Latest News – July 2021

Dear Parents and Friends,

Another school year over and what a year it’s been,  the obstacles we have overcome to be where we are should be celebrated.  The Battledown team have been amazing, pulled together and have been smiling all the way through.  Thank you to everyone for their support and  understanding.

With restrictions in place we were again not able to have any family events, as we move  towards the path of normality we will explore opportunities to hold events in the Autumn term.

We are getting ready for the next phase of building work happening over the summer to create another classroom and relocating the sensory rooms.

Sadly we will be saying goodbye to Caroline and Holly who are exploring new opportunities, also Sarah Moran who will be retiring after 16 years at Battledown.  We wish them all the best for the future

We welcome the following new staff from September to our amazing Battledown team:
Zoe, Ellie and Emma as the class teachers
Dawn will be starting as our new administrator and our new midday supervisors Becci and Atsuko.

I hope you all have an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Best wishes,  Nikki



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 hopefully 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 log on to

We will use the Text messaging service to contact you directly as soon as possible. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date details.
Updates will also be made on local radio stations, such as, Radio Gloucestershire and Severn Sound.


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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