Welcome to Princess Frederica CE VA Primary School
We hope that you can find all of the information that you are looking for on our school website. We aim to update it regularly. If there is anything you cannot find, please contact the school office who will be happy to help you.
Princess Frederica CE VA is a multicultural school which nurtures Christian faith and behaviour. We believe school should be an enjoyable, enriching experience. We promote excellence so that each child is inspired to achieve, and provide opportunity within a safe, caring and challenging environment where everyone is valued.
At Princess Frederica, we believe education is a partnership between school and parents. For this reason, we encourage active relationships with families, which lead to higher standards and well-being for all the children in the school. We provide a stimulating environment where children are nurtured and challenged to achieve high standards in all areas of their learning. We do hope our website gives you an insight into what makes Princess Frederica a special place to learn and grow.
Key Dates for Presentations on our Nursery and Reception provision for prospective parents.
We are pleased to confirm that we will be holding two presentation sessions where prospective parents will have the opportunity to listen to the headship team and other stakeholders about Princess Frederica as a school and what makes us different to other schools in the area. Separately, you will also have the chance to look round the school during a normal school day. Year 6 children will share their experiences and be happy to answer your questions. Booking onto these guided tours is necessary and should be done at the end of the presentation sessions.
Tuesday 7th November '17: 9:30-10:30- Presentation from the Headship Team
Thursday 9th November '17: 9:30-10:30- Guided tours of the school led by our Year 6 children
Monday 13th November '17: 9:30-10:30- Presentation from the Headship Team
Thursday 16th November '17: 9:30-10:30- Guided tours of the school led by our Year 6 children
To find out more information about admissions including applications, please click on the link below to take you to the main admissions page.
Additional Information about Nursery
As of the 2017-18 academic year, we are now running a full-time nursery with provision for 30 children. 15 funded hours are available to all children and parents may pay for additional hours if you are not entitled to a 30 hour government funded place.
The ABC Fund
Thanks to parents for their patience as the Governing Board updated our online payment provider. We are now in the position to accept regular and/or one off donations from parents towards the ABC fund. As you know, there is a squeeze on school budgets and we are asking parents and carers to please contribute towards their children's enriched education at Princess Frederica. We suggest a monthly contribution of £20 per child.
Please click on the donate button below to make a one off payment or set up a regular payment. Also, please feel free to click on the 'Further Information' button below to view the slides from the ABC fund presentation.
Princess Fred's Matters: Our School Newsletter
At Princess Frederica, we understand the importance of keeping our parents and other stakeholders informed about what is happening at school. This is why we release a newsletter every two weeks. Sometimes we will do special releases if something important is happening or something exciting so please keep your eye out for them as a really good way to keep up to date with what is happening.
Please see the newsletters below that have so far been released this academic year.
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Art Week at Princess Frederica
Art week was once again a week full of excitement, cheer, creativity, energy and enthusiasm. The children worked on different projects through the week and demonstrated different skills learnt and creativity they possess. Please follow the link below to find out what the different year groups did and some pictures of them doing it.
Enormous thanks from the school Headship Team and PSA for the work that went into it all. There has been a wonderful creative and collaborative energy around the school and everyone has been fascinated to see the projects emerge. This wonderfully enriching initiative simply would not be possible without the support of PSA funds and the parent volunteers who have helped at school during the week. Thank you to all involved. We must single out parents Elaine Gristock, Hannah Greenaway, Lucy Soutter and Rae Smith and our PSA Staff Rep Zara Bastick for special appreciation.
Consultation on proposed new admission arrangements
The Governing Body, as the admissions authority for Princess Frederica CE VA Primary School, are consulting on new admission arrangements for the academic year from September 2018 until July 2019. The consultation began on Friday 16th December 2016 and will end on Tuesday 31st January 2017.
The main changes proposed to the admission arrangements are to the criteria that will be used to allocate places where the School is oversubscribed. Full details of the proposed new admission arrangements and Supplementary Information Form (SIF) are available on our admissions page (please follow link below).
Responses to the consultation should be addressed to Joel Wolchover and sent to the School office or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January 2017.
Vacancies for in-year admissions
We currently have vacancies for in-year admissions. If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please do so by completing an online application to Brent and a Princess Frederica casual admissions form. Click on the button below to be taken to our admissions page.
£86,000 solar boost for Princess Frederica primary school
Children at a Kensal Rise primary school are celebrating a successful fundraising drive which, over the next 25 years, could see up to £86,000 savings for the school.
Princess Frederica CE VA primary school managed to successfully fundraise for £15,000 to install solar panels which will generate clean electricity, help cut the schools energy bills and bring in additional income to spend on school resources and equipment.
Beatrix Simpson, the school’s headteacher, said: “Solar panels will save us thousands on energy bills and cut out carbon footprint. Even more exciting though is the opportunity we now have to educate our children about how sunlight converts into electricity, about science and maths, and to become environmentally-aware citizens as they grow up."
The fundraising was led by Rachael Newberry, a local parent and school governor, who said; “It was nail-biting stuff. We were up to the wire and thought we had missed our target but throughout the project the whole community was right behind us. We went to Legoland, watched films at the Lexi, wore all yellow to school and ate lots of cakes - all for a good cause. The kids are all so proud they are a solar school."
The project was supported by the carbon-cutting campaign 10:10 and money was raised with parents, teachers, children, the PSA and several local businesses.
The launch event was attended by the Mayor of Brent and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Muhammed Butt who said: "It is fantastic that Princess Frederica is a 'solar school' and that our young people are helping Brent become a greener borough. Our Council is committed to playing its part in tackling climate change and projects like this set an excellent example of the way we can all make a difference.”
Princess Frederica is a multicultural school which nurtures Christian faith and behaviour. We promote excellence so every child is inspired to achieve. We provide enriching opportunities in a safe, caring and challenging environment where everyone is valued.
As a Church of England school, Princess Frederica is fully committed to providing a high quality education with full participation and support of children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.
Our school reflects the rich diversity of the locality and takes pleasure in its different cultures and languages. Through our caring and stimulating environment, we encourage all children to develop into active and considerate members of society.
Each child member of our school community is special.
Your views about Princess Frederica
Each year we seek your views about the quality of education on offer at Princess Frederica CE VA Primary School. In the past we have sent home paper questionnaires. This year we will be using Ofsted's Parent View for the first time.
Parent View is a website that parents and carers can use to give their views about this school at any time of the school year. Parent View is also used by school inspectors when they visit a school to gather parents’ views. Click here for more information...
Latest School Newsletter
Please click on the link below to read our latest school newsletter.
Year 3 to Year 6 will be enjoying their respective school journeys over the coming weeks. Please click on the link below to see how the different groups are getting on.