Head’s Newsletter -11th March 2024

Dear parents and carers


Another busy week with some Year 11 mocks and ‘proper’ exams being held. Year 11 have been working exceptionally hard and are proving to be on track to be very successful in the summer exams. Well done also to our performing arts team and our senior drama students for their amazing performances this week! We also had some amazing activities going on in Character Development Day and feedback from students has been strong! I hope Year 8 parents enjoyed taking your child to work as part of their careers education- again there has been great feedback regarding this.


RAG Week Totals


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our RAG week. The senior students were amazing with their organisation. They are very proud to have raised £3265.89, for the three charities. An amazing achievement!


New Technology in the Canteen!


We are rolling out a ‘Till App’ for parents & students to be able to view lunch account balances and transactions. Login details will be sent directly to parents by the end of this week, they then have the choice to pass on to students if they are happy for them to add to their devices.


With parental consent, students are able to have this app on their own phones to check their balance in real time and display their unique QR code to make payments at the canteen till.


Students are permitted to use their mobiles solely at the till to scan on the reader when making a purchase. Phones are not permitted outside of this area.


From 18th March, there will be no option to obtain a temporary slip from the Finance Office. Students will need their Cash Café card, the Till App on their phone or cash to make a purchase. Thank you in advance for you attention to this change.


PE News!


Mr Bennett writes The school’s sports and teams have been very busy and successful this and last week.


On Wednesday 28th February the U13 County Netball Tournament took place at KBA.  We played a total of 6 teams, securing 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The girls played amazingly well and were very encouraging as a team considering it was their first game of the year. Taya wilks, Emily Carter, Amy Edwards, Chanique Rouse Donegal, Jaiden Sayles, Connie Smith, Macie Tuthill, Hallie Venn and the captain Ava Rees who led by example. These girls should be extremely proud to have placed joint second, but just missed out on the play-offs due to goal difference. This time last year the girls didn’t win a game, so this just shows their determination and hard work throughout the day. The most improved player on the day was Connie Smith and Coaches’ player for attitude and development Macie Tuthill.


Tuesday 5th March saw the turn of the Year 7 and Year 8 netball team at the county competition. It was great to see the team grow in confidence and experience throughout the morning. The highlight was the game against the Northampton High School where Wollaston drew almost progressing to the final stages.


The Year 8/9 Girls played in the district football league and beat Sir Christopher Hatton, however, lost in the last minute to Ferrers. We look forwards to the next round for the U14 girls as they have progressed to the Semi Finals and are due to play Caroline Chisholm School. They beat Bishops Stotford in the quarter finals in a brilliant match and won through on penalties.


Last but by no means least, a big congratulations goes to Hannah Wayman who was placed 3rd in the Scottish National Gymnastics Competition!”


Best wishes for the week ahead!


Simon Anderson