Headteacher’s letter – End of term

As we approach the end of the summer term, and school year, I thought it timely to give details of the end of term, and start of term, arrangements.

Warm weather

Our students have been very sensible managing the warm weather this week. As you know, we have temporarily relaxed our uniform requirements with blazers and ties not required, and top buttons undone.

The start of next week is currently forecast to be even hotter, with Monday and Tuesday potentially 30°C. As a further measure to keep students comfortable, should they wish, in addition to no blazers and ties, they can wear their FCC PE shorts in school in place of skirts or long trousers.

So, from Monday to Wednesday next week students have the option to wear: normal white school shirt, FCC PE shorts, normal school black shoes and black socks. (For PE lessons, students will need their normal full PE kit.)

End of term – Thursday 21st July 2022

We finish at 12:30pm next Thursday with students having normal lessons periods 1 – 4. Period 4 will finish at 12:20pm when all students will return to their form rooms for a final registration and to be dismissed at 12:30pm.

The last day of term will also be a non-school uniform day, raising money for Youth Action week. Students can bring in £1 on the day or ParentPay is open to pay in advance.

Return to school – September 2022

Friday 2nd September – new Year 7 and new Year 12 only

  • Year 7 spend tutor time and period 1 with their tutors
  • Lesson 2 – 6 follow a Friday week B timetable
  • Normal school times: 8:30am – 2:50pm
  • Year 12 students will attend for a bespoke Induction Day. This will be published separately.

Monday 5th September – all students return

  • All students will spend tutor time and period 1 with their form tutors
  • Normal lessons begin for a Week A timetable
  • Normal school times: 8:30am – 2:50pm

And finally…

After all the disruption over the last couple of years with the pandemic, it has been very good to return to normal operation in school this year. Although we are still living with COVID we have been able to return to normality in most respects and have had a very successful year. Year 11 and year 13 coped brilliantly with the inevitable stress of exams, other year groups have been making very good progress and we are delighted to be over-subscribed and to welcome 300 students into Year 7 in September.

Successful schools do not run without trust and collaboration between parents and school. I would like to thank parents / carers for your support over the last 12 months and wish you, and your families, a peaceful and relaxing summer break.

Mark Anstiss