6 May 2022

Welcome to the second newsletter of the Summer term. I hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. 

Firstly, thank you to those year 10 parents who had meetings with their child’s subject teachers on Wednesday for parents’ evening.  Our year 10 teachers found them very useful and we hope parents did too.

I would like to congratulate Kereena  in year 10 on her achievement so far in the Duke of Edinburgh award. Another outstanding participant in the award. Like Grace who I mentioned last week, she has completed the Bronze Award and is now enrolled on the Silver Award. She has signed up to the ‘Introduction to DofE Young Leaders Programme Session’. Well done Kereena.

Year 11 now have 8 days before they have their first written exam. They have been briefed in assembly this week on routines and expectations. All morning exams are expected to start at 9.00 am. Students need to meet at the school entrance where they currently line up at 8.45 am. Students taking an exam in the afternoon will have an early lunch. This will be at 12.20 pm. All afternoon exams are expected to start at 1.00 pm. Again, students will meet at the student entrance at 12.45 pm. Important and useful information can be found on our website here: Examinations

Just a gentle reminder to parents that there should be no parking or waiting for students in front of the barriers on the bus loop. We have had some issues this week with buses not being able to park up to collect our students safely. 

Finally, I would like to congratulate our amazing Dance Live team for their performance on Tuesday evening at the Portsmouth Guildhall.  Unfortunately they did not make the top three but considering they were up against schools specialising in Performing Arts, they did a fantastic job. I and all the staff there supporting them were so proud. We are already looking forward to next year’s entry!

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week – Year 7 Samuel, Year 8 Freddie, Year 9 Olivia, Year 10 Charlie and Year 11 Sam. 

I hope you have a lovely weekend