Wow! We are already in December; the last month of a challenging year!

While we have seen many new rules and restrictions come into place this year, the lesson that has been learned is that we certainly live in a beautiful place (who didn’t get into nature more this year?), and that we have a wonderful sense of community. When the going got tough this year the tough got going: community volunteers helped the vulnerable, children decorated the fences outside our wonderful care homes, Hadleigh’s Wishing Tree near Beaumont Park and the Covid-snake on the Railway Walk were created and visited by so many people.

The HSA also made a plea for help as the majority of our fundraising events had to be cancelled one by one. We asked…and Hadleigh answered!. So far, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of:

MBA Flue Services, Bellwood Construction Ltd., Foresters Friendly Society, Hemisphere Freight, HJ Structural Engineers Ltd. and MW Partridges & Co Ltd. We are very grateful to all involved!

Donations for Christmas Hampers

We also asked for donations for our Christmas Hampers, and with fewer people coming in to the school grounds and the added challenge of trying to deal with donations outside the school grounds, we wondered if we would be struggling to fill our hampers this year. We asked and YOU ANSWERED! Thank you so much for your generous donations. We even had

people driving out of their way to drop gifts at our homes as they couldn’t make it in to school. We were also overwhelmed by the generosity of some of our local businesses:

The Marquis, The Ram, Sunny Day Cycleworks, Andrew’s Butchers, Fork Kitchen & Deli, Adnams,

Jimmy’s Farm, Hadleigh Maid, Double Take Hair Salon and QD.

Let’s show our support and shop local where possible!


We have twelve beautiful hampers for our winners. Tickets will be on sale until 11th December and the winners will be drawn on 16th December. Our volunteers will deliver hampers in the couple of days before the end of term. Tickets are available via School Gateway. Please show your support. Have you donated the money you would have usually spent on the school discos and the Christmas Present events that we usually run?


We have had 2 lucky winners in October and November. Congratulations to Natalie O and Nicki G, our 1st prize winners. We also had two lucky 2nd prize winners.

If you still wish to get involved please email us on

Sweet treats sponsored by HSA

Our children have had a lot of changes to deal with this year and it was hardly surprising that their school Christmas is going to be different too. There are to be no Christmas concerts,

no Christmas lunch (as we know it) and no nativities. This year, HCPS had to re- invent their Christmas.

We were asked if we could help make Christmas 2020 a little bit special and of course, we said “Yes”! We have supplied all our children with their sweet treats as part of their Christmas “Grab & Go” lunch this year and we have to say that the children are already excited by these plans!

Class decorations sponsored by HSA

We would normally do a big school display for Christmas but as this is not possible this year, the HSA has purchased the items to decorate the children’s classrooms. This will be shared via a “virtual” school assembly and is already

looking competitive! Our children will be busy building snowmen, icicles, angels, Christmas trees and much more. We hope to be able to share some of the photos with you!


Our HSA noticeboard is currently a little hidden with the new school procedures for pick up and drop off. While we would not encourage you to linger, please take a glance to familiarise yourselves with its location by the blue gates. Once things get back to normal we will keep you up to date on our news with photos and notices.

Projects for New Year

We will continue to plan “socially distanced” events until the rules change, in order to raise money for our fabulous school. We hope to get back to normal as soon as possible but will not give up in

the meantime! Please keep up with our news by “liking” our Facebook page and following us on Instagram.

Welcome new members

Did you know that everyone who has a child at the school is automatically a member of the HSA? If you would like to become more involved, please get in touch on or via social media on Facebook or Instagram.

We would like to introduce our new active members Natalie Harrison and Amber Gray and thank them for their help!

School shop

We still have a good stock of our HCPS sweatshirts and cardigans. As the weather gets colder, if you decide you would like one please email us on or message us on social media. It has been very difficult to get hold of more fleeces. We will have some new ones in January.

Apologies for this delay but unfortunately it is out of our control.