Weekly Newsletter

and Notices

Whole School


We are delighted to share with you this year’s Dukes parent survey for Prep Schools. We would really like to hear your thoughts about all areas of our provision, as well as the things that you like and improvements we can make, over the coming months. Please do answer as honestly as you can, and you can leave responses anonymous if you would prefer. You can access the survey on this link: Dukes Parent Questionnaire 2024   Please allow approximately 10 minutes to complete it.



Looking ahead, we will be running our summer term assessments during the week commencing 10th June with a revision week w/c Monday 3rd June. It’s vital that pupils are in school for these important weeks where content is recapped, revisited and tested. Please arrange any appointments or planned absences in alternative weeks to help support with this. 


 AUTHOR VISIT – Years 3 – 6

A reminder of our next amazing author visit by Pari Thomson, who will be coming to school on 22nd May 2024. Can you please complete the form (Click Here), return it to the school office and make a payment online, if you would like your child to receive a signed copy of the book. Thank you to everyone who has already done this.  



Please ensure your child has their school red baseball cap (Y1 – 6) or white legionnaires hat (PK and K) in their school bag every day throughout the summer term. Miss Sangtabi led a fantastic assembly this morning on sun safety and we follow a ‘no hat, no play’ (stay in the shade) policy during the summer months.


Year 6


A reminder to our Year 6 Parents that our annual Bikeability Week will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th May. Please bring your child’s bike to school on the morning of Monday 13th May at 8:15am via the Broomfield Road gate (main reception) and leave it in the volleyball court beside the Year 4 classroom. The bikes will be securely stored overnight at school and should be taken home at the end of school on Friday. Children should wear their sports kit for the entire week and bring a water bottle with them as well as their helmets. High-vis vests will be given to the children for their training. If your child does not have a bike or helmet to use, please contact Mrs Doyle at the school office: office@broomfieldhouse.com 

Year 5


The Year 5 children are excited for their residential trip to Kingswood next week. The children should come to school in their normal clothes on Wednesday along with their luggage for the trip. They can take their luggage to their classroom. The children can bring their own snacks on the trip but please remember that they cannot contain any nuts. The snacks will be checked by teachers to ensure they are safe so please have these in a separate bag. Everyone will enjoy an early lunch at school and will leave for Kingswood on the coach at around 12pm. Mrs Doyle will set up a WhatsApp group on the school trip phone where staff will keep parents updated at the end of each day with the highlights from that day. This phone can also be contacted if you need to reach the staff onsite in an emergency. Thank you to everyone who has completed the required medical form and returned it to the school office. If you are still to complete this, please do so as soon as possible. 

Years 1 - 3


A reminder that our Lower School Summer Serenade will take place on Tuesday 14th May from 5:45pm – 7:15pm. It will include children from Years 1-3 and parents of the children performing are invited to attend. The Princes Road gate will be opened at 5:40pm for parents. Children should be in the main music room at 5:30pm (wearing school uniform please) where they can leave their school bags and instrument cases. Children performing in the concert will be provided with a small snack at this time before the start of the concert. 



Our Kindergarten children are excited to be taking a trip to Holly Lodge on Tuesday 14th May. A reminder for the children to wear trousers and not shorts and they can wear their trainers. The children will have their lunch in school before they leave and they need to bring their own water bottle with them on the day. They will be leaving school at 1pm and will return for 3:30pm pick up. 

Free Play in Kew (Non School Event)

Although not a school event, the local community is coming together to provide Free Play sessions in Kew each weekend. To get kids off their screens and outdoors, the Kew community is coming together for regular free play sessions. Every Friday after school at North Sheen Rec and every Saturday morning on Kew Green. No booking, no pressure. Just unorganised free play, for a few minutes or a few hours. Older children to go on their own. Parents may wish to accompany younger ones. Everyone from Kew, and schools in Kew, are very welcome. Again, please note that this is not an official school event or activity.

Dukes Plus

NEW: Events

Bear Grylls Survival Academy: Overnight Camping Adventure
Saturday 22nd June – 23rd June
Grounds of Kneller Hall
For families to enjoy with their children aged 8 and over.
Heavily subsidised rate of £45 per person + booking fee
Spend quality time with your family in the outdoors, making memories and learning new skills. The experts at Bear Grylls Survival Academy have put together a brilliant itinerary recreating some of the unique scenarios seen on Bear’s TV programs and skills utilised by some of the most inspirational adventurers of the last 200 years.
You will experience:
Building a shelter, tying knots, first aid, lighting fires, water filters, a smoke grenade, bear attack situational awareness, camouflage and concealment and a gross eat challenge.
Click here for more information:

New articles

May Day family fun – Dandelion London


InvestIN, part of the Dukes Plus family is a provider of university application support, career and university experiences, day camps, tuition, and summer schools.

This summer they are offering work experience programmes for children from 12-18 years old. While our children will be too young to participate, this could be of interest to older siblings.

Dukes families are offered a 15% discount on programme fees. More information and the discount code can be found here: https://thedukesclub.com/Member-Benefits/Dukes-Discounts/Reward/returnId/111/code/DUK0056


Spelling Bee Challenge

The 2024 Broomfield House School Spelling Bee took place on Wednesday 8th May.  After a class Spelling Bee in Year 6, the teams were selected for the three school Houses:
Palmer: Bethan, Faraaz and Noah
Mead: Ava, Austin and Nina
Rose: Millie, Hugo and Tara.
After two very close first rounds, we, unfortunately, said goodbye to Palmer (on 15 points).  Mead (on 21 points) and Rose (on 17 points) went on to meet in the final. Austin (Mead) and Tara (Rose) were selected by their teammates, to go head-to-head in the final round.  After a very tense and close competition, Mead were declared the winners of 2024!
Congratulations to all the teams for a brilliant performance!

Hampton Maths Competition

A team of keen mathematicians from Year 5 competed this week in the annual Hampton Maths Wizard competition against twenty other top performing schools. Anushka, Ella, Charlotte and Gusti concentrated their teamworking skills on five rounds of the most challenging mathematics imaginable. The children said the event was tremendously enjoyable and that it was amazing to be among such a great gathering of others equally passionate about maths problem solving. These experiences are invaluable in expanding the children’s experience and enthusiasm for maths and all it offers.

PK Kew Gardens Trip

Pre-Kindergarten had the most wonderful time at Kew Gardens on Wednesday. They explored giant Jurassic leaves and plants in the glass house and foraged for natural materials to make dinosaur footprints, before enjoying a picnic lunch and some time in the playground in the glorious sunshine. We even spotted a muntjac deer!

Artwork this week

Year 3 created monsters and placed them into a cityscape. The children learned how to build up a cityscape and practised their colouring skills.

Weekly Awards

Sports Star of the Week
Harkiran (PK)
Music Star of the Week
Tamara (Y2)
Artist of the Week
Henry (Y3)
Drama Star of the Week
Charlotte (Y6)

Polite Person of the Week

Pre-Kindergarten: Gaia
Kindergarten: Millie

Year 1: Felix
Year 2: Jane

Year 3: Bela
Year 4: Isla

Year 5: Tara
Year 6: Austin

Upcoming Events

Monday 13th May

9am – 12:30pm: Y6 Bikeability Starts (ALL WEEK) 


Tuesday 14th May

9am – 12:30pm: Y6 Bikeability 

1pm: Kindergarten to Holly Lodge 

5:45pm – 7:15pm: Lower School Summer Serenade

(Years 1 – 3) 

Wednesday 15th May

9am – 12:30pm: Y6 Bikeability 

Y5 to Kingswood  

Thursday 16th May

9am – 12:30pm: Y6 Bikeability 

8:15am – 3:30pm: Y4 Trip to Harry Potter Warner Bros Studios Tour 

Friday 17th May

9am – 12:30pm: Y6 Bikeability 

9am – 10am: Stay and Play in PK 

3:30pm – 8pm: Stagecoach 

Saturday 18th May

9:30am – 5:30pm: Stagecoach  

3pm: Y5 return from Kingswood 

Sunday 19th May
Monday 20th May
Tuesday 21st May
Wednesday 22nd May

9:15am: Y2 trip to Ruislip Lido 

9:30am: Author Visit (Years 3 – 6) 

Thursday 23rd May

9:30am – 3pm: Y3 Trip to Terrible Thames Tour 

12pm: Y4 Spanish Tapas Lunch trip 

Friday 24th May

Last day of half term 

9am: Y6 Leavers Assembly – Y6 parents welcome to attend

3:30pm – 8pm: Stagecoach 

Saturday 25th May

9:30am – 5:30pm: Stagecoach

Sunday 26th May

Playground Snapshots