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Dear Parents/Carers

After a full assessment of the school site it is with regret that we must keep the school closed tomorrow. The primary reason for this is protecting the safety of students and staff, due to the site being so covered in snow still.

We have had a team of site staff and local contractors working on the site all day, but there remains a considerable amount of snow across all areas of the school. With temperatures due to fall below -10 tonight it is almost certain that the snow will freeze tomorrow and this will present significant health and safety risks to students and staff. We are also concerned about access to the site for vehicles, especially the buses at the end of the day as we cannot guarantee the drive will be fully accessible and not frozen, local side roads including Packington Lane are also a serious concern.

This decision has not been taken lightly. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused, but the safety of all of our students, staff and parents transporting our young people must remain our primary concern. Please do check the website for further updates.

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

The first night of this year’s show will unfortunately not be able to go ahead. Anyone who has bought a ticket will be able to transfer their ticket to one of the other performances on Weds, Thurs or Friday. If you have purchased a ticket for Tuesday and wish to change to another evening please can you contact reception or e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the night you want to book. Whilst we will make every effort to accommodate your preference, there is a seating limit for each performance and we will treat requests on a first come, first served basis. If you are unable to rebook and want a refund please indicate this when you contact the school and we will refund onto Parent Pay. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Ian Smith-Childs



Dear parents/carers,

School will be closed On Monday 11th December.

There has been significant snowfall overnight and today, and this is expected to be compounded by ice this evening making the school site, and roads around it, extremely dangerous.

The safety of our staff and students is paramount.

Please check our website for further developments and information tomorrow (Monday).


Ian Smith-Childs


There can be occasions when severe weather can cause disruption to travel, most commonly occurring to snowfall. Our policy, in these circumstances, is as follows:

Always assume the school is open. If a decision to close (due to severe weather) is made, the following will apply:

  • We will update our website as soon as a decision is made
  • A text message will be sent to parents/carers (priority 1 contact only)
  • We will always try to keep the school open

To ensure that our telephone system does not become clogged with traffic, could we please ask that:

  • You visit the school website as this can be updated very quickly and will display the most up to date news
  • Ensure that we have your current mobile number so that a text message can be sent to you

If the weather changes during the school day, and it becomes necessary to close the school, we will contact parents via text message and update the school website.

End of Term Information - Letter to Parents - 8th December 2017

End of term arrangements

Friday, 15th December, is Christmas Jumper Day.  We are asking all students to come to school in non-uniform, preferably in a Christmas Jumper but certainly with some form of Christmas accessory! Students will be asked to donate £1 on the day, which will all go to Save the Children.

Autumn term ends for students on Friday 22nd December at 12.10pm. Bus companies have been contacted and we anticipate all buses will arrive at 12.15pm to collect the students.  The only bus that cannot come early is the 868.  If you wish for your child to remain in school until normal time, please contact us and let us know so that we can arrange supervision.

Start of term arrangements

Spring term starts for students at 8.45am on Tuesday 9th January (Monday 8th January is staff traihning day)