December 2018 – Arrangements for the End of Term

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Our Ref: CC2/_hs/079
26th November 2018

Dear Parent/Carer
December 2018 – Arrangements for the End of Term
We would like to issue a reminder that the last day of term will be Friday 21 December. We intend to close the school at 12:15pm on that day so that end of term staff presentations can take place. These arrangements should not result in any child being unduly unsupervised or unable to travel home safely. Please inform us, via the school office, if that may be the case and we will contact you to make suitable supervision arrangements.

The school kitchen will not provide lunch on the final day of term but packed lunches will be available to any student who requires one. If your child does require a packed lunch they should inform the staff in the main school office by 3:15pm on Wednesday 19th December. The packed lunch will be available from the kitchen at dismissal on 21st December.

School buses will be available at 12:15pm.

In the lead up to the end of term, a number of school events are taking place as follows:

  • Monday 3rd December until Friday 14th December – Year 11 and Year 13 Mock Exams. During this period, Year 13 only will have full study leave.
  • Wednesday 12th December – In-school Christmas lunch. All students should be aware that on this day the only lunch item on the menu will be a traditional Christmas dinner. Any child not wishing to partake will need to bring a packed lunch.
  • Monday 17th December – Sixth Form Presentation Evening commencing 7:00pm.
  • Wednesday 19th December – School Christmas Concert commencing 7:00pm.
  • Friday 21st December – End of term – school closes at 12:15pm. The last day of term will also be a ‘non-uniform’ day and our ‘Student Charity Board’ will use the occasion to raise funds for a good cause. As is tradition, the suggested donation per student will be £1.00. Please note – there will be no relaxation of the school rule regarding the wearing of jewellery. We ask parents to ensure that non uniform wear is age appropriate and tasteful.

Please note that, after the Christmas break, the first day back for students is Tuesday 8th January 2019. Monday 7th January is a staff training day.

Many thanks for your continued support and please accept our best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas 2018!

Yours faithfully

Sir Ken Gibson
Executive Head Teacher