Archive for March 2018


E:News – 9 March 2018


Firstly, a huge thank you to our CHS families, parents and children alike, for their support this week whilst the school was being inspected by Ofsted.  The Inspectors will review all the evidence they collected and will issue their report within a month.   The Inspector did ask me to thank all concerned for their patience and cooperation.  She also asked me to let you all know that she very much enjoyed her visits to the classrooms and meeting the children this week.  When the Ofsted report is available it will be published on our website.  We are delighted that the feedback recorded in the Parent Questionnaire on Ofsted’s Parent View was very positive. The results can be viewed here
I was very proud to read that 100% of our CHS parents, who took part, strongly agreed that they would recommend the school.
Once again, the CHS staff stepped up to the plate with great spirit, hard work and enthusiasm.  I am honoured to be leading such a marvellous team.
As I write this our Form Two children are heading off to Kensington Leisure Centre for their final swimming lesson where their parents have been invited to watch.  The venue is located on Bomore Road, W11 4HB.
Upcoming Dates
Forms Five & Six will be visiting the Houses of Parliament and Churchill’s War Rooms on Tuesday, 13 March.  The children will have a tour of the Houses of Parliament where they will be learning about its history and in The War Rooms they will explore how the country was run during World War Two.
On Wednesday, 14 March, we are looking forward to welcoming once again Chris Jay from the charity Enable Me.  This is a very worthwhile organisation and an event that deepens the children’s understanding of living with a disability.  Please do take the time to visit their website here
Open Morning – existing pupils
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in school on Friday, 16 March between 8.30-11.30am for this annual event.  We have organised a slightly different programme with Dr Ashworth in the larger space of the dining room where he will be looking forward to accompanying any of our budding musicians who would like to share their music with friends and family.  Miss Forbes will be stationed in the Music Room with the pupils from Forms Three to Six with art portfolios belonging to our senior pupils.  Of course, I am sure she will be very happy to discuss the art curriculum with parents of younger pupils.
Open Afternoon – prospective pupils
For our Key Stage 2 children who have been invited to Open Afternoon on Friday, 16 March, please do let us know if your child will be returning to school at 12.20pm-2pm.
Now that Easter is approaching we would like to remind you that whilst the giving of chocolate, sweet treats or Easter eggs is most welcome, please remember that we are a NUT FREE school.  No products of any kind for children or staff can be accepted into the school with any trace of nuts.
With very best wishes.
Mrs Victoria Hampton

Ofsted Visit

We are expecting a visit from Ofsted tomorrow until the end of school on Thursday.  We have emailed parents separately in this regard.

Thank you.

The CHS Team

E-News – 2 March 2018


Thank you for your understanding this week with regard to early closure and the postponement of the Parent Teacher Meetings as we contended with the ‘Beast from the East’. We very much look forward to the arrival of spring!

World Book Day 

Today we celebrated World Book Day which was a roaring success.  It has been a real celebration of literature with a colourful array of book characters filling our classrooms. From Little Red Riding Hood to Obelix, one of King Arthur’s Knights and an assortment of magical creatures, all on display during our whole school assembly, in which every child (and the teachers) introduced themselves and their characters in a fancy dress parade.

Open Morning 

You will by now have received your Paperless Post invitation.  This is a family event and all visitors are welcome, from younger siblings to grandparents.  However, the children will be in your care throughout this busy morning. Teachers and pupils are working hard to prepare the school for this annual event and we know that you will be very proud of their efforts. You may arrive from 8.30am onwards and we will be rounding up at 11.30am.  Any pupils hoping to showcase their musical talents with Dr Ashworth in the dining room should bring their instruments and music.

Tea Time Concert on Monday, 5 March from 4.00pm – 4.30pm 

We are very much looking forward to launching this new event.  Please note that due to space constraints this is by invitation only. However, we do hope that this will prove to be a successful event that we can repeat on a termly basis, allowing more of our pupils to play and sing for you.

Open Swimming for Form Two on Friday, 9 March 1.00pm – 1.50pm

Parents of Form Two children will have already been invited to observe their children’s final swimming lesson of the term at Kensington Leisure Centre.


The Delancey School Chess Challenge is well underway and will culminate with certificates and awards presented by Miss Jackson on Monday, 12  March  in our whole school assembly.

Enable Me Charity Day on Wednesday, 14 March 

Chris Jay will be returning once again for our bi-annual workshop, a half-day of events for pupils from Form One up relating to life with a disability. This is an enlightening event which has proven very thought-provoking for our pupils in the past.

Government Childcare Choices Scheme – see

As they say ‘every little helps’ and Connaught House School has now joined the HM Government Childcare Choices Scheme.  Please take the time to access the website and explore the support, for which you may be eligible, that in previous years has not been available to independent schools.


The CHS Team

2nd March

We are looking forward to seeing our children in school today for our World Book Day. Please note, there will be no swimming for Form Two.

1st March 2018

School will be open today with an earlier Friday  finish. Please bring your child in with Wellington boots, hats, scarves and gloves, so they may enjoy the snow.