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Friday 26 May 2017

posted 26 May 2017, 06:00 by Nat Admin   [ updated 14 Aug 2017, 04:38 ]
You should have received a text from us on Wednesday giving you advance notice that the AET proposed merger with Sandown Bay Academy consultation was uploaded to our website on Thursday. I can only reiterate that it so important that we have our say.  Paper copies are available in reception.

I promised to let you know soonest the outcome of the new build meeting I attended on Wednesday.  Although the building company still had some hope of the new school being ready for September 2017 the decision has been made, to avoid any risk or change of date, that we delay the move into the new building until October half term. This means that students will have an additional week holiday in October and will not be required to attend school week commencing 30th October to allow us to unpack and organise our work spaces/classrooms. 

This essentially means that all students will return to our current building on Wednesday 6th September (Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th being INSET days) after the summer holidays until October half term and then return to school and the new building on Monday 6th November. I appreciate this may be disappointing in some ways but we want to ensure that the new school is absolutely right before moving our students and staff in and that the dates are definite to help you plan for the care of your children.

We have a number of events taking place in our first week back starting on Tuesday 6th June with a Family Learning session with the Speedway. This will be at the Academy but adult participants will also get free entry into the Speedway at a later date (children already get free entry).

On Wednesday 7th June some of the students from Brimstone House will be visiting their charity Ability Dogs 4 Young People. On the same day a group of 30 AMAT (Academically More Able and Talented) students will be visiting Southampton University. This is similar to the event which some of our Year 10 AMAT students recently attended.

I hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable half term.