Music Examination Results
As may parents know, any Music Examination at Grade 5 or above carry UCAS points as well as being counted for Progress 8 measures. We are therefore delighted to be able to announce the following Music Grade Examinations:
The Lady Taverners Indoor Regional Cricket Final
On the 15th April, the Under 13 girls travelled to Bristol to compete in The Lady Taverners Indoor Regional Final. After an early start (7 am ferry) the girls arrived at the tournament and only had 5 minutes be…
Arreton Street 12 Week Closure - Diversions to bus service
Due to the closure of Arreton Street for 12 weeks of resurfacing works, the contracted bus service 332 will need to operate the following diversionary route.
Diversionary Route AM At Forest Road Winford the service 332 will divert via Winford Road, Newchurch High Street, Newchurch Shute, Knighton Lane, Knighton Shute, Downs Road, and Downend Road and re-join the normal route at Arreton Cross. PM As per morning reversed.
Please be aware this will greatly affect the students from Arreton Village, who will not be served. For this period their nearest pick up points will be either the bus stop at Forest Road, Winford (08:20) or the temporary stop at Arreton Cross (08:33). Additionally it is also worth noting that as a result of the diversionary route, the service will be later than usual arriving at other bus stops either side of the closure and may arrive later than normal at school.
On behalf of the Governing Body, and in accordance with Paragraph 1.4 of the Schools Admission Code 2014, the Governing Body of Christ the King College will admit 270 students to Year 7 in September 2015. The Governing Body agreed this increase for 2015 only, at a meeting of the full Governing Body Committee, held on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
As you read this Principal’s Message, a number of my senior colleagues and myself, as well as a large number of our Year 11 students, are on our way to Wales for our annual Wales and West Universities visit. The week-end, which includes Friday, affords the students the opportunity to explore, discuss and reflect on their next steps after their GCSE Examinations and where their A Level results will be able to take them. The weekend, I am delighted to say, also gives the students time seeing the wonderful sites (and often sounds) of Wales. Further details regarding this will be included in next week’s Parent Bulletin. Of course, with such a trip, with a maximum limit that has to be given, there were unfortunately some students who were disappointed that they could not attend. However, as in previous years, plans are well underway to ensure that further visits to Universities and Higher Education establishments will take place early in the Autumn Term of their Year 12 to allow them the same opportunities to look at the courses on offer from Higher Education.
This week has also seen a large rise in the number of students, from Year 10 through to Year 13, who have openly expressed anxiety and concern over their forthcoming examinations. We have had some tears and upset students. As a College, and as I am sure you expect, we have dealt with and supported the students and families during this week. However, we are fully aware that some students (and indeed parents) are undergoing significant pressure at this time and we openly invite you to contact us to share your worries so that we can support through, as Ofsted said, our “outstanding pastoral provision”. If that is the case, please do not hesitate to contact us, key staff being, Ms Groves, as Head of Year 11, or any of my Senior Leadership Team, specifically Mrs Payne for Year 11 or Mr Goodhead for Year 12 and Year 13. It is vital that you know, and that the students know, that we are here for you and them at this time!
As always, please feel free to contact us at College to discuss any of the above or any other issues, concerns or worries you wish to share with us.