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‘To be an outstanding school which is committed to providing high quality learning where our young people exceed their potential, have ambition, grow as leaders of the future, feel secure, seize all opportunities and develop the skills and attitudes for a fulfilling life’.


Our Open Evening was a great success with lots of positive comments and a very warm feeling to the event. We’d like to thank all the parents and children who came to ‘see for themselves’ what we offer to our students. The whole learning experience – academic, social and cultural – is important and there was lots on show as well as the opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to see the school in action, or were unable to attend the Open Evening, appointments to tour the school can be made through

We were overwhelmed with the support at our Commitment to Success evening, where we were able to share information about the Year 11 journey and offer support and ideas to make a success of this vital year at school. We have lots of positive feedback about homework and the new planners, and are keeping check on the homework set. In response to parent feedback we will be photocopying the pages of any planners taken for checking so that students don’t forget what they need to do! Please keep in contact with any queries or concerns about your son or daughter’s progress.

Last week also saw the first half of our annual Japanese Exchange project, where we welcomed staff and students from Maebayashi Junior High School to our school. Students and staff from The William Allitt School are looking forward to completing the return visit in November.

We have started the process of redesigning the school website and would welcome comments and suggestions for improvement. Please email with what you would like to see on the new website. ‘Captain Vivo’ has been in school over the last couple of weeks and the Vivo reward system is now up and running, allowing students to gain points that can be ‘cashed in’ for prizes.

Our students continue to be amazing and we are very proud of their progress in all areas. We are particularly proud of Samantha Beecham and Chloe Locker, whose hard work has been recognised in the Derbyshire School Sports Awards (winning and being nominated in the Young Leader of the Year Working with Disability Groups category). Sam is also our Youth Councillor and will have spoken to many of you at the Open Evening about the ways that we can involve young people in decision making in the area.

More events are fast approaching, with the Year 7 Parents Evening on the 23rd October (letters will be sent out with students for appointments)and the next Parent Forum on the 16th October (6pm in the Junior Hall). The 10th November is our full Parents Day, where the normal timetable is suspended and students attend with parents for focused sessions with their tutors discussing progress to date and setting targets for the year ahead. Letters and appointment sheets will be sent home with students next week.

Best wishes

Jackie Cooper
Head Teacher

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