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Dear parents and carers,

At the end of what has been another very busy and exciting term, I write with our Trust’s Pillars of Excellence newsletter attached. I hope you will be able to find some time over the coming two weeks to take a read and, as always, reflect on the incredible achievements of your children, our students.

With the opportunities available in academic excellence, sport, practical learning with enterprise education; through to our performing arts pillar and the recent amazing run of our ‘Matilda’ show at The Gulbenkian theatre, involving over 200 students from across our Trust, I hope you will feel that these fantastic accomplishments continue to embody everything that we believe education should provide for young people. Schools should exist to serve young people and their communities; helping students to build self-belief, resilience, celebrating their own individual brilliance and creativity, and developing a recognition and respect of those qualities in others, too. Overall, education should create happy, confident young people, who are excited about their next steps in life; whatever those steps may be, and wherever those steps may take them.

Across our Trust we remain determined that, despite the ongoing and much publicised challenges faced by schools nationally, we will not waver from providing as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible; and we’ll continue to strive every day to make the dreams and ambitions of our students, become the dreams and ambitions that we have for their futures, too.

Heads of School have already been in touch with you about the timings for the start of next term. With that, I thank you all for your support throughout this term, and wish you a relaxing and happy Easter break. We shall look forward to seeing our students again on 17th April.

With my very best wishes to you all, 


Jon Watson
Chief Executive Officer