For Parents & Carers
For Parents & Carers
Things to celebrate
- This week we have launched ‘Freddie’s Focus on the Stars’. It is wonderful to see so many of our students being recognised for their hard work and effort in specific subjects across the school. We are also incredibly proud of the students who have received the Head Teacher’s Award.
- Earlier this week, a group of our Year 8 students attended a trip to the RHS as part of their Geography studies. An interesting and enjoyable time was had by all.
- On Friday night, we hosted our first ever Sports Award event at Tyldesley Rugby Club. This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the sporting successes of so many of our students. It was also lovely to be joined by some of our ex-students and Keely Hodgkinson who kindly gave up her time to talk to the students and hand out the rewards.
- And finally… we begin our move to our amazing new building. Please see the Headteacher’s comments for further details.
- The U16 girls’ football team beat Flixton 3-2 in an entertaining game of football last week. They play Haslingden in the next round.
- The U16 boys played Trinity College in the English Schools Cup on Wednesday night in Central Manchester. Unfortunately, the boys lost 5-3 in what was a highly competitive game.
- Key Stage 3 girls played their first ever rugby match against a supportive St Mary’s team and PE staff couldn’t be prouder. The students really enjoyed the experience and are ready for more training after half term. Well done to all who took part and a special thank you to Evie Leatherbarrow in Y9 who, as an experienced player, was an excellent role model, captain and coach.
How we learn
Below are some of our study skills strategies which we encourage students to use as a method of helping them to retain information in the long-term memory. Actively doing something with the information that they have been taught is a really useful way of learning and remembering:
Homework and Self-directed study
We want to do all we can to support your child to be in school every day and ask that you support this important message from home, encouraging your child to avoid missing curriculum content through absence. Here is a breakdown of the absences for the following attendance percentages:
Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week has been an unusual week in school to say the least. Whilst business has continued as usual, underneath this has been the realisation that many ‘lasts’ have happened: the last assembly in what will soon be the old Sports Hall; the last science lesson in the old science block; the last lunchtime in the old canteen – I could go on. For a school that is 60 years old, these buildings hold many memories and as we have been packing and sorting through, lots of old memories have surfaced. It is an emotional time and particularly for many of our long serving staff – many of whom were students here themselves. It is right to look back and celebrate this old building. It has served the community faithfully for nearly 60 years.
That said, we are also very excited and feel very privileged that we are benefiting from a brand-new school building, and we are looking forward to the many ‘firsts’ in our new build. Here is a reminder of the key dates and times when we return:
- Year 7 and Year 11 only return to school on Tuesday 31st October. Students need to arrive at school for 8:30am as usual. Staff will be present to direct students where to go.
- Years 8, 9 and 10 only return to school on Wednesday 1st November. Students need to arrive at school for 8:30am as usual. Staff will be present to direct students into the new school and direct them. Students in Years 7 and 11 need to return to school for 11:15am on the 1st November.
- All students will return to school as normal on Thursday 2nd November.
Please remember that access to the school site will be extremely limited and until March 2024, there will be no visitor parking on the school site.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this time – we look forward to seeing you on the other side!