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Parent Bulletin 12.07.19

Parent Bulletin 12.07.19

Sports Awards Our annual Sports Awards evening enabled us to recognise the achievements of our students across a range of sports through the year. After giving out the awards, our Guest of Honour, England Sevens player Femi Sofolarin, shared his inspiring journey through multiple sports before finally focusing and excelling in rugby. The evening ended with refreshments made by pupils from the Food Technology Department who demonstrated excellent hospitality skills. Training Teachers for 25 years On Monday, the latest graduation…

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Parent Bulletin 05.07.19

Parent Bulletin 05.07.19

World Class Schools Symposium on Creativity in Education The Head Teacher travelled to Sheffield with Mr Chappell, Head of Media Studies and two Year 11 pupils (Thomas Birkett and Sebastian O’Driscoll-Henderson) to showcase the School’s award winning podcast service. Darrick Wood’s  presentation at the annual World Class Schools Symposium was well attended by staff and pupils from other schools with the World Class accolade. There was much interest in our podcasting project and there were plenty of opportunities to share…

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Parent Bulletin 28.06.19

Parent Bulletin 28.06.19

This week Thursday saw the return of the PSFA/Drama Department Murder Mystery evening, this year entitled ‘Who Killed the Head Mistress?’ We obviously cannot tell anyone who did not come to this brilliant event ‘whodunnit?’ but it really was a great evening of entertainment. The hall was packed and lots of money was raised for the PSFA. The children even remained in role throughout the intervals and came round to the audience whilst they enjoyed their fish and chips and…

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Parent Bulletin 07.06.19

Parent Bulletin 07.06.19

Latest news As we returned from the half-term break the public examinations resumed. You may recall that over the past few weeks, the venue used for most examinations, our Main Hall, had problems with its lighting, which was failing and temporary lights had to be installed. Thankfully, over the break we were able to appoint a team who worked around the clock to replace the ageing system with new LED lights just in time for examinations to resume on Monday….

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Parent Bulletin 24.05.19

Parent Bulletin 24.05.19

Half-term break With examinations continuing and preparations being made for the next academic year, this is always a very busy time of year so the half term break will be welcomed by all. The public examinations continue when we return so we hope that those taking these get the right balance between rest and continuing the work needed for success. Mock European Union elections On Thursday, our Head Boy, Liam Sawyer and friends organised a mock EU election. Students of…

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Parent Bulletin 17.05.19

Parent Bulletin 17.05.19

Public examinations The main public examination session has started this week. Students in Years 11 and 13 will have public examinations from now until the third week of June.  Students are reminded of the importance of checking their examination timetable carefully and ensuring that they are present at the correct time and with the correct equipment.  Year 11 students continuing into Year 12 next year have two days of orientation on Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th June. Nut awareness I…

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Parent Bulletin 10.05.19

Parent Bulletin 10.05.19

Year 9 examinations Year 9 sat their core examinations this week. This meant they were introduced to sitting examinations in the Main Hall or another assigned room. This is not only an opportunity to see how much they have progressed with their learning, but also helps them become familiar with the routines and structures they will need to know when they sit GCSEs in two years’ time. Mrs Brasier-Bingham and all involved were very impressed with the way they handled…

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Parent Bulletin 03.05.19

Parent Bulletin 03.05.19

This week Year 10 completed their summer examinations this week. They did very well practising some of the routines and following the rules required for public examinations next year whilst sitting papers consisting of GCSE questions. Next week it is the turn of Year 9 to complete examinations in their core subjects. Help needed The PSFA were so successful at their last sale, they are now in need of more second hand uniform. Any uniform that still looks good can…

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Parent Bulletin 22.03.19

Parent Bulletin 22.03.19

Latest news Students from all year groups participated in large numbers in a thoroughly enjoyable and high quality Spring Concert on Thursday. The programme was varied and entertaining and very much indicated the impact of hard work by students and staff in rehearsals over recent weeks. Music is going from strength to strength at the School. There are lots of opportunities to get involved so please encourage your child to join one of the many clubs that are organised or…

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Parent Bulletin 08.03.19

Parent Bulletin 08.03.19

Latest news There was an excellent turn-out to the Year 9 Options Evening on Thursday. The link to make selections will be sent towards the end of next week. Thursday was also World Book Day. Pupils were invited to participate in a number of quizzes, games, competitions and events around the School – including a lunchtime Book Bar! Each pupil has been given a World Book Day token to spend on a book of their choosing – please do encourage…

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