19th May 2021
Dear Parent / Carer,
I am writing to clarify arrangements for the next few weeks for your child in school, but firstly, I would like to congratulate them for the way in which they have applied themselves to the challenging circumstances that they have dealt with so successfully since the last ‘lock down’. I am pleased to report that the process of gathering evidence for us to provide ‘Centre determined Grades’ for their qualifications is nearing completion, and we are grateful to all our students who have stuck to the task so well.
As you will recall from my letter on May 5th (https://tinyurl.com/2ceezf2x), the last day that students are required to attend is next Friday, May 28th. After the morning lessons on this date there will be a ‘brunch’ in the canteen, in order to allow students one final opportunity to meet with their friends and form tutors, together with a leaving assembly to celebrate all they have achieved over the last 5 years. At around 1pm we will allow students in year 11 to leave school. Consequently, you may decide to pick up your child or allow them to make their own way home.
After the half term break, we may need to invite your child into school if there is any further evidence we require to complete the grade determining process, but the pastoral team will be in contact with you directly if that is the case. On such occasions, students are expected to arrive at school in full uniform, and school transport is available at the normal times. We then anticipate releasing provisional grades for WJEC courses to your child on or around Friday June 18th.
If your child is intending joining us next year in the sixth form, they will also be receiving information from the VIth form team about our induction weeks between Monday June 21st and Friday July 10th over the next few days, so please look out for this.
I hope that clarifies the events and support we will providing over the next few weeks for you, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any further questions.
Mr Ian Gerrard