A big ‘Well done’ to all our students and staff who challenged themselves to do something ‘out of the ordinary’ to raise money for good causes. Over 50 brave students and staff completed a full abseil down the outside of our new A Block building. Sponsorship collected so far, including great individual efforts from Abby and Isobel (year 8, pictured) who both raised over £200 each, has totalled over three thousand pounds. Donations will be made to support the schools nominated charities, Teenage Cancer Trust and The Royal British Legion.
If you deliver or collect your child from school in a car then I need to draw your attention to increasing concerns that we have regarding a small number of parents/carers who use their car to deliver or collect their children from school but are not driving their car safely when near our school. Unfortunately we have received a number of complaints from students, parents and local residents, regarding car drivers who stop on zig-zag lines, park up on the pedestrian pavement or stop suddenly in the road or near the zebra crossing to collect or deliver children.
The police have also shared their concerns with us and I ask for anyone who drives their child to or from school to please ensure they are considerate at all times to pedestrians, local residents and other drivers and only stop or park in safe and appropriate places. The safety of our students, your children, is paramount. If we continue to hear of concerns for the safety of our students, particularly at the end of the day, then we will have to consider not allowing cars onto our site until after 3:30 p.m. when the students who are walking home have all left the site.