Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week, we have celebrated 25 years of our Evening of Dance. On Tuesday and Wednesday night, over 120 students took part in this incredible event. A massive well done to all involved and here’s to the next 25 years!
  • We welcomed parents and carers of our Year 10 students into school on Thursday night for Parents’ Evening.  It was wonderful to see so many parents and carers at this event.
  • Today we have conducted our celebrations assemblies with numerous students being rewarded with Easter eggs and prizes to celebrate their achievements this term. Well done to all those receiving recognition.
  • Y7 & Y8 girls’ football – The girls played at home against Bedford High School competing in mini football games which they all enjoyed and were victorious in. (Final Scores 4-3 & 4-1).
  • Y7 boys’ football – The boys played exceptionally well in their final school fixtures showing courage and determination to finish the season strong. The Y7 team have represented school positively throughout this year showing a number of our core values.
  • Aaron Gittins has become the U16 National champion in Karate. This is a great achievement which is well deserved. Well done Aaron!

School Reminders

  • Easter Holidays

    School will re-open after the Easter holidays on Monday 17th April.

  • Spain Disney

    Our Spain/Disney trip will take place during the first week of the Easter holiday – safe travels everyone!

  • Year 11 Revision Sessions

    Year 11 Easter revision programme begins on Monday and has been sent to all Year 11 pupils and parents.

  • General Reminder

    Could we please ask all parents and carers to support us in ensuring that your child returns to school after the Easter holiday with the correct uniform and school bag. Fake tan, False nails and eyelashes are not permitted. We thank you in advance for your support.

School Reminders

  • Evening of Dance

    Our Evening of Dance will take place on 28th and 29th March in the Drama Theatre.

  • Film premiere

    This year's Film Club has been writing, shooting, acting, editing and directing a gangster film entitled 'THE ROAD TO EL DIABLO'. We would like to invite parents, carers and students to the premiere of the film. This will take place on Wednesday 22nd March at 6pm in The Drama Theatre. The film is thirty minutes in length and we will be celebrating the success of everyone who has been involved. There will also be a screening in school for students and staff on Thursday 23rd March at 1:30pm in The Theatre, before it debuts on YouTube at 3:30pm so it is available to a wider audience. (The link will be published on the FLHS Drama socials and can also be found by searching "FLHS Drama" on YouTube).

  • Year 10 Work Experience

    Year 10 work experience will take place next week. Please see ‘A message from the Headteacher’.

  • General Reminder

    Could we please ask all parents and carers to remind your children that mobile phones are not permitted in school. They should be switched off and kept out of site as soon as your child enters the school gates. For further information on our mobile phone policy, please see our website.

Homework and Self-directed study


You can keep track of your child’s homework using Satchel:One. It is advisable to remind your child to get into the habit of checking their homework on Satchel:One regularly. Relying upon notifications is not the right approach and we advise students to turn off notifications so that they are not disturbed by them.

Homework Club

Please remind your child that homework club is available to all students Monday-Thursday in the Library (apart from Monday week B) where support and IT equipment is is available.


Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very keen to ensure that as many of our students as possible have good attendance. Please see the information below on the importance of good attendance.

Why is attendance at school so important?

When students are not frequently absent, their grades and reading skills often improve – even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who frequently attend school feel more connected to their community and develop strong social skills and friendships, which are important life skills.

How does attendance affect achievement in UK schools?

Of those who were persistently absent (below 90% attendance), 40.2% achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared to 83.9% of pupils with no missed sessions, and 71.9% who missed between 0 and 5%.(May 2022).

Does attendance affect GCSE results?

Students whose attendance drops below 94% will have missed 2 weeks of school. This has a significant impact on GCSE results. Students with no absence are over twice as likely to achieve 5 or more GCSEs at grades 5-9 including English and Mathematics.

Is attendance truly important?

Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of the school year can drastically affect a student’s academic success. Students can be chronically absent even if they only miss a day or two every few weeks. Attendance is an important life skill that will help your child do well beyond school and secure employment in later life.

Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

I’d like to start by saying well done to all the students involved in the Evening of Dance; it really was a superb event and a celebration of 25 years of spectacular Dance here at Freddie’s.
Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 10 Parents’ Evening on Thursday. Due to the events of recent years, this would have been your first face-to-face parents’ evening. I hope you found the evening informative.
A reminder to all parents again that on Monday 17th April, we will start to run our late detentions to address the issue of poor punctuality to school and lessons. A link to my letter about this can be found here.

Finally, I would like to wish you and your families all the very best for Easter. When we return after the break, I will be in a position to provide an update on the plans for the move into the new school.


Mr Davies.