11 December 2022

As we enter the final week of this autumn term I would like to thank all parents and carers for your support of your child and the school over what has been a long and sometimes challenging term.  Year 7 are tired (as are almost all our students), but have done exceptionally well.  Year 11 complete their mocks this week and can then have a well-earned break.  We fully appreciate that life is difficult for many families in our communities so it is a credit to everyone that we have continued to function well over the past months.  Staff have worked very hard with all our students, seeking to enable them to make the best possible academic progress whilst being kind, caring and supportive - it is a difficult balance to get right and requires a very high level of skill and commitment.

Thank you to all parents and carers who responded to my comments about the importance of homework based on the need of all student to to work outside school hours in order to succeed - all comments are valuable as we seek to focus on homework and developing independent learning skills in the new term.

Some notices for the final week....

All years

  • School Christmas Closure: Reminder that school closes for the Christmas Break at 12:20pm on Friday, 16th December and will reopen on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023 at the usual time.
  • Christmas Lunch/Jumper Day: Tuesday, 13th December will be our Christmas lunch and Christmas Jumper day - students can wear their Christmas Jumper along with their school skirt or trousers. 
  • Free School Meal Vouchers: Reminder that FSM vouchers have been granted for the Christmas period (2 weeks) totalling £30.00, (£15 for each week), you will receive these on Monday 19th December. Please ensure we have your correct email address; vouchers are sent automatically via Edenred to your email address. Please check your SPAM and JUNK folders.
  • Strep A Increase: Please see the link here for a letter from the UK Health Security Agency on the increase of Strep A. Please read carefully.
  • Online Safety Newsletter: Please see link here for December's Online Safety Newsletter

Year 10

  • Work Experience: Please see email sent out on Thursday from our Careers Co-ordinator, Miss Minton.

Years 10 and 11

  • Careers: Please see emails sent out earlier in the week from our Careers Co-ordinator, Miss Minton.

Best wishes

James Harris

Headteacher

Posted by James Harris

Category: WLD Updates