Principal's Message

Monday 9th March

It was fantastic seeing so many imaginative and creative costumes on World Book Day on Friday.  I can't stress enough how important reading is.  It’s so important that we all take the time do some reading, whether it’s a book, an eBook, a newspaper or a magazine.  It doesn’t matter which, but just taking the time to read a little bit every day can make a huge difference.  It is especially important for students.  It has been proven that that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success.  A student who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school and their exams.

I am delighted that so many students in Year 11 are really trying their best and are improving their grades as each day goes by.  Your support during this time is so important.  The best way to support your child during this time is to make home life as calm and pleasant as possible. It helps if other members of the household are aware that your child may be under pressure.  Try to encourage your child to eat properly and take regular exercise. A brisk walk around the block can help clear the mind.  Thanks to all parents and carers for their continued support.  The three-way partnership is the one that really works!

You will know from my recent letter that the school is having to make some changes due to shrinking budgets, but I want to reassure you that these changes will not impact on our students’ learning.  The changes will ensure a more stable and efficient environment, which will support our provision and improve our results.

There seems to be some confusion over the new lunch times from September.  For clarification, these are as follows:

  Key Stage Three lunch – 12.51 pm – 1.20 pm

  Key Stage Four lunch – 1.10 pm – 1.40 pm

As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact the Academy.