30th April 2021

Dear student, parents and carers,

It does not seem possible that we have been back three weeks. The half term is flying by.

It really is important that we continue to follow government guidelines of Hands, Face, Space and not get complacent. The wearing of masks is still mandatory in secondary schools.  Once we have had the next announcement from the Government, we will have more indications about any changes we need to put into place. We have decided to keep our bubbles right up until the end of this school year. Students, overall, seem to have enjoyed some parts of the bubbles, like being in their own year groups at lunch time in the canteen. We will continue to keep the extra cleanliness that we had enforced upon us, as it seems to have resulted in fewer people getting colds.

Year 11 have 19 school days left. I sound a bit like a broken record, but they really are on the home run and every day and every piece of work counts. It is so important that they are in school and engaging fully with their learning!

Based on the roadmap out of lockdown continuing as it is, we are pleased to let you know that we are hopefully going to be able to hold a Prom for the year 11 group at Cowes Yacht Haven on Thursday 24 June. More information will be sent out in a letter next week. We are planning to hold our Federation Games for years 7 and 8 and our Transition events for Year 6 into 7 will also hopefully go ahead.

Year 10 have a virtual Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 19 May, which will be a valuable opportunity for parents/carers to talk with subject teachers and discuss how their child is progressing. Details of this will be sent out next week.

Well done to the top reward point achievers in the last week of the Spring term: Year 7 David R, Year 8 Efia E, Year 9 Lia A, Year 10 Jessica H and in Year 11 Chloe C.

I hope you enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend, and the weather is kind to us. 

Karen Begley  

 Executive Deputy Headteacher/Head of School