Dear Parents and Carers

The days are certainly moving by at pace! Please take a moment to read a short update this week:

Year 11 Update

Year 11 pupils are working hard in the closing stages of their GCSE course. Please note the following:

Personal Development 

There has been a lot of work undertaken in this regard this week with pupils hearing from a number of guest speakers including Stand Against Violence and UK Sealife.

I am also looking forward to seeing how the Diana Award can be implemented in the area of anti-bullying. Thank you to Mr Twigg and the pupils who attended the workshop on this for the work undertaken and the work planned.

Punctuality and attendance

Please can I ask for all parents to support pupils arriving by 8:20am at the latest. This gives just 5 minutes preparation time before the first warning bell of the day at 8:25am.

Please also remember that our site is as car free as possible in the mornings – please do not try to enter the site in a vehicle in the morning.

Thank you to everyone for your support with attendance – this is clearly improved compared to before Christmas – please keep it up!

NEU Industrial Action

You may well be aware that industrial action by the NEU is planned for 1 Feb – I am working with colleagues at the moment regarding this and will update next week with further details.

There may be some disruption to school on this day, but it is not possible for me to confirm to what extent at this stage.

Upcoming Dates


As you can see, there is still lots to do this half term!

I hope that everyone has a restful weekend

Best wishes and with every blessing

John Cornish