Early closures for open evening on Monday 23rd September

9 September 2019

Dear parents/carers

Early closures for open evening on Monday 23rd September

On Monday 23 September we will be holding our Open Evening event.  To give staff an opportunity to prepare and get displays ready, we will be closing the school early on Friday 20 and Monday 23 September.

The school day will finish at 12.30pm on both days. 

Students will be encouraged to leave the site immediately, although there will be a full lunch offer available on both days.  Free school meals allowances will be available.

If your child has been selected to help at the Open Evening on Monday 23 September please ensure you have completed and returned the permission slip to the relevant department.  The evening will finish at 8.00pm.

Finally, all students now leave from Pullman Gardens as the exit is larger.  To respect local residents, if you are collecting students by car please arrange to meet them away from Pullman Gardens and Hayward Gardens as the roads are very narrow and becoming easily congested.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

With best wishes

Alison Downey


The Mark Evison Foundation

Over the summer two of our 6th Form students Stella and Esmahan pitched and received a cash bursary from Mark Evison Foundation with the goal of completing a 3 day hike across Cornwall. They were given money to cover tansport, accomodationa and food and the rest was up to them! Read Stella's account of the hike below:

Cornwall Challenge:


"On our hiking challenge we trekked along the beautiful idyllic coast of Cornwall from Hayle, St Ives to Newquay. Fuelled by eating a hearty breakfast in the mornings, we walked all day long in the 3 days. We remained hydrated throughout the long hike and carried walking sticks. At one point one of us got blisters but we used our first aid to kit to help us continue walking. Luckily, for all three days we did not have any rain and it was sunny. It was truly an amazing view and at one lunch break we went down to the beach, rolled up our trousers and took off our shoes to dip our feet in sea. It was very relaxing! We also stumbled upon some historical landmarks such as Wheal Coates, a clifftop tin mining complex remains. We feel we gained valuable experience in team work- in sharing and allocating the planning tasks between us fairly and communicating.  Both of us learnt that it is really important to pace yourself using time management skills. We feel proud to have accomplished our achieved goal in the 3 days. It was lovely being there in Cornwall and this hike was definitely an experience we will never forget!"


We have just kicked off our Mark Evison pitches for Year 12 so look out for more info shortly!