December 2019 – Arrangements for the End of Term

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Our Ref: CC/ae/246
3 December 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

December 2019 – Arrangements for the End of Term

We would like to issue a reminder that the last day of term will be Friday 20 December. We intend to close the school at 12:15pm on that day so that end of term arrangements can take place. These arrangements should not result in any child being 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 18 December. The packed lunch will be available from the kitchen at dismissal on 20 December.

School buses will be available at 12:15pm on Friday 20 December.

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

  • Monday 2 December until Friday 13 December – Year 11 and Year 13 Mock Exams. During this period, Year 13 only will have full study leave.
  • Wednesday 11 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 16 December – Sixth Form Presentation Evening commencing 6.30pm.
  • Tuesday 17 December – School Christmas Concert commencing 6.30pm.
  • Friday 20 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 7 January 2019. Monday 6 January is a staff training day.

Many thanks for your continued support and please accept our best wishes for a safe and happy Christmas 2019!

Yours faithfully
Sir Ken Gibson
Executive Head Teacher