Dear Parents,

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter!

The Christmas break already seems like a distant memory as we have quickly refocused our attentions on learning and teaching this week. In particular, our senior students have had to switch back on immediately with our year 11 and 13 students beginning their mock exams. We wish them luck!

Meet SLT

This Wednesday (22/1/2020), at 8.45am in the Auditorium, all parents are invited to the second Meet SLT of this academic year. The agenda will include:

  • Parent Survey Feedback
  • Facilities update
  • CIS Self Study update

We always enjoy talking to and meeting with our parents. We really hope you can make it this time around. The event normally lasts until around 10am.

Open day

Due to the popularity of the school, we have added additional Open Days to the annual school calendar, since it was initially published. The first of these additional days takes place on Wednesday 29th January, again beginning at 8.45 in the Auditorium. If you know of anyone thinking of sending their children to Britannica next year, I would encourage them to sign up for the event very soon through our website. There are limited places available and we really would not want anyone to miss out. You could even pass on the link below.

Entry cards

A reminder to all parents, staff and students that, for everyone with the Britannica community’s safety and security, it is essential that you bring your personalised entry card to scan in, and scan out of the school. Our security team are under strict instructions not to permit entry on to the school site to anybody without a card. If you do happen to forget your card, please come to the front gate. The security guard can then check your identity with reception and gain permission for you to sign in. It is not possible to enter the school through the back gate without your entry card. Thank you for following the system, I am sure you appreciate and realise the importance of the rules that are in place.

Parking and traffic flow

A polite reminder that we are all part of the local community and must ensure that we park in appropriate places. The residents around the school are friendly and welcoming but find it frustrating if their gates or garages are blocked and drivers overuse their horns.

Please do not stop in front of the school where the cones are placed to drop off your children. This stops the flow of traffic up Kakkuk Street and causes frustration for all the cars behind you. Do not be surprised should you be asked to move on by one of the senior team should you stop here. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a fantastic weekend

Kind regards,

Neil McGarry