Dear Parents/Carers


I hope that you are all well and enjoying this long run up to Christmas. Things are especially busy at the academy as we try to fit everything into the last 3 weeks of term.


As you know we are a very positive academy with a focus upon rewards to support our young people to achieve. To keep you in the loop we have four reward trips running towards the end of this term. 


  • Go Karting on Monday 6th December for the 10 students with the top 10 behaviour scores.


  • Nando’s on Friday 10th of December for students who have achieved 90% punctuality and attendance.


  • Trip to London on Tuesday 14th December for 5 winners of the ‘My Life Story’ writing competition. (closing date 9th December)


  • Cosmo Restaurant for all students on the 15th of December as long as they haven’t had any exclusions during this term.


We also have Christmas Dinner on the 13th of December and we have combined this with Christmas Jumper day to raise money for Save the Children.


Although we are running lots of visits and trips we are still working hard and our students across year 9-11 will all be involved in mock exams on the 7th, 8th and 9th of December. For year 11 these results may be used for the exam boards if we go into a further lock down in the summer. Let’s hope that this isn’t the case. 


Students in year 10 and 11 will only come in for their mocks which will be held at Richmond House but Stepping Stones and Year 9 will be in school as normal but they will be working at 14 High Pavement.  


On Friday 10th of December the academy will be closed to all students across both sites, to enable the staff to mark all the mock papers across all subjects and complete the end of term reports. These reports will be sent out to you by the end of this term on the 16th of December.


The end of term arrangements for all students will be as follows:


Thursday 16th December students will be involved in activities and an assembly for end of term awards and prizes.


At 12.15  students will get their ‘grab & go’ lunch bags before being released to go home at 12.20.


Students will return to school on Wednesday 5th January 2022 at normal time.


I hope that you enjoy the remaining few weeks of the term.


As always if you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me


Kind regards


Kerrie Henton



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