Open Evening for Prospective Year 7 Students

On Wednesday 21st September 2016, we will be holding our annual Open Evening.  This event is designed for current Year 6 students who would like to apply for entry to Stowupland in September 2017.

There will be the opportunity to attend a general presentation and to see a range of work and displays from all subject areas.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and different groups, such as the School Council, the Sixth Form Committee,  and the Governors, will also be represented so that students, parents and carers can gain a greater insight into the life of the school.

The evening will begin for everyone at 6.00 pm and general presentations will take place in the Drama Studio.  Please see the Open Evening Invitation for further details:  Open Evening 21 Sept 2016

Our Prospectus has now been uploaded on the website and you will find it under the ‘Whole School’ tab.

We look forward to welcoming you to Stowupland.

Headteacher’s Blog: 12th September 2016

Our initial newsletter was sent out last week celebrating the summer examination results and confirming that, with effect from Wednesday 1st September, the school is now an academy.   First Newsletter 2016

Refurbishment has been taking place throughout the holidays and students have returned to re-carpeted areas (Music in particular) and a new reception area.  Our caretaking staff have also relocated to be more accessible to students and these changes are already having a positive impact.  There is also student approval for the new catering arrangements, with three different points of sale, including the “Food Shack” outside!

We were delighted to see so many Year 11 students returning to the sixth form and courses are well underway across all year groups.  Both Mr Holden and the Year 7 Progress Team are impressed with the way in which our younger students have settled so quickly and it is hard to believe that we are already preparing for next year’s entry.  Our Open Evening will be taking place on Wednesday 21st September; details are on our website and flyers have been delivered to all primary schools.  The prospectus for 2017 will be posted online by Monday 19th September.

Please note that academy status will not affect admissions for 2017 and the John Milton Academy Trust will be publishing an Admissions Policy for consultation by the end of this term.  We remain fully committed to ensuring that all those who want to come to Stowupland can gain a place here.

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers into school in the weeks ahead, but if you have any particular questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant mini-school:

Lower School:  lowershool@stowuplandhighschool.co.uk

Upper School:  upperschool@stowuplandhighschool.co.uk

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Karen D Grimes, Headteacher

Traffic Congestion on Site

The Summer Term begins for all students on Tuesday 12th April

Traffic Congestion on Site

May we please remind all parents and carers that if you are dropping students at school you may only access the site before 8.30am and should only drive onto the site to collect students after 4.00pm.   These restrictions are essential to ensure that buses can enter and exit the school safely.

Severe Weather Information

If the decision is made to close the school for the whole day because of adverse weather conditions notification will appear here on the school’s website home page.  In addition, we intend to send an email informing parents of closure to those who have signed up to ParentMail and provided an email address.

In the event of any difficulty information will also be displayed at http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk  BBC Radio Suffolk will also be notified, 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6 FM (www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk),  but there is inevitably a time-lag between a decision being taken and broadcast, or information being displayed on their websites.

Any decision to close the school is based on the following factors: safety of the school site, transport arrangements, ability to staff the school adequately, weather forecast for the day.