Dear parent/ carers
We are now reaching the end of 2021, the year has certainly gone by very quickly. I am sure the articles in this newsletter will bring positive moments during the holiday period. It has been great to see the girls getting back involved in enrichment activities. They have also been very active in raising money for other causes and charities.
The girls have also been working extremely hard. Years 11 and 13 have been doing their very important mock examinations. They have been supported by teachers running revision sessions. We also have one to one and small group tutoring. The girls have told us that this is very helpful.
As you know we have continued to ask everyone to wear face coverings. We are pleased that we have been cautious. The girls respond well and always collect a mask if they forget theirs. We would please ask that the girls have their own reusable mask. Ideally, they should have 3. These are fairly cheap to buy.
The girls will have some homework to do this holiday, however they will also benefit from rest periods. Year 12 will be revising for their mocks, but of course they will need breaks.
We do hope that you are able to spend time with your family. We know that in these last few days the spread of the virus is becoming a concern. All students will need to do a lateral flow text in school in January. Years 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 will come into school just to do their test. You will receive specific details soon. Years 7 and 8 will test as soon as they return on 5th January. We do ask you to ensure that your daughters keep doing tests at home. Year 7 should do a test on 4th January to make sure they are negative before returning to school the next day.
We send you are very best wishes for the winter break . May you have a peaceful 2022.
Dr Janice Howkins OBE