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End of Term Christmas Letter 2017

20th December 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

As this long and busy term draws to a close I would like to thank you all for your on-going support of your child and the school, and to wish you a restful break with your families.

We have been pleased with the hard work and determination to succeed shown by the vast majority of our students this term. They have combined academic rigour with a number of activities and sporting achievements, the reports of which are to be found in the latest edition of the John Roan News which will be available on the website next week.

This term we are saying goodbye to Ms Ohuneniese, Mr Goodman, Ms Sanchez Vaquero and Mr C Kennedy, and we wish them well for the future.

On Wednesday 20th December, the last day of term, students will be dismissed at 12.00 noon with lunch available as usual for those who have free school meals. Key dates for next term are below.

I am pleased to report that all students in Years 8, 9 and 10 will have received a pair of trousers or skirt with the school logo on by the end of term.  We are therefore now in a position to start the new year with the correct school uniform for every student.  A few reminders about the uniform though, which apply to all year groups:

  • Skirts should be worn at knee length
  • Hooded tops should not be worn to school
  • Outdoor coats should not be worn inside the buildings

I wish you and your family a safe and restful holiday period and look forward to the start of 2018 when we return on Wednesday 3 January at 9.30 am.

Key dates for the Spring Term

Date Event
Tuesday 2 January INSET day (school closed)
Wednesday 3 January Start of Term – Students return 9.30 am
Thursday 11 January Year 9 Parents Evening, 4.00 – 7.00 pm, Westcombe Park
Thursday 18 January Year 11 Parents Evening, 4.00 – 7.00 pm, Westcombe Park
Wednesday 31 January Year 9 Parents Information evening, 6.00-7.00, Westcombe Park
W/Beginning 12 February Half term
Thursday 22 February Year 10 Parents Evening, 4.00-7.00 pm, Westcombe Park
Wednesday 7 March Post 16 Parents Evening, 4.00-7.00 pm, Maze Hill
Monday 19 March INSET day (school closed to students)
Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March School Musical – Hairspray, MH Hall
Thursday 29 March Last day of term