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;

www.blood.co.uk

www.dkms.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,


Greg McClarey

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                        27th February 2018

 

YEAR EIGHT PARENTS EVENING

Wednesday 14th March 2018

 

We would like to warmly invite you to an afternoon/evening during which you can talk to your child’s teachers to discuss their academic progress to date. Parents Evening will start at 4.30pm and end at      7.30 pm. You will be able to make appointments throughout the evening. Your child has an appointment sheet in their planner on which they will book appointments for you to see each member of staff. Please bring this with you.

 

If you have a matter of particular importance that you wish to discuss, please let us know in advance, on the reverse of the reply slip.

 

In order that waiting can be kept to a minimum we suggest that discussion should be limited to five minutes. Senior staff, including the Director of Studies and Key Stage Coordinator, will be available should further discussion be needed.

 

Plentiful, well-lit parking is available at the rear of the college, via Evendine Close. Kindly complete the attached slip and return to college by Thursday 8th March.

 

L. Jones Head of Year 8

Dear Parents,

 

 

YEAR ELEVEN PARENTS’ EVENING

 

Thursday 8th March 2018

 

We would like to invite you to a parents’ meeting during which you can talk to your child’s teachers to discuss their academic progress to date and the work that will be necessary for them to do to reach their highest grades in the final GCSE examinations.

 

Dear Parent/ Carer,                                                                            

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year, I hope everyone is well rested after the festive holidays. The new term has already started and I have been impressed with how the cohort have continued to approach their GCSEs with a mature attitude towards learning. We are already half way through Year 10 and it is essential that revision is well planned and ongoing. The following 18 months will go very quickly and it is vital that your child uses the support available to them as the pressure inevitably starts to increase. All pupils have been studying wellbeing and how they can cope with stress in the build up to exams.

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