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A New Term

A New Term

From the Head’s Office

A very warm Aysgarth welcome to all our families, in particular to those children who are new to school.  It has been such a delight to see how quickly the children have settled into their classes at the start of the year.  The Pre-Prep is such a happy school and I am sure you will join me in thanking the teaching staff for all their efforts preparing the classrooms for the start of term and ensuring the children enjoy a positive start to the new school year. 
I believe that old saying “a photograph can tell a thousand words” to be so true, so with that aim I have tried to capture some of the special moments, the awe and wonder which your children are able to enjoy every day here at Aysgarth.  A small selection is included in the centre pages of the Acorn, others can be found in the photo box at the entrance.  I hope you enjoy them!
Thank you for your comments, both positive and otherwise, in relation to the trial morning routine.  I will address your queries in a separate letter following our staff meeting tonight. 
My door is always open and I hope together we can ensure your child has the best opportunities and experiences available to him / her.  Please do pop in if you would like to discuss any matter.
With best wishes,

Susie Drake, Head of Pre-Prep

Thank You!

Dear Parents and Children,  I would like to say a big Thank You to you all for your kindness and generosity when I left Pre-prep in July.  The "Walking Shop" token will be well used to kit me out for my future adventures outside the classroom, and a lovely reminder of my happy days of teaching at Aysgarth.  Thank you for making me so welcome, I will miss you, but hope to pop in to say hello now and again!  Best wishes for the new term, from Mrs Hayden x  

The Trophies at the end of the Summer Term were presented to:

The Ropner Trophy for Pre-Prep Ambassador

  • Jack Fall

The Hill Trophy for Sporting Attitude

  • Issie Best

The Adair Cup for Artistic Endeavour


  • Charlie Bryant

The Sinnott Cup for Swimming


  • Rufus Pearce

The Lambert House Trophy


  • Red House

The Biker Cups for Kindness


  • Esme Rowbotham
  • Serena Hudson
  • Poppy Dinsdale
  • Annabel Bullas
  • Sebastian Buczacki
  • Bella Johnston

Happy Birthday: Max Bailey, Freddy Vaux and Isla Dinsdale

Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 4th September: Start of Term

* Thursday 11th September, 9.00am: APPA Meeting—all welcome

Thursday 11th September: PP2 and PP3 visit to Catterick Garrison for WWI topic.

* Thursday 18th September, 8.45am: APPA Coffee Morning in Prep School Dining Room—all parents are welcome

* Friday 10th October: Harvest Festival 

* Wednesday 15th October: Opening of the refurbished Reynolds Hall

Friday 17th to Monday 27th October: Half Term

* Saturday 1st November: Bonfire Tea

* Friday 14th November: Pre-Prep Grandparents Afternoon Tea

* Friday 5th December: Pre-Prep Carol Services

Tuesday 9th December: Nursery Christmas Party

Tuesday 9th December: Reception, PP1, 2 and 3 to Georgian Theatre in Richmond to watch the pantomime.

Wednesday 10th December, 12.30pm: End of Term (lunch is not served on the last day of term.)

* Parents are welcome to attend these events.