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17 April 2015

Principal’s Letter - Friday 17th April 2015

Dear Parents and Carers            

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back and trust you have had an enjoyable break.  This is a very important time for students in Y11, Y12 and Y13, your support during this critical time is essential, we would like to thank you in advance.  These students should be aiming for 100% attendance between now and their examinations. 

Date for your Diary

Monday 4th May 2015 – May Day Bank Holiday (Academy closed to students and staff)

Year 11

Y11 parents GCSE examinations briefing will take place on Wednesday 22nd April 5:30pm – 6pm.

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students in Y7, Y8 and Y9 will be preparing for important exams in English, mathematics and science.  These “mock SATs” will take place on 6th, 7th and 8th of May.  Please support your child with revision and by making sure they have all the necessary equipment. 

France Trip

On Friday 10th April, 38 Sheffield Springs students set sail for France; the home of fine cuisine, love and in our case, fun and adventure.  The students stayed at the beautiful Chateau du Broutel on the outskirts of the ancient village of Rue.  Here they challenged themselves and undertook activities such as climbing and abseiling, canoeing and raft building and other teambuilding and adventurous activities.  One of the most challenging aspects of the trip was using the local language which everyone tried with various degrees of success.  The local cuisine was received well with everyone trying unfamiliar dishes.  The group explored Euro Disney where a good time was had by all before taking in the breath-taking sights of Paris, in particular the Eiffel tower, the Champs Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre.  All students were a credit to themselves, their families and the Academy, they were willing to get involved, try new things and did so in a respectful and courteous manner. Well done each and every one of you and thank you to Mr Cliffe, Mr Howard, Ms Brice and Miss Spencer for making the trip possible. 

Charity Work

One of the charities we are supporting this year is the British Heart Foundation.  On Wednesday 29th April we are asking that you send your unwanted items into school.  The British Heart Foundation will collect all donations from the Academy the following day.  All items are sold in British Heart Foundation charity shops in Sheffield and one bag of good quality items could generate up to £20 or more for the BHF.  What you need to do:

  • Fill a black bag with unwanted goods – quality shoes, clothing, books, CDs, Videos, DVDs, toys and bric-a-brac

  • Drop the bag off at the Academy (during school hours) on Wednesday 29th April (please do not send any items to school before or after this date).

Yours sincerely                                                 Yours sincerely                                               Yours sincerely

Russell Heritage                                               Lee Morritt                                                      Jeremy Richardson

Executive Principal                                         Associate Principal                                        Associate Principal

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