Headteacher's Blog

On a warm summer evening it was wonderful to see our Hall full as the new intake parents attended an information evening. Some of the key information focused on our: ICE approach, being an iPad school, our use of ClassCharts, opportunities to get involved, Music tuition and most importantly our commitment to partnership; working together to make the school a happy and positive learning environment where our children can fulfil their potential and achieve their goals. There was some very positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming the new Year 7s on their transition visits.

Our Geographers have also benefited from the glorious weather as they have been undertaking field work this week in the sunshine. If I remember my own Geography field work, I recall lots of rain and actually falling in a river. Fortunately, our students are much better Geographers than me and I know that the staff who have led the work have been very proud of the students and their enthusiasm and effort.

Students have been working hard as the exam season has begun and as we have reached the half-term break the Year 11 stand down date has arrived, prompting some emotional photos of ‘last lessons’, some of which I note have been tweeted! The week’s break is a great time for focused revision and also for students to recharge. All here at school remain fully behind them in their endeavours.

A reminder of some key events on the horizon:

FOOS Quiz on Friday June 8th – all are warmly invited

Parent Forum event on Thursday June 14th – Mrs Brown has emailed the relevant details

Year 7 and 8 Presentation Evening on Thursday June 21st

Summer Music Concert on Wednesday July 4th

Whole staff training day (school closed to students) on Friday July 6th

Year 9 and 10 Presentation Evening on Thursday July 12th

School Trips on Friday July 13th

School Sports Day takes place on Thursday July 19th

I wish everyone a restful and enjoyable half-term break and look forward to seeing the students back for the final half-term on Monday June 4th. In honour of the half-term break, I conclude with the words of Mark Black: “Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

Best wishes

Mr Kerridge.

Dates for your diary

Monday, 25th June
Year 12 UCAS Exhibition
Monday, 25th June
Higher Education Parent Information Evening
Tuesday, 26th June
Year 7 & 8 Presentation Award Event
Thursday, 28th June
West Lancs Mini Masters Day
Thursday, 28th June
Year 11 Leavers' Ball
Monday, 2nd July
Year 13 Leavers' Ball
Monday, 2nd July
Year 11 Leavers' Assembly
Monday, 2nd July
Fire Cadets Passing out Parade
Tuesday, 3rd July
Year 13 Leavers' Assembly
Wednesday, 4th July
Summer Music Concert to 11pm
Wednesday, 4th July
Year 7 China Day
Thursday, 5th July
Year 10 Ball

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