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Letters Home
  • September 2021
    • Welcome Back - Thursday 2nd of September 2021

      Dear Parents, Carers and Families, We hope you have had a lovely summer. We are now very much looking forward to welcoming students back to school.We have had an enjoyable summer and some great moments in school. We had 130 students join us for the Y7/8 Summer School and it was fantastic to see their confidence and positivity grow over the week....

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  • June 2021
  • May 2021
    • Communication with School - Thursday 27th of May 2021

      We understand that communication is very important and we are always very keen to work with you to address any concerns that you may have. We recognise that it can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with issues that are worrying or emotive and we understand that you want to reach solutions as quickly as possible. As a general principle we will...

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  • April 2021
    • Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) - Thursday 29th of April 2021

      The link below gives access to a survey that we have compiled so that we can gain your views on how we deliver the new statutory curriculum for Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) in school. This survey will also be shared with all teachers, all students and also with youth support workers that work with young people in the wider...

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  • March 2021
    • KS4 Book Club - Monday 22nd of March 2021

      Lock-down version 3 didn't stop six of our students from years 10, 11 and 12 enjoying a virtual book club with Mrs Kenton-Barnes and Mrs Kidd. We read 'Goodbye, Perfect' by Sara Barnard (a prize-winning YA author) and met regularly on Google Meet to discuss the issues raised in the story. We were then fortunate enough to have a Google Meet with...

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    • World Book Day Competition Winners - Monday 15th of March 2021

      Congratulations to Elsie and Cameron who are our winners of the fancy dress World Book Day competition!  See Mrs Kenton-Barnes in WS31 on Friday 19th March at lunch time for your prizes.    Congratulations to Max S and Evelyn N who are our winners of the testimony World Book Day competition!  See Mrs Kenton-Barnes in WS31 on Friday 19th March at lunch...

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    • World Book Day Dress-up Competion - Monday 8th of March 2021

      Thank you to all who entered the dress-up or testimony competitions for WBD; we are looking through your entries and will announce here TWO winners for each competition by the end of the week.  A special mention must go to Joshua Dobson in year 8 who has written a fantasy epic and shared it with the English department!  What a creative and...

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    • GCSE and A level Exam Qualifications for Summer 2021 - Monday 1st of March 2021

      Dear Parent or Carer, We hope this letter finds you well. We wanted to make contact following the most recent Government announcements regarding the GCSE and A level exams qualifications for summer 2021. We understand that there will be heightened levels of anxiety for Year 11 and 13 students due to the uncertainty around exams and qualifications in the...

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  • January 2021
    • Arrangements for Onsite and Remote Learning - Tuesday 5th of January 2021

      Following the news yesterday, we know that schools will be closed until at least February half term with the exception of the provision for identified key workers and vulnerable students. We will, of course, let you know of any updates as we receive these. We do understand that the idea of remote learning can cause anxiety for students and...

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  • December 2020
    • Star of the Week for the Autumn 2, 2020 - Wednesday 16th of December 2020

      Congratulations to all pupils nominated for Star of the Week for the Autumn 1, 2020. The nominations were made by the teachers and members of staff for exceptional effort, attitude, work or progress.  These names will be entered into a half term draw to win vouchers.  Well done and keep up these excellent standards. Star of the Week

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    • End of Autumn Term 2020 - Thursday 10th of December 2020

      Dear Parents, Carers and Families, Firstly I would like to thank you for your support in what has been an extremely challenging term. We are grateful for the flexibility you have shown and the way we have all adapted to new ways of doing things. We would all acknowledge that there have been ups and downs but on the whole, it has been a positive term...

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  • November 2020
    • Star of the Week for the Autumn 1, 2020 - Thursday 12th of November 2020

      Congratulations to all pupils nominated for Star of the Week for the Autumn 1, 2020. The nominations were made by the teachers and members of staff for exceptional effort, attitude, work or progress.  These names will be entered into a half term draw to win vouchers.  Well done and keep up these excellent standards. Star of the Week

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    • Second Half of Autumn Term - Monday 9th of November 2020

      Dear Parents, Carers and Guardians I wanted to welcome you back to the second half-term of Autumn and say thank you for all your support since September. There is no doubt that the first half term was successful and we were really pleased with how well students settled back into school despite the difficult circumstances. I think it is important that...

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  • September 2020
    • Attendance Information - Thursday 17th of September 2020

      With children back at school for the first time in over five months, the inevitable colds have started and we have a number of children with the classic cold symptoms some of which are similar to Coronavirus symptoms. We have had many phone calls from concerned parents wondering if they should send their child to school or get a Covid-19 test. School...

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    • Shape of the School Day - Tuesday 15th of September 2020

      Firstly can I apologise for another letter so close to the last one- it is not my intention to communicate so much as I do realise how busy you are. I wanted to clarify the information on the shape of the school day as this was not clear in my previous letter. As a result of us balancing up the two lunchtime slots, the school day has shifted...

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