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Parent Bulletin 13.12.19

Parent Bulletin 13.12.19

This week The highlight this week must have been our Year 7 folk singing festival. Pupils from across all the Forms sang their hearts out and entertained us with traditional folk songs. Their singing was accompanied by professional melodeon and fiddle player, Will Allen. After the interval, Will spoke about his love of the folk tradition in the UK and provided us with some amazing examples of his own music. There were many memorable moments, but in particular the whole…

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Parent Bulletin 06.12.19

Parent Bulletin 06.12.19

This week In assemblies this week we considered why we should seize every opportunity in life. The amazing story of 80 year old Julia Albu and her 9000 mile journey from South Africa to London in her 20 year old Toyota was used to illustrate this point perfectly. Her one year journey made the news at the time and those wanting to know more can find lots of information about it by searching for Julia Albu on the internet (e.g….

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Parent Bulletin 29.11.19

Parent Bulletin 29.11.19

This week Year 11 are half way through their mocks and are no doubt feeling tired after a tough week in school. They have approached these important examinations with maturity and we are very proud of them. Their results will be distributed in a mock result ceremony on the afternoon of Monday, 6th January. We wish them a restful weekend and look forward to supporting them through next week and indeed the rest of the year. Planners/homework The new planners…

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Parent Bulletin 22.11.19

Parent Bulletin 22.11.19

This week Our production of Beauty and the Beast took place over three nights this week. There were high hopes it would match last year’s Les Miserables and despite having just nine weeks to prepare, the show more than lived up to expectations. A large cast of students from Years 7 to Year 13 gave brilliant performances on stage, accompanied by a very strong orchestra. It was a real team effort with everyone working together to give their best. All…

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Parent Bulletin 08.11.19

Parent Bulletin 08.11.19

This week We welcomed everyone back, hopefully refreshed from the two week half-term break. Over the break we had a burst water main to contend with at the top of our drive. We had no water at all in school and it took a long time to be fixed but thankfully all was well by Monday morning. Our assemblies this week have been Remembrance Assemblies. We will also hold a minute’s silence on Monday, 11th November. On Thursday, Year 11…

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Parent Bulletin 18.10.19

Parent Bulletin 18.10.19

This week Assemblies this week were taken by student members of the School’s Environmental Green Group (EGG for short). They reminded students and staff of the progress the School has made in trying to create a more sustainable school, the changes we can still make as individuals and the importance of continuing to do better when it comes to looking after our planet. They spoke with clarity and passion about this and we are very grateful to them for the…

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Parent Bulletin 04.10.19

Parent Bulletin 04.10.19

This week Thank you to all the students who helped make Open Evening another big success. It is their enthusiasm as guides and in Departments that demonstrates to prospective parents and their children the values we hold dear and the opportunities we provide as a school. There were two exceptional speeches from a Year 8 pupil (Thomas) and a Year 13 student (Olivia) that also made a significant contribution to the evening along with of course our fantastic staff. Judging…

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Parent Bulletin 27.09.19

Parent Bulletin 27.09.19

This week Another successful week where again we have been really impressed with our students and how they are approaching their studies in school. In particular we have focused on speaking to Year 7 about how they have found their first few weeks and were delighted to welcome so many of their parents/carers to the School on Thursday evening. There was a chance to catch up with each child’s tutor, to meet other parents and to get involved in PSFA…

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Parent Bulletin 20.09.19

Parent Bulletin 20.09.19

This week Our most prestigious awards evening took place on Thursday evening. Our annual Prize Giving celebrates those with the highest attainment in individual subjects as well as those who have made the most progress and effort in each subject. It also gives us the opportunity to recognise other achievements such service to the School, sport and those achieving the highest of GCSE and A level results. It was great to see so many of last year’s Year 13 come…

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Parent Bulletin 13.09.19

Parent Bulletin 13.09.19

Thank you to parents of Year 12 students who attended the Year 12 Parents’ Forum on Wednesday. We hope you found this helpful and your children are settling into life in the Sixth Form. Whilst most Darrick Wood students are punctual and attend well, a minority are sometimes late. We have run lunchtime detentions for many years but a persistent few continue to be late. As a consequence, late detention is now held at 3.10pm on the same day they…

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