End of Year 2021 Letter

Dear Parents

Reflections on our term

The past term has been one of many highs and lows.

On the positive side we have seen strong academic performance on the part of our students and great commitment by them. The grading process for GCSEs and A levels was long and drawn out, but our students showed great fortitude. We enjoyed beautiful end of year liturgies with them and fun BBQ evenings. Year 11 students returned after half term and worked hard throughout June to undertake an enrichment programme and to undertake further studies in anticipation of their A level courses. Other year groups prepared well for their examinations and have taken these extremely seriously. The examination results across the year groups show some very strong performance. For example, in Mathematics, students in Year 7 have shown a 45% improvement in their marks from Spring to Summer term. We have managed to have a Year 10 concert, held on-line, likewise a Jazz Band concert on-line and our Junior Choir has made another video performance ‘Glorious’ which you can see on the school website. Careers interviews with employers from the business community were held virtually for Year 10, and t