PTA Christmas Market 9 December - sadly cancelled.
Due to the rising cases of Covid, we have unfortunately had to cancel the Junior PTA Christmas Market next week. We will however be supporting our local businesses on our Facebook page so please pop over there to take a look at the stallholders.
Sixth Form December practice exams and February mock exams
The Sixth Form had a challenging week sitting their practice exams. The Y13 exams, held in lesson time, and the more formal Y12 exams in the library, served to remind them of how actual exams will feel. One student described the importance of checking what you have learned by applying it to unseen questions, commenting she would like exams more often! The results of the practice exams will be published within the next full report to parents in January.
The next series of exams will be the mock exams for both Y12 and Y13 students. These will be held in the Hall in the week from Monday 28 February 2022.
‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 10 December
Wear your festive jumper to school for a £1 donation. £2 if you do not wear a festive jumper. Please help us support this worthwhile charity.
Sixth Form - Help the Homeless project
In the run up to Christmas, the Sixth Form are helping Foodshare with donations.
Thank you for your generosity already. Further donations can be made for the “Winter Warmer Rucksack” - in green below or to the “Homeless Food” in grey below. Students will have the opportunity to go to the Foodbank and package the items for 'presents'. All donations of these items will be accepted at the Sixth Form Office. A huge thank you to those parents who have already sent in donations. Mrs Rogers’ office is full of rucksacks and woolies and useful items!
Tutor2u - Employability skills course
Tutor2u have devised a free 2-4 hour “skills booster” course for students to improve their employability skills. Students undertake activities that provide insights, guidance and support on the key skills they will need to succeed at work, both now and in the future. If you would like more details, please take a look here.
The latest offers from Amazing Apprenticeships include:
A virtual STEM careers fair from 6-10 December. You can register here.
Summer Career experiences - Law & Politics
Is it your dream to stand up in the Supreme Court and argue a human rights case? Or to negotiate an international treaty with UN representatives? Next summer you can do all this and more on one of our flagship summer experiences in London:
Advocate a human rights case in the Supreme Court
Network with politicians in Westminster
Work with corporate lawyers in a City skyscraper
Participate in a 'Model UN' with UN and Foreign Office staff
Cross-examine witnesses in a live murder trial
Negotiate climate change policies in a simulated COP26
Places are highly limited. Students can use code SUMMER15 by 31st December for 15% off. You can sign up here. For other immersive summer career experiences, the full programme can be found here.
LFT regular testing and PCR
Please ensure your son or daughter is Lateral Flow Testing twice weekly and reporting results via the GOV.UK website. You can order LFT kits here and we do have a small supply for emergency use but unfortunately the school cannot supply these directly to parents anymore.
Please remember LFTs are for asymptomatic testing only, so if they display any of three main covid symptoms (temperature or cough or loss of smell), they must take a PCR test and should not come into school until they have received a negative result. Please inform the school of PCR test results once received. Thank you.
This week our students have been supporting St Lukes Church Christmas Tree competition with five lovingly decorated Christmas trees created by each division of the school. Students created handmade decorations to be hung on their sponsored Christmas tree alongside fairy lights and of course, t...
Keep up to date here with the progress of James Wragg's 4,000 mile cycle for charity! You can read about the challenge in our previous news story here. We will be updating this article weekly and continue showing our support as James continues his incredible challenge. Go James!
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