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Principal's update 16 February 2024

Published on 16/02/24

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you to those of you who attended our Y10 Subject Evening yesterday – we hope you found the evening useful. We hope you all have a relaxing break over half term. We look forward to seeing all students back in school on Monday 26 February 2024.


Our school uniform is very straightforward. We ask for your support in ensuring your young person is in the correct uniform. We are very clear that leggings and jogging bottoms are part of PE kit and not uniform. After half term, we will be conducting uniform checks and any students not in uniform will be given a letter to bring home. We are aware that a small number of young people may need an additional adjustment and we may request further information to support this.

What’s going on in school:

  • Today we are hosting BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? Technicians have been busy setting up the hall, ready for the panel and audience to arrive this evening. The production team took time out of their schedule to meet with our Student Council and answer some of their questions.

  • Upcoming football fixtures:

Tuesday 5 March KS4 Buxton away

Thursday 7 March Y7&9 home

Tuesday 12 March KS4 Chapel away

Tuesday 19 March Y7&8 home

Tuesday 26 March KS4 Glossop away

Tuesday 16 April Y7&8 home

  • Sports Leaders helped to organise a netball tournament for our local primary children and did a fantastic job. All schools played really well and Bamford & Hathersage went through to the next round.

  • Well done to our Sparx winners for this half term: Sophie in Y7, Jacob in Y8 and Esther in Y9. They will all receive a gift voucher for successfully completing their Sparx homework on time every week.