Dear Parent/Carer

I am pleased to inform you that we will once again be running an Easter revision programme for Year 11 students with the continued aim of encouraging every child to achieve their target grades. This will be a valuable opportunity for students to gain additional GCSE support and guided revision prior to their exams and I am very grateful to staff for offering their holiday time in this way.

We will be running sessions on three days during the Easter holiday and two days in the May half term holiday to allow sessions to target specific papers that take place after each holiday. The dates for Easter are Monday 8th April and Tuesday 9th April and sessions run from 09:30 – 11:30 and 12:00 – 14:00. Monday and Tuesday are revision and Wednesday is catch-up.

There will be no charge for these lessons, but students will be expected to attend classes they have signed up for. Failure to attend could result in the school asking for a contribution towards the cost incurred.

Students will be able to apply for sessions from Tuesday 26th February by completing the electronic form via the link emailed to them. Applications will close on Friday 15th March. Following the close of applications, draft registers will be passed on to curriculum leaders to confirm whether it would be appropriate for each student to attend the session they have requested. It may not be possible to allocate places if sessions are oversubscribed. Students will then be provided with a printed timetable of the sessions they may attend.

For health and safety purposes, all students must sign in in the E-block foyer when they arrive. They will not be allowed to wait on site: instead they will have to go straight to the sessions they have made a commitment to. The classes have been timetabled for 2 hour slots which students will be expected to stay in for the duration. Members of staff have been asked to dismiss those students who do not use the taught lessons appropriately.

Students will not be expected to wear uniform and they should bring in their own refreshments for the day as the school canteen will not be open. A short lunchtime slot has been allowed: students will be given the option of staying on site in an allocated area or going off-site and are expected to return to school punctually for the afternoon session.

Thank you for your continuing support on this matter. If you have further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Parkes
Deputy Head