Dear Families,

The final three weeks of the Autumn Term start next week, and we are looking forward to bringing festive cheer to the community in the lead up to the holidays. The next three weeks will bring a range of activities to pupils through class and pathway activities. This includes the annual Winter Festival bringing classes together around music, art, and sensory activities . 

5th - 8th December: Our school 'festive trees' will be decorated across the week with pupil decorations. 

7th December: We are supporting the charity 'Save the Children' again this year with their annual 'Christmas Jumper Day'. All pupils are invited to wear a festive jumper in support of the charity. Student Council are choosing the winners with the staff jumper competition!

Tuesday 10am Parent/Carer Coffee Mornings for the final three weeks of term:

5th December 10am: Speech and Language Therapists Workshop
12th December 10am: Occupational Therapists workshop with tips on how to support children during the holiday period.
19th December 10am: Festive Parent/Carer Coffee Morning. Join us from 10am as we end the term together to view videos of the different festive activities across classes and pathways at their Winter Festival. The Charity Trustees will also be joining the group from 10:15-10:45am to share the updates on what they have fundraised for the school provision, and share their fundraising targets to help our school community. The EmployMEnt Pathway will also showcase items for sale to raise funds for resources including their amazing pottery and festive cards.

Winter Festive Cards: Pupils have designed our annual Winter Festive Cards, which are published and packaged by our Sixth Form 'EmployMEnt Pathway' as part of their Social Enterprise initiative. The designs look fantastic, represent each curriculum pathway, and are available to purchase with all proceeds going to pupil resources.

21st December 2023: Last day of the term. 

Holiday Food Appeal: Thank you to families that have sent items in to support our Local Food Bank. We are supporting the Camden Foodbank to bring long-life emergency food parcels to local families in food crisis. Please see the attached flyer and bring any donations to the school reception. Our Sixth Form will be involved in delivering the donation from the Swiss Cottage School community. You can make direct donations to the Foodbank through the addresses or internet shopping details on the flyer. Thank you for your support. 

Swiss Cottage School

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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2023

Monday 4th September to Thursday 21st December 2023

Monday 4th September: Staff training day - no school for pupils

Tuesday 5th September: Staff training day - no school for pupils

Wednesday 6th September: First day for pupils 

Monday 16th October: Staff training day - no school for pupils

Half-term: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2023

Winter Holiday: Friday 22nd December 2023 to Friday 5th January 2024

Spring Term 2024

Monday 8th January to Thursday 28th March 2024

Monday 8th January: Staff training day - no school for pupils

Half-term: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2024

Spring Holiday: Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April 2024 (Easter weekend 29 March – 1 April)

Summer Term 2024

Monday 15th April to Wednesday 24th July 2024

Friday 28th June: Staff training day - no school for pupils

Half-term: Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2024

Wednesday 24th July 2024: Last day for pupils