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WEEK 4 - Friday 29 September 2023

As the trees shed their leaves and seasons change, so too does the academic journey of our children evolve and take on new challenges. Among the most pivotal milestones in this journey are GCSE examinations. These are not just simple tests of memory, but critical building blocks in the foundation of their educational and personal growth. They cultivate discipline, perseverance, and a sense of achievement, attributes that will guide them far beyond the classroom and the school environment that they are so used to. As guardians of their potential, understanding the importance of exam study is paramount to ensuring our young learners are well-equipped for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  

We are only 4 weeks into the new school year, and it is fantastic to see so many of our students engaged in extra-curricular study that is being provided across all subject areas. All students have now received an intervention timetable which highlights what is available for them to attend and further improve their knowledge and understanding in their chosen subjects. A highlight for me this week was seeing over 130 year 11 students packed into the hall deep in study at the Maths intervention session. This impact that this will have on students' attainment will be enormous come the exams in May 2024. Please continue to support, encourage, and provide the parent taxi service that makes it possible for your children to attend these sessions.  

Other highlights this week included wins in the boy's rugby. Playing against a strong Cottingham High team the boys toughed it out and came away with a commanding 26-12 victory. This was followed up by a comprehensive victory against South Hunsley, coming away with a 34-4 victory. This now sees the boys into the first round of the Yorkshire Cup. Well done boys. Thanks also to Mr Compton and Mr Griffiths for their time and support with the boys.  

Prom fever is also kicking in. I am delighted to have received so many applications to be on the Student Prom Committee. This group will take responsibility for organising the theme, decoration, entertainment and awards for the evening. I look forward to seeing how things turn out as we move through the year.  

Finally, it was positive to see so many parents at the year 11 information evening. Everyone I spoke to was really positive about the year ahead. If you were unable to make the evening and have any queries or concerns, please contact me via the email below and I will endeavour to answer any questions.  

Warm regards, 

Mr Leckenby

Head of Year 11

Miss Wilkin

Assistant Head of Year 11