29 Jun 2018

Message from the Head of Senior School

Dear Parents,
You should by now have accessed your child’s Year 12 examination results. It would be extremely valuable for you to discuss these results with your child taking into consideration the targets set by subject teachers in these reports. The purpose of the Year 12 examinations is principally to encourage students to consolidate their learning and to reflect on what needs to be done in order to improve the overall quality of their work.
We are now over half way through the IB programmes and we feel that the summer offers students the perfect opportunity to organize their notes, revise and address concepts and areas of study that they have found difficult. The need for students to relax and unwind after such a busy first year cannot be underestimated but it is essential that part of their holiday involves systematic and regular academic preparation for next academic year.  As well as working through subject content, it is expected that all students enrolled on the IB Diploma programme will complete a first draft of their extended essay in preparation for their return in August.
On Tuesday 14th August, we will officially start the new academic year with an induction for all students in Year 13, followed by student registration in the afternoon.
The day will start at 8.15am and will include an assembly, some information sessions, sporting activities and start of year administration.
In the afternoon, the students will have registration in their tutor groups. As soon as this is completed they will be free to leave school. Please note that the school buses will not be running at their normal time and you will need to make your own arrangements for returning home.
The normal school timetable, and bus schedule, will start on Wednesday 15th August. Students, you will be able to gain access to your timetable over the summer break via SMART and your Google calendar.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the dress code for the Senior School students.
Senior School Dress Code:
  • Clothing may be casual but must always be practical, well presented and clean
  • Clothing should not contain any provocative or offensive slogans or designs
  • No headgear to be worn indoors
  • Footwear should be appropriate for climbing stairs (i.e. no flip flops)
  • Underwear must not be visible
  • T-shirts/blouses must cover shoulders and upper arms and be full length
  • Skirts and shorts must be of a reasonable length
  • All jewellery must be discreet and suitable for the school environment.
We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday.  We look forward to seeing you in August.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Jane Parry                  Ms Debbie Hanley           Ms Morag Brooks
Senior Leader                    Head of Year 13               D Head of Year 13