Dear parents

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter. A really busy week (aren’t they all at the moment?!) has seen the Pirate Cove come to life, some interesting debate and ideas at Meet SLT and also representation by Britannica’s parent and staff at the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday at the British Ambassador to Hungary, Iain Lindsay MBE’s stunning Budapest residence

Queen’s Birthday party

On Wednesday, senior staff, several members of the admin team and parent community enjoyed a fabulous event at the British Ambassador’s residence. As one of the gold sponsors of the event, we were able to place a stall in the marquee and discuss Britannica with a wide range of guests. We also invited guests to take part in a Quiz about the Queen and London. Although guests from all over the world took place, the winner of the luxury hamper ended up being one of our own parents! Well done to Steve, who managed a fantastic 8 out of 10 in what proved to be a very challenging test of knowledge. You may already have seen a couple of our Facebook posts and there are more photos of the event in the gallery should be interested

Meet SLT

Thank you to all the parents who took time out from their busy schedules to attend the final meet SLT of the year. As usual, the presentation will be available via the PSA should you have missed the event and be keen to know what was discussed. During the presentation, I updated the community with regards to the extension project explaining what will be happening during the summer holidays and over the next twelve months.

Further discussion was held around Orbital’s massive investment in the school infrastructure again this year with a wide range of maintenance and refurbishment projects set to take place including major upgrades to both the air ventilation and heating systems. There will also be a freshening up of the Primary corridor entrance area, toilets and classrooms and the final phase of the carpet replacement in all communal areas of the school. This is not the full list as there is much more but wanted to highlight these in particular, to give you a flavour.

Staffing 2019-2020

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to the staff who are joining us for the next academic year. In Mrs Moreton’s Primary Newsletter this week, she will be running through the new staff in her Primary team, next week will see Mr Barker do the same for the secondary staff. It is extremely exciting to see what they will bring to the school in the future with their range of skills and backgrounds. Although there is still much to do over the last three weeks of term, it is never too early to say thank you and good luck to the staff that are leaving us this year. They have all worked incredibly hard and contributed significantly to the progress and achievement of the students in their care and the school as a whole. We will miss them all and wish them every success in the next stages of their careers.

Finally, just a reminder the school is closed on Monday 10th June for the Bank Holiday

Enjoy the long weekend

Kind regards

Neil McGarry (Principal)