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Headteacher: Mr T Browse BA (Hons)


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Newsletter – Newsletter 39 – 2017-2018


Well, another year over. And what a year! Thank you to everyone for making my first year at Air Balloon such an enjoyable one. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to many years to come. This is a great school and, together, we will make it even greater in the future.

We had our final school assembly today and it was lovely gathering the entire school together in the school playground to say farewell to the staff who are moving on this year. A huge farewell and good luck to Miss Insley, Miss Hale, Mrs Miles, Mr Williams, Miss Booth, Miss Birch, Miss Smith, Mrs Fussell, Mr Hawkins and of course Miss Liley. All of these fantastic members of staff are leaving us to pursue other endeavours and I wish them all the very best and thank them for their hard work and dedication over the years.

We also bid our Year 6 cohort farewell. Children, you have been a fantastic year group and we are ever so sad to see you leave us but we are so confident that you will flourish in secondary school. Good luck and take care.

I hope you all have a fantastic summer and I look forward to seeing you all in September.

Tim Browse


Message from Miss Liley

Thank you so much for all the messages and good wishes I have received during this week. It has been an absolute privilege to be part of Air Balloon for the last 13 years. Your children are absolutely fantastic! Seeing the school grow from the Infant school to the Primary School has been a real honour to be part of and I have no doubt the school will continue to flourish and grow even stronger. I have a range of emotions today but I am fortunate to be taking with me many happy memories and friendships which will help tide me over the next 12 months. So it’s an ‘Au revoir’ from me for now. Keep all your children ‘looking to the stars’. They all have the strength, the patience, the determination and resilience to achieve anything. 

Take care Miss Liley


Team Points

1st –  Rowling (68)               2nd – Dixie (53)

3rd –    Brunel (39)                4th –  Banksy (11)

The final results for the year are:

1st –  Rowling (3767)         2nd – Brunel (3740)

3rd –    Dixie (3436)              4th –  Banksy (3367)

Congratulations to everyone in Rowling for being awarded the most team points throughout the year.



What a way to finish the school year – a huge win for the ABHPS Netball Team. 

It was a little cooler for Tuesday’s match and we were able to play seven minute quarters. Two Mile Hill have really improved and we had to keep fighting throughout the game. It was worth the effort for a score of 14-5. Well done to our incredible team!

And a special mention to our Year 6 players who will be leaving us today – it has been an absolute pleasure coaching you. We are very proud of your enthusiasm, dedication, sportsmanship and fun loving attitude. We will miss you all – make sure you sign up for the netball team at your new secondary school!

Mrs Cox


Train like a Jedi Competition

In class this week, children have been learning to train like a Jedi. The PE team would love it if as many children as possible could continue their training over the summer.

There will be a competition to find the best Jedi’s in KS1 and KS2 at the start of the new term with exciting prizes for the winners.

The video with all the Jedi moves can be found at:

Thanks and let the force be with you!!

The PE Team


Free Pallets

We have 11 good quality wooden pallets, free to collector. If you would like to take some please see Mr Lea, Site Manager.


Good luck….

Miss Bailey is getting married on the 1st August, we wish the new Mr and Mrs  Kruiniger every happiness for their future together.


Baby news

Congratulations to Mrs Watton and her husband who are expecting their first baby in December. Also we wish Miss Smith all the best and good luck on her maternity leave and look forward to meeting her new arrival in the Autumn term!


Music News

Well done to all children who performed either in the Summer Festival at St Ambrose or in the school instrumental concert. You were fabulous! 

Looking forward to another year of music-making. We are planning on having a bigger Key Stage 2 choir next year, so look out for the letters and sign up in September. Our first event will be a performance at St George’s, Brandon Hill at Christmas.

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