Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week, a number of our Y11 students have excelled themselves on a Geography field trip to the Lake District as part of their GCSE.

  • Our Y10 students have taken part in work experience, developing a wide range of skills and experience. Students who remained in school have had the opportunity to experience a range of activities aimed at preparing them for the world of work.

School Reminders

  • Year 11 - Examinations Night (24th March)

    All Year 11 students and their parents are invited to an evening dedicated to providing specific revision strategies across the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We hope you join us from 6:00pm until 8:15pm for this valuable event.

  • Year 10

    Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 31st March 2022 from 4:30-7:30pm

  • Freddie's Evening of Dance

    We are delighted that our much-anticipated and popular showcase will be taking place on 21st and 22nd March at 7pm in the Drama Theatre.

  • General Information

    We would like to remind all parents/guardians that phones are not permitted in school both in and out of lessons. This is to support students with their interpersonal skills, helping them to balance their time on and off screens.

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

School Reminders

  • Year 11 - Examinations Night (24th March)

    All Year 11 students and their parents are invited to an evening dedicated to providing specific revision strategies across the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We hope you join us from 6:00pm until 8:15pm for this valuable event.

  • Year 10

    Parents’ Evening will be held on Thursday 31st March 2022 from 4:30-7:30pm

  • Freddie's Evening of Dance

    We are delighted that our much-anticipated and popular showcase will be taking place on 21st and 22nd March at 7pm in the Drama Theatre.

  • General Information

    We would like to remind all parents/guardians that phones are not permitted in school both in and out of lessons. This is to support students with their interpersonal skills, helping them to balance their time on and off screens.

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: ‘Apply it’. These tasks require our students to demonstrate how well they have understood and learnt key concepts from their lessons, with the opportunity to apply this learning. This might include extended responses to a question which demonstrate understanding of a topic or concept.

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 Motivation exploring the importance of being motivated in order to achieve and be successful.

Please access this link for key information on motivation 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 Motivation exploring the importance of being motivated in order to achieve and be successful.

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

Message from the Headteacher

I was 15 years old when I completed my work experience week at the NatWest Bank in Eccles. I hated it! And yet, it was one of the most memorable moments from my time at school. Whilst I didn’t enjoy my week, I learnt so much. I realised that working in an office was not for me but, most importantly, the week helped me to prepare for a life after school.

So many thoughts went through my mind in the build up to that week: I remember having to work out what to wear; planning how to get there; having to get up earlier than usual; realising that the day would finish at 5:30, not 3:30; feeling nervous at having to meet proper ‘grown ups’ – not just teachers, parents and relatives! What would I say to the manager? How would I come across and what would they have me doing? In the end these were valuable experiences that stuck with me and shaped my final months at school.

It has been wonderful to see the return of work experience at Freddie’s this week for our Year 10 students. We have received so many positive emails and phone calls from the employers who have hosted our students; they have been really impressed with the way they have conducted themselves. I hope all students in Year 10 have learnt something about themselves this week.

Mr Davies.