We are nearly at the end of this school year and we would like to thank students, parents and the community for their support as we move the school forward. It has been a great year with lots to be proud of and some of the highlights will be in our final ‘Phoenix’ next week.
The end of the year is always really busy with celebrations and events to introduce next year.
The final farewell to our Year 11s at their prom was both a happy and sad time for all; they looked amazing and we know that they have bright futures ahead of them.
Year 7 completed their history studies this year with a battle on the school field, following the story of the Battle of Agincourt and with some very realistic knights leading the two forces.
Our second Sports Awards ceremony was held at Burton Town Hall with Beth Tweddle as our guest of honour, celebrating the achievements of our students across the school.
We welcomed Year 6 to their induction days where they were able to find out all about the school and their new tutors before starting with us in September. There was a lot of positivity on the day and students were gaining confidence about the transition, with two students offering to sing in front of the whole group at the end of the day.
Year 5 joined us the following week to experience some of the great opportunities that our school offers, including sports activities and a sneak preview of the school show, High School Musical. This opened officially on the 7th July and performed to full audiences for three nights.
We also had our third monitoring visit from HMI Amanda Carter-Fraser and her team. We were really pleased with the comments she has made and the report is available here. We still have a way to go, but it’s good to have the external verification that we are going in the right direction.
This week we have the Year 10 Parents Evening (15th July), the Year 7 Graduation (16th July) and our own Summer Fete on Saturday 18th July, 12-4pm. The final week of term has a number of students off on adventures abroad and more local, and in school we are offering a programme of activities to extend learning further and have some fun.
We finish at 1.30pm on the 24th July and the Autumn Term starts on Tuesday, 8th September for all students. For your diaries, training days for the next academic year are on the 7th September 2015, 2nd November 2015, 4th January 2016 and the 25th and 26th July 2016. Other dates, including parents’ evenings, will be on our new website which will go ‘live’ over the summer.
As always, there is lots more detail on our Facebook and Twitter pages which you may find of interest so please have a look - https://www.facebook.com/thewilliamallittschool and https://twitter.com/william_allitt.
I wish all of you a safe and happy summer break.