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Weekly News – Friday 22nd March

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

The Year 10 have been on work experience all week, getting a feel for the real working environment and some of the responsibilities of adulthood. The feedback coming in is really pleasing and they all seem to be doing really well. Thanks to all our providers for enabling our pupils to join their workforce for the week and also to Mrs Twomey for all her hard work in the background. I know they will have many stories to tell when they are back in school…

Well done to our Year 9 Hockey team (including Year 8 and Year 7) for their brilliant efforts in matches last night! (Won one; drew one and lost one) As a small school, we often have to play pupils underage but what a fabulous opportunity this is and I am delighted that we play well, show team spirit and make progress, in spite of any results.

Tonight I am hosting the Parents’ Forum. New members are always welcome to join and all parents can submit suggested topics for us. Tonight we will begin by discussing the timings of these meetings to see if we might get a better attendance if they were not on Fridays. The group is for parents throughout the junior and senior school and is hosted by myself and Mrs Wright.

We are, as part of our normal cycle of self-evaluation, considering school academic reports and homework. We would like a focus group of interested parents to join us in discussing in detail parents views on these subjects. In the first instance, if this is something you might be interested in, please contact

Looking forward to next week:

On Tuesday, some pupils are off timetable working at the Urban Rooms. (Parents will know if their child is involved in this project.)

On Wednesday 27th at 7.00pm, The Senior School Concert is in the school hall. All parents are welcome to attend, whether your sons/daughters are taking part or not. It is free. On Wednesday morning, all our senior pupils will have their class photos taken. Details of uniform required have already gone home, the pupils are aware of this.

On Thursday, Years 7 and 8 are visiting the playhouse to see Skellig. The show perfectly supports our curriculum and is followed up later in the week with by a performance workshop for Year 8. These are free treats for us and comes as part of the school’s sponsorship of the show.

I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing weekend.

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

Our Years 3 and 4 had a very early start on Monday morning as they began their journey to PGL. I am sure you have heard all about it and viewed the photographs on social media. They all had an incredible time participating in a whole range of activities, some really challenging but everyone got stuck in and had a go. I visited on Tuesday morning and everyone seemed to have slept, including the teachers, and they were ready and excited to be starting their first activities. Huge thanks to Miss Purchase for leading and organising this trip and to Miss Cooper, Mrs Wand and Mr Deacon for also accompanying.

On Wednesday evening, our Key Stage 2 children performed in the spring concert. Amazing performances with such a variety of instruments. There were even some original performances composed by the children themselves. Again, thanks to Miss Purchase and Mr Thompson for the organisation of this event.

We hosted Twycross School for a football match on Monday; well done to all boys involved. Today, some children are competing in a High Fives netball tournament- good luck to them.

Next week, on Tuesday, KS1 will be taking part in an Agility Festival; these are always great fun. On Wednesday afternoon, Year Two have invited their parents to spend some of the afternoon with them in class. We look forward to seeing you.

Have a lovely weekend with some much needed sleep for some of the children!

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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