Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to inform you of our arrangements for the end of our Christmas term.
School will finish for Christmas on Friday 21st December and students will be dismissed from 12.10pm at one minute intervals by college, to allow for a smooth departure. School re-opens for all students on Monday 7th January 2019 at the normal school time.
In advance of the end of term, I would also like to invite students to take part in National Christmas Jumper Day which we will be celebrating on Friday 14th December. Christmas Jumper Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to have some end-of-term festive fun while raising money to help two very worthy causes. This year we will share the proceeds between the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (via our ‘Dragons Den’ fundraising team) and the Save the Children charity. In taking part in this non-uniform day, students will be allowed to wear their own clothes – including Christmas themed items – for a donation of £1.00.
We are keen to stress that it is not our intention for families to purchase items specifically for this day. Students can decorate an old jumper or sweater using pom-poms, tinsel, felt and glitter. Students may also choose to participate in the event by wearing other festive-themed accessories or decorations. I would like to emphasise that the change in uniform standards on Friday 14th December applies to clothing only, and that piercings, jewellery, make-up, hair colourings and other banned items will not be permitted.
At the end of what has been a very busy school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and to wish you and your families a peaceful, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year.
With my very best wishes,
Mr J Cregg