Blog: 8th November 2019

I hope you had a lovely half term break. As we returned, our thoughts were moving towards our Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November. You’ll have received a letter asking for hamper prizes and if you’d like to get involved on the day, then please e-mail

Remembrance Day has been the focus of assemblies this week and we’ve been very privileged to welcome a wide range of people who have served or are currently serving in the Forces. With input about WWII and, in particular, D-Day, students have developed their knowledge along with an appreciation of the sacrifices which have been made by many.

Along with more than 500 other children, this morning eleven students from across Years 7 to 9 represented the school at the annual Service Children’s Remembrance Service at Ripon Cathedral. Deborah (Year 9) was the standard bearer for the Royal British Legion’s Military Kids Club. On Sunday, Head Students Ruby and Bertie will be accompanying me to the Remembrance Service at St. James’ before laying a wreath at the War Memorial. It’s a privilege for us to participate in these events in our community.

Sports Awards Evening on Thursday gave us the opportunity to celebrate the sporting achievements of our young people and acknowledge the commitment and attitude that it takes to excel in sport. Our thanks also go to parents for their support. Hosting the evening was Mr. Collings and presenting awards was ex-student, Pete Bielby, who secured his own sporting success in powerlifting. Our congratulations go to the many students who were presented with awards.

Parent Forum next Thursday (14th) from 6-7pm will focus on attendance. Please e-mail if you’d like to attend. Other upcoming events include Non-Uniform Day on Friday (15th) when we’ll be raising money for Children-in-Need. Finally, a reminder that Wednesday 27th November is a Professional Development Day so school will not be open to students.

Have a lovely weekend!