Dear Parents/Carers,

I am writing to provide some important information as well as updates for the end of this half-term and the start of next half-term.

Severe Weather Warning – Friday 18th February

Please be aware that there is a severe weather warning in place for tomorrow, Friday 18th February, for gale force winds. Whilst we do not anticipate this impacting on school opening, we have made arrangements to minimise travel involving students and staff during the school day as a precautionary measure. Students are being informed today if this means any change to their normal timetable. If any parent/carer is impacted by the gales forecast then please do not hesitate to contact the school and let us know.

End and Start of Half Term Arrangements

The half term finishes tomorrow, Friday 18th February at normal time.

Students return to school on Monday 28th February. 

NB: A reminder that we moved our originally published INSET day from Monday 28th February to Friday 4th March to allow staff to complete the second day of our Read Write Inc Reading Scheme Training. Therefore Students will not be attending school on Friday 4th March

Parents Evenings & Events

I am very pleased to announce that we are able to return to face to face parents evenings and events on our school sites given the steady and continuing decline in COVID-19.

As such we would like to invite parents/carers to visit the school sites for the following initial events:

Parents Evenings


Key Stage 4 Students (Year 10 & 11)
Tuesday 1st March 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Key Stage 3 Students (Year 7-9)
Tuesday 8th March 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Key Stage 4 Students (Year 10 & 11)
Thursday 3rd March 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Key Stage 3 Students (Year 7-9)
Thursday 10th March 3:00pm – 6:00pm


Key Stage 2 Students (Year 4-6)
Wednesday 6th April 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The Parents Evenings will be run on a drop in basis (so no need to book appointments), with teachers based in their teaching rooms/areas to discuss your Child’s work and progress. Members of the Senior Leadership Team will also be available to chat with parents.

Final Thoughts

I would like to wish all students and parents/carers a safe and enjoyable half term break. We all look forward to seeing our students again on Monday 28th February.

Kindest regards,

Duncan Smith