Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week, we shared our ‘Freddie’s Focus on the Stars’ winners during form time. Please ask your child if they were one of the lucky winners this time. Your child may have been recognised for their efforts and achievements in a particular subject area, or nominated for our Headteacher Award for their contribution to the wider school community.

  • Our students experienced a hugely successful PSHE day on Tuesday as part of their personal development curriculum.

  • We held a non-uniform day to raise funds for UNICEF and The Red Cross charities.

  • So many of our students are taking part in the extra-curricular opportunities available to them.  Here are just some of the opportunites that our students have taken part in this week: a dance workshop delivered by a member of the Centre for Advanced Training scheme, Y8 watched a touring theatre company performance of a Mark Wheeler play about issues surrounding drugs, Rugby, Football and our creative writing club ‘Fred Poets’ Society’. We encourage all of our students to get involved in as much as possible.

School Reminders

  • Return to School

    We return to school after the Easter break on Tuesday, 19th April

  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening

    This event will take place on Thursday, 21st April. 4.30-7.30 in school.

  • Year 10 Exams

    Year 10 exams week will take place week commencing 25th April.

  • General Reminder

    Can we please remind all parents and carers that false nails, fake tan, false eye lashes and trainers (unless for PE or with a medical note) are not permitted in school. We appreciate your support in upholding the standards of the school after the Easter holiday.

For further details on our uniform policy, click here.

For more information on school events and term dates, click here.

School Reminders

  • Return to School

    We return to school after the Easter break on Tuesday, 19th April

  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening

    This event will take place on Thursday, 21st April. 4.30-7.30 in school.

  • Year 10 Exams

    Year 10 exams week will take place week commencing 25th April.

  • General Reminder

    Can we please remind all parents and carers that false nails, fake tan, false eye lashes and trainers (unless for PE or with a medical note) are not permitted in school. We appreciate your support in upholding the standards of the school after the Easter holiday.

For further details on our uniform policy, click here.

For more information on school events and term dates, click here.

Homework and Self-directed study

This week, we’d like to share another of our homework strands: ‘Practise it’. These tasks involve students repeatedly practising aspects of their learning in order to retain knowledge and master skills. These tasks might include the following:

  • Practice of skills
  • Rehearsal of lines
  • Practice of dance moves, sporting techniques
  • Music practice
  • Use of platforms such as ‘Reading Plus’ and ‘Mathswatch’

Homework Club

Please remind your child that homework club is available to all students Monday-Thursday where they can complete work in a quiet environment with staff on hand to support them.

Personal Development

As part of our work on developing character, assemblies over the next few weeks will be focusing on kindness exploring the importance of being kind to others. Please access this link for key information on kindness and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Please access this link for key information on kindness and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Personal Development

As part of our work on developing character, assemblies over the next few weeks will be focusing on kindness exploring the importance of being kind to others. Please access this link for key information on kindness and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Please access this link for key information on kindness and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Message from the Headteacher

This week we have had to face continued disruption as a result of Covid. The level of staff absence that we have experienced in school has been unprecedented. I’d like to thank the majority of our parents and carers for their understanding and co-operation at this time. I will publish over the Easter holidays the updated guidance relating to student absence and COVID. After Easter, we will confirm a new date for the postponed Year 10 Parents’ Evening.  In the meantime, I wish you all a pleasant Easter.

Mr Davies.