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  • 18 January 2023

    Published 18/01/23, by Julia Byrne
    National Education Union (NEU) Industrial Action  The NEU has announced that its members in England have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in support of an increased pay award for teachers and more funding for schools.  The
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  • 4 January 2023

    Published 05/01/23, by Julia Byrne
    Happy New Year to all our parents and carers! Very Exciting News - Major Renovation Project! I am delighted to confirm that the College has been included in the 239 schools, with only two selected in Surrey, that the Department for Education ha
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  • 14 December 2022

    Published 14/12/22, by Julia Byrne
    Staffing We have only one member of staff leaving the College at the end of this term, and I am pleased to inform you that we have been able to appoint an experienced replacement for this post.  We have also been able to appoint for a matern
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  • 30 November 2022

    Published 02/12/22, by Julia Byrne
    Year 11 Parents’ Evening - Thursday 5 January - please book appointments early! The Year 11 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 5 January, only three days after we return to College after the Christmas holidays. I would therefore like t
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  • 16 November 2022

    Published 16/11/22, by Julia Byrne
    Year 11 PPEs (Pre-Public Exams) We have been absolutely delighted with the conduct of students in the PPEs this week.  Our invigilators have praised their behaviour and commented on how well students have worked.  We have been trialling
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  • 19 October 2022

    Published 20/10/22, by Julia Byrne
    My thanks to all parents and carers for your support over the last 8 weeks.  I hope you have a relaxing and healthy half-term break. Sixth Form Open Evening I hope those of you with children in Year 11 enjoyed our Open Evening last week.&n
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  • 5 October 2022

    Published 07/10/22, by Julia Byrne
    Staff Absence We are experiencing an unusually high amount of staff absence at the moment.  Some of this is caused by short term sickness and some by medium term absence due to staff convalescing following medical procedures.  Such absen
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  • 21 September 2022

    Published 22/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    At the end of last term, I said I would publish a list of staff leavers as well as new staff joining us.  In my newsletter item of Wednesday 7 September, I did inform you of our new staff but, unfortunately, I did not include a list of staff who
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  • 14 September 2022

    Published 14/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    A Very Positive Start! The students have made a very positive start to the new academic year.  They all look extremely smart, with a high-level of uniform compliance, and most students are displaying a very positive attitude towards their stu
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  • 7 September 2022

    Published 07/09/22, by Julia Byrne
    I do hope you had a good summer.  It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome all our students back to College.  I would like to extend a special welcome to our new Year 7 students who have settled into the College very quickly and made a v
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