Good morning!

It’s snowing again this morning!

Well it’s been a busy week in secondary. We started the week with a very powerful Holocaust Assembly from Mr. Bannan and Ms. Sergeant, always important to help students remember and reflect.

I was really pleased to see so many parents and students for our Year 9 options event, a really important part of Year 9s school life, the first time they really get to make some choices about their futures. I really hope the event was helpful and I am grateful that so many parents were able to take time about of no doubt very busy lives to spend a couple of hours with us.

I was also delighted to see a full gym for about 3 hours yesterday with parents coming to talk about their children’s progress. It feels like quite a long way into the academic year to have our parents meetings and we are going to look at next year to see how we get this a little earlier. I managed to speak to quite a few parents and many of my teachers and I feel that we are getting a lot of things right which is very encouraging. I am not complacent however and I know we still have room for improvement in a number of areas and I can assure you we will continue to work towards being a centre of excellence for secondary students.

Concerns and Queries

KS3 Coordinator – Years 7-9 Laura Peters

KS4 Coordinator – Years 10 & 11 Shaun O’Keefe

KS5 Coordinator – Years 12 & 13 Andor Spisak a.spisak

Please continue to contact your child’s form teacher in the first instance. You can find all email addresses under the teacher’s picture on the school website:

I am happy to meet with you if you have any major concerns, or even if you’d just like a chat about school in general! My email address is

Next Week will be

Week A

Have a great weekend!

Thank you,

Greg Barker Head of Secondary