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6 December 2019


Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.


We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 


However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.


I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.


Thank you for your support.


Kind regards


Alison Downey




Year 9 First Give: For causes that are close to our hearts

First Give is a philanthropy education programme that develops the professional skills of students and ignites their social conscience. It engages them in their communities and develops more employable and well-rounded individuals.

First Give provides an interactive and fully-resourced scheme of work delivered across an entire secondary school year group. After researching and visiting charities, students take part in a public-speaking competition to advocate and win grants for their charities in a school final.

The programme sees a combination of in-class learning and active community engagement which inspires a lifelong commitment to charity among young people.

Here are the highlights from our final presentations and awards ceremony.