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Michaelmas End of Term Arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers
The end of the Michaelmas term is nearly upon us with many events still to take place between now and the last day of term, Friday 20th December 2019, details of which are as follows:

Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Carol Concert
We will be holding our annual Christmas Carol Concert in St Augustine’s church on Wednesday 18th December from 5:30-6:30pm. All are welcome to attend and see some very talented students perform.

Thursday 19th December

Church Services
Church Services for all year groups will be taking place in the church during the morning.

Christmas Lunch
The serving of our traditional Christmas lunch will be in the main dining hall.

Friday 20th December - Last school day and Year 11 Mock Presentation

Non-school uniform wearing red/Christmas Jumper day

Please be aware that our last school day is Friday 20th December when students and staff have been invited to wear festive clothes/Christmas jumpers. The school will be raising money in support of the Terrence Higgins Trust - a charity that supports those living with HIV and campaigns to raise awareness and prevention. For more information please visit

We ask that students make a donation of £1 to their tutor on Friday 20th December.

Our expectations with regards to make up, jewellery and haircuts remain the same. Hoodies may be worn with the hood down. Hats and electronic devices are not permitted and will be confiscated if seen.

Headteacher’s Assemblies
Students will attend the headteacher’s Christmas assemblies and will have an extended morning break. They will then return to their tutor groups for registration, prior to being dismissed at 12:05pm.

Mock Exam Results Presentation
Year 11 students will be receiving their mock exam results on 20th December. Thank you to students for all their efforts and hard work, and to parents for their continued support during this time.

Other News

6th Form
Mrs E Hayman. Assistant Headteacher, is returning in January 2020 and will be leading 6th Form.

Return to school
Students return to school on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 8.45am.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!


Eugene Moriarty
Head of Federation