Headteacher’s Blog: 16th January 2017

Headteacher’s Blog

As we begin the second full week, the term is most definitely well-underway with Year 12/13 mock examinations already completed and a host of extra-curricular successes.

Mrs Brand is delighted with the start made by dancers in the “Fusion Club”.  Strong attendance coupled with real enthusiasm for a new piece by Maroon 5 augurs well for the continued development of the subject.  Musicians, too, are hitting all the right notes with the Brass Ensemble preparing for Snape and Jamie Potter-Steel in Year 9 gaining distinction in his Grade 5 Trumpet exam.

Sports News

The wintry conditions proved challenging for our competitors in the Suffolk Schools Final County Trial, held at Woodbridge School on Thursday 12th January.  Archie Theobold and Connor Fisk had already performed exceptionally well to qualify and they showed real determination to complete the course gaining very creditable placings.  Congratulations go also to the Year 8 Football team who competed valiantly in the 3rd round of the County Cup. Cameron Strachan scored an equaliser for Stowupland in the second half of the match and, although the Year 8s dominated play, Farlingaye scored on their only break securing a 2-1 victory.   Mr Broom (the expert) has described the football team’s season as “superb” and feels they have demonstrated an excellent work ethic throughout.

Options Evening and Opportunities in the Sixth Form

In the week ahead, on Wednesday 18th January, we are looking forward to the Options and Opportunities Evening for our Year 9 and Year 11 students respectively.  A programme for the joint evening is posted on the school website and a copy of the Options Booklet can also be found online.  Students from both year groups will have the opportunity to attend a general presentation from the respective Heads of School as well as visit subject displays and talk to the staff teaching the courses.  Please do come along!


School Closure and Severe Weather Information

Information for School Closure due to Severe Weather or other Unforeseen Difficulty

In the event of school closure, an announcement will be made via Parentmail, on the school’s website, on Suffolk County Council’s website and on local radio stations.

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

Parents are reminded that if a school bus fails to arrive, students should wait 30 minutes and then return home. If this occurs we would be grateful if the school could be contacted.

Website and Radio Station Details

Suffolk County Council     http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk

BBC Radio Suffolk              95.5, 95.9, 103.9 or 104.6 FM          www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk