I am writing to inform you that on Friday, 12 February 2016 there will be an Inset Day for staff and the academy will be closed to students.
Can I also take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support regarding the academy uniform policy. The vast majority of students are smart and well presented. To ensure we maintain the high standard that we have set, we will continue to monitor and challenge the few students who we see wearing non-uniform shoes, skinny pants and short skirts. You can help us by ensuring skirts are respectable and suitable for the academy.
We strive to get good attendance for all our students as this is so important if they are to achieve their full potential. We have rigorous systems in place to follow up non-attendance and students who arrive late. Again, I must thank those of you who have worked closely with the academy in this area. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor if you have concerns regarding your child’s attendance and we will endeavour to support you.
We are pleased to inform you that our Year 7 students and staff have been working closely with the school caterers. As a result of an extensive survey the lunch time menus have been revised. Look out for our termly newsletter detailing special meal deals and theme days. The academy strives to provide lunches that students enjoy as well as being nutritious and well balanced. We have incorporated many student suggestions whilst still providing value for money and healthy eating options.
As we approach the half-term break I would also like to take this opportunity to keep you informed of some key dates ahead, which I have included at the end of this letter. After the half-term break students in years 11-13 will have only five school weeks until Easter, and then four weeks afterwards before the start of the public exams. This is 43 school days away – not a lot of time when you divide it amongst the number of subjects they are studying. If you have concerns about any of the subjects your child is currently studying please make the year office aware so that we can do what we can to help.
Finally, I hope you have some rest and recreation over the half-term break.
|SPRING TERM 2016 – IMPORTANT DATES|
|INSET DAY (students not in school)||Friday, 12 February|
|Half Term||Monday 15 February – Friday 19 February|
|Students return to school||Monday 22 February|
|Y11 Maths & English trial exams||w/c 22 February|
|Y8 internal exams||w/c 29 February|
|Y10 internal exams||w/c 14 March|
|Y12 & Y13 Progress Evening||Wednesday 16 March|
|Easter Holidays||Friday 25 March – Friday 9 April|