Headteacher’s Blog: 24th April 2017

We Will Rock You

The final week of the Spring Term saw the school production of “We will Rock You” come to fruition!  Featuring students from across all year groups, there were three spirited and talented performances, each complete with a live band thundering out the Queen classics together with a set design and some special effects which would not have been out of place in a professional production.   A superb way to finish the term and Friday 31st March was eerily quiet….

Under 18 Boys’ Football Team

Our actors and musicians were clearly following the winning lead of our sports teams as the U18 Boys’ Football Team produced yet another outstanding performance in the Suffolk Schools Cup competition. They won their quarter final match against KEGS in a tense penalty shootout; Malin Davis produced three fine saves in the Stowupland goal and Ethan Bloomfield scored the winning penalty. The team now moves forward to the semi-finals.

Revision Sessions

School was open for much of the Easter break with students from Years 11,12 and 13 attending additional classes and revision sessions across a range of subjects. Many students have clearly gained in confidence from this experience and this augurs well for the next few weeks.  Any questions or queries relating to examinations or revision should be addressed to: Ms Walton and Miss Neal (Upper School) and Mr Hill (Sixth Form).

Sky Sports

In addition to examination preparation, students in Years 10 and 12 began the new term with a visit from Rachel Laybourne – a professional Volleyball player who represented GB at the London 2012 Olympics.  Rachel is a Sky Sports Ambassador and, as well as speaking to the GCSE/BTEC groups, Rachel was also able to spend time with the Year 7 Sky Sports Club.  More visits are planned and Year 8 students are next in line.

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