Weekly Newsletter – End of Half Term 1

Dear Parent/Carer

Half Term / Important Information

I write to remind you that the half term holiday will commence on Monday 24th October 2016. Students must attend the Academy until 3:15pm on Friday 21st October 2016 and return on Monday 31st October at 8.40am ready for lessons to start at 8.45am, in correct school uniform with all necessary basic equipment.

Year 11 information 

Mock examinations will commence for Year 11 students on Monday 28th November and finish on Friday 9th December. Students will be issued with a timetable of the subject examination dates and will be aware of the subjects for which they need to prepare.

Important Dates

Year Group/Event Date Time
Year 11 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 9th November 2016 4:45pm – 7:45pm
Year 10 Parents’ Evening * Wednesday 16th November 2016 4:45pm – 7:45pm

*Please note that this is a change to the original published date

Academy Tours

During this half term I have conducted many tours of our academy with prospective parents wishing to join us in September 2017, or sooner. Parents /carers have commented on how informative they have found these tours and how much they have enjoyed seeing the quality of teaching and learning taking place in our academy. If you know someone who is interested in joining our Academy, please ask them to contact us on the number above or via the contact form on our website, and we can arrange a mutually convenient time for them to be shown round the Academy by a member of our senior staff.

Academy Grounds

Unfortunately, at present we have an ongoing issue regarding the piece of ground that is fenced off at the far end of our academy premises – often thought of as part of ‘The Croft’. This land is owned by the Academy and is used by students for PE and outdoor lessons. The gate and fence have been vandalised on a number of occasions which has led to a problem of dog fouling and damage to the land by motorbikes. This matter is being monitored by the police and we would ask if anyone has any information regarding vandalism to contact the Academy.

 May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.


Best wishes

Holly Hartley