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I would like to give you advance notice of our intention to close early on Friday 20 December 2013. On that day periods 1 and 2 will be as normal and lunchtime will be between 11.40 a.m. and 12.20 p.m. – earlier than usual. At 12.20 p.m. all students will go to their Tutor Base (not period 3) where they will meet with and be registered by their Tutor. All students will then be escorted from the site leaving at around 12.40 p.m.
This has, as always, been a packed term when Ofsted came a-calling and when we – you, your children, and the adults that work at your school – emerged triumphant. We’ve all worked hard and focussed on the things that really matter resolutely keeping things simple, and leaving the chattering to those with nothing better to do.
I thank you for your selfless support and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and, perhaps above all, optimistic and joyous New Year. It all starts again bright and early on Tuesday 7 January 2014 (remember Monday 6 January is an In Service Training day for staff only) when, as always, no less than total concentration, commitment and ambition will do.