Head’s Blog

Head's Blog

Dear Parents and Carers

As we near the end of the 2019 Lent Term we see our Spring Break de-coupled from the Easter weekend – please do note the following school opening and closure days and dates following our last day of term, Friday 29th March, when school will finish at 3.15pm. The Term will end with our whole school Lent Masses, where we will reflect upon Jesus’ Passion together through words, music and drama.

Spring Break
School Closed – Monday 1st April to Friday 12th April

Holy Week
School Open – Monday 15th April to Thursday 18th April
School Closed – Friday 19th April, Good Friday
School Closed – Monday 22nd April, Easter Monday
School Open – Tuesday 23rd April onwards

Our Year 11 and 13 students have begun the final countdown to their GCSE and A-Level studies with examinations beginning during the next half-term. There will be many mixed emotions as they reach this watershed in their education and life’s journey so far. Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to attend the revision events here in school, and to Mrs Rexha, Mr Bradley and the team of Form Tutors who are continuing to guide and encourage students on this ‘final lap’ of their studies and revision.

I would like to once again thank our School Council, who have continued their superb work here at school throughout the Lent Term. Representatives have presented to members of the Governing Body, and have sourced an additional £6000 of seating for students outside which was funded by the PTFA.

I would also like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks on behalf of all the staff, students and governors to the St Nicholas PTFA. Their energy and enthusiasm continues to provide ongoing events that continue to raise funds to support projects and students here in school. You would be most welcome to join the half termly meetings and come along to any forthcoming events – please see our weekly newsletter for further details.

For your information, our next Parent Focus Group is scheduled for Wednesday 17th April from 6pm to 7pm and will focus on our recent Ofsted Inspection Report. As previously stated, please email admin@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk if you would like to attend.

I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Spring Break and I will write to you again as we return during Holy Week in preparation for the festival of Easter.

Yours sincerely

Richard Woods