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Friday 16 June 2017

posted 16 Jun 2017, 08:23 by Nat Admin   [ updated 14 Aug 2017, 04:36 ]

Thank you to everyone who has completed a response to AET’s proposed merger and also to those parents, staff and members of the wider community who came in on Wednesday to express their views at the consultation meeting. A consultation, organised by the Isle of Wight Council and the Cornerstone Federation, which runs Bay CE Primary and Niton Primary, and the Church of England Diocese, was launched this week with alternative proposals which you can access on the Council’s website.

We have had a real focus on careers and employability skills this week which saw the start of our careers seminars for Year 10 students. This is a great opportunity for students to talk to the people who do the jobs they may be interested in pursuing. Further information can be found in this Newsletter.

On Wednesday Year 9s took part in the Business Challenge organised by Young Enterprise and you can read more about it on the front of the Newsletter.

Well done to all the students who participated in the Island Athletics Tournament held at Sandown Bay Academy.  I have heard lots of positive comments about their performances and attitudes.

I was lucky enough, once again, to hear one of our many talented singers perform at the civic service for the Mayor held at the George Street Centre. Anna Parkinson, Year 8, sang a beautiful solo and some of our students attended to represent the various youth organisations they belong to including the cadets and military prep college. It was lovely to see how beautifully they represented themselves, their organisations and the island as a whole. I was very proud.

It’s not long until our annual awards evening which this year is being held at All Saints Church. We are very grateful to Cannon Graham Morris for letting us use his church and to the Mayor, Henry Adams and his wife Val, for being our guests. If your child has won an award, either for progress, achievement or attendance, you will receive an invitation next week.

It is also nearly time to say goodbye to our Year 11s. You should have received a text to say that they only need to attend school for exams and any drop down revision sessions they may be attending. The leavers assembly is taking place on Friday 23rd June followed by the Prom in the evening.

Have a lovely weekend.


Year 9 Business Challenge
     The Civic Service for the Mayor