St John's C of E Primary School

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Your child's books

Dear Parents,


I hope this email finds you and your families safe and well.


Borrowed Books:

First of all, I have a favour to ask. As we left school so suddenly in March, lots of children took reading books home. We really need to collect these back in so that they are ready for next year. Books are hugely expensive and we spend thousands of pounds on them each year. Don't forget that every books costs on average, £5. Children read in groups of about 6, so that's at least £30 for every set of books. Some children read A LOT of books in a year (which is great- and I have no problem in spending the budget on new books), but when we are spending hundreds of pounds replacing books that have got lost, I always feel that we could be spending that money on something better for the children.


Could you and your children look through the house and collect any books that they have borrowed or been sent home with? There will be a box outside the back entrance of school (between the leisure centre and school) from next Monday (6th July). I would really appreciate it if you could put any books you find into this box between next Monday and the end of term. Thank you.



Usually at the end of the year, children can bring home their books (their Learning Journal, Maths book, etc). We have decided this year that we will save the books so that the children can bring them home in September.

Children in Year 6 will be able to take their books next week. If your child is in school, they will be able to bring them home. If your child is not at school, the teachers will leave your child's pile of books on a table by the back gate to school (between the leisure centre and school) so that you can collect them safely.


For children in 6S:- You can collect your child's books between 12 and 2pm next Tuesday 7th July

For children in 6W:- You can collect your child's books between 12 and 2pm next Friday 10th July


If it is raining heavily, we will text you with an alternative pick up time/ date.

Best wishes,

Mrs Seymour