on a lead gutter heading and on either side of the gable ends are the initials of the original owner of the manor house, William Symes, and his wife, Elizabeth.

Message from the Friends

The Easter Craft afternoon raised a magnificent £147.50.  Thank you to all who participated.  The children enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt, making cards and pictures as well as watching Bugs Bunny.  Much chocolate was also consumed!

 We are currently looking at new track suits for the children.  There are two styles at the moment in the 2nd Hand Shop but our older style is in short supply.  We should have something to show parents and children next week. 

 Summer Fair ideas – it’s early but it’s time to plant up your seeds for the Fair.  This was a very successful stall last year so we would like your help in nurturing some seedlings before the big day.  Also keep all your small flower pots! 

Next term’s events will be dominated by what we hope will be our most successful Summer Fair ever on Saturday 7th June.  A great deal of effort goes into this event – we will be on the lookout for ideas and helpers so thinking caps on over the holidays.  We will also hold some smaller film events during the term for all age groups. 

Calling all new Friends – two of our Committee, Ruth and Lindsay, will be standing down at the end of the term due to their other commitments with the school.  If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact one of our current members.  We hold a number of meetings each term which are usually event related and at least 3 of us attend each of the smaller events with all sharing the load at the larger events.

In School this week:


Gym Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Miss Taswell

ICT Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm Mrs Tweedale

Upper Cerdic parent consultations from 3.40pm


Pirates/Manhunt: 8.00am Running Club with Miss Taswell (open to all)

String Group: 8.45am with Mrs Lewenden

Nursery: Mini Gym 2pm – 3pm



Stockland Cross Country

Soccer Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Miss Taswell

Chess Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Mr de Bowen

French Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Madame Sturtridge


Symes and Nursery Assembly celebrating Mother’s Day – all welcome

Friends Coffee Morning, School Dining Room from 8.40am

Multi-sports club:  3.30pm – 4.30pm with Miss Taswell

Art Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Ms McIlroy

Karate Club: 3.30pm – 4.30pm with Mr Hazell


Jane Bruce