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Published on 6th December 2017
Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to inform you about arrangements for the last day of term on Friday 22nd December. Students will be in their normal lessons until Period 4 when they will have their morning break (11.40am). At midday, students in Years 7 and 8 will have a Christmas lunch (vegetarian option will be available) and celebration with their tutors and year group in the dining hall; lunch will be served by senior members of staff. If students do not wish to eat a Christmas lunch they will need to bring a packed lunch as no other food will be available on that day. They will of course still be eating lunch with their tutor group and tutor.
During a ‘student voice exercise’ the majority of older students said they would prefer to do something different. They have chosen to celebrate the end of term and the festive season in their tutor room with their tutor and tutor group. They will need to bring a packed lunch as no other food will be available. They will, however, have the opportunity to purchase a Christmas lunch on Wednesday 20th December during the normal lunchtime.
The final day will be a ‘Christmas jumper’ day and we would like to invite students to wear a Christmas themed jumper with their school uniform trousers/skirts. Blazers do not have to be worn with a Christmas jumper. All other school uniform rules will still apply (no trainers/boots/jewellery etc). There is of course no obligation to wear a Christmas jumper and if students do not wish to participate they must wear their full school uniform.
School will close for the Christmas holiday at 1.00pm for Year 9, 10 and 11 students and at 1.30pm for Year 7 and 8 students. If there are any students who are not able to leave school at 1.00pm/1.30pm, staff will still be on site and able to supervise until 3.10pm. Please let your child’s tutor know if he/she needs supervision.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the school and wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas.
Mrs T Rees