Please see below the latest newsletter from our Princial.
Have a great summer.
Following a progress meeting at the site on Thursday 6th July, I can give you the following update:
- Kier have agreed to allow us access the building from the 14th August so that the resources from Dorset House can be transferred.
- The ‘Goodwater’ water…
Please see below a letter from our Year 3/4 team to explain the structure of the classes for next year in more detail.
We recognise that the need to put in packing and unpacking days at the end of the term and at the beginning of the autumn term is an inconvenience for many of you. As agreed, we have been in contact with St Claire’s to see if they can offer a programme for these days.…
We are finally in the position to give you more details about the cost of the bus service from September.
Cost for a student
£2.55 per day
Cost of a second student in a family
Re: the transport solution
Following a meeting yesterday (21.6.17) I can tell you that we now have a clear transport provider for the daily journeys to the new site. Some of you may be aware that our previous provider had to pull out of the proposed contract at very…
Timings of the school day
Please find below the proposal for the new timings of the school day from September. The rationale behind the changes are:
- Primary and secondary to have the same length of day.
- A more aligned timetable between KS2 and KS3&4 to aid…
At our Senior Leadership Team meeting yesterday (8.6.17) we took time to consider a comments that one parent had sent in regarding the packing days in September and the number of INSET days across the 2017-18 academic year.
The Unpacking days:
Getting the school ready for opening on the…
I am pleased to attach the recently published letter from Ofsted following our second monitoring visit on the 16th May. I am delighted by the positive findings of the inspector, these can be summarised as:
- Leaders are taking effective action to tackle areas for…
Following the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, It is sometimes difficult to know how to talk to children. The guidance below may provide you with some helpful information to support you and your children during these challenging times. I am grateful to…
I wanted to pass on my thanks to you as parents, I have been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity over the past 10 weeks (doesn’t time fly!). Your children are wonderful, full of life and energy and an incredible ability to say my name in a hundred different ways. This morning I was Mr…
Yesterday I had an email from the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) about the water problem at the new site. I am pleased to be able to tell you that all the funding has been agreed and the order for the ‘Goodwater’ treatment solution is being…
Following our most recent HMI visit (the letter isn’t published yet!) and our analysis of parental questionnaires, we have decided that we need to look at the way we communicate student progress to parents. We have had a discussion at SLT and I have looked at a number of…
4th May 2017
I thought you might like to see some recent photos showing progress at the Hurn site.
28. 4 17
Project managers are continuing to pursue the issue of the water supply. The team are waiting for final confirmations from Bournemouth Water on the possibility of connecting to an existing mains supply. Furthermore Kier are exploring another possibility that may offer another solution.…
27th April 2017
At our meeting on 6th April I mentioned that The Regional School Commissioner for the South West, Rebecca Clark would be joining us on our planned site visit on the 25th May. In the intervening period a general election has been called. Rebecca is a senior civil servant and…
Having returned from the Easter break this morning, I can give you the following updates on the building.
- The site manager Mike Palmer has confirmed that we will be able to offer parents a walk around the new site on Thursday 25th May at 4.00.
- I have spoken to Mike about the possibility of…
7th April 2017:
I was delighted to meet so many parents at our meeting yesterday. At the meeting I agreed to find a way to keep you updated about matters relating to the new building. So, this is my solution, the Principal’s blog. The blog will be concise and to the point, it will be short on…