Transition Day letter for parents 2017

Dear Parent/Carer
Re: Sixth Form Transition Day 2017
It was great to see so many students at the transition day on Monday 3 July. The transition day was very successful and students
engaged effectively with the programme. The Summer Tasks for every subject have also been uploaded to the school website
and students need to complete these in time for their first lesson.
The Sixth Form handbook is currently being updated and will be shared on the school website as well as with students when they
start in September.

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Dear Parent/CarerI write to inform you that pupils will be dismissed from 11.00am on the last day of term, Wednesday 19 July 2017. It has been agreed that this day will be a non-uniform day with pupils paying at least a £1.00 donation for this privilege. The School Council met recently and voted that this year the money raised will be split between the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund and our own Hardship Fund, which helps towards the running of the Breakfast Club amongst other worthy causes in school.

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This half term, as part of our Sex and Relationships programme we will be covering a range of topics during Citizenship lessons. We feel this should include frank and open discussion on issues from which some parents may wish their children to be exempt on religious grounds. Equally, some parents may wish to take the responsibility for this area of their children’s education.

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We would like to invite you to our Music Soirée on Friday 30 June starting at 700pm in the Main Hall at the Upper School. Please note the change in start time. This promises to be a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of all our music students. During the course of the evening, we will be awarding a number of prizes to students for musical achievement and commitment during the past academic year.Click for Letter


These examinations will commence on Monday 19th June, before finishing at lunchtime on Friday 23rd June. Along with other assessments and tests that your son has conducted this academic year, these examinations play an important role in deciding which sets and groups your son will be in next year, and I hope that your son’s preparation for them will reflect the importance they deserve.

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Following last year’s extremely successful event, the School’s Athletics Sports Day will take place at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Friday 9 June 2017 from 9.00am until 3.00pm. All the boys in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be taking part and spending the day at the Centre.

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There will be a fieldwork visit to Walton-on-the-Naze for GCSE Geography pupils. Fieldwork enquiry is an essential and compulsory part of the course that is assessed in the Geographical Applications exam that your son will sit in year 11.  This exam is worth 30% of his overall grade.

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The Battle of the Bands held on Friday, 24th March was a great success with all the school bands and a student led band competing for the trophy.   The Apprentice Band, comprised of mainly Year 7 students who have been learning their instruments for only a few months, were the winners of the Battle of the Bands cup.  Awards were also given to individual performers on various instruments.  Many thanks to Anjali Perin, who was our adjudicator and who also sang two numbers with a staff band at the start of the evening.  Thanks also to the staff who coached the bands and, of course, to all the students who performed so brilliantly throughout the evening.

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