Links Primary School
Frinton Road
London
SW17 9EH
Telephone: 020 8769 4587
Fax: 020 8677 7860
email: office@links.merton.sch.uk
Links Primary School is a large, two-form-entry school with a nursery and out of school club. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, which children, parents and staff enjoy.
The school is situated on the very edge of the London Borough of Merton and some of our pupils live in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Online Safety

We’re a Digital School! Free training for parents

Our school is part of Parent Zone’s Digital Schools Membership programme, recognising our commitment to keeping our pupils safe online, and making sure we work with you and all of the school community to achieve this.

As part of this commitment, we are holding an evening meeting for parents at 6:30pm on April 18th in the top floor Hall. Sophie Linington, an expert in digital safety will be giving advice and training on how to help your children stay safe online. All parents and carers are most welcome.

Digital Schools membership also includes access to Parent Zone’s online digital parenting course, Parenting in the Digital Age. This short course gives you straightforward information and advice on how to manage and feel confident about your child’s online world.

For your free access to the programme, go to www.parentzone.org.uk/parentcourse . Simply click on the pink ‘Add to cart’ button to start your registration. You’ll then be asked to enter your email address. On the next page, you will need to enter the coupon code DSP16 to ensure you have free access to the programme.

Once you’ve completed the short registration you’ll receive two emails - one confirming your order and one with log in instructions. After logging into the parents’ training section of the website, you’ll be able to take the course whenever it suits you and come back to it at your convenience.

Another benefit of our Digital Schools membership is access to an email help service for parents, so if you have any questions about the course or any aspect of your family’s online life, you can email dshelp@parentzone.org.uk for free, confidential advice.

British values and Safeguarding

Please take a look at our latest statements on British Values and Safeguarding

Attendance

I am disappointed that attendance has dropped slightly this term. Much of this is due to families taking extended holidays over the Christmas period. May I please remind you that the Government expects at least 95% attendance and many children are not currently achieving this. Our school average stands at 94.8%. The winning class this term is 5G with 97.7%. Well done Miss Geary's class! The most improved class this term is Class RA - keep up the good work Miss Anderson's class!


97.7% Class 5G
96.2% Class 6T
96.2% Class 5M
96.2% Class 3C
95.6% Class 6P
95.5% Class 2H
95.4% Class 2G
95.3% Class 4K
95.2% Class 1SM
94.7% Class 3W
94.7% Class 1LM
93.3% Class NAAM
93.3% Class NNAM
93.0% Class 4M
91.1% Class RH
90.3% Class RA
89.3% Class NNPM
87.0% Class NAPM

Please remember that I am not allowed to authorise any holiday absence and requests for special leave of absence must be accompanied by documentary evidence.

If your child has a hospital or other medical appointment, we must see an appointment card or letter. Most GPs will offer appointments to school age children after 4.00pm so please try hard to ensure your child does not miss important schooling.


Links on Television!

You may have seen some of our pupils playing chess on ITV London News recently. We were invited to Reeds School in Cobham to showcase their outreach programme at the launch of the Tim Henman Foundation. Our children were excellent ambassadors for the school and enjoyed showing off their chess skills to the many visitors and celebrities.


World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as favourite book character and children brought in the book to share with their class. All children received a brand new book, courtesy of National Book Tokens, who sponsor the event.

 

Kingston University

We work very closely with Kingston University as a Partnership School, helping to train the teachers of the future. This term we are pleased to welcome a group of PGCE students to Links school who will receive lectures from some of our experienced members of staff, observe children and teachers in classrooms and undertake their first teaching practice.


School Closures

Spring term will end on Thursday 24th March 2016 at 1.30pm. Monday 11th April is an inset day, therefore school will reopen on Tuesday 12th April 2016 for Reception to Year 6. Nursery will reopen on Friday 15th April 2016. 

School will be closed for elections on Thursday 5th May.

School closes for half term on Friday 27th May and reopens on Monday 6th June.