Parent Bulletin 11.01.19

Parent Bulletin 11.01.19

This week

  • We returned to school for the rather optimistically named spring term and despite the long nights and no doubt cold wintry weather yet to come I hope the long Christmas break has ensured everyone is well rested and exited for all that 2019 will bring.
  • Today (Friday) pupils in Year 11 attended a special assembly and then collected their mock results. The countdown to the real examinations is now on and we wish everyone well for these. They know that we are here to help wherever possible and it is important they go over their papers with their teachers, learn from any mistakes made and make the best use of time between now and the summer.
  • Year 13 have now started their mock examinations whilst Year 12 also have formal assessments throughout the week. We wish everyone well.
  • This week we met with the parents of pupils who are planning to visit our partner school in China at Easter. It sounds like it will be the trip of a lifetime where they will not only see many of the famous sites around Beijing and other areas but also meet up with pupils and staff at Nanya School in Hunan Province. As when they visit Darrick Wood there will be the usual opportunity to compare notes on our two countries and schools.

Coming up

  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday, 17th January, 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Pupils should accompany their parents. They are expected to wear full school uniform to this. Parents will also receive a data sheet with mock results and other key information to help inform the discussions with teachers.
  • Year 12 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday, 31st January, 5.00pm – 8.00pm. Look out for the email in relation to this.
  • The PSFA are arranging a Quiz Night at the School on Saturday, 2nd February at 7.30pm.
  • Thursday, 7th February is Alumni Day. Former students of Darrick Wood are invited to contact the School should they wish to come along.


  • Please speak to your sons and daughters to ensure they understand the importance of upholding our standards of uniform and Sixth Form dress code at all times including during their journeys to and from school. Also, there have been complaints recently that a small minority of pupils have been seen dropping litter in the local area. This is disappointing to hear, given our values and usual standards. Again, please speak to your sons and daughters on this matter. Thank you.
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