Dear Parents and Carers


A slightly delayed update after  a busy first week back. I hope that you and your family are enjoying a restful weekend in the sunshine today.


Please take a moment to read some of the key weekly updates:


Year 10 Work Experience

Well done to all of our Year 10 pupils who took part in their Work Experience this week.

Having had two years of disruption due to Covid, this has not been possible in such a full experience since we became an academy. I am very proud of how pupils represented themselves and the school. I would also like to thank all of our local employers who were able to offer an experience. From busy offices, educational placements at schools and nurseries, commercial opportunities, car workshops, construction sites, helicopter operations and more, it is safe to say that pupils have had a very wide ranging introduction to working life.

It will be great to welcome pupils back to school on Monday and to share stories of the week.


Year 11 Update

Well done to all of our Year 11 pupils who are now well and truly into the exam season. Turbo Timetables still continue. Please remember to sign in for these and out if your child is working at home also for study leave. Please keep working hard all the way through the session!

Our Leavers Service is on Thursday 23 June – details will be coming out shortly.

Remember that Exam Results Day is on Thursday 25 August.

The Year 11 Prom is on 8 July and will be a great event.


Curricular Visits

There are a lot of curriculum trips and visits taking place this half term:

We also have Sports Day – I would encourage everyone to take part in this!

Please keep an eye our website for all the details.


End of Year Assessments

Thank you to everyone who joined Mr Jennings for the online information briefings about Year 7, 8 & 9 End of Year Assessments.

Mr Osborn will be running a similar event for Year 10 on Monday – the letter is on our social media feeds and the website.

Pupils should make the most of the chance to practice under timed conditions and in a larger group. As a parent of two school aged children myself who have sat similar exams this year, I know that such occasions can be a bit daunting so pupils should speak to the relevant teacher, Head of Year, Curriculum Leader or member of the senior team if they need any help at all; we don’t want anyone worrying about how to revise or what to expect.



Next week I will be talking with pupils about the importance of thinking before speaking in an assembly about protected characteristics and what this means for each of us in school. Please encourage your child to be ready to consider how they can prevent any sort of deliberate or thoughtless words or actions towards others that may make someone else feel uncomfortable or upset. Everyone must be able to flourish in a safe and supportive environment.


The bible itself reminds us that in God, all are created equal, valuable and precious.


Thank you as ever for your support and positive engagement – it is much appreciated.


Kindest Regards

John Cornish