Dear Parents,

It has been another very busy week at Red House across both sides of the pond! The Year 11’s have finished their first two weeks of assessments and this morning, Year 5 pupils performed their fabulous May Day assembly to parents. Fortunately, the bad weather held off and they were able to entertain their socially distanced audience with some very impressive Maypole and Morris dancing! I was told by Mr Haywood that it was a treat to behold!

We are very much looking forward to welcoming families to our Twilight Tours event on Thursday 20 May 2021. The Junior School tours are between 4-6pm, with the Senior School tours being between 4.30-6.30pm.

Adhering to government guidelines, we are limiting the number of children in school.  I know our pupil ambassadors will be disappointed, but it will ensure we continue to minimise contact between year groups. However, we are inviting pupils from Years 7 & 8 to a number of sports sessions on the evening and a letter is attached at the bottom of Pupil Post. Please continue to encourage your friends to get in touch with Mrs Bellerby to find out more about our wonderful school. Many thanks for promoting this venture.

COVID-19 Home Testing: Years 7-11

Pupils in Years 7-11 have been given a further supply of 14 tests to bring home this afternoon. Please can your child continue to self-test twice a week in line with current Government guidance. If your child was absent from school today, they will be given their pack on their return to school on Tuesday, after the Bank Holiday weekend.

Anti-Bullying Day: Tuesday 4 May 2021

On Tuesday, we will be marking Anti-Bullying Day with a range of activities and an assembly. In 2012, the United Nations declared the 4 May as official Anti-Bullying and many of the 192 countries belonging to the United Nations, including the UK, recognise this date.

Pupils across both sites, from Year 2 to 11, will be making their own ‘jars of kindness’ to keep in their form rooms, filled with positive affirmations, kinds words and jokes.  Thoughtful words are very powerful and they are a great way to make someone who is not feeling good about themselves, feel better.

Year 11: A level Bridging Programme

A huge thank you to all of the Year 11 parents and pupils for completing the A level Bridging Programme questionnaire; the response rate was over 83%. I will be finalising the details of the programme over the next week. Further information and a timetable for the programme will follow in due course.

Year 9 Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) and Catch Up Programme

A reminder that the immunisation team will be in school on Wednesday 5 May 2021 to vaccinate Year 9 pupils with the second dose of the HPV vaccine. If you have not already consented for your child to receive these vaccines, and would like your child to receive them, please visit Year 9 HPV Vaccine Consent and use school code 111767 to give your consent or call the immunisation consent line on 01423 557693.

Years 7-9 Summer Examinations

Please find further details and the timetable from Mrs Sweeney in the letter section below. A reminder that the Year 7-9 summer examinations will take place on the following dates:

  • Years 7 & 8: 24-28 May 2021
  • Year 9: 7-11 June 2021

Please note that the Year 10 summer examinations will take place between the 13 and the 21 May 2021.

Holiday Club and Sports Camp – May Half Term

If you would like to book a space on the May half term Holiday Club and Sports Camp, please follow the instructions on how to do so in Mr Haywood’s letter at the bottom of Pupil Post. There are still some spaces left but please book soon to avoid disappointment.

I wish you all a fabulous Bank Holiday weekend with your families, and I am looking forward to welcoming the children back into school on Tuesday.

With very best wishes

 

Rebecca Ashcroft
Deputy Head & Head of the Senior School

Senior School

Junior School

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