From the Headmaster…

Posted: 1st March 2021

Dear Parents

We are all very excited at the prospect of having the children back in school from Monday 8 March.  This term has been hugely successful online, but challenging in many ways.  We are keen to ensure the children’s return is a positive one and the staff will be working hard to prepare the classrooms and other areas for some real live learning.

I would appreciate it if you could all read the rather lengthy document attached to my last email which outlines our approach to re-opening.  Much effort has gone into this and everyone’s understanding of the procedures will contribute to a smooth return.

I am delighted to inform you that our two Reception classes for September 2021 are nearly full and that a number of pupils will join other year groups in the new academic year in addition to a number of in-year joiners this year. With our expansion to 16, we hope to attract children into Year 7 as a brand new senior school option for the Colchester district. Please do encourage friends and family to come along to take a look at us as a potential senior school choice for their children.

Can I recommend our social media channels to you, if you do not already follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? We often post snippets of action at school, successes in and out of the classroom and entertaining moments from the school week. Pop over and take a look!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes

Alexander Mitchell

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