Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a long and busy half-term in school but we feel very proud of the fantastic achievements of our pupils. We’ve been having a big focus on house medals and SPIRIT tickets and I am delighted to say that some year groups have achieved 100% positive referrals on some days! That’s a fantastic result and shows how hard our pupils are working to meet our high expectations.
There has been much media attention on pandemic related issues over the last few months including staff and pupil attendance. As parents and carers we ask that you make sure your children attend school all of the time unless they are genuinely unwell or there are exceptional reasons for absence. Pupils who have poor attendance are more likely to fall behind in their studies and make less progress than pupils who have excellent attendance. It is an expectation that pupils achieve a minimum of 95% attendance and we will continue to work with families where attendance is an issue. If you have any concerns about your child’s attendance please contact Ms Whelan, our designated Attendance Officer.
You will remember that we shared with you the sad news of the death of one of our Y7 pupils. Archie was an absolutely delightful young man and he is missed every day in our school community. His funeral will take place during the half-term holiday and we ask that you remember Archie and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
I commend you, my dear Archie, to almighty God, and entrust you to your Creator.
May you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth.
May holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome you now that you have gone forth from this life.
May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace.
May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise.
May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of his flock.
May he forgive all your sins, and set you among those he has chosen.
May you see your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever.
I hope you all enjoy the half-term holiday and we look forward to welcoming your children back into school on Monday 28th February.