Autumn Newsletter 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

It is hard co believe  it is already  the Christmas  holiday. “This term seems co have flown by and we have certainly  been working hard.  I am continually so proud of the achievement of our students and staff. As always,  l am graceful for the support  we receive from parents and carers and it has been  fantastic  to see you all at many of our events chis  term.

Year  11  have just completed  their mock GCSE examinations in the last two weeks and their mature approach   co what can be quite daunting  has been  fantastic.  We look forward  to them  all receiving  their mock results  in January and wish them  the best of luck.


We have also celebrated some fantastic  results in rugby, and our netball  and football  teams continue to improve, playing  with  tenacity  and dedication.  The house competition has gathered momentum  with Herschel  winning the dance and reading competition.   We look  forward to seeing who wins  the forthcoming events next term. A big congratulations to everyone  who rook pare.


Our students  have also  taken part in careers events on Diversity  Day and from working with employers  from the local  area. They also  from mock interviews as well as question and answer  sessions with a range of people from industry.


We have also opened our doors to our primary partner  schools  and enjoyed music and technology lessons  with  year 5&6 pupils. The primary  and secondary  choir sang beautifully  at the Christmas fair and again at the local  supermarket  raising £65 for charity.


The Royal Navy Cadet unit continues co develop  and just this week they visited the elderly at Harton Grange care home co spread  festive cheer.  In addition,  students raised  a whopping £800 for Children in Need on non-uniform day and looked  wonderful in their headbands and t-shirts.


Lastly,  I am delighted   that so many  of our students have taken part in clubs  and interventions   and

I hope you enjoy reading all about them in our newsletter.  The students have enjoyed  learning  lots of new skills- even Japanese!


Have a wonderful  Christmas  and best wishes  for the New Year.

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