Recent News

Worth Less? An Update

As 2016 begins, we would like to update you on our Worth Less? campaign, about which we first contacted parents and carers on 2nd December.  Please click here to read today’s letter from our Co-Headteachers, which explains where we are with the campaign, and what you can still do to lend your support.

You can access the pro forma to contact your local MP here.

Cycling Instructors Wanted

Are you a keen and enthusiastic cyclist?

Would you like to share your passion for cycling?

West Sussex County Council is currently recruiting motivated individuals to help deliver Bikeability cycle training to children and adults in the Horsham, Mid-Sussex, Chichester and Bognor areas.

Full training will be offered to the right candidates.

Please follow the link for more information.

 

Autumn Term News

APC Crawley’s Autumn Term Newsletter is now available. Please follow the link to read all their news.

Flu Vaccination Catch Up Clinics

The County Immunisation Team have advised us of dates for catch up clinics.  Parents are more than welcome to attend any of these clinics even if the school date for their child is after that date.

16 December 12 – 4.30 at the Children & Families Clinic, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3EW

16 December 1 – 4 at the Nightingale Primary Care Centre, Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath

18 December 9 – 1.30 at Worthing Children & Family Centre

18 December 1 – 4 at Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley

14 January 2 – 4 at Nightingale Primary Care Centre in Haywards Heath

25 January 2 – 4.30 at the Burgess Hill Clinic, the Brow, Burgess Hill, RH15 9BW

27 January 12 – 4.30 at Brighton General Hospital

29 January 9 – 11.30 at the Wheelchair Room, Horsham Hospital

29 January 1 – 4 at Crawley Hospital

Please Support our Worth Less Campaign

West Sussex Schools are campaigning for fairer funding.

Currently, the average funding for each pupil in mainstream school in West Sussex is £4,198 (it is much less for West Sussex primary school pupils).  The national average is £4,612 and in areas of London, the average per pupil funding is well in excess of £6,000.  If West Sussex children were funded at average levels, schools across the county would receive an extra £41m per year.  If our West Sussex funding was matched against some London authorities, the sum would be a staggering £212m per year.

There are various ways in which you can support the campaign- please click on this link to find out more.

Segway/Hovertrax Boards

With Christmas fast approaching and many parents already considering purchasing one of these boards for their child/ren, West Sussex County Council have issued details regarding the legal issues around their use. Please click on this link for information.

Register for Parentmail!!

Attention all parents and carers! Communicating with you is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and school news that really matters is something we care about.

As you know, the school uses ParentMail, a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents.

To log in to your ParentMail feed click here.

We’d like to encourage all parents to download the Parentmail APP as there are a number of benefits both to you and the school.

  •  You don’t need to login to pick up messages or attachments when you use the App.
  • The App stores all the messages we send you in one place.
  • Every message sent arrives as an instant alert on your mobile.
  • You help save us money!

You can download the App for free from either the Apple APP store or the Google Play Store

For help with your ParentMail account click here.

Please watch the video below to see the benefits of ParentMail for parents:

APC Students Raise Money for Children In Need

Students and staff across APC worked hard on Friday 13th November to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Students of all ages at APC Lancing made and sold cakes and sold Pudsey ears, raising a fantastic total of £130! Head of Centre Ruth McDonald said ‘It was a really lovely morning and everyone took part in the spirit of the day.’

Travel West Sussex

Travelwestsussex.co.uk is a brilliant new website that helps you plan journeys and compare different travel options. Just enter your start and finish locations, or click on the map and Travel West Sussex will tell you how to get to your destination by bus, rail, bicycle, car and on foot. You’ll get a full route plan, including live public transport information and you can even connect with potential car sharers. If your starting point is within cycling distance of a station, Travel West Sussex will plan a combined bike and train journey for you.

Travel West Sussex compares the estimated journey times, carbon emissions, and calories burned for each mode of transport, enabling you to select the best option for your trip. The website is compatible with mobile devices, so you can use it on the go, or simply plan your journey from home or work before you travel. Start comparing your journey options now!

WSAPC Pupils Raise Funds for Charity

Macmillan CharityPupils and staff were busy last week, baking cakes for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Events were held across WSAPC centres. Sophie Munns, a pupil at Crawley, gives her account of activities there-
‘The week beginning 20th September 2015 was a busy week for the staff and pupils of WSAPC-Crawley as they set upon the great task of preparing for a charity bake sale in aid of the Macmillan Cancer coffee morning.
Throughout the week the pupils created greeting cards during art lessons and made Macmillan money boxes in tutor time, all to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The selfless acts brought joy around the school and the pupils enjoyed working together for a greater good. The staff at Crawley APC relished watching their pupils so actively involved in such a worthwhile project, they also gathered items for the Tombola.
On Thursday 24th, just one day away from the bake sale, the school held an APC bake off; in the kitchens where the ovens were constantly on. Both the pupils and staff helped bake throughout the day and although they were in a hot, crowded room, cooking tempting and tasty treats which they couldn’t eat themselves, spirits were high and everybody was excited for the next day.
Finally the day of the Macmillan Coffee morning 2015 came and at Crawley APC the enthusiasm was thick in the air. It was finally the day that they had all been waiting for! Two members of staff and a few of the pupils hopped in the school’s minivan and drove the epic journey to Tesco of Hazelwick!
From 10am-2pm, five brave pupils stood outside Tesco, armed with a table full of munchies requesting money from the public in exchange for some cake. The bake sale was a tremendous success and unfortunately for the pupils all the food sold out! Instead they carried back boxes full of cash for the charity.
One of the students said, “I was shocked by the generosity of people. One guy came up and gave us a twenty pound note for a sausage roll!”(Josh aged 15).’
In total, Crawley APC raised an astonishing £550 and the staff and pupils could not be more proud. Thank you to everybody who kindly donated or supported on the day.