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  • Hillingdon’s Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme Summer 2023

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Summer HAF programme will be delivered from Monday 31st July to Friday 25th August. Booking is open now!

    Through their programme of free healthy food and fun activities, children and young people can develop new skills, take part in creative and physical activities, learn about food and cooking, and enjoy a nutritious meal each day.

    The holiday programme, funded by the Department for Education, is open to school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals. We are also able to provide a limited number of discretionary places to vulnerable children that do not meet the Free School Meal criteria,


    if you would like for a child you are supporting to be considered for a HAF place, please email with the child's name, date of birth, address and parent contact details.


    Activities this Summer include:

    • Learn to ride a bike or develop your cycling skills
    • Football, Cricket, Basketball, Taekwondo and multi-sports
    • Parent and child cookery sessions
    • Dance, drama and arts programmes
    • Multi-activity camps
    • Remote Control car racing
    • Coding activities
    • SEND activity camps
    • Specialist music and drama programmes for asylum/refugee children


    If you are interested, please take a look at the HAF webpage

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  • Playday 2023 is on 2nd August at Hillingdon Athletics' Track in Uxbridge.

    Published 04/07/23

    This is a free event for children and families to have fun during the summer.

    Activities will include:

    • Under 5 area (arts and crafts, sandpit, scooters and much more)
    • Punch and Judy Show
    • Mobile Library
    • Try out basketball, golf, cycling, BMX, Dance and more
    • Visit a real HGV lorry, a Fire truck and Hillingdon Youth Bus
    • Food will be available to purchase


    Book your free tickets at Playday 2023 | Hillingdon Theatres

    Free parking available in the field off Park Road.  This event is appropriate for children 2-10 years. See the attached flyer for more information.

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  • Support with school attendance – emotionally based school avoidance

    Published 04/07/23

    Hillingdon’s Educational Psychology Service can offer support to parents, guardians and carers whose child is experiencing difficulties in wanting to attend school. Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

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  • Romans Year 3 Class Assembly

    Published 30/06/23

    As part of our Roman topic, Year 3 Ottawa put on a class assembly to show what they have been learning about different aspects of Roman life. Although this civilisation lived over 1500 years ago, their impact is still very much alive in our everyday lives. The pupils were happy to teach others about what it truly takes to be a Roman, whether it be soldier, civilian, gladiator or even God or Goddess! All pupils learnt their lines and truly performed their parts. They sang beautifully and confidently. Well done Year 3 on a fabulous and informative assembly about the Romans

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  • Habitats of the World with Year 2

    Published 23/06/23

    Year 2 Kiev had a smashing time taking us around the world as they explored the different habitats and the animals which inhabit them. Through songs, dance and quizzes, they had a huge amount of fun teaching us about the various habitats which can be found in different parts of the world and the interesting facts about them. The Year 2 explorers and scientists explained how animals and creatures depend on their varied habitats to survive. Well done

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  • Big Break for NSPCC’S Childhood Day

    Published 16/06/23

    Friday 9thJune was the NSPCC’s annual Childhood Day. At Brookside Primary, instead of walking a mile, both teachers and pupils had a blast with fun water games and activities in the heat of the afternoon. It was amazing to see how uplifting it was for both pupils and teachers alike to have an hour’s BIG BREAK PLAY! Some of the exciting activities that they participated in were pin the number pegs, balloon pop, watermelon relay and the most revered, water balloon splash. They all had a blast!

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  • Universal Youth Service - Summer Youth Activities Programme

    Published 14/06/23

    The Universal Youth Service is running the Summer Activities Programme for children and young people in school year 1-12 from Monday 24th July to Friday 25th August 2023. These will be delivered across the borough at South Ruislip, Ruislip, and Harlington Young People's Centre's. The booking system will go live on Monday 26th June 2023, to find out more information about the programme and how to book, please look at the webpage:

    If the child/young person is on free school meal (benefit related) in Hillingdon, they will be eligible for a free HAF place which includes a meal each day. If you are a resident or non-resident the cost of the programme is £18:40 per day and activities are booked as a week-long progra

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  • Notice from the School Nurse team and NHS about the services available.

    Published 14/06/23

    Dear parents / guardians,

    Health issues related to the current warm weather are causing our A&Es to be busier than usual, with waits of up to 11 hours in A&Es at the moment. A&E is for life threatening emergencies.  There are lots of NHS services that can help you. Knowing where to go, and when, will help you get the right care when you need it.

    Your local high street pharmacy can provide advice and over the counter medication to help with hayfever.  You can also contact your GP surgery or call 111 when your GP is closed.

    In this warm weather, when we also have a very high pollen count at the moment, make sure you follow our top tips to prevent yourself becoming unwell.

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  • The Rough Tough Pirates of Year 1

    Published 09/06/23

    Brookside Primary was invaded by the little, rough and tough pirates from Year 1 on Wednesday 24th May. Parents, guardians, carers and members of the Brookside family were privileged to watch our brave pirates perform their engaging ‘Pirate Assembly’. The fun did not end there for our brave little pirates. It carried on when they created and designed their own pirate ships and went on an exciting treasure hunt to find the buried treasures.

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  • Romans Workshop

    Published 26/05/23

    Pupils of Year 3 classes, Ottawa and Brasilia, had a fantastic workshop on The Romans presented by Tiberius, a Roman expert, on Tuesday, which was enjoyable for both the pupils and staff. Tiberius provided an experience for children to be totally immersed in the Roman culture and their way of living. Using maps, clothes, props, and artefacts such as coins and weapons from Roman times, the children were fascinated and excited to learn about the many different aspects of Roman life. They were particularly interested in the weaponry used in battle and the reasons why the Romans were so successful at conquering other countries. Tiberius sat children in groups and presented them with many artefacts from Roman times, and then asked them to predict what they believed each item was used for. He had both classes acting out a Roman battle and dual. Pupils also learnt about the rebel Queen Boadicea who led an army against the Romans. In the end, they were encouraged to ask questions and they were enthusiastic and participated extremely well.

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  • Viking Workshop Year 5

    Published 19/05/23

    Our Year 5 children were treated to a whole-day Viking workshop. They engaged in activities relating to Viking culture and religion. The children observed and felt actual Viking accessories such as helmets, coats of fur/pelts, and more.

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  • ‘Brush for Better Health’ - National Smile Month

    Published 17/05/23

    Now more than ever we need to focus on keeping our teeth as healthy as possible.  A recent report published by Public Health England highlighted that Hillingdon has 28.2% of 5-year-old children as  having decayed, missing and filled teeth, much higher than the England average!

    In Hillingdon to increase awareness The Oral Health Foundation are offering all schools the opportunity to join our special Oral Health awareness sessions via Teams.  They are also holding special oral health story times at local libraries with information for parents & carers too, please see the timetable below:  


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