Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome to a brief round up of the week



Please can I take this opportunity to thank all of our pupils and staff for their engagement with the Inspection this week. Everyone worked extremely hard. Inspectors asked me to pass on their thanks to staff, pupils and parents for engaging so well with the inspection.

I should have the report within the next 30 days and look forward to publishing it for you all.


Year 11 Mocks

Year 11 have worked very hard on their mocks this week and last and we are now nearly there with the last few catch ups.

If your child has missed an exam, please contact the office to help us organise a catch up for them.


Basic Equipment

I wrote last week to parents about the importance of pupils having the correct equipment with them and how we will act if they do not.

Pupils will be provided with equipment and a bill added to the parent sQuid account:

Pen: 10p

Pencil: 5p

Planner: £2.50

Please make sure your child is equipped.


Sporting clubs & fixtures

Well done to everyone involved in a sporting club or fixture this week. There have been games in:

Details are on our social media feeds.

We also took pupils to Warmwell Ski Slope for dry slope practice for the ski trip next year.


Updates from Dorset Council

Please be aware of the following development:

New bereavement cafes in Dorchester and Weymouth
Local mental health and bereavement services are offering support for young people and their family and friends through new bereavement cafe drop-ins in Dorchester and Weymouth.

Dorset Open Door, Dorset Mental Health Forum and Mosaic are offering free weekly sessions, providing:
• Peer-to-peer support around feelings of loss
• Advice about local support
• A chance to talk to others in similar situations
Anyone can drop in at these times:
• The Front Skate Park, Weymouth – 4.30-6.30pm, Tuesdays 28 November and 5, 12 December
• The Gallery, Dorset Mental Health Forum, Dorchester – 4.30-6.30pm, Thursdays 23, 30 November and 7, 14 December
For more info on the sessions and more bereavement support visit:

Please share this information with parents, carers and young people. If you would like some posters to promote the sessions in your setting, please email [email protected] with the number you require and a postal address.


Year 7 Parents Evening

Please remember that the Year 7 Parents Evening is next week on Thursday 30 November



Please remember school is closed on Friday 1 December for INSET


Wishing you all a very restful weekend

Kind Regards

John Cornish