Dear Parents and Carers
As we enter this very busy and exciting end of the year, I wish to bring a number of events and reminders to your attention. Firstly, this Friday is an INSET day so there will be no pupils in school.
House Celebration Evenings
All parents and pupils in years 7 to 10 are invited to one of our house celebration evenings. This is a new addition to our school calendar and is an opportunity for the school to recognise the achievements of our wonderful students. All students will come with their families, dressed in uniform, to receive a certificate noting their academic achievement this year. The evenings are organised in houses so that families will be able to see their children in different year groups on the same night. Please reserve the following date in your diary:
Teresa: Monday 11th July, 6-7.30pm
Alphonsa: Tuesday 12th July, 6-7.30pm
Lorenzo: Wednesday 13th July, 6-7.30pm
Kolbe: Thursday 14th July, 6-7.30pm
As the temperatures rise, the school continues as normal but we must encourage all students to please bring a refillable water bottle to school each day.
I wanted to share with you a number of staff who will be leaving us this summer many. Firstly, the following members of staff are retiring: Mrs Wilkinson (Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form and English Teacher), Mrs Parr (Teacher of RE and PE) and Ms Marsland (Teacher of Maths). We would like to thank them for their wonderful commitment to the school and wish them a peaceful and happy retirement. Secondly, we are also saying farewell to the following staff who are going on to new pastures in September: Miss Ludlam (PE), Mr Mitchell (PE), Miss Stapleton (RE), Mr Cardwell (Music), Mr Smyth (Drama) and Mrs Burke (Maths). We wish them the very best for their future.
Changes to the Senior Leadership
Mr Brennan our current Deputy Headteacher will be stepping down from his position and I would personally like to thank him for his service in this post. Mr Brennan will be still with us in September teaching History three days a week. Earlier this term we successfully appointed Mr Griffin who will join us, in September, as Deputy Headteacher. Secondly, following the retirement of Mrs Wilkinson, we welcome Mr Kelly to the post of Assistant Headteacher.
September First Day Arrangements
- All new year 7 students will start on Thursday 1st September.
- All students from years 8 to 11 and year 13 will return on Friday 2nd September.
- Separate arrangements for Year 12 students will be communicated following GCSE results
School Holidays and INSET days
Please find below our school holiday dates and INSET dates for the coming academic year.
Other Forthcoming Dates:
Fri 24th June – INSET Day
Wed 29th June – Feast of St Peter and St Paul celebrated with an outdoor Mass in School
Tue 5th and Wed 6th July– Year 6 Transition Days
Tuesday 5th July at 7pm- Summer Concert
Tuesday 19th July– Sports Day
Tuesday 26th July– Last Day of Term, with school finishing at 1pm