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Mufti - Day -  Friday 4th December

We are holding a non uniform day tomorrow.

We are asking for a food donation for the foodbank: Christmas pudding (non alcohol), - Christmas cake (non alcohol), Mince pies (non alcohol), Tinned Ham, Tinned salmon, Tinned potatoes, Christmas Crackers, Boxes of Biscuits, Crisps nuts etc, Chocolate treats, Sponge Pudding, Custard, Fruit juice, Squash.

Alternatively there is an optional donation of £1 and The Friends will buy something from the list.


These are strange times and everyone in Britain is a bit anxious, but we know Happy Children Learn, and so we make sure play time is fun and free - I've no idea what games they are all playing but they are happy and creative and enjoying their childhood! 


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1st November

     Safe and happy children is what we all want, and in these anxious, unusual times children need to be allowed to have a childhood – a safe and happy childhood.

     We know that people are facing a lockdown in very different situations – some have it easier than others, some have a very difficult time ahead. But what unites everyone – parents, carers, staff, governors, grandparents – is that we all just want our children happy and safe.

     Happy Children Learn underpins everything we do at the Belfry.

     We know that many of you drive past closer schools to come to the Belfry and we greatly appreciate that, and we will continue to do what we have done throughout 2020 – support children with their social and emotional learning: giving them time to lose themselves in play, to enjoy their childhood.

Yes, we will teach your children.

Yes, we will have the same high expectations of your children as you do.

And, yes, we will support your children in meeting these high expectations…

     But underneath it all we know that Happy Children Learn.


     I am so proud of the team that work at The Belfry and I know that they will support your children as best they can.

     Who knows how the next few months will pan out? But at the moment schools remain open and schools are by far the best place for your children to be, if only to allow them to meet and play with their friends and to have as ‘normal’ a childhood as possible!

     There is a government expectation that any child staying at home completes a day’s schoolwork under the supervision of their parents and carers! From what you have all told me, that is a sure-fire way of dialling up the anxiety! We will provide online resources, but we know that is not always easy!

     So, please make use of the school and send your children in; school is at least one thing in the world that you can rely on at the moment!

     We’ll be on the school gates as normal – and we look forward to seeing you all!

The video below shows what we have learnt about Compassion this half term.

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What to do if your child is poorly!

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Hello there!

I’m Titus Cotton and I am very proud to be Head of the Belfry CEVA Primary School in Overstrand.

We are a small school with 136 pupils, situated in the seaside village of Overstrand, North Norfolk.

The original school dates back to 1830 and our current building was completed in 2006.

The children, their parents, the staff and the governors all work very hard to try and make the school the best that it can be. 

Our strongly held belief is that  “Happy Children Learn”.

It underpins everything  we do: we believe that Happy Children Learn, and our vision for the school is Happy Children Learning.

Hopefully the website will give you a flavour of the school – if there is anything else that you would like to know then please do not hesitate to contact us!

Best wishes,
Titus Cotton, Headteacher

Our Christian Value this half term is COMPASSION

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 

Luke 2:40    King James Version 

Our Ofsted! Thank you to everyone who supports the school!

"...children ‘thoroughly enjoy’ coming to school every day and ‘thrive’ in the ‘can do,’ caring and supportive atmosphere you create for them...exceptional care and consideration": Ofsted Dec 2016

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We are out everyday so bring a coat and wellies!

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Children's welcome!

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Parents' and carers' welcome!

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Risk Assessment info specifically for parents and carers

This document contains the information from the Risk Assessment that is specifically for parents and carers. Much of it is already addressed in the FAQs  but some new info, including for Reception parents and carers.

Please have a read, if only to reassure yourself that everything is really as safe as can be!


Goodbye Mrs Watkins, and goodbye Year 6!

These videos don't work well in Chrome for some reason!

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You'll never find my money! Keep safe, and how to leave the field.


Parents! How to drop your children off!


Kids! How to get to your classroom!


Kids! How to get onto the field!


Parents! How to collect your children!


Posters in school!

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We'll meet again! (The video is from our last day!)

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