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Friday 7th September, 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back and a very warm welcome to all our new parents and carers.
We have had a super start to the new school year. We have welcomed our largest year group with our new Year 7 cohort and our new Year 12s have begun their post 16 studies this week. I have just spoken to our Year 7 students at the end of today and they have told me that they have enjoyed their first week, that they have walked much more than they thought they would, their lessons have been very interesting, they are getting used to tying their ties, have liked their school lunch and they are keen to come back on Monday!
All our students look fantastic in their new school uniform.
“What does ‘dapper’ mean?” asked one young man who had been told he looked dapper several times that day! They are walking tall and look proud of their new uniform. We have received comments from the public who have told us that they have never seen our students looking so smart.
So a big thank you to all parents and carers for working with us to make this happen.
Our Year 11 students were keen to collect their Leavers’ Hoodies yesterday. Most had kindly donated their old sweatshirts to our local refugee charity at the end of the
summer term. They have chosen a royal blue sweatshirt as their Year 11 uniform. Year 11 have impressed us with their understanding of the importance of this final year. We have spoken to them about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and our belief in them that they can rise to this challenge. We will be running a Year 11 parent support evening on October 9th and will issue further details later this month.
In classrooms, I have been greeted by rows of students who not only now look ready to learn but are acting ‘ready to learn’. They are impressing us all with their focus on their learning and their determination to make this year the best one yet.
I will write to you again next week with news about the term ahead, and our ambitions for the school year.
Enjoy the weekend.
Tracey Reynolds, Headteacher