Chinese New Year

Year One created their own Dragon dance as part of the celebrations for Chinese New Year.

Years 3 and 4 visit the lifeboat station





Year 4 had a great time visiting Selsey Lifeboat Station. We now know lots of interesting and important facts about lifeboats.

It was also great to see the lifeboat station before it gets knocked down and rebuilt later in the year!

Emily says “The lifeboat station is important because it saves people’s lives who are in trouble at sea”.

Molly says “It was good to visit the lifeboat station because we learnt lots of facts about lifeboats!”

Zac says “It was good to go and see the lifeboat station before it gets knocked down!”

Alfie says “It was awesome!”

To see more photos go to: Children/year 4 or Children/year 3

Gym-n-nee competition

Our School Council have organised the Gym-n-nee competition and during break times the children have been attempting to achieve the highest score for their year group. It is very challenging and therefore the younger children had to throw the balls into buckets to score points whilst the older children had to aim to get the balls through one of the tubes to score points. The children who achieved the highest score for their year group are shown below.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Text Santa raises £348.72!

Thank you to all the children who wore a jumper to school on the last day of term. With the collection in Church we raised an amazing total of £348.72. This money will go to make-a-Wish, Save the Children and Macmillan Cancer support charities.P1050628 Some members of year 6 with Mrs Stoker wearing their great Christmas jumpers.

New Schoolsworks school planned!



Local schools are getting ready to meet the growing need for school places anticipated in Littlehampton over the coming years.  The popular River Beach Primary and Rustington Community Primary Schools are applying to build a new school and open it in September 2018 to meet the sort of surge in demand that has been seen in other parts of the country.

The two schools will be working with their local academy trust, Schoolsworks, to  apply to open the new school.  “Our trust already runs 5 primary schools from Selsey to Rustington teaching 2,200 children and employing 370 staff,” says Chris Seaton, CEO of Schoolsworks.  “We have two schools in the Littlehampton locality and both West Sussex County Council and the Department for Education consider us to be a successful, small multi-academy trust.  We were delighted when we were invited to apply to open a new school in an area we know well.”

The new school and its buildings will be jointly funded by the developers and central government.  Although a site has not yet been secured, it will be located in the north of the town, in one of the major housing developments in the area.

According to a West Sussex County Council report published last April, planning applications had been approved by Arun District Council at Courtwick (600 homes) and GreenCore (1,260 homes).  A site for a new primary school is included in the Section 106 agreement for GreenCore.

Judy Grevett, Headteacher of River Beach Primary School and a Director of Schoolsworks Academy Trust, says, “We are excited by this opportunity.  It will allow us to continue to work closely with parents in Littlehampton to provide the best possible education for children in our town.  Our aim is to provide the highest quality education to give our children their best possible life chances.”

With nearly all the primary school capacity in Littlehampton already full, the town is expected to have a growing shortfall of primary school places beginning in September 2016.  According to local government figures, by 2018 this figure is estimated to be 154, rising to 264 places by 2021.

“Our aim is to work with other schools to provide the best possible education for the town’s families,” continues Mr Seaton.  “We don’t see ourselves as better than the schools already here, but we know another school will be needed and believe we can build and run an excellent one for the local community.”

Schoolsworks plan to be contacting the community to provide more information and to listen to the views of prospective parents and others in January and February 2016.

If you would like more information then contact Schoolsworks via River Beach Primary School 01903 725500, by email chris.seaton@schoolsworks.org, their website www.schoolsworks.org or their  Facebook page goo.gl/22gSF0.


Schoolsworks’ academies are Medmerry Primary School in Selsey, Rose Green Junior and Edward Bryant Schools in Bognor Regis, River Beach Primary and Rustington Community Primary Schools in Littlehampton.  Started in 2012, two of the Trust’s academies have been inspected since they became academies and both were judged to be ‘good with outstanding features’.  The Trust’s offices are currently in Bognor Regis but will be relocated to Littlehampton in September 2016.

Contact Details

Medmerry Primary School,
High Street,
West Sussex.
Tel: 01243 602 738
Fax: 01243 605 274