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Parent Bulletin 26.04.19

Parent Bulletin 26.04.19

Latest news We welcomed back students and staff this week and hope they had a good rest over the Easter break, ready for what is always a busy term. We somehow managed to dodge the rain for the Year 13 and Year 11 photographs on Wednesday and it remained dry for the annual staff photo also. The serious matter of preparation for public examinations now begins and the internal examination season begins next week with Year 10 and then examinations…

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Parent Bulletin 05.04.19

Parent Bulletin 05.04.19

Achievement Assemblies All week in assemblies we have been recognising the achievements of our students. Awards were given for subjects and for House Points. These ceremonies close with a final presentation of Head Teacher’s Awards for those who have excelled in one way or another over the past term. Senior Prefects This week was also the week where we interviewed candidates for the role of Head Boy and Head Girl. Candidates need to first be elected as Prefects. They then…

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Parent Bulletin 29.03.19

Parent Bulletin 29.03.19

Latest news In this bulletin last week we reported on the success of DWSAudio. Here you will find an increasing range of interesting podcasts created by our students with help from Mr Chappell (Head of Media) and our Media Technician, Mr Utton. This week, we are proud to announce that two of our plays were entered for the 2019 International Radio Drama Festival and One of our exercise books is missing was placed first by the jury for the short…

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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 15.03.19

Parent Bulletin 15.03.19

Latest news The weather has tested us over past week. The Year 8 playground had to be shut due to a tree that was in danger of falling into the playground from the surrounding woods. This has now been made safe and Year 8 were back in their playground this morning. Thank you to parents of pupils in Year 9 for another very well attended parents’ evening. The Year 9 options process if very much underway. This afternoon an email…

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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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Parent Bulletin 01.03.19

Parent Bulletin 01.03.19

Latest In assemblies this week we considered the theme of how instant is not always best. We reflected on how social media seems to be dominating lives currently and that the instant nature of this can prove to cause problems. We considered how over 800 years ago the Magna Carta, a very important document in our country’s history, did not at first improve the lives of most people and progress was slow. However, many years later and after much perseverance,…

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Parent Bulletin 15.02.19

Parent Bulletin 15.02.19

This week Assemblies this week provided an opportunity to consider the history and tradition of Valentine’s Day. It was also emphasised how showing kindness and respect towards other people throughout the year is also important. The Head Teacher also shared with pupils the findings of our recent Ofsted inspection and congratulated them on their part in this. We were very proud of pupils in Year 11 as they completed an intense week of ‘pre-public examinations’ in many of their GCSE…

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Parent Bulletin 08.02.19

Parent Bulletin 08.02.19

This week With Safety Internet Day 2019 marked around the world on Tuesday, assemblies this week focused on how we can keep safe on the internet. Head of IT and Computing, Mr Leslie, presented ideas to consider when posting and sharing on the internet as well raising awareness of checking the terms and conditions when signing up for apps and social media. Do we sometimes give consent for companies to share our posts and images without realising it? Further information…

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Parent Bulletin 01.02.19

Parent Bulletin 01.02.19

This week All of Years 7 and 8 have been invited to participate in a sponsored Read-a-thon until the end of Easter. Pupils have been issued with a sponsor card and bookmark to help them raise money for children in hospitals. Pupils can be sponsored to read an entire book, a set number of pages or chapters, for reading to someone or even listening to a number of audiobooks. The more the pupils read, the more they can be sponsored!…

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