News and Events

We now have a new Facebook page – click on the link below, ‘like’ the page and it will keep you up to date will all the things going on within and outside the school. 

                   Facebook            96261_ext_arquivo.jpg

October 2018

We are delighted to announce that we, St George’s Lower School, have achieved the School Games PLATINUM Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year and are the first to be awarded this mark in the whole of East Anglia.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Well done to everyone who has helped us to achieve this wonderful recognition, it certainly is a PLATINUM performance!!

September 2018

Thank you for helping us raise £523.83 for MacMillan!!

St George’s Academy Conversion Consultation document 13th September 2018


A fond farewell to our fabulous CLASS of 2018, you’re all A-MAZ-ING and we will miss you greatly. Good luck in all your future adventures, keep doing what you do and you will shine like to stars that you all are.


The school received a lovely letter this week from The Roald Dahl Charity thanking us for raising £116:00 on World Book Day. The money is going towards making life better for seriously ill and disabled children. Thank you to everyone for paying a £1:00 and dressing your children up for the day. Every penny counts. Tinesha and Jamie proudly show off the certificate.


Early Years Farm Trip

The Year R’s had a lovely day out at Morris Farm in Hoggeston.  George, Elaine and their daughter Caroline welcomed the party and were fabulous hosts throughout the day.  The children were shown the grain used for Jordon’s Cereal bars, tasted farm made sausages and saw how the flour was made into flour.  Mr James and Mr Chapman helped the school staff and we were happy for the support of our Friends of the Earth companions, Pippa, Daphne, Victoria and our long standing helper, Mr Herbert.  The children made an exciting return to school with celebratory anecdotes.  They will remember such a fun day for many years to come. Well done Mrs Grant for organising the day.

St George’s Day Celebrations

St George’s Day came a couple of days early to St George’s this year. Mr Gibbins had raised the St George’s Flag to fly gallantly over the playground throughout the day. Four fabulous activities were organised by the PTA for the children to take part in. The children were divided into their house groups and spent the afternoon engrossed in some medieval pastimes. Our Buzzards, Eagles, Falcons and Hawks took turns, helped by the PTA and St George’s staff. They sent arrows hurtling towards some huge home-made targets in the outdoor area. George fought the Dragon in a jousting activity in the hall and medieval biscuits were made, using ginger spices, breadcrumbs, honey and warm water. We calmed down with a story about St George’s Day and some relaxing Artwork. Mrs Ward has displayed some photos in the playground display cabinet for parents to view and also used a display within the corridor to showcase the event. Thanks to parents in helping the school raise almost £100 towards school projects and many thanks to Jo Bucki for helping organise the whole event and Charlie and Nikki (from the PTA) for all their help too. The children had a tremendous afternoon, but sadly the flag has been put away for another year.


Red Nose Day

The children donated a £1:00 to come to school dressed in something red.  They also ‘bought 3 throws for a £1:00’ to hurl wet sponges at the teachers.  We sang the Red Nose Day song in assembly and took a few moments to reflect on the reson for red nose day and to think about those a little less fortunate than ourselves.  Lizzie, Mrs Ward, Mrs Hoare, Mrs Grant and Mr Edwards then bravely popped their heads through the amazing signs (courtesy of GTR signs) and proceeded to get very wet.  The children seemed to take a little too much delight in hurling wet sponges at all the staff.  Many thanks for sponsoring and helping to make the event such a success.


Voice in a million

The children set off excitedly to take part in a singing extravaganza at Wembley Arena with 500 other schools.  Santi, Emily G, Emily K, Joshua, Elise, Shay, Kyle, Lucas, Tyrese, Olivia and Samuel had been learning the songs and routines for many weeks.  Elise and the two Emily’s proudly displayed the school’s banner with a fabulous walk from the stage area of the arena to the exit doors at the back.  Their actions were captured on the big screen for all to enjoy.  We also displayed our class made banner throughout the show.  The children sang and danced with their glow sticks rhythmically and wore their t-shirts with pride.  They even had the opportunity to get their photo taken with Boy band ‘Road Trip’.  They returned to school after 11pm but enjoyed having a lie-in the following day.  Many thanks go to the wonderful trio of teachers who helped the children learn the songs, drive them to London and organise the event.  Mrs Grant, Mrs Hoare and Mrs Smissen.  I know the children have had a lovely experience and were very excited telling all their friends of their trip.


March 2017

World Book Day – Author Visit.

The day began with a whole school assembly, where the children showed off their wonderful costumes.  In the afternoon, we were delighted to welcome Gillian Overitt to St George’s.  Gillian is the proud author of several books including Max’s Magical Dream, Max’s Amazing Dream and Joseph the naughty giraffe.  Gillian read the school one of her stories and then spent some time in each class delivering a literacy / author workshop.  It was a fabulous experience for the children and many of them stayed around after school to purchase their very own signed copy of one of Gillian’s books.

February 2017

Inter Schools Gymnastics Competition – Harlequins.

We have spent the past few weeks training our little gymnasts to bring them up to competition standard prior to this event.  Mrs Ravilious has been training two times a week and I have witnessed discipline, aptitude and dedication from all of them.  They trundled off in the coach along with Mrs Hoare and our two student teachers, Miss Thomson and Miss Hilson.  We took two teams.  I was delighted when the Key Stage 1 team knocked on my office door and bundled in with huge smiles on their faces.  Pride radiated from excited personas.  Out of 18 teams taking part, our little heroes managed a 2nd place finish and silver medals. Well done to Holly-Olivia, Faith, Courtney, Zoe, Madison and Jake.  The school are equally as proud of the KS2 team who came a very credible 5th out of 18 teams.  It was a super performance by Charleigh, Danni, Alfie K, Elise, Emily and Kyle.  All that hard work really did pay off.  Mrs Ravilious was delighted with all of you.  We can’t wait to see those medals displayed in our next assembly.

December 2016

img_4106Children from Year 3 and Reception sing ‘songs from the show’ at St George’s Court.  We were overwhelmed when we received £100 from our lovely neighbours, which is going to help with our PTA playground improvement project.


October 2016

children-in-need-miloWe are going to do something a little bit special for CHILDREN IN NEED!

Milo and his doggie friends have been watching BBC Countryfile and love the idea of going for a lovely long ramble to raise money for Children in Need. He has spoken to lots of his doggie friends and they have all agreed to join him on this waggy-tail adventure. Each class in the school will have the opportunity to sponsor their teacher’s furry friend on the day to raise money for this fabulous charity (watch out for their picture to appear at the class door and learn a bit about them too).

The dogs and their owners are planning to do a 5-mile ramble around Rushmere’s countryside on 6th November from 10am. Sponsorship forms will be held in each class and Milo’s will be held on reception.

September 2016

img_4074St George’s proudly got on the coach and headed for the football tournament at Cedars Upper School. Mr Gibbins was manager of the team for the day and they were also supported by Lizzie Jackson and Mrs Smissen.

The team played well and were unlucky to draw the first two games 0 – 0. In the final group game they played superbly to win 4 – 0 and get through to the semi final on goal difference.  Alfie described Jim’s goal as a ‘banger’ and Alfie himself struck a beautiful free kick, over the wall and into the top corner.  William and Alfie added further goals. The semi-final was also a cracker.  The boys were ecstatic to reach the final with another 4 – 0 win and with two great wins under their belt against Tottenhoe and Swallowfield, confidence was high.

Unfortunately, they lost 2-0 in the final but they proudly returned to school with their silver medals dangling around their necks.  The success was celebrated in assembly where the whole school gave them a warm round of applause.

June 2016

Year of the Art Leighton Buzzard Carnival


IMG_4026 IMG_4024 IMG_4019 IMG_4018


St George’s Lower and Dinky Dragon’s Nursery spent a wonderful afternoon celebrating our Queens 90th birthday. Thank you everyone who attended, everyone joined in the party spirits making it a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all. Our pupil’s (and one or two brave parents) looked wonderful dressed in their party frocks, football shirts, kings and knight costumes, union jack onesies, crowns, the Queen’s cavalry and of course the Royal corgi’s! Our children enjoyed every minute of their afternoon tea picnic with lots of party treats generously donated and created by their parents, who also joined us with other members of the family both young and old. It was wonderful to be amongst such a happy family atmosphere on such a special occasion. I hope you enjoy the traditional country dancing video as much as we enjoyed watching it!

IMG_3181 IMG_3171 IMG_3163


IMG_3289 IMG_3282 IMG_3265 IMG_3251 IMG_3249













May 2016

I hope you’ll agree that we have some exciting new creative IMG_1885talents at St George’s this year. Once again we were invited to enter several pieces of art work from across the school into the Brooklands Middle School Summer Arts Exhibition, just look how stunning they are!! Many paintings were produced by individual pupils, each invited to attend a special opening night. However a very special congratulations must go to the team of year 2, 3 & 4 children that worked together collaboratively to create our magnificent seahorse. We are very proud of all your efforts, well done to each one of our budding artists.

Our pupils were buzzing with excitement this morning with a great assembly! Victoria Harvey, South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth and Ruth spoke to the school on the importance of bees in our environment and what St George’s has been doing to protect and encourage bees to our school spaces.

IMG_3032    IMG_3045

The children shared their knowledge with Victoria and    she presented the 12 month project that St George’s have helpe d to developed in areas of its grounds with outstanding success. The bee dance was a particular favourite, as well as the beautiful fluffy bee costumes Victoria (red bottom bee) and Ruth (white bottom bee) greeted the pupils in at the start. It’s been a fascinating project and we would like to thank Victoria for all her support, guidance and time she has given to the project. We promise to continue to care for our wildlife environmental spaces and in particular all our visiting busy, buzzy bees.

IMG_1868Leighton Buzzard Golf Tournament – GolfSome children from Year One and Year Two set off excitedly on the coach heading for Leighton Linslade Golf Club on Tuesday 17th May. There were thirteen schools competing in both the ‘A’ team and the ‘B’ teams. The children soon looked at home once their swing had been perfected.
It was with great delight that the Year Two team racked up over IMG_1869400 points to claim the third spot and the children were thrilled to collect their bronze medals. A delighted Mr Edwards said’ I was really proud of all the children today. Exemplary behaviour, great sportsmanship and a never say never attitude. Both the teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves and for the A team to come 3rd out of 13 schools was a fantastic achievement. I can’t wait to tell the rest of the school and allow the children to come out in assembly to show off their bronze medals!’
Well done to Shaun, Honey, Jessica and Andi from Year Two and Jacob. Zoe, Courtney and Warren from Year One. You did the school proud.

– A great puppy training session today, our budding dog handlers took on all the instructions and Milo was eager to learn alongside them. Rachel who runs the lesson complimented our pupils on what Milo was able to achieve due to their confident handling, as he is the youngest puppy in the class. We then went out on the school field at the end of the day and all took turns practising our new instructions with Milo. Well done to all our ‘Extra Milo’ handlers this week, you all make such great teachers!

IMG_2981 HUGH well done to all the pupils who attended the 100% attendance tea party yesterday. They all had a lovely time tucking into their picnics with a few surprises IMG_2988from Lizzie and Sharon. I am very impressed that 13% of our school has 100% attendance to date, I truly hope that they keep up their outstanding attendance and get recognised for this fantastic achievement in next terms graduation and celebration assembly.

March 2016

World Book Day



December 2015


St George's Lower School Teaching StaffWe are very proud to announce that on 4th December at the Pride of Bedfordshire annual event, we were shortlisted and winners of the ‘Excellence in Education’ Award 2015!!! We are delighted to have won this accolade, our teaching staff are our greatest asset and deserve this recognition. Needless to say everyone plays an important part at St George’s, working together, continually raising standards and receiving a good OFSTED with outstanding features in May 2014. The school has transformed over the past few years; pupils’ outstanding achievements in July 2015 placed us in the top 2% of schools nationally. It has been a very proud moment for a small school at the heart of the community in Leighton Buzzard, our pupils can share in this achievement and say that their teachers are the ‘Pride of Bedfordshire 2015’.

November 2015

British Values: Remembrance Day
Mrs Keyte and Mrs Nelson attended the school memorial service with St George’s pupil council today as part of the towns Remembrance Ceremony. Our school representatives joined everybody in Church Square to remember all the soldiers that have died or been injured in the war.The children were enthused by the bugler which was traditionally used to wake the military, and they behaved impeccably through the whole service even though the IMG_3538youngest is only 5 years old.
Teagan (Head Girl) and Arnie (Year 1 – pupil council) laid the wreath from the school with the words:
“Happy Memories silently kept, no need for words we will never forget”
As we left the service members of the congregation, many decorated with medals of service to their country, approached the children saying how wonderful and smart the children looked and how so many people had commented on their uniform and impeccable behaviour. The children left the service feeling very proud of the school and commented on how much they felt part of their towns community and the role they played in representing St. Georges Lower School on such an important day.

October 2015

rwi_MODEL_SCHOOLBIG NEWS! We are very proud to announce that out of the thousands of schools across the country that deliver the phonics programme Read Write Inc. we have been awarded MODEL SCHOOL STATUS! This is such an achievement, it not only celebrates the children’s success and the progress they make in reading at St George’s but it recognises the talented and dedicated staff that have worked hard in implementing this programme, developing their teaching 12087102_544534635695057_4798306988015606856_ostrategies to a level that will be showcased to lots of other schools in the country. Andrew Selous, our local MP visited the school today, Mr Selous was welcomed to the school by Teagan (Head Girl) and Keira (Deputy) before visiting each classroom and observed for himself a RWInc. lesson; meeting the children (now year 2) who had achieved 100% pass rate in their phonics check last year.

We have said for a while that we’re Leighton Buzzard’s best kept secret, I think the secret is well and truly out of the bag now!

September 2015

Once again we held are annual charity cake sale for Macmillan on Friday 25th September, a huge thank you to all the parents and children that baked their little hearts out and produced such scrumptious treats! The afternoon was a delightful success and many members of the community came to join us and take part in our fundraising efforts. We had so many cakes to sell that the school council took a selection around to St George’s Court Residential Home to sell at their weekly coffee morning too! We were determined to beat our target of last years total (£242) and we are very pleased to announce that we raised a whopping £332!!! Thank you for coming along, this is a charity that is very close to our hearts and we really appreciated your support.
IMG_1809IMG_1799 IMG_1796




March 2015

Stella 1This term the child have been working hard in rehearsals learning songs and parts for our annual production of ‘Stella the Starfish’. They have enjoyed every minute and our pupils have successfully showcased their talents and shone like the true stars that they are on both days. The production was seamless and enjoyed by all members of the audience including the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Colin Osbourne and his wife Diane who attended the 1st performance and were won over by the talents of our pupils and commented by saying ‘we have attended many plays this year but this is one of the best ones we have seen and by such young children, your pupils are to be congratulated’. Our school council requested that a small entry fee would be charged and after both performances they have reported that a total of £145 was raised for their pond project, which seemed very appropriate considering the underwater theme of the play.Stella 2


February 2015

Not only have we had some fabulous class assemblies this term but we also had a great end to the half term with everyone taking part in our pancake race. Watch the video and enjoy the fun atmosphere that was created by everyone who attended.

3rd February 2014

Read, Write Inc. Regional Conference – LBO article 17th Feb 2015

LBO St.Georges 17Feb2015

December Trips and Visits

IMG_0044The children in years 1, 2, 3, and 4 all visited the Methodist church today. They had an amazing time learning about the true meaning of Christmas. There was a trail around the church that involved looking at lots and lots of nativity scenes, from all around the IMG_0122world. There were knitted, wooden, felt, paper and many more different types. We also had a whole host of activities and the children got to bring them all home in a goodie bag They could  choose from making crowns, stained glass windows, cards, a sheep make anangel puzzles and words searches. At the end of the afternoon we heard the Christmas story and sung some carols. We are all now feeling totally christmassy!


IMG_0096      IMG_0088


November Trips and Visits

November 2014

Leighton Buzzard Remembrance Day service 2014

I felt honoured as the school secretary of St. Georges Lower School to be asked to escort four children from our school on Monday 11th November to lay our Poppy wreaths from the British Legion on the war memorial in Leighton Buzzard.

We chose one child from year 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the School Governor Stephen Titkin and Site agent Phil Gibbins also joined us. It was particularly poignant for me I have lost both my parents and they always taught me how very important it was to always remember all those that gave their lives to save others. I was glad to play a part in carrying on that legacy by taking the children and helping to understand the very same.

The ceremony was performed by Lindsay Bevis and it was especially moving to see a group of very young children around the ages of 2 and 3 laying their own wreaths which were hand made.

Local support – Thank you Waitrose

On Tuesday 4th November St George’s Lower school’s Head boy (Eddie Mingez-Seed) and some of the school council were invited to Waitrose in Leighton Buzzard as they had a surprise imagefor them. Marea Rawlings (Headteacher) said that as a healthy school, she was really pleased that the school governors were so committed in supporting the school’s curriculumin this way. At St Georges we love cookery and it is an important part of our unique icurriculum. This is the thank you letter from Teagan Kelly that explains what happened in more detail.

Dear Libbie (and all the staff at Waitrose),
Thank you for all the sweets and treats. Thank you for the aprons and cookery equipment. If Mrs. Dye (one of our school Governors) had not written a letter to you, we would not have this equipment for our cookery club, so thank you for everything!
My favourite part of this morning was having a tour of Waitrose because they nice lady told us all about the different fish. Everyone was so friendly.
From Teagan

 St George’s 2013/14 Scrapbook