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  • Check out our newsletter!

    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 04:22 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Please see letter from the Chair Governors

    Posted 4 Nov 2016, 06:50 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Ofsted report - please read!

    Posted 3 Nov 2016, 10:21 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • School Newsletter - Autumn Term 1

    Posted 21 Oct 2016, 06:26 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Reception intake for 2017!
    Please contact 01604 833894 or email to book a time to come and visit us!
    Posted 6 Oct 2016, 02:23 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Ofsted Visit - Online questionnaire

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    28 September 2016



    Dear pupil


    Inspection of Vernon Terrace Primary School on 29 September 2016 to 30 September 2016


    Ofsted is inspecting your school and would like to hear your views. You can do this by completing an online pupil questionnaire at the following link:



    Your views are really important to us and will help inspectors understand your experience of school. The questionnaire will close at 11am on 29 September 2016 to give the inspector time to look at the results. The questionnaires work in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 11, and on mobiles and tablets, when you copy and paste the link into the browser.


    You will not be asked for your name, so you will not be identified from the responses you make.





    Yours sincerely




    Mrs J Lapsa

    Head Teacher

    Posted 28 Sep 2016, 07:26 by Gillian Watkin
  • Don't forget to check out your children's class websites to see what they have been up to

    Posted 16 Sep 2016, 06:32 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Don't forget achievement assembly this morning at 9:05, look forward to seeing you all then!

    Posted 9 Sep 2016, 00:05 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • School open as normal tomorrow, no strike

    Posted 4 Jul 2016, 07:29 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Online safety course for parents
    Link here for parents

    Posted 15 Jun 2016, 03:57 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Queens Birthday
    Beautiful day celebrating the Queens birthday
    We even had a visit from the Queen!!!
    Followed be tea and afternoon of old English games 

    Posted 9 Jun 2016, 08:27 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Parents e-safety session
    Thank you to all who attended the session about how to help keep your child safe on-line.

    Please find videos from the session and links below: 
    Posted 23 Mar 2016, 04:25 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Keeping your child safe online workshop - 22nd March 3:30-4:30
    On the 22nd March we have a interactive workshops and presentations for parents and carers on ways to keep young people safe online.
    If you are able to attend please return your reply slips to reception
    Look forward to seeing you all then!
    Posted 16 Mar 2016, 04:50 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Parents Mathematics sessions
    Thank you to all the parents for their participation in the mathematics workshop.
    Several of you requested a copy of the presentation, please find below
    Posted 17 Mar 2016, 15:31 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Children in need - £136.87
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    Well done to everyone who took part in children in need on Friday.

    As a school we managed to raise a massive £136.87

    Thank you!!
    Posted 18 Nov 2015, 04:11 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Watch Hector and his friends learning how to use their computers safely!
    Posted 1 Jun 2015, 00:09 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • 50/50 Raffle Winner 1/5/14
    Well done to Rahima in Reception who won our first 50/50 raffle and won £38.

    Remember to get your raffle tickets for this Friday to help to raise even more!
    Posted 3 May 2015, 06:16 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • End of key stage data deadlines

    Submitted To


    Year 1 and Year 2 Phonics Screening checkNorthamptonshire LACheck week commencing – 15/06/2015. Return of data no later than Friday 26/06/2015
    Key Stage 1/P ScaleNorthamptonshire LAFrom Monday 15/06/2015 and no later than Friday 26/06/2015
    Key Stage 2/P ScaleSTA (NCA Tools)From Monday 1/06/2015 and no later than Friday 26/06/2015
    Posted 28 Apr 2015, 13:42 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • E-Safety Reminder

    Remember to stay safe online

    Have a look at this site for tips about staying safe online

    If you have concerns or need to report something you do not like, report it

    Posted 16 Apr 2015, 15:28 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Easter Eggstravaganza
    We had an eggcellent day today. 
    The day started with a proud attendence assembly with Iots of children achieving 100%. 
    We had some super entries to our Easter egg compitition (photo of the winners below), well done to all those who took part.
    Have a fantastic Easter And see you all on the 13th April

    Posted 27 Mar 2015, 14:30 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • James Bond - Science week
    Take a look at our inventions! 

    James Bond

    Posted 20 Mar 2015, 12:33 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Red Nose Day
    Thank you to all those who donated to raise money for Red Nose Day.
    We sold out of all our red noses!!!
    It was lovely to see you all wearing red in achievement assembly on Friday.

    Posted 17 Mar 2015, 12:47 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Morrisons Vouchers



    Thank you for collecting Morrisons vouchers, we received just under 500 vouchers and were able to redeem them for 6 pairs of children’s gardener gloves and some sunflower seeds.  We will plant these in the spring and look forward to a lovely summer display.

    Posted 9 Jan 2015, 10:28 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Christmas Performances and Nativity
    This week children have been extremely busy presenting their Christmas performances. 
    They were all really special and well done for their hard work as they were magnificent.  

    Posted 21 Dec 2014, 11:50 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Christmas Fair
    Thank you to all those who came and supported our school at the Christmas fair.

    It was another fantastic fair, thank you to all who made donations. 
    Posted 14 Dec 2014, 11:29 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Term starts on the on Monday 3rd November

    School will open for all pupils on Monday 3rd November, 2014.

    This is no longer a training day.

    Posted 30 Oct 2014, 07:06 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Charity day
    We raised £54.88 for our chosen charity - The Hope Centre.
    Posted 25 Oct 2014, 13:45 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Welcome back!!!
    Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I hope you had a great summer and that children and their families are ready to return to the business of learning. Our dedicated staff has been working hard to prepare for another amazing school year, building on the success and accomplishments of last year.
    Posted 8 Sep 2014, 10:46 by Samuel Robinson Smith
  • Breakfast Club
    Just a reminder that breakfast club is running from Thursday 5th September 8.00am start
    Please remember to pay for the full week if your child wishes to attend
    £1 per session
    Posted 5 Sep 2013, 04:47 by Emily Abrahams
  • New School Year
    Good Luck to all the Children that are returning to school today
    Happy Learning
    Posted 5 Sep 2013, 00:43 by Emily Abrahams
  • End of Term
    The last day of term is tomorrow, children will be finishing at the normal time of 3:15. Pupils will be returning on Thursday 5th September. If you have children under 5 then please see the Children Centre Summer timetable for many groups and sessions to keep your little ones occupied this summer
    Posted 22 Jul 2013, 04:12 by Unknown user
  • Beach Party Day
    A massive thank you to everyone who attended our Beach Party Day at Vernon Terrace yesterday! It was a fantastic day in the scorching sunshine in which both the School and Children's Centre families got to experience our beach themed activities. We would like to say a big thank you to Childsplay for the inflatables, our Ice Cream Van and also to Kettering McQueen for bringing Lightening McQueen to the party! Thank you very much for everybody's support :)

    Posted 17 Jul 2013, 04:35 by Unknown user
  • Safeguarding Policy
    The School's Safeguarding Policy is now available for you to view online, simply click onto the 'Policy' Section of the website. You can also get hold of a paper copy by asking main Reception.  
    Posted 8 Jul 2013, 05:56 by Unknown user
  • Year 5 Trip
    Year 5 will be returning back to school 4.00pm at the earliest.
    Posted 5 Jul 2013, 06:49 by Unknown user
  • Trip to the Beach
    Yesterday children from Nursery and Reception went on a trip to Hunstanton Beach. We avoided the rain for a fun filled afternoon making sand castles, paddling in the sea, collecting shells and watching a Hovercraft! It was great to see the children enjoy the beach. Thank you to all the parents that joined us for the trip, we hope you also had a great afternoon. 


    Posted 3 Jul 2013, 01:45 by Unknown user
    The rescheduled date for the Key Stage 2 Sports Day is Wednesday 3rd July taking place at Northampton School for Boys from 1pm. Please note that the event is weather permitted. Please keep checking the website for updates. 

    Arrangements are as follows;

    • Please send your child to school with the correct P.E kit (plain white t.shirt and black/blue shorts,and trainers) plus track suit if desired. Please send children equipped appropriately for Tuesday's weather conditions, i.e sunscreen and hat or waterproof coat.
    • Pupils may also bring a small bottle of WATER
    • Parents are very welcome to join us. NSB has stipulated that everyone should arrive together to gain access to their site. Therefore please accompany us on the walk by meeting at school at 12:45 or meet us outside NSB's green side gate at 1pm. Access will not be possible at any other time.
    • We will be back at school by 3:15

    Posted 1 Jul 2013, 07:19 by Unknown user
  • Howzat! Great Result at Cricket Competition.
    Last Wednesday 19th June, Year 5 took part in the 'Kwik Cricket' Competition at the Old Northamptonians. On this rare sunny day 11 schools from across Northampton took part. Most of the schools were a lot bigger than Vernon Terrace with two form entry and so many more children to pick for the team. However this did not affect our spectacular team who won both matches played! The team did so well that in the second game  they didn't lose a single wicket! Patryk hit two sixes in the final over to clinch the last game against the 4th place team giving Vernon Terrace third place in the competition. Well done to all the year 5 pupils who took part. Mrs Rathe concluded that it was a great team effort and we are all very proud of the teams success! 

    Posted 1 Jul 2013, 01:25 by Unknown user
    Vernon Terrace has been awarded first place at this years Northampton Carnival for 'Most Creative Interpretation of the theme.' Congratulations to all staff, children and parents involved in making our float prize winning material! It is fantastic achievement for the School, we are very proud!

    Posted 19 Jun 2013, 07:24 by Unknown user
    Due to high possibility of rain tomorrow afternoon, sports day will be postponed for Key Stage 2. We will inform parent/carers when we have a new date set. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

    Posted 17 Jun 2013, 03:47 by Unknown user
  • Northampton Carnival
    Thank you to all those who helped us out with the Carnival on Saturday, it was a great turnout and the float looked fantastic! Everyone looked fabulous in their safari costumes! The children did a superb job in creating their safari animals in class so a further thank you for the creativity and hard-work put in by the staff and pupils. We are very proud of everyone's efforts.

    Posted 10 Jun 2013, 03:57 by Unknown user
  • Northampton Carnival
    Vernon Terrace will be taking part in the Carnival on Saturday 8th June. The children have been busy making animals for our float as this years theme is SAFARI! We need as many people as possible to participate and dress up! The brighter the better! We will be meeting in the Asda Car Park on London Road at 12:30pm. The parade will be leaving the Asda Car Park at 2pm. If you would like to take part with your child then please let the school know ASAP.

    For more details on the Carnival visit their Facebook page:

    Posted 5 Jun 2013, 07:44 by Unknown user
  • Vernon Voice Open Day
    All parents should have received a flyer about the Vernon Voice Open Day taking place next Thursday 13th June. This is your opportunity to listen and voice opinion if you wish about the running of the School. We cannot make positive changes for the new academic year without your support as parent/carers and so we request that you all attend one of the sessions.
    The sessions are as follows;
    8.45 @ Vernon Terrace Primary School (Meet in Reception)
    11.15 @ Victoria Road Congregational Church (Meet at the Cyril Street entrance.)
    2.45 @ Vernon Terrace Primary School (Meet in main Reception)

    This time we are giving away a £5 book token to each attendee as a thank you for taking an interest in the future of your child's school. There will also be refreshments and facilities for you to bring young children along too.


    Posted 6 Jun 2013, 00:32 by Unknown user
  • Facebook Page
    We now have a Facebook Page. Like us for regular updates about the School and Children's Centre.

    Don't forget School is back on Monday, normal time.

    Posted 31 May 2013, 07:55 by Unknown user
  • Northampton Play Streets
    Exciting news!! Play Streets are coming to Vernon Terrace! Play Streets is a project with the aim of kick-starting a resurgence of outdoor local play. The street will be partially closed for a maximum of two hours a week for communities to get together and for children to play. Movement of cars would always be available to residents at a 5mph speed limit. 

    If you are a resident and would like to find out more or if you would like to volunteer for the project then Play Streets wants to hear from you! Come and have your say at Vernon Terrace Primary School on Tuesday 21st May 3.15-4.30pm or 6.00-7.00pm. 

    Alternately if you are unable to attend either of these meetings, please email for further information. 

    Posted 8 May 2013, 03:41 by Unknown user
  • Calling all Parents!
    We need you!

    Vernon Voice - Monday 29th April, 9.30am-10.00am

    Come along to the Parents forum and have your say on the running of the school. Refreshments will be provided and it will be a chance to look at the school website and how we can improve it to suit your needs as parents. 

    "To make changes we need your voice!"

    Posted 24 Apr 2013, 05:10 by Unknown user
  • SmART Art starting next week
    SmART Art will be starting up again next Thursday 25th April. Letters went out before the end of term regarding bookings. If your child would like a place we have a few spaces still available, all you need is a permission slip available from Reception and the payment in advanced of £4 (£1 a session.)

    Posted 18 Apr 2013, 07:35 by Unknown user
  • Vernon Voice- get the date in your diaries
    -Have your say in the development of the School.
    -Express how you want the school to run to suit you and your children.

    Improving the communication between the school and the parent's is very important as it is one of the best ways we can make changes that will improve the development of the school. Remember we can only deal with your concerns if we are aware of them and so this is your perfect opportunity!

    The next meeting is Monday 29th April at 9:30am 

    We would love as many of you to attend as possible so please put the date in your diaries!
    Posted 8 Apr 2013, 07:48 by Unknown user
  • An eggcellent Easter Assembly!
    This morning we had a very eggciting assembly presenting all the entries of the 'Design an Easter Egg Competition'.  It was tough choosing winners this year with so many entries of a very high standard! We've had everything from pop sensation 'Egg Direction' to Humpty Dumpty, fairies and alien eggs! We would like to say a  massive thank you to all the children and their creative efforts and a further congratulations to all our winners. We would also like to say thank you to our two Nursery Students Sam and Jamie for presenting the prizes dressed as a hen and Humpty Dumpty, nice one boys! 

    We would also like to congratulate all our pupils who had 100 percent attendance this term. A special mention to Year 6 who had the best overall attendance as a class.

    Have an eggcellent Easter break and we will see all the Children when school re-opens on Monday April 15th.

    Posted 27 Mar 2013, 06:03 by Unknown user
  • School dinner tasting for parents
    Tomorrow 26th March
    12 noon
    5 dishes to sample
    Please let Reception know if you wish to attend.
    Posted 25 Mar 2013, 08:15 by Unknown user
  • Parental Questionaire
    We have uploaded a Parental Questionaire which you can access here
    Posted 13 Mar 2013, 04:47 by Jackie Lapsa
  • Half Term
    Just to remind parents that it is half term from Monday 11th February. School will reopen Monday 18th February 
    Posted 7 Feb 2013, 05:10 by Emily Abrahams
  • Weather Update
    Thank you to all those parents who managed to get their children into school today. We aim to stay open. Hope to see you all tomorrow -Tuesday 22nd January
    Posted 21 Jan 2013, 03:12 by Jackie Lapsa
  • Weather Update
    Please keep sending your children into school. Vernon Terrace always stays open.
    Posted 18 Jan 2013, 05:30 by Jackie Lapsa
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