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Ms Webster’s End of Half Term Letter

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope you and your family are well. As we approach the end of the half term, I would like to share with you a few of our many achievements.

Over this half-term, all students have been working hard and many have engaged with enrichment activities beyond the timetabled curriculum. In particular, I want to pay tribute to our Year 11 students who have demonstrated both positivity and resilience when completing their first two weeks of GCSE examinations.

This half term, a number of Year 10 students completed their practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award, luckily their efforts were rewarded with a beautiful, sunny weekend in the Peak District. Members of our Interact Club have been busy over the last few weeks, they have presented at the National Rotary Conference in Wales as well as participating in the Global Interact Summit. We have also continued to welcome many students from local primary schools to Sharples to access a variety of learning opportunities, such as STEM workshops. 

We are already planning our end of year awards events for next half term, and I am looking forward to celebrating the endeavours of our students through our annual Academic Achievement Assemblies. As always, I would encourage you to read our weekly newsletter and follow us on Twitter/X to keep up to date with our school events and successes.

On a final note, we have high standards in relation to appearance at Sharples that we expect all students to adhere to. The full Uniform Policy and details of our expectations linked to shoes, jewellery, hair and make-up can be accessed on the school website Your child should have a school bag with them each day and they should also wear their Sharples lanyard as this is an integral part of our school uniform.

We finish school for the half term break at 3.15pm on Friday, 24 May and I hope that all students have a safe, enjoyable and restful break. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Monday, 3 June with a prompt start to registration at 8.45am.

Thank you for your continued support of our school, it is greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Ms A Webster 



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