Key Stage 4 Bulletin – Number 2

We have a busy fortnight in front of us.

This week, we welcome the inspection team from Estyn.

There is a meeting on Monday 17th September from 5.30pm until 6.30pm for parents to meet with the Estyn team. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.

Thursday 20th September we will be holding our Year 11 Guidance Evening starting at 6pm. We urge all Year 11 parents to attend this important information evening.

Next week we will be pleased to meet prospective new students and their families in our annual Open Evening (Details below).

The Thought for the week beginning 17th September is ‘Superiority’.

The Thought for the week beginning 24th September is ‘Gifts and Blessings’

We are now two weeks into the new term, Year 10 are settling in to their new examination courses but please contact either Mrs Carol Powell or myself if you are aware of any concerns with these.

I am delighted to hear that almost all of the Year 11 students have secured their Work Experience placements for October.

SIMs Forms

If you have changed any data that we hold for your child such as Address, Emergency Contact information, Mobile Numbers, Medical Details etc, please can you complete a new SIMs form and return it to the main reception as a matter of urgency.


Please can you remind your child that the uniform consists of both the sleeveless pullover AND the fitted jacket. The warm weather appears to have come to an end and so we require both items of uniform to be worn at all times. Students are allowed to remove their jackets in lessons if they are warm.

Open Evening

Thursday 27th September is our annual Open Evening. It will run from 5pm until 7pm.Ostensibly it is for prospective new students and families to come and see the school in action. However, everyone is welcome to attend. Year 7 students will act as guides and a letter requesting your permission and with further details will be coming home shortly.

We would like to respectfully remind you not to drive into the school car park 15 minutes either side of the beginning and end of school for the health and safety of the students walking and alighting from/ boarding buses. The school car park is closed to all vehicles between 8:15am and 8:45am and again between 3:15pm and 3:45pm.

Mr A R Dawkins

Director of Upper School.