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Latest News/Updates

Please continue to visit the school website for important information which we will share over the school holidays.

  • Important information for parents

    Published 29/06/20

    School will be closed from 3:30pm Friday 10th July 2020 and re-opens to all pupils Tuesday 1st September 2020.

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  • Safeguarding Contact Information

    Published 30/03/20

    Please click here for our safeguarding contacts.  If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact any of the following designated safeguarding leads and deputies. Thanks 

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  • Anna Freud Wellbeing of pupils

    Published 25/03/20



    The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

    The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young people and their families. Our vision is a world in which children and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.

    Support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils guidance :-

    Support for parents and carers:-

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  • Holiday Hunger Project

    Published 30/06/20

    Hi all, 


    I am emailing in regards to Mosaic Church's holiday hunger project. As you are aware, we usually run a holiday club Roots. Due to covid-19 restrictions, we will be operating differently this year. 

    We will be offering food parcels with meals and healthy snacks to last a number of days. These will also include an activity pack for each child. 


    Families will be able to collect parcels from Manor House, Haddenham Road, LE3 2BG between 10-12 every Tuesday during the summer. 


    Please let me know if you need anymore information. I also wondered if you could let me know what sort of uptake you think we will have from your school so we can plans numbers. 


    Kind Regards, 

    Lizzie Kerwin

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  • YEAR 6 Invitation to return to school

    Published 22/06/20

    All of year 6 children are invited to return to school from the 29th June 2020 - if you would like your child to return please contact their teacher via class dojo or alternatively email them directly.

    Class teachers:-

    Mrs Williams

    Mr Pickering

    Mr Baughan

    Miss Tomlinson

    We look forward to welcoming all year 6 pupils back.



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  • Help Save ADHD Solutions

    Published 15/05/20

    Dear All,


    As you probably know my son Matt was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5years old. We had some very difficult times and as a result I set us ADHD Solutions in 2006 with the sole aim that other families wouldn’t have to go through all the challenges we faced on their own.

    We now have over 7000 families registered with us. This number is increasing by the day as families who have struggled are now at breaking point.

    As a team we are determined that families affected by ADHD will get the help and support they need at this Very difficult time. As you will see we have lost 50% of our income since the lockdown started.

    I normally try to keep ADHD Solutions separate from my personal life, but PLEASE can YOU HELP us by sharing this far and wide and if you are able by supporting us via our GoFundMe,…

    Even a small donation could help reach the fundraising goal. However, if you are unable to make a donation, it would be great if you could share to help spread the word.


    Thanks for taking a look!


    Thanks and best wishes

    Christine and all the staff at ADHD Solutions

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  • Washing Machine Aid

    Published 14/05/20

    Washing Machine Aid!

    Covid-19 has sent us all home. Thankfully we are not trapped at home; we are safe at home. Others are not so lucky.

    This group, led by local teachers, is raising much needed funds to support the rehousing of some of the most vulnerable families in our community at a time when support services have minimal staffing and the shops are shut.  Many are in desperate need of white goods such as washing machines.

    We have been able to help: firstly, we put families in touch with foodbanks and charities that collect and distribute second-hand furniture and white goods. But washing machines are the one item that are rarely donated- and the waiting list for them is long!

    So, let’s buy a couple!

    Let’s Get Ready to Tumble!

    Facebook Live Gig Fundraiser

    Saturday 16th May


    Our Crowdfunder link is here:

    A number of Leicester’s musicians have agreed to support this very worthy cause and will gift their time and talents to perform a virtual gig. Watch the music with your family and friends online. Rather than buy a pint or your normal drink of choice, donate an equivalent amount to this worthy cause!

    Saturday’s target of £500 would be enough to buy 2 washing machines, but if we spread the word we can exceed this target and help families in need even more.

    Please help where you can!


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  • Sustrans Outside In

    Published 14/05/20

    Resources for families and schools to use during this period. Please find below a link which is for parents to sign up to and then receive some fun cycle related activities.

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  • Supporting Children and Young People‚Äôs Emotional Wellbeing

    Published 01/05/20

    The Psychology Service have produced advice and guidance for for parents/carers and education staff to help them support children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and resilience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Teacher and parents/carers are also able to book 30 minute telephone consultations if needed for support. The guidance can be viewed at

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  • Folville at Easter

    Published 30/04/20

    Folville at Easter


    An eggciting Easter Week has been had by the children! We made a birthday card for Captain Tom using some chalk art and had an eggcelent time taking part in Easter arts, crafts and activities!

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  • Stay Safe Online

    Published 30/04/20

    Dear All

    During Folvilles closure due to the pandemic your children will probably be using technology a lot more. I would like to remind you that apps such as Tik Tok, Snapchat, Facebook, Whats app and Instagram all need to monitored regularly to ensure that you know who your child/children are communicating with. Games such as Roblox, Fortnite and minecraft also need monitoring as not all users are children.

    You can find step by step guides on how to make accounts private on the school website.

    If you are worried or need help with online safety you can contact me at

    Stay home, stay safe


    Mr Widdowson

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  • COVID - 19 School Closure

    Published 19/03/20

    Folville Junior School will be closed until further notice from 5:30pm Friday 20th March. 


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  • Online Guitar Tuition

    Published 19/03/20

    Does your child own a guitar?
    Do you want to keep your child occupied throughout the school closure?

    David Williams is offering online guitar lessons for children who are unable to attend their guitar lessons at school because of school closures. David is a professional guitarist and a DBS checked guitar tutor for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

    Online guitar tuition is being offered for just £10.99 for lifetime access and is payable online through David.

    When you sign your child up for online guitar lessons, you will be provided with a password for instant and  unlimited access guitar lessons, including:
                             An introduction video with ‘How to use me guide’
                                                   Step by step tuition videos
                                                   Play along with me videos
                                                    Personal song requests

    David will also send you a FREE digit tuition book to follow during your online guitar lessons.

     What next?
    If you interested in signing your child up for online guitar lessons, please email:

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  • Iron Man BuildingYear 4

    Published 11/03/20


    Last week, we saw some almighty giants constructed in Year 4! The year group have been reading The Iron Man and have incorporated some of their Electricity knowledge to build an Iron Man with eyes that could be switched on and off. Thanks to all those who helped to provide materials and were there to help complete these towering giants. As you can see from the pictures, the results were very impressive - well done all!


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  • NSPCC Number Day

    Published 03/03/20


    The school celebrated NSPCC number day a few weeks ago, a total of £220 was raised! Throughout the day children developed their problem solving skills and also rocked out on Timestables Rockstars. It was great to see some very creative outfits as some dressed up for digits or came as a Rockstar. The day was rounded of with the live draw for the first round of the NSPCC Rockstars Cup - thanks to our local "Rockstars" for coming along!


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  • Ofsted

    Published 25/02/20

    Ofsted inspection in school - Wednesday 26th February 2020 - Thursday 27th February 2020

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  • SCITT - PGCE Programmes

    Published 05/02/20

    The Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT has 65 places on its SCITT and School Direct accredited courses, all offering a full PGCE award with masters credits . Over the past 14 years it has established itself as one of the top primary ITT providers in the country for the quality of its training and outcomes. The head teachers and Course Managers running the SCITT ` have created a culture where high standards and a passion for improving outcomes for pupils permeate every aspect of the course.' (OFSTED 2016). SCITT trainees come from very diverse backgrounds, with very different levels of school and life experience prior to starting the course, but everyone is welcomed into the SCITT community and supported by leading, expert practitioners, to develop their full potential as learners and teachers.

    THE SCITT offers the following primary PGCE programmes:

    Early Primary PGCE (3-7yrs)

    Primary PGCE with a mathematics specialism (5-11yrs)

    Primary PGCE with SEN (through our Ash Field Teaching School SD course)

    Primary PGCE (5-11yrs)

     The SCITT is able to arrange experience in a school for suitable potential applicants. Please get in touch with the SCITT to discuss this.       0116 254 3187

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  • Top Up Swimming Lessons

    Published 21/01/20

    Aylestone Leisure Centre

    Top up lessons, 1 hour lessons for £2.50.

    Aylestone Leisure Centre are pleased to be offering their £2.50 top up lessons again.

    These lessons will run over 10 consecutive weekends starting from Saturday 25th January. Lessons are open for children aged 3yrs and above and for all ability levels.


    The children do not need to be booked into lessons with us and can attend as many or as few lessons as they like. 


    To book in please contact our reception team on: 0116 2333040 or come and visit the centre.

    For more information please contact

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  • Stranger Danger

    Published 13/01/20

    Please make your children aware of stranger danger, click the link below for help and guidance.

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  • Comfy Read

    Published 06/12/19

    On Monday 11th November, all of Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed having a "comfy read". The children brought in their favourite books, alongside pillows, blankets and even some cuddly teddy bears to read to! There will be more comfy reading sessions planned in the new year!

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  • Musical Vocabulary

    Published 06/12/19
    4P have spent some of the Autumn Term learning to play a recorder, developing their musical vocabulary along the way. This was superbly showcased to parents last month so well done on learning to play an instrument in such a
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  • Girls Football League Report

    Published 18/11/19
    Match Day Statistics 6 Schools - 85.7% attendance 51 Players 9 Teachers Round 1 started at 4.00pm Round 5 finished at 5.25pm Duration of matches - 4 x 12 minutes and 1 x 10 minutes 11 League matches played and 3 Friendlies
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  • Aftercare Open Evening

    Published 12/11/19
    After Care would like to invite you to pop along to see what they do.  Thursday 28th November 2019 3:20-5:00 pm.
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  • Christmas Fair

    Published 12/11/19

    Santa is coming to Folville's Christmas Fair - 28th November 2019 3:20pm -5:15pm

    Tickets will be available from the school office to pre book for children to see Santa.

    With a selection of stalls which include - A Raffle with the first prize being a 32" Bush Smart TV

    Face Painting - Raindeer Races - Lucky Dip - Hot Dogs - Mince Pies - Refreshments - Elf Stocking Challendge - 0's & 5's - Christmas Decorations - Hook a Snowman - Relove a Teddy Bear.  Much Much More.




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  • STEM Space Centre

    Published 12/11/19

    We were invited to take a group of children to spend the day at the Space Centre, thanks to our association with De Montfort University. The RAF sponsored a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Day and we had lots of exciting experiences building rockets, watching explosions and learning about life in space. We spent all day with Colin, a young  pilot,  who told us all about life in the RAF. Everyone had a great time and hopefully we have inspired some future scientists and engineers.


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  • Children in Need

    Published 12/11/19
    Children in need Friday 15th November 2019 - £1 donantion for non uniform.  Also on sale cakes at break time and penalty shoot out, and many more activities.
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  • Year 4 Residential Trip

    Published 22/10/19
    Earlier in the month, Year 4 ventured out to Ullesthorpe for their residential. Despite some wet weather at times, the children enjoyed an array of outdoor activities including; fieldwork, compass and navigation skills, tie dye t-shirt making, potion
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  • Read for Halloween

    Published 09/10/19

     We are inviting the Folville community to join us in a reading event run in conjunction with DeMontfort University.


    This will be a magical evening of ghosts and ghouls where you and your family are welcome to come along and read with us for Halloween.

    Join us in carving a pumpkin, take part in fancy dress and do some apple bobbing!

    Entrance £1 per person.

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  • Girls Football Team

    Published 09/10/19
    Winners of  Leicester City Danone Cup.  Well done girls, a fantastic display of determination and sportsmanship, with great team spirit.  After an amazing performance the girls will now represent whole of Leicester City in the Count
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  • Accelerated Reader -Quiz

    Published 29/08/19

    Our first pupils to quiz with Accelerated Reader.

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  • WWII Visitors in Year 6

    Published 27/08/19

    Thank you Alan Rosak for loaning the two soliders to Folville,  Year 6 will be learning about World War II. Alan is the creator of the detailed sculptures.  Both soliders are on display in the year 6 classes.   Alan also takes on private commissioned work and is contactable on 07790069436.  In school we feel privileged to be able to display two great pieces of art work, created by Alan, we are amazed at the attention to detail and the smooth finish of the sculptures.  A big thank you from everybody at  Folville.


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  • Spring Term Dates

    Published 20/08/19
    Spring term 2020 Open/Closure/Holidays Dates Schools open Tuesday 7 January 2020 Schools close Friday 14 February 2020 Spring half term Monday 17 February to Friday 21
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  • Times Tables Rockstars

    Published 13/08/19

    A huge well done to the Folville's first ever Times Tables Rockstars, in Year 3 & 4, who have earnt the most coins or shown the most improvement in their Times Tables for September. They have now entered the Rockstars Hall of Fame! Keep on rocking out and you could be the winner for October!

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  • New Boys Football Kit

    Published 05/07/19

    Wednesday - May 1st - 2019


    Special Thank you to Chris Hodges Soccer Events for sponsoring the boys football kit.

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  • Jack Greene Tudor Visit

    Published 04/07/19

    Jack Greene Tudor Visit

    This month, as part of their topic, Year 4 received a visit from Jack Greene to discover more about The Tudors. The children had a great day which included observing, smelling and wearing many Tudor artefacts.


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  • Iron Man Construction Afternoon

    Published 04/07/19

    Iron Man Construction Afternoon

    On Wednesday 1st May, Year 4 pupils and their parents/ careers constructed some almighty and very impressive Iron Men which Year 4 have been reading as their class book.  Prior to the afternoon children have created and elaborately performed their own Iron Man poems using the poet  Michael Rosen as in inspiration for their performance poetry. The designs involved plenty of cardboard boxes, foil and many other materials to help construct and decorate the Iron Man. As part of their design they used their knowledge of the Iron Man so many of the Iron men only had one ear as this was lost following a terrible fall early in the story. Well done and thank you to all the parents that were involved. We even managed to fill the stage in the hall with Iron Men, quite a sight to behold!

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  • Year 4 Twycross Zoo Visit

    Published 02/07/19
    Year 4 Venture to Twycross Zoo!   On Wednesday 18th September, Year 4 took a trip to Twycross Zoo as part of their 'Big Wild World' Topic. The children were very lucky that the sun shone for the entire day! As part of the visit, th
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  • Summer Fair - June 2019

    Published 23/05/19

    Raised £1556.66 to support the continued playground project. 

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  • Amazing World Book Day

    Published 23/05/19

    Mr Poli 4P AKA Mr Bump

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  • Times Table Rock Stars

    Published 23/05/19

    Time tables rocks starts has been introduced into Folville in 2018, and continues to support our pupils in learning their temes tables.

    Children are asked different times and division questions on all times tables. There is the garage where teachers can set what times table children are asked. The studio TT Rock Stars record their best performances in the Studio (just like a top music star)! It's you against the clock against ALL the times tables up to 12×12!

    If you answer 20 or more questions you're a Rock Star!

    If you answer 30 or more questions you're a Rock Legend!

    If you answer 60 or more questions you're a Rock Hero!

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