Parents Meeting (PSA)

Thank you to those parents who signed up and attended our meeting on Tuesday after school. It was a useful session re-establishing the PSA group and discussing the ways in which parents can get involved in supporting their children and the school. We now plan to establish groups of volunteers to help with different events such as Cookie Friday’s, Spring Fayre and Brilliant Britannica. We understand that it is a big commitment to take on a leading role throughout the year and that ‘many hands make light work’! If you have not already put your name forward but feel able to give a little time to support an event, please do contact Lotti Biro ( and let her know of your interest.


As we approach the half-term break, a number of important events are taking place. Yesterday we had our first Primary parents afternoon of the school year. It was great to see so many of you in school taking an interest in your children’s learning. As always, if you have any follow-up questions, do not hesitate to get in touch with the school via class teachers, in the first instance.

Next week sees two exciting events. On Thursday, we are holding our first ‘settling into secondary’ meetings for Year 7 parents and students. We have introduced this in response to parent feedback from last year when parents of students new to secondary education felt that having an initial meeting in the first half term of their time in secondary would be really useful. The purpose of the meetings are to gauge how well students (and parents) have adjusted to the different demands and freedoms available to our older students. The focus is very much on the student’s well-being and how they have coped with the transition from Primary. A further opportunity to discuss progress with subject teachers follows in the next half term.

On Friday, we are extremely excited to host our annual International Day. It promises to be a fantastic day. The students have been working incredibly hard to prepare for their performances and country presentations. Full details and timings are below:

Our primary department will be celebrating with two performances during the morning – one for Year 1-3 and the other for Years 4-6. Parents are warmly invited to attend.

Our secondary department will be organising all tutor rooms from Year 7 – 13 into different international based activities and exhibitions and will then finish the day with an international flag parade in costume.

In addition to this all adults and children are invited to dress up in their national costumes as this is a ’non-uniform’ day. The day celebrates our cultural diversity as we enjoy being global citizens together.


08:20 Registration for ALL Students


08:50 – 09:30 Year 1-3 Performance in the Auditorium – Parents and Students

09:40 – 10:20 Year 4-6 Performancein the Auditorium – Parents and Students

Break as normal

10:50 –11:30 (Year 1-3) Food Court (Students Only)

11:30 – 12.05 KS2 (Year 4-6) Food Court (Students Only)

12:15 – 13:10 Primary Lunchtime

13:10 – 14:00 Class Based Activities

14:00 International Flag Parade

14:30 School Finishes for All Students

Parents are respectfully asked to pick students up on time

School bus pick up time 14:30. Late Bus at 15.45 Late Pick up finishes at 16.00


08:50 – 10:25 Year 7-13 Activity/Exhibition Visits(Round 1)

Break as normal

10:45 – 12:05 Year 7-13 Activity/Exhibition Visits (Round 2)

12:05 – 12:40 KS3 (Year 7-9) Food Court (Students Only) KS4/5 Tutor rooms

12.40-13.35 Secondary Lunchtime.

13.30- 14.00 KS4&5 (Year 10-13) Food Court (Students Only) KS3 Tutor rooms

14:05 – 14:30 International Flag Parade

14:15 Secondary Students to the Auditorium

14:30 School Finishes for All Students


ECA Clubs will continue

14:30 – 15:30


The school will be closed for two weeks from Friday 18th October returning on Monday 4th November at the usual start time of 8.20am.

Have a great weekend

Kind regards

Neil McGarry