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A tangible example of our core value of respect, is the way across the school community we show our care for others. Year 7 have demonstrated this in their RE work this term, culminating in welcoming the Trussell Trust into school for a presentation and to receive relevant donations. I am very grateful to everyone who has supported this, thank you.

Sometimes it is in the individual conversations that a Headteacher is privileged to have, that the true meaning of what a school is all about shines through. I had such a lovely example this week in speaking with a fantastic student all about her first experience this week of reading Tolkien and how it is inspiring her own writing; a wonderful reminder of the joy and inspiration of learning.

Thank you in advance to all who will be attending and supporting tonight’s FOOS Quiz. The support offered to school through FOOS is much valued and appreciated. I am particularly grateful to the event co-ordinators and leaders.

All parents are warmly invited to the Parent Forum taking place on Thursday June 14th at 6pm in Room A21. I know that Mrs Brown has emailed out details, with key items including: mental health and well-being and online safety. I look forward to seeing parents there.

Our determined students are working hard through the ongoing exam season. They are meeting the challenges of the new examination specifications with an impressive focus and are all being supportive of each other. Irrespective of the national debates that seem to never end around exams, I always remember the wise works of W Amos who advised on ‘new experiences’ that: “It doesn’t matter how many people have gone before, it’s important to remember that whatever you are doing it is your first attempt at it.” This year’s students are certainly giving their all to their exams.

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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