Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • On Monday evening, a group of our talented students performed their exceptional National Theatre Connections piece ‘Find a Partner’ at Home Theatre in Manchester.
  • On Thursday night, our Y11 BTEC drama students performed their superb final examination pieces.
  • 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.
  • We are very proud of the way in which our Year 10 students have conducted themselves in their mock examinations this week – well done all.

School Reminders

  • May Bank Holiday

    Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday and school will be closed, reopening on Tuesday 3rd May.

  • Year 10 Parents' Evening

    Year 10 Parents' evening will take place in school 12th May, 4.30-7.30pm

  • School Access

    Due to the current building work, we ask parents not to drive down Printshop Lane with the only exception being those who need to drop off or pick up disabled students or those with medical needs.

  • General Reminder

    Hoodies are not permitted in school.

For further details on our uniform policy, click here.

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

School Reminders

  • May Bank Holiday

    Monday 2nd May is a Bank Holiday and school will be closed, reopening on Tuesday 3rd May.

  • Year 10 Parents' Evening

    Year 10 Parents' evening will take place in school 12th May, 4.30-7.30pm

  • School Access

    Due to the current building work, we ask parents not to drive down Printshop Lane with the only exception being those who need to drop off or pick up disabled students or those with medical needs.

  • General Reminder

    Hoodies are not permitted in school.

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 would like to share our homework expectations for students and encourage you to talk to your child about the importance of completing homework to the best of their ability and handing it in on time.

We encourage all of our students to do the following:

  • Listen to homework instructions in class and check ‘Satchel One’ daily for homework set and deadlines;
  • Complete homework to the best of their ability and hand it in on time;
  • Communicate appropriately with the class teacher if they are having any difficulties with the work, well before the deadline.

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, we will be focusing on positivity and the power of positive thinking, helping students to consider how they can be even more effective learners with increased self-belief and confidence. Key information on ways to feel more positive is included below.

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

Personal Development

As part of our work on developing character, we will be focusing on positivity and the power of positive thinking, helping students to consider how they can be even more effective learners with increased self-belief and confidence. Key information on ways to feel more positive is included below.

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

Message from the Headteacher

I’d like to start this week’s message by congratulating all of Year 10 for their efforts this week during the exams. This will be the first time that they have conducted formal exams in school and this experience will be invaluable preparation for Year 11. Lessons will no doubt have been learnt about what is expected in the examination room. One thing that has been noted is that a small number of students have come to these exams without the correct equipment. This serves as a timely reminder to all students about the importance of coming to school fully equipped and ready to learn.

This week has been an exciting week because work on our new school building has finally begun. Whilst the sports field currently resembles a first world war battlefield, it will be worth the inconvenience in the long run. If you have not yet seen the plans for the new school, you can view them here.

Mr Davies.