Parent Bulletin

Keep up to date with what’s going on at the College. This Bulletin will be regularly updated with key dates and information we think parents need to know.

24/04/17: Next Monday (1 May), the College will be closed for the May Day Bank Holiday. Lessons will resume on Tuesday 2 May.

19/04/17: Formal ‘End of Year’ examinations for all Year 12 students will take place during the week beginning 8 May. During this week, there will be no scheduled Year 12 linear A level lessons. AS level and BTEC classes will continue as normal. Students can find the dates/times of examinations Tyber under the ‘Exams’ tab followed by pressing the ‘Timetable’ button. The ‘End of Year’ examinations will be managed in the same way as external examinations and strict examination rules will apply. Clearly it is in our students’ interests to take these examinations seriously. Their results and general approach to the examinations will play a major factor when considering suitability for progression into Year 13 and in the compilation of predicted grades for university applications.

04/04/17: Reminder that the last day of teaching for the Spring term is Wednesday 5 April, because Thursday 6 April is a Staff Development Day and Friday 7 April is an Interview and Moderation Day. The Summer Term starts on Monday 24 April. We hope all our students have a good break for the Easter holidays. We encourage students with exams this summer to use the holidays for some revision and to that end our Admissions Facebook page will feature a daily revision tip throughout the month of April.

28/03/17: Thanks to all the parents who completed the Parents and Carers Survey 2017. The Principal has written a report on the findings of this survey.

27/03/17: Friday 31 March is the last day for Principal Paul Ashdown, who is retiring this month. We will have new leadership from 1 April onwards, when Vice Principal Dr Martin Sullivan steps up to take on the role of Principal. Find out more about this in our News Centre. We wish Paul well in retirement and thank him for his eight years of dedicated service to the College.

22/03/17: The term dates for the 2017/18 academic year are available now. Key dates of things like Staff Training Days, etc will follow in due course.

16/03/17: The Spring Term ends on Friday 7 April. However, the last two days of term are taken up with Staff Training and Interview/Moderation Day. As such, lessons finish on Wednesday 5 April. The Easter holidays span two weeks and lessons resume on Monday 24 April.

06/03/17: There is an information meeting for parents and students interested in finding out more about applying to university for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science courses. This takes place at 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 March. The meeting will give parents and Year 12 students information on what is needed for one of these applications, which must be completed earlier than students applying for other courses. For those current Year 12 students who we know are interested in these careers, invitations have already gone out. If we do not know that students have an interest in these careers, students are urged to speak to their academic coach to book a place ASAP.

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