Term dates 2023/2024

Autumn Term

August Bank Holiday: Monday 28 August 2023

Schools open: Tuesday 29th August 2023

Half term break: Monday 16 to Friday 20 October 2023

Schools close: Friday 22nd December 2023

Schools open: Monday 8th January 2024

Half term break: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February 2024

Schools close: Friday 22nd March 2024

Schools open: Monday 8th April 2024

May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2024

Half term break: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2024

Schools close: Thursday 9th July 2024

Inset/Teacher training days 2023/2024

Staff will have an additional five Inset/Training days that the school must determine.

School Inset days are:

Cossington Parent Teachers Association

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Children line up to Quiz the Archaeologist!

An enthusiastic class from the School spent a very informative hour with archaeologists Leon Hunt and Sue Henderson explored the secrets of the church floor. They kindly explained the purpose of their role and discussed their findings with their fascinated visitors.

They found some fragments of pottery, an old coin (a 1925 6-pence!) and some pieces of bone including half a collar bone and part of a foot bone! Mr Hunt surmised that these bits of dis-articulated bone, found just 30cms under the floor tiles, originated from churchyard soil which the Victorians brought in when they laid the present black and red floor tiles.DSC_0690 compressed

However the children were much more interested in the gory details of the bones with plenty of questions and speculations! (click on photo to enlarge)

Sue Henderson presented the children with the six pence she had found to remind everyone of their visit.

Deputy head teacher Mr Rob Salt (now retired) thanked Leon and Sue and reminded the children, ” how privileged they were to have had this opportunity, right here in their village church, to learn about archaeology and the history of their community, which is something most people might only see on television”.

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