Dear parents,

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter!

World Record attempt

On Wednesday afternoon, the whole school came together to attempt to break a world record as part of world Maths week. There is much more about the event in other parts of the Newsletter, so please do read on and enjoy! I would like to thank everybody who was involved, particularly Katy Brandon, the organiser. Fingers crossed it will be verified by Guinness World Records over the next few months.

It seems destined to become a viral sensation with over one thousand views within the first twenty four hours! If you haven’t seen it yet, please do visit the school’s Facebook page.

A busy week for secondary

Without wanting to overlap into Mr Barker’s section, it is worth flagging up an important week for our secondary students next week. We have our year 9 options evening, reports being issued for our year 11, 12 and 13 students and also our secondary parents afternoon. Again, details of each event are included later in the newsletter. Thank you to the staff in secondary for their hard work at this busy stage of the academic year.


We continue to enjoy the snowy weather at Britannica! However, these conditions do present a challenge to our maintenance team to ensure all areas of the school and its surrounds remain safe. They work extremely hard from early in the morning to try and make sure that by the time students and parents arrive at school, key areas have been salted or cleared. With the size of the area and the changing temperatures and conditions, it is perfectly natural that there may be the odd area in need of further treatment. If you do notice any patches of ice, please do let us know as soon as you can, so we can take immediate action. I know the team would appreciate your support

Have a great weekend

Kind regards

Neil McGarry (Principal)