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Principal's update 15 December 2023

Published on 20/12/23

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for all your support this term. Over the last 15 weeks we have enjoyed field trips, theatre trips, musical performances, outdoor activities, a multitude of extra-curricular activities, football matches, netball matches, interhouse sports tournaments, visits from famous authors, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, visits from our Danish friends, European Day of Languages, Open Evenings, Subject Evenings, raised money for charity, donated to the local food bank, hosted several primary sports events, relaunched School Council, welcomed our outgoing Y11 students back for Presentation Evening, served Christmas lunches, eaten Christmas lunches and so much more!! We have also survived road closures, floods, snow and Ofsted visits! I couldn’t be prouder of our school community for all we have achieved. An enormous thank you to all our staff who make all these things possible and provide so many opportunities for our young people.

Thank you for all your kind gifts and tokens of appreciation for staff – they are much appreciated. We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable break, and we look forward to welcoming all students back to school on Monday 8 January.

What’s going on in school:

  • Our fantastic catering team served a delicious Christmas lunch to the whole school on Monday. Diners were entertained by DJ Romeo (Y10) who played music whilst they ate. It was a wonderful event and students really got into the festive spirit!

  • Y7 students enjoyed a trip to the theatre in Leeds to see Oliver!

  • Well done to Amelia Grace Y7, Alfie Y8 and Lucy Y9 – this term’s winners of £5 gift vouchers for completing their Sparx Maths homework on time each week and achieving 100%.
  • Our term ended with Celebration Assemblies for all year groups and our annual festive bazaar! Each tutor group came up with an idea for a festive stall, with some great ideas! All money raised will go to a chosen charity.

  • Staff took on Y10 and Y11 students in a table tennis tournament at lunchtime today. Students were victorious, winning 34 out of 62 matches! Well done to all involved!

  • A massive well done to everyone who participated in our Duolingo competition this term. The winners are: KS3 - Tom KH, KS4 - Poppy L and Tomas GW, Staff - Mrs Davies-Eccles and Miss Astbury. Keep an eye out next half term for the second instalment of the competition! 
  • Y11 French students have the opportunity to go to Sheffield Hallam University for a French Film Study Day in February 2024. Throughout the day, students will mix with other Y11s from across Sheffield who are studying French, as well as Y12s and Y13s who are currently studying French at A Level. The day includes a film screening, and workshops and quizzes about the film. If your young person is interested in studying French at A Level or is currently studying French and is passionate about film/media studies, please get in touch with Miss Bradley (