It is our Ofsted-versary this week! 2 years ago we were judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. This was certainly a cause for celebration at the time, telling us that we were on the right track; just 7% of schools inspected in the first term of that year received that judgement. Since then we became the most oversubscribed school in the area, received our Investor in People Gold award and been shortlisted for the TES Secondary school of the year award. There is plenty more we are still working on, and we have exciting plans to continue the development of our school. The support of our community ever since we opened has been crucial to our success. Thank you.
This week Year 11 assessments continue to dominate, and I am pleased to be able to talk to all the Year 11 families who are able to join another Zoom call on Monday evening to ensure they are as well informed as possible about GCSE grades this year. I am delighted that sports activities are back in full swing, with different sessions running every day, and 21 activities available through the week. Participation is high and growing. Please do look out for the schedule in the end of the week email. I am looking forward to bringing back more activities over the coming weeks. Years 7-9 have team building activities coming up, as we all get back to something a bit more like normal!