Weekly Bulletin: 18th July 2016

Dear parents and carers,

The final week of the school year is upon us and I must start by wishing you all the very best for a wonderful summer. It is a huge privilege to be able to come into work every day to spend time with students as fabulous as ours and I hope you all enjoy being with them over the next few weeks.

As I said last time, it has been a very positive year and really feels as if the school is moving forwards rapidly at the moment. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read my update on the School Improvement Plan, you can do by clicking here. Thank you all very much, as ever, for your support; it makes all the difference.

Network Warrington have informed us that they have made some minor changes to their bus timetables as of September. This includes the following services: 41A, 42 and 42A. Please click here for further information.

Today is a very important day in the school calendar: Founders Day. Already this morning we have seen a number of students returning to their primary schools to help out with gardening and display boards; and a coffee morning organised by sixth form for elderly local residents. Everyone has also taken part in a sponsored walk raising money for Claire House, our chosen charity for this year.   This afternoon, we look forward to the carnival with prizes for the best tutor group stall and more money being raised for Claire House. All these activities form part of our desire to increase the opportunities for our students to play a bigger part in the wider community and these are the kinds of things we want to do more and more of.

Awards Evening took place last Thursday evening and it was a delight to see so many students receiving well-deserved awards for achievement and progress across the curriculum.

I hope everyone is looking forward to Sports Day tomorrow – if the weather reports are to be trusted it looks to be a great, if rather hot, day. Please ensure that students bring sun tan lotion, hats and water with them.

Congratulations go to our new Head Boy, Matthew Davies and Head Girl, Lily Bury; and also to our Deputy Head Boy, Matthew Broadsmith and Deputy Head Girl, Rachael Roberts. I am sure they will all be great ambassadors for our school.

Following from a couple of individual mentions in my bulletins recently, I would like to extend my congratulations to the following students whose work has been chosen to be published as part of the Young Writers Spine-Chillers Saga Competition; Katherine Bushnell, Kyle Branwood, Sophie Howgate, Grace Dougall, Scarlett Wright, Nicholas Mundy, Cara Williamson, Lucy Corrigan, Mia Gilby, Joel Millar, Jessica Salmon, Harvey Talbot, Joe Tomlinson, Andra Barcan, Katie Welling; Daisy Chriscoli, Jack Higgins, Hal Bircham, Daniella Dobozy, Sam Eddleston-Rose, Jaikey Gioacchini, Charlotte Wood, Beth Artingstall, Daniel Seed, Jacob Delaney, Sophie Rylance, Isabelle Graham, Jasmine Lee, Ella Gladwin, Harmony Swift, Amy French, Finley Beardsworth, Lydia Shaw, Joe Talbot, Lottie Cleminson, Amy Nelson, Maddie Kay, Zara McGillivary, Cole Porter, Elliott Bottomley, Noah Harrison, Hannah Morrison, Flynn Smith, Teddy Slight, Bailey Smith, Lily Parsons, Emily Moore, Kyle Soakell, Adam Rimmer and Mia Anderson. A fantastic achievement for them all, well done.

With next year in mind, I would like to draw your attention to a new “Frequently Asked Questions” section of the Parent Communication page on our website; please click here for further information. This follows on from the Parents Forum action plan which has also been updated here. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via any of the methods suggested.

Finally, please remember the early school closure on Wednesday 20th July. School will be closing at 12.25pm for summer holidays.

Once again, I hope you all have a lovely break, and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday 19 July – Sports Day
  • Wednesday 20 July – Early school closure (12:25pm) for summer holidays
  • Thursday 18th August – A Level Results Day
  • Thursday 25th August – GCSE Results Day
  • Thursday 1st September & Friday 2nd September – INSET Days
  • Monday 5th September – Autumn term begins