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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.

  • Penalty Notice Changes

    Published 08/05/24

    From August 2024 there will be changes to the way penalty charges are issued.  It is important that your child attends school and any absence is reported to the school office every day.

    Please see the attached 

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  • Week 1 Music Camp

    Published 03/08/22

    Exploring Musical Instruments in the school forest area.

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  • Summer Camp Diary Dates

    Published 13/07/23

    The programme for the summer camp:-

    Week 1 Multi Sports 31st July 2023 – 3rd August 2023 (9am – 2pm) Lunch (1pm – 2pm)

    Tennis, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball. Offsite at St Margaret’s Pastures, for team sports.

    Week 2 Music 7th August 2023 – 10th August 2023 (9am-2pm) Lunch (1pm-2pm)

    Week 3 Arts & Crafts 14th August 2023 -17th August 2023 (9am-1pm) Lunch (12pm-1pm)

    Stained glass painting, mask decorating, clay modelling, sewing, T-shirt printing and a local visit for landscape drawing.

    Each week Healthy lifestyle workshops, which will include looking at nutrition, exercise and wellbeing.

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  • Green Community Saturdays!

    Published 06/06/23
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  • Heritage Hub

    Published 24/05/23

    Save the date
    to celebrate
    Wednesday 7 June, 3-7pm
    University of Leicester Campus

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  • IWF Internet Safety Guide

    Published 22/03/23

    Follow the TALK checklist to help keep your child safe online.

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  • Important Information Easter Camp

    Published 01/02/23

    Cancellation of the Arts & Crafts Week 

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    Published 24/01/23

    Reminder of the next expected  NEU Strike Action  -  Wednesday 1st March, Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March. Although the situation could change, we want to give parents as much warning as possible.  

    We will notify you as soon as possible on the classes that will be affected.

    Best wishes,

    Bruce Wells


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  • Community Cafe

    Published 10/01/23

    Grand opening Community Café Thursday 
    12th January 3:45pm

    We have been very lucky to secure funding through the lottery community fund to open a community café.  We hope the café will be a place that can bring the community and families of Folville together.  We will have an information corner and notices which will provide information on services and support available. We will work with local food banks, and can support any needy families in making referrals.  We will invite other service providers along to offer information on the services and support they can provide. 
    The community side of the café will be a place for face to face social interaction, book club, learning new skills, sewing, knitting and arts and crafts. 
    We will also use the café to offer a uniform swap shop, recycling uniform.  We will have IPads available for use and offer some online training and safety sessions.  For any local trades people, we will have a specific notice board where you can leave your business card or small advertisement.
    Alongside all of this we will provide hot and cold food cooked and prepared on site,  all the sales of food and drinks will be to cover costs and the café will be a non-profit-making project.  With the funding secured this will help us run the café for the first year, but thereafter we will need to make sure that the café is self-funding. 
    The grand opening will be Thursday 12th January 3:45pm – we will have hot food available, but this will be limited until we know the number of visitors we receive, so please bear with us, if we don’t quite have enough on the opening day. Please come along and join us.  
    The café will have a capacity restriction of 50 adults and children at any one time.

    All visitors will be welcomed.
    Thank you 

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  • Christmas Fair 2022

    Published 11/11/22

    Christmas Fair – Wednesday 30th November 2022 3:30pm – 4:30pm

    Santa will be in his grotto from 2:30pm for school pupils (letters will be sent home to book your child place)

    Many stalls, Christmas Gifts, Fun & Games.

    Everyone Welcome.

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  • His Majesty's Coronation

    Published 11/11/22
    Additional bank holiday Following the announcement of His Majesty’s coronation on Saturday 6 May 2023, an additional bank holiday has been announced on Monday 8 May.   Summer term 2023 Open/Closure/Holidays Date
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  • Information for Multi Sports Camp Week 2

    Published 03/08/22

    Please see below for the details of  the venue of where to drop off and collect your child, for the multi sports week.

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  • Household Support Fund

    Published 23/06/22

    The household support fund is open for referrals from 16 May to 4 September 2022. The grant is funded by the government to support people most in need of help with rising living costs. Schools will act as lead referrers.


    How can families get help?

    Families cannot apply to the fund directly. Funds are limited and the government has changed how councils are required to target them.

    Families needing support from this fund will need to be referred by a professional.

    Referrals are able to be submitted from the following Leicester City Council teams:

    • social workers
    • neighbourhood housing officers
    • housing related support workers
    • income management officers
    • city schools (see below for access)

    We are asking schools to support us by working with those families who are struggling and have been affected by rising living costs.  The scheme is open for schools from Monday 16 May and will close 4 September 2022.  This will give you time to work with your families. 

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  • Summer Holiday Activity Camps

    Published 23/06/22

    Music Week 1 - 1st August 2022 – 5th August 2022 10am – 3pm (Breakfast starting at 9:30am)

    Multi Sports Week 2 – 8th August 2022 – 12th August 2022 9am – 3pm

    Arts & Crafts Week 3 - 15th August 2022 – 19th August 2022 9am – 1:30pm

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazing World Book Day

    Published 23/05/19

    Mr Poli 4P AKA Mr Bump

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