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  • 16 November 2022

    Published 16/11/22, by Julia Byrne
    Year 11 PPEs (Pre-Public Exams) We have been absolutely delighted with the conduct of students in the PPEs this week.  Our invigilators have praised their behaviour and commented on how well students have worked.  We have been trialling
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  • 19 October 2022

    Published 20/10/22, by Julia Byrne
    My thanks to all parents and carers for your support over the last 8 weeks.  I hope you have a relaxing and healthy half-term break. Sixth Form Open Evening I hope those of you with children in Year 11 enjoyed our Open Evening last week.&n
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  • 5 October 2022

    Published 07/10/22, by Julia Byrne
    Staff Absence We are experiencing an unusually high amount of staff absence at the moment.  Some of this is caused by short term sickness and some by medium term absence due to staff convalescing following medical procedures.  Such absen
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  • 21 September 2022

    Published 22/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    At the end of last term, I said I would publish a list of staff leavers as well as new staff joining us.  In my newsletter item of Wednesday 7 September, I did inform you of our new staff but, unfortunately, I did not include a list of staff who
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  • 14 September 2022

    Published 14/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    A Very Positive Start! The students have made a very positive start to the new academic year.  They all look extremely smart, with a high-level of uniform compliance, and most students are displaying a very positive attitude towards their stu
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  • 7 September 2022

    Published 07/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    I do hope you had a good summer.  It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome all our students back to College.  I would like to extend a special welcome to our new Year 7 students who have settled into the College very quickly and made a v
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  • 20 July 2022

    Published 25/07/22, by Julia Byrne
    My thanks to all parents and carers for your support over the last year, which has certainly had its challenges!  My particular thanks for your positive emails supporting the decision to revert to remote learning over the last two days.  As
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  • 13 July 2022

    Published 13/07/22, by Julia Byrne
    Fantastic End of Term Activities! I am sure parents and carers will agree with me that our students are the College’s very best ambassadors and have such a wide range of skills and talents.  The end of term has seen an amazing set of ac
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  • 6 July 2022

    Published 06/07/22, by Julia Byrne
    Summer Facilities Improvements As ever at this time of year we are preparing to take advantage of the summer break to complete some significant improvements to facilities across the College.  We expect to complete works on the major upgrades
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  • 29 June 2022

    Published 06/07/22, by Julia Byrne
    Ofsted Inspection Report The College retains the previous grading of ‘good with outstanding leadership and management’. ‘The school is on a journey of continuous improvement.’ I am very pleased to share with
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