From the Headteacher

It is hard to imagine a half-term featuring more creative and aspirational opportunities for our students, either in quantity or quality.

Our Inaugural Awards Evening on November 9 will demonstrate the very high regard in which we hold our wonderful students.  The very next day, every student in Year 7 and 9 will remember and respect those who lost their lives serving Queen and Country in our Remembrance Day service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.  Both these events will feature Ex Silentio and our Symphony Orchestra, as will our Autumn Concert on 13 November (

We look forward to our involvement in the world’s largest youth drama festival, the Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, to be held at The Apex on 14 & 15 November.  Soon after that, Year 9 and 10 students will be touring the House of Commons.  Before our Christmas Celebration at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on 12 December, our talented performing artists will be staging ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ from 6-9 December (

As these wonderful events unfold over the next few weeks, so too will the end of Autumn and the start of Winter.  I ask that our students take particular care when travelling to and from school.  Those students who ride a bike, in particular, will become more vulnerable as the evenings draw in earlier and the weather becomes more inclement. They must be mindful of safety at all times by: not wearing earphones, having appropriate lights on their bikes, and wearing a proper cycle helmet.

Please could I also remind parents to be extra vigilant and careful when dropping/picking-up students from both the front and rear entrances to the school.

It promises to be a highly respectful, creative and inspiring half term ahead.

I wish you all the very best.

Lee Walker

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