A full week in the penultimate week of this half term. The children have enjoyed a multitude of activities related to eggs. One highlight was hearing the Reception boys talking about a large egg which appeared in the classroom. What was inside?! The discussions and thoughts shared with each other were magical. In Nursery, the boys enjoyed learning all about the animals which lay eggs, and the life cycle of these animals. Please read the ‘highlight section’ at the bottom of this page for more information about what our Early Years pupils have been up to this week.

Mrs Taylor
Head of Early Years

It has been noted and reported that a few parents are not adhering to the speed limit on the drive around the school at drop-off and pick-up times. All drivers are reminded that they must observe the speed limit, be vigilant as you drive on the campus and certainly not be using mobiles until you are stationary.


The whole school photo went really well and all your boys were a credit to you. We had to wait quite a while for everyone to be seated, and the weather wasn’t kind to us, but no one complained. I am sure the final product will be fabulous! These whole school photos are taken every two years. The class photos were also a pleasure to be a part of. The ordering information will be sent to you as soon as they are ready.


Please click HERE for this week’s links for your son’s RWI sessions. A reminder that these links are for all pupils from Nursery to Year 2. Next week the boys will have a break from the RWI scheme and focus on extended reading and writing activities in their English sessions. Mrs Taylor will also be undertaking the half termly RWI assessments, and a note will be put in the contact book for areas to develop and for a progress update. Many thanks as always for your continued support with your son’s reading.


Next Friday we have a NBPA Own Clothes Day – please see Tombola Collections below.



The NBPA are looking for parent volunteers in Nursery to Year 6 to help with decorating or supervising at the Senior School Disco – please follow the link below for more information.

Volunteers Needed!


On Saturday, 8 June 2023, 12pm – 3pm. 

We have a fabulous afternoon planned for all The New Beacon families. Please come along and join in the fun!  Please follow the link below for more details.

The New Beacon Summer Fete 2024


Teddy Tombola – Do you have a teddy bear that needs a home?  Please click here for more details.

Bottle Tombola – Own clothes day in return for bottles! – Please click here for more details.


Fun Cards are now available to pre-buy for the Summer Fete from Friday, 17 May to Monday, 2 June and will be sent home by boy-mail on Thursday, 6 June.

At the fete, Fun Cards will be available for sale at the NBPA stall, though we do encourage you to pre-buy to eliminate as much queuing time as possible! You can use ALL Fun Cards at the NBPA events, they do not expire, so they will never be wasted!
Please click here for more details.


The NBPA would like to invite all Year 8 boys to take part in this year’s Summer Fete Company Tournament, DUNK IT!
Please click here for more details.

Join us for a Charity Golf Day at Knole Park Golf Club Sevenoaks on Friday, 14 June 2024!
Tee off times start from lunchtime onwards so gather your team for a Fourball and join us for a fantastic day of golf,
raising money for a Charity that is close to our hearts and was chosen by our boys – The Stroke Association.
If you are not a golfer, then please come along and join us afterwards for a family BBQ and children’s putting competition!
For more information and to book your fourball please follow the link below:

Summer half term, book now!
Book your child’s spot for half term at the NBPA Seals program!
Click the link on the poster below and spread the word to keep this amazing opportunity going for our entire school community.

Seals Family Fun Swim

Nursery News

We are nearly at the end of our ‘Changes’ topic, with just one week to go, which is all about the changes in the season from spring to summer. We can only wish for the weather to help play its part in this learning opportunity!

I would like to remind you that the end of the day in Nursery is 3.20pm. If you wish your son to stay later, please book him into the Early Years After School Club, via the website or by emailing Mrs Harding. Julie.harding@newbeacon.org.uk