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28 July 2023

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents / Carers,

Welcome to our final news update of the 2022-23 academic year.

The end of the academic year was a special time for the students, staff and the whole school community. In the penultimate week of term the school held its first culture week in which the students learnt about, and experienced, each other’s culture. This involved student presentations, food sales, art projects and culture based lessons across all the subjects in the curriculum. Through the food sales and other activities the students raised over £1000 for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

In the final week of term the school held its activities week, in which a variety of events and trips replaced normal lessons. The programme consisted of cultural visits, trips relating to the world of work and sports days for each year group. The students engaged really well throughout the week and enjoyed the different learning experiences.

The final week of the term also saw the completion of the final phase of our campus redevelopment project. This last phase includes the creative arts centre and the upper courtyard.  The summer concert this year marked this moment, which seemed appropriate given the wonderful new home for music that is included within the creative arts centre.

The final piece of news I would draw your attention to, is the accreditation of the school by the National Baccalaureate Association. The school has received this accreditation because of its commitment to providing its students with access to a broad and high quality curriculum including the core subjects but extending to the arts, sports and with a particular focus on the students’ individual personal development. Our commitment to such an education can be seen in the events of the final two weeks of term and in the campus we have built to deliver this education.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the parents and carers, for your support of the students and the school. I believe we are unusually blessed by the extent and nature of this support. I wish you all a safe and happy summer holiday and I look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Best wishes,

Mr Brownhill


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