10th July 2018


Dear Parent,


The college year draws to a close on Friday 20th July 2018.  We will mark the end of the year with Academic Award Assemblies and liturgies for each year group.  Students will be in full school uniform. 

As in the past students will finish college early.  Students will leave college at 12.30p.m.  Bus companies have been informed and transport home will be available.  Staff will be on duty in the college until 3.20p.m. if it is not possible for your child to leave at this earlier time.

In conclusion can I thank you for your on-going support throughout the year and I hope you have an enjoyable summer.


Yours sincerely,

Greg McClarey


Dear Parent,

RE: Sports Day- Nunnery Wood athletics track, Wednesday 11th July 2018.

On Wednesday 11th July we are holding our annual Sports Day at Nunnery Wood athletics track. In previous years this has been a very successful day in which the majority of students compete in a wide variety of athletic events.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the day may have to be cancelled. If this is the case, it will be posted on the college web-site by 7.30 am on Wednesday, the same way as it appears during winter for a snow closure. In the event of this being the case, students must proceed straight to college wearing full college uniform and a normal timetable will operate. Students who are already en-route to the track will be re-directed by staff and they must go straight to college without returning home first.

Students who do not travel on school buses will go straight to the track to be registered at 8.50 am and the event will finish at 2.00 pm when pupils will make their way home.

In the morning the S27 bus will arrive at college at the usual time. Teachers will then transport students travelling on this bus to the athletics track by college minibus. The S1, S2, S3 & S4 buses will drop students at the bus bay within Worcester Sixth Form College between 8:20-8:25 am. Members of staff will be waiting at the bus bay to escort students to the athletics track. All taxis will go straight to the athletics track and will drop students off at the usual time.

After Sports Day has finished, the S1, S2 and S3 buses will pick students up from the same bus bay at the Sixth Form College where they were dropped off in the morning. Students who usually take the S4 bus will be redistributed across the S1 & S3 buses and will be dropped off by them at their usual stops. Members of staff will escort and supervise students on to the buses.

Please note there will be no S27 bus in the afternoon. Students who normally travel on any of these buses are of course welcome to make their own way to and from the athletics track on this day.

We hope that the weather will be on our side, although we suggest that students should come prepared for all conditions by bringing sunscreen, hats and plenty to drink (preferably water) if it looks as though it will be warm and with waterproofs if it looks like it may rain. If a student forgets their sunscreen, they may be offered some unless you specifically inform us that you do not wish this to happen.

All students must attend Sports Day even if they are not taking part in any events and they will be expected to wear full school uniform. Participants must wear full college P.E. kit and appropriate sportswear can be worn if necessary.

Students will be able to purchase food at the track; this is provided by the College canteen staff. However, students should ideally bring a packed lunch to ensure that they eat throughout the event. Students who are entitled to free school meals will have lunch provided for them. These students should come to the tower at the track to get their lunch when they require it.

Parents are of course welcome to come along and support this event.

With your co-operation, we can ensure that Sports Day is once again an enjoyable and safe occasion.

Yours faithfully,

Mr J. Williams

2 i/c, Physical Education Department.


Dear Parent,


We would like to hold a non-uniform day on Friday 8th June 2018 to mark the anniversary of the death of one of our students, James O’Mara.  Sadly, James died last year very suddenly from a rare form of Leukaemia, and as a school community we would like to remember James whilst raising some money towards the family’s chosen charities.


Pupils who dress in their own smart and modest clothes pay a minimum of £1 for the privilege.  The money raised will be shared equally between Birmingham Children’s hospital and Bloodwise. Year 11 students will have to wear school uniform as they have at least one GCSE examination on this day but I would encourage them to still make a donation to this very worthwhile cause


I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the ongoing importance of blood, stem cell and bone marrow donation in the fight against blood cancer. More information can be found at the following websites;




Yours sincerely,

Greg McClarey







Monday 16th April 2018

Dear Parent,

I hope that you and your family have had a restful and relaxing Easter break and I look forward to a busy and productive Summer term.

I have had the opportunity to reflect on the achievements of year 7 during the course of last term and I am pleased to report the following achievements
- The final amount raised by year 7 for our Lenten charity is around £1300. This amounts to approximately £55 donated for each of the 24 days of a very short half term. This is an amazing achievement and reminds me of the generosity of spirit that exists in our College.
- An analysis of the reports shows that the vast majority of our students achieved a report with only good and outstanding grades awarded for effort and behaviour.
- 61 students achieved 100% attendance over the entire term.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to continue to monitor your child’s use of social media and how they use it to interact with other students outside of College. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us for advice on how to proceed. The website, www.thinkuknow.co.uk which contains lots of practical advice about staying safe online.

I would also like to thank you for your ongoing support of our uniform policy. Uniform is a way of showing that you and your child support the ethos and values of the College. Please note that, for girls, earrings should be one small pair of studs only and no other jewelry is allowed.


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