End of term letter to parents

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing to remind you that the school will close for the summer break on Friday, 18th July at 1.00 pm and reception will be staffed until 2.00 pm on that day.  Please make alternative arrangements for your child to get home on the 18th July as school buses will not be running.   There will be no canteen facilities available on the last day but pupils in receipt of free school meals have been asked to order a packed lunch via their form tutor this week.

During the summer break reception will be staffed each Thursday and Friday, should you need to contact the school for any reason.  School re-opens for students on Wednesday, 3rd September Years 7, 9 and 10 should arrive at 8.55 am (Year 7 should go straight to the hall to meet their Form Tutor) followed by Years 8, 11 and 12 at 11.30 am.  This is to facilitate our induction and transition day.

Our sole, official uniform supplier is now Best Sports, 4 Somerset Mews, Loch Street, Runcorn (any other business that is advertising as a supplier to this school is providing misinformation); any items that you need, including ties, are available from them.  Please can you ensure that students arrive back in school in September in full uniform.  If you have any problems obtaining items please contact the school.  Please check the website/ newsletter for detailed uniform advice; school shoes for both girls and boys should be black leather, not trainers or anything that could be interpreted as a training shoe and should not have brands/logos on them.

The planning enquiry regarding our new school building is scheduled for 16th – 23rd September.  We have strong representation at this and are very hopeful of a successful outcome and will let you know any news as soon as possible.

I would like to remind you that, due to congestion and health and safety issues you should not be parking on the school site at the end of the school day to collect students, unless prior permission has been granted by the school and a pass issued.  Please arrange to pick up your child from one of the local roads and I would like to thank those parents who are already following this procedure.

I am pleased to announce that further to our vacancies for parent governors Mrs Alison Hough and Mrs Paula Robinson have now been appointed to the governing body to serve for the next four years and attended their first full governing body meeting on 3rd July.

Can I also take this opportunity to give you a chance to come into school to find out more about your child’s upcoming year ahead by attending the year information evening.  These evenings will be presented by the Progress Co-ordinator for the year group and provide an ideal opportunity for you to meet and talk to key members of the year team and learn about the events that will be taking place during the school year. They are held 6 – 7 pm and dates will be as follows:  Year 7 – 6th November 2014; Year 8 – 22nd October; Year 9 – 15th October; Year 10 – 8th October; Year 11 and prospective 2015 Sixth Form entrants 2nd October 2014.

I should like to thank you all for your continued support throughout this academic year and look forward to welcoming the students back in September for another successful year at The Heath.

Yours sincerely,

J Jardine, Principal