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WEEK 38 - Friday 16 July 2021

Hello and welcome to my last Blog of the Year...

What can I say? It has certainly been a rollercoaster.

But, we have made it, the Summer Holidays are within touching distance and with a bit of luck this amazing weather will be here to stay.

I have been incredibly pleased at how well the students of Year 10 have coped and adapted to life in school after such a long period of time away from school. They have done remarkably well and have certainly done themselves proud. To say it has been plain sailing would be a slight stretch of the imagination and the attendance of some students has certainly tested my patience.

As we move into Year 11 and their last year at school the importance of being ‘ready’ has never been as important. Attendance and punctuality is of the highest importance and I must reiterate the importance of being in school and just how damaging unnecessary and prolonged absence can have on a child's grades.

As you will know, we have made some important clarifications to our school uniform and made it easier for families to obtain and purchase skirts and shoes that are in line with our policy.  If you do have any questions or queries regarding these changes please do not hesitate to contact me:

The recent ‘Sports Festival’ was a great success for all Year Groups and once again the level of skill and enthusiasm displayed by the students was fantastic to see. Games of the highest quality were displayed within badminton, football and rounders with each game going towards an overall ‘Sports Festival’ winner. The final results of the event are shared with the students in their final week.

As you can imagine Year 10 have worked incredibly hard during their lessons and tutor time and most recently had the opportunity to take part in their careers week. I again encourage you to discuss with your child the opportunities within the local area and the post sixteen options available to them. Students have been given their ‘Log On Move On’ login details which is an unbelievable tool with a huge amount of information and I recommend you spend some time having a look at the opportunities on offer. 

And finally, I would like to wish you all the very best for the Summer Holidays. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves and I will see you all in September.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Julian

Head of Year 10

Mrs Lacey

Assistant Head of Year 10