Parent Bulletin 07/05/21

Parent Bulletin 07/05/21

This week

This week’s (virtual) assembly provided students with the opportunity to reflect on and appreciate difference in others. This built further on the past two assemblies all of which have at their heart the importance of equality and diversity in school, in our community and of course further afield.

This week saw the launch of the Art Department’s Instagram site (DWS-Art) which will be used to showcase the amazing work of our students. We encourage you to check this out and follow.

We have today contacted parents/carers of students in Year 11 who have been offered a place in our Sixth Form regarding our plans for Orientation Days. Please note the information in the email earlier today. We have also contacted parents/carers of students in Year 13 regarding their remaining time at school and the assessments in the weeks ahead.

This week you will have received a copy of PSFA’s newsletter and it is available again below. We encourage all parents, staff and friends of the School to do what they can to support PSFA fund raising and other activities in the months and years ahead.

Second hand uniform sale – Saturday, 8th May 10-11.30am

This afternoon a dedicated group of PSFA volunteers spent a good few hours setting up for the second hand uniform sale tomorrow morning. These events are always very popular and we are pleased to be in a position to be able to organise the event tomorrow. Come and pick up some bargains but please be aware that social distancing, face masks and the use of hand sanitiser will be in operation. Due to the forecast weather, whilst the event will be in our largest Dining Hall, a queuing system will be provided in the dry of the Main Hall. Don’t forget your face mask.

Card payments will be encouraged but if you bring cash no change will be available. This event  is one way you can stock up on items of uniform but also raise funds for the PSFA/school and we look forward to seeing many parents/carers through the morning.

Latest from DWS Audio

During this year’s UK International Audio Drama Festival that was held in March several Year 8 and Year 9 students took part in an initiative to create 20-second audio dramas. The idea was to create a micro drama lasting the length of time that we have been advised to spend washing our hands. A number of scripts were selected and recorded remotely using professional actors (as well as some of our own students) and showcased on the final day of the festival on the 26th March. These have been available to listen to on the Festival website, but you can also catch all of them on our own DWS Audio blog. DWS Audio (

During these difficult times we have also been producing weekly episodes of our drama serial, ROUGH DIAMONDS. The latest five-part story is now available to listen to in an omnibus format via the blog.

Bromley Youth Council

We were very proud to learn that four of our students have been elected to the Bromley Youth Council and have attained particular roles on the Council. This is a fantastic opportunity for these young people to make a real difference in the local community and we look forward to sharing hearing news of this in due course.

Rotary Work Club

We have been asked by one of the local Rotary Clubs to share this information on their behalf as it may be of interest in the local area.

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