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Hi Everyone,

Here we are again the end of another term. It feels amazing to be able to say how lovely it was to actually SEE so many of you FACE to FACE at our recent Parents’ evening, Cattle Country and the Queen’s Jubilee party. Long may it last.

Dare I say it’s starting to feel like we are slowly getting back to normal, although we still have had a couple of cases of COVID in school so are still being vigilant when anyone appears unwell.

We all had great fun at the SAND MAT Academy day at Cattle Country last week, I hope those of you who were able to join us did too, even if we were all exhausted afterwards! It was worth it to give the children the experience and be all together. Please see a few pictures from our day later on in the newsletter.

It’s great to have so many things to celebrate this term. The atmosphere in school is so different now we can all share a staff room and talk to each other without masks. The children have enjoyed exploring food this term through different stories and media.

Have a nice break, hoping for some nice weather,




Please be aware we have just be notified of a new scam email concerning free school meals targeting vulnerable families. This scam email states the following:

‘If your child’s schools is closed and your child is entitled to free school meals; then to send your bank details to the schools and they will help with funding while the schools are closed.’

All the links in the email are fake. Please DO NOT click the links, respond or give any bank details or confidential information.


Emergency School Closures

In the unlikely event of the school having to close – perhaps due to snow, power failure or sickness – there is a website to keep parents informed of the situation.

Please click here to access GCC’s school closure page. Updates will also be made on local radio stations such as BBC Radio Gloucestershire. There is also a Twitter feed @Glos_schools


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April 2022
February 2022
December 2021

BFG News

We have received another fantastic donation from Grace Parrott’s family.  This money is going to be used to support the Gloucestershire Total Communication Project and will help so many people in the county to continue the excellent work.
Charity Number: 1022618


We are in short supply of parent volunteers for our committee, please please if you can spare us a couple of hours a term for ideas and support.
If you want to help please get in touch.

Do you know anyone who could help us or do you have any ideas? Please get in touch via the school on 01242 525472 or email

The Giving Machine

We have signed up to The Giving Machine, purchases will generate cash commission for us, please take a look and sign up for us.


The Textile Recycling Scheme helps to raise awareness of Textile Recycling. By participating you are helping the environment as well as raising funds for the school.
We collect all types of unwanted textiles  including adults & children’s clothes, paired shoes hats, bags, belts, curtains, towels and bed linen. Sorry we do not accept duvets, carpets, rugs soiled or wet clothing.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557