We wanted to write to you all to tell you that we are proud of you when you:

Come to school every day wearing your uniform proudly

Bring your equipment and get ready for learning quickly in each lesson

Think hard and work hard to produce your best work

Show politeness and respect to each other and to all the adults that work with you.

Can we thank you for keeping the field, the courts, the playground, plaza and all the outdoor spaces in good condition by disposing of your litter properly. There is some room for improvement here though – let’s make sure that we keep our school looking great all the time.

We are pleased that the vast majority of you move to lessons quickly on the bell (including on the first bell after break 1 and break 2). Some of you however are moving along a bit too slowly and frequently this makes you late for lessons.

For the next few weeks we are going to ask you to work on achieving the following 2 goals:


Arrive at period 3 and period 5 by the second bell at the latest – especially Years 7 and 9 (as we have noticed that some of you aren’t meeting this expectation yet).

Move safely and briskly to lessons on the changeover between periods 1-2 and 3-4. We notice that sometimes, some of you dawdle and chat a little too much which slows you down. We notice that a few of you stop to chat and this results in you being late to lessons too.


Bring the noise levels down in the building and around the site by using your 0.5 metre voice or your ‘indoor voice’.

To help you, we will remind you of these goals during your tutorial sessions and in assemblies when they re-start.

We will also ask staff to be out and about around the school during changeovers to remind you of these goals and to support you to achieve them.

Please can we thank you for everything that you do to make our school fantastic.

Please let’s keep on making sure that our behaviour and attitude to learning is brilliant so that learning can be good and outstanding for everyone.

From Monday 11th we will switch to summer uniform. Blazers need not be brought to school. However other jackets or tops must not be worn instead. Please ensure everyone understand this. This message about uniform will also be sent to parents.

Thank you.

Raising Standards Team and all the staff

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