Art Charter Competition

Art Charter Competition

Raise our profile

As you know we are trying to raise the profile of art in North Ealing.  The Cultural Education Partnership(CEP) launched an Ealing Arts Charter on the 10th of January 2023.

Nicola P and I attended a launch meeting last month and signed up as at some point we would like to gain an Arts ‘ Mark for the school!’  

This month, Schools were invited to submit a video sharing an artistic response to the Ealing Cultural Manifesto with the focus “what creative change means to me, my generation, my school”.

The video is used to launch and promote Ealing’s Cultural Manifesto

Prize £1,000!

Nicola P decided to enter NEPS. She and Sue B spent a lot of their own time creating this video with a few of the children in Year 3&4.

Our entry managed to secure second place and some prize money –  £500 to spend on art-related resources (in the application we said we would spend any winnings on exhibiting art e.g., creating gallery-style viewings)!

A big thank you to Nicola P and Sue B for persevering with this and getting it finalised in such a short space of time. 

Please enjoy the video

Uniform NEWS

Uniform NEWS

We had an exciting visit from Junipers Uniform shop which is working with our children to design a new uniform for September 2023.

After 24 years we all agree we need a change! 

Free Chess Tournament

Free Chess Tournament

Free Girls Chess Starter Tournament & Training class

When: Sunday 26th February 2022

Where: At Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls

For girls new to tournament chess or without an English Chess Federation rating

Open to UK girls in Primary or Secondary Schools

In Partnership with Ellen Wilkinson School

How to sign your daughter up – You can sign up via this button:

The deadline to enter is Sunday 12th February

There are limited places available, so do enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information for parents

The starter girls’ event and Training class are completely free to enter.

The Training class will be 11.30 – 12.15 pm.

Venue: Ellen Wilkinson School, Queen’s Dr, London W3 0HW


Each game will use a chess clock with 15 minutes per player per game.

5 rounds chess tournament

Arrival: 12.30 – 1 pm

Round 1: 1.15 pm

Round 2: 1.55 pm

Round 3: 2.35 pm

Round 4: 3.15 pm

Round 5: 3.55 pm

This event is designed as a fun and gentle way to introduce girls to tournament chess.

Girls will be required to sign up for English Chess Federation (ECF) Membership. Junior Silver is free for those who have never had it before.

Certificates for all girls who attend!


Travelling by Car
There is no parking on the school site, please arrive by bike or public transport where possible. There might be parking on roads nearby to the school, subject to restrictions.

Travelling by Tube
The school is very accessible by London Underground, North Ealing (Piccadilly Line) or West Acton (Central Line) are just a few minutes walk away.

Interested to join She Plays To Win (SPTW)?

She Plays To Win is a UK Girls Chess Project led by England Women’s Coach IM Lorin D’Costa, to try and encourage more girls to participate and learn chess in a fun environment.

This is open to all girls in primary, secondary or university (under 28) regardless of chess level or experience. We even have a beginner’s group.

To sign up, parents just need to sign up via the official website:

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Parents and Carers,

Yesterday evening Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty the Queen, the longest reigning monarch. As the United Kingdom enters into a period of national mourning, we will be taking the time to reflect on the life of Queen Elizabeth II during her incredible reign of 70 years.

Her Majesty passed away at the age of 96 having spent 70 years on the throne and was part of many people’s lives from childhood to adulthood. While death is not an easy topic to discuss, the passing of one who was such a big part of the nation and the world will be a particularly sensitive topic, especially for children.  However, at school, we will be keeping the memory of Queen Elizabeth alive and will be broaching the subject in a sensitive manner.

This morning we held an assembly for children, where we displayed pictures of Queen Elizabeth II and sang our jubilee song in honour of her. We spoke about the sadness that many people will be feeling and that for many, the passing of the Queen will affect them deeply but for others, it may not affect them in the same way, and that this is ok.

We appreciate that the younger children may not fully understand what it means to die and that it is important for adults to talk openly to support the children. To aid children’s understanding of death, it is important to be open and honest and answer any questions they may have using clear and simple language that is age appropriate.

If you need any further support, there are plenty of charity websites to support discussions with children around death and bereavement.

Child Bereavement – Website

Young Minds – Website

Place 2 Be – Page

We took the time this morning to explain to the children the changes that will take place in light of the sad news and how our new monarch will be a King, King Charles III.

Please take the time to talk to your children about the Queen’s incredible life as this is a major historical event happening in their lifetime.

If you have any questions or your child needs any support during this time, please contact the school.

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah Barnes

KS1 Deputy Head Teacher

Healthy Streets Everyday

Healthy Streets Everyday




To celebrate Car Free Day the design competition theme is ‘Creating Clean Air for our Future’!

What do you think a future with clean air looks like?

  • Maybe you think of less-nusy streets or safer cycling paths to school.
  • Maybe you can picture a peaceful tree-lined road for you and your friends to walk to school along

Design a mural for this year’s Car Free Day and it might be made into a mural for your school! Idea’s for your design can include:

  • Walking, cycling and scooting to school
  • Streets without cars
  • Tree planting and nature
  • Using renewable energy sources
  • How clean air helps your health and wellbeing

You can work as an individual, as a team or with your entire class or year group on your design – but you can only submit 1 per person.

Your teachers will take care of submitting the designs – you just need to get creative


Self-portrait in masks

Self-portrait in masks

Self-portrait in masks

This is a ‘Whole School Project’

Pupils across the school created self-portraits of themselves wearing a mask to express how they felt in this unprecedented time.

They were asked:

How did you feel behind the mask?

What do our eyes tell us about how we feel?

This is how we feel behind our masks

Hopeful, safe, funny

Secure, hidden, sad

Trapped, disappointed, hot!

Secretive, protected, happy

Frustrated, breathless, uncomfortable

Mysterious, anonymous, free!

Behind the mask there are forgotten friendships, smiling silent smiles.

Eleanor, Year 6

Behind my mask
Behind my mask, I’m happy
Behind my mask, I’m free
Behind my mask, I’m amazing
Behind my mask, I’m Me
Behind my mask, I feel like a child
Behind my mask, I have a beautiful smile!

David, Year 5