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Ms Webster’s End of Term Letter

By 11 July 2019June 2nd, 2021No Comments

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you of the arrangements for the end of term and expectations for the start of the new school year in September.

Monday 15th to Thursday 18th July lessons will be as normal.  Please ensure your child attends school on time every day this week as normal.

Friday 19th July: School will close at 12.40pm and all pupils will be dismissed in year group order. 

If your child is entitled to a free school meal, this will be available in the dining room at morning break to take home later.  If it is not possible for your child to leave school at 12.40pm, please let the Form Tutor know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements to look after him/her until 3.05pm.

The last day of term will be a non-uniform day and pupils are asked to make a £1 donation if they wish to attend school in casual, but suitable attire.  All donations will go to charity; thank you for your anticipated support.

The 928 and 929 bus services will operate as normal on Friday morning and they will both also be available at 12.40pm.

It has been a very successful year at Sharples School and I fully expect 2019 – 2020 to be even better.  We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 pupils into our Sharples family in September and ensuring that they make the most of the many learning opportunities which the school offers.  We are also looking forward to celebrating the results of the Class of 2019 in August and continuing to extend the tradition of academic success year-on-year for Sharples students.

I would like to remind you that we are moving to School Gateway from September 2019.  This will enable us to provide much more information to parents via the School Gateway App or Website.  I would encourage all parents to sign up as a new user at  Please ensure that the email address and contact number that the school holds for you are up to date in order to effectively access School Gateway.  Any remaining lunch monies will be transferred over to School Gateway during the holidays.

In preparation for the next academic year, I would like to congratulate our pupils on how smart they look every day when they present themselves in a professional manner. To maintain these high standards, I would like to draw your attention to the following statements from our Uniform Policy:

  • All pupils require a school bag for books, equipment, etc
  • Shoes should be black polishable or simulated leather. Black laces only.  No boots, canvas shoes or trainer style shoes, including branded sports makes, for example (but not limited to) Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse and Vans
  • Make-up, jewellery and nail varnish must not be worn for school. If ears are already pierced, one small, plain stud may be worn in each earlobe

For full details of our Uniform Policy, please refer to the school website –

In the “Parent Zone” on the website you will also find Information Packs which contain a wealth of useful information to support you in the new academic year.

Thank you for your continuing support of Sharples School as we come to the end of an exciting and eventful year for all.

Year 7 pupils will start on Tuesday 3rd September

Years 8-11 will return on Wednesday 4th September at the normal time of 8.45am at the very latest.

I hope you have a safe and restful summer and look forward to welcoming your child back to Sharples for the start of the new school year.

Yours sincerely


Ms A Webster

Click here to view the original letter as a PDF.