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  • A message from CCS Friends

    Published 24/07/23

    CCS Friends is the Caroline Chisholm School Friends Association. It exists to provide close links between home and school, bringing staff and parents together to provide social experiences and fundraising to help support the school with equipment to enrich the learning experiences for the students.

    With CCS being an all-through school, our fundraising efforts are across both Primary and Secondary phases, so whatever year your child is in, they will benefit from the efforts that our CCS Friends volunteers achieve.  We have funded the 3D Clay Bot, musical instruments, playground equipment and Garden of Hope in Primary Phase as well as equipment for Drama, Science and Textiles, to name a few.

    To run the CCS Friends Association Charity, we need Core Officer Roles, made up as Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  All roles are voluntary and require a DBS check, organised through school.

    For the next academic year, commencing September 2023, we will have the roles of Chair and Secretary available, that we need to fill.

    If you would be interested in finding out more about these roles, please email:

    Or you can attend our next Friends meeting taking place on Monday 18 September 2023, to learn more about what we do.

    Voting for these roles will take place on Monday 16 October 2023 at our Annual General Meeting.

    Without these core roles, we are at risk of the charity being unable to continue.  This would have a devastating impact on the school where our funding fills the gaps left from the school budget, impacting your child's educational experience.

    CCS Friends has been running since the school opened in 2004, so as we approach our 20th year, we need parent volunteer help more than ever.  More information about CCS Friends is on the school website.

    Please can you help?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks,

    CCS Friends

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  • GUTP Open Evening - Wednesday 1 November

    Published 28/09/23

    On Wednesday 1 November, the Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership (GUTP) are holding an open evening between 5-7pm at Sponne School. Please do come along if you are interested in teaching, to discover the courses available and speak to the team! 

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  • A Level Results Day 2023

    Published 17/08/23

    A Level Results Day success at Caroline Chisholm School as students celebrate another year of incredible results.

    Year 13 students at Caroline Chisholm School gathered this morning to honour their outstanding A Level achievements, joined by their peers, teachers and family.  

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  • Staying safe and well in the heat – information for parents and guardians

    Published 21/06/23

    The West Northants Health Protection Team have created a webpage on the West Northants site called “Heat Health”  Heat health | West Northamptonshire Council (

    This provides advice and guidance to the public on staying safe during the summer months.

    This page will be regularly updated as the weather changes.

    Staying safe and well in the heat – information for parents and guardians

    A Heat-Health alert has been put into place as even overnight temperatures are predicted to be very warm. High temperatures come with health consequences for some people. It’s important to protect those most vulnerable including our children, those with health conditions and elderly, as well as keeping yourself safe.

    Here are our top tips for staying safe in the heat:

    • look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated
    • stay hydrated, take water with you if you are travelling or out and about
    • stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm as this is when UV rays are the strongest - avoid physical exertion at this time
    • if you have to go out in the heat stay in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide brimmed hat
    • close curtains in rooms that the sun faces - this will help rooms remain cooler - remember it could be cooler outdoors than indoors
    • never leave anyone in a parked closed vehicle – especially not animals, children or babies
    • avoid travelling at peak times on motorways, particularly if transporting children or the elderly
    • sadly, accidents (often fatal) happen in water at this time of year, particularly involving youngsters. That’s why we’re asking parents to supervise their children in and around water. Although it can be fun to cool off in water, structures such as bridges, locks and flood channels, reservoirs and quarries should be avoided. Make sure you know the RNLI’s Float to Live
    • unexpectedly cold water or strong currents can catch even experienced swimmers off guard. Better to swim safely at one of the county’s organised events where support is provided

    Look out for signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and follow some common sense behaviours, to keep yourself and others safe in the heat.

    Stay safe!

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  • June 2023 Stay Connected Newsletter NCT

    Published 20/06/23

    Please see below a link to this month's Northamptonshire Children's Trust Stay Connected Newsletter. As usual, it is packed full of community based events and news, so please do take a look:

    June 2023 Stay Connected Newsletter NCT (

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  • Wellbeing survey – top 5 takeaways

    Published 29/03/23

    We recently introduced our work towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools with Optimus Education in partnership with the National Children's Bureau.

    Miss West’s team has been hard at work since then, reviewing survey responses, listening to proposals from our student wellbeing group and creating plans for improvement with close support from Optimus Education’s expert adviser. We thank everyone who took the opportunity to complete the survey and are pleased to share the key findings and outline the plan for what happens next.

    David James, Principal, said of the survey findings: “It is great to see that students, staff and parents all recognise the importance of wellbeing.  Wellbeing is an incredibly important aspect of the school’s work, and we must ensure that everyone is able to develop excellent wellbeing for themselves and each other.”

    Reflecting on the work so far, Miss West (Assistant Principal, Inclusion) said: “World events have challenged everyone’s wellbeing in recent times, and I am proud of our role and the work we are doing to support families in our community with this. It takes a huge team to action sustained support and we will continue to reach out and support at every opportunity. I am particularly proud to share our new partnership with the local NHS Mental Health Support Team (MHST) is just the first of many improvements we are planning to help everyone’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Although I acknowledge exceptional challenging times, we will continue to create both opportunities and innovative solutions where we can.”

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  • School is open as usual today

    Published 09/03/23

    9 MARCH 2023

    Please be extra careful in and around the school site and allow plenty of time for travel.

    Where possible, we ask that you avoid driving and entering the car park. 

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  • YMCA Trinity: FREE Webinar - Devices, social media, gaming: How to help your child navigate this world (8 March 2023)

    Published 27/02/23

    YMCA Trinity are hosting a free webinar 'Devices, social media, gaming: How to help your child navigate this world' on Wednesday 8 March 2023 from 19:00-20.00 with an optional 30-min Q&A session afterwards. 

    Please click on the link below to find out more information and to register your interest. 

    Devices, social media, gaming: How to help your child navigate this world Registration, Wed 8 Mar 2023 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

    Deadline to register – 3rd March 2023

    If you have any questions get in touch by emailing

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  • Student groups present proposals for 2023 projects

    Published 20/02/23

    Our four student project groups recently presented their proposals for improving life and learning at CCS.  Highlights included imaginative wall art for the Learning Resources Centre, the introduction of volunteer wellbeing mentors and CCS Newsround; a new podcast created by students for students.

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