Parent Update 16th December 2022

16th December 2022

Dear Parents,


As we reach the end of another successful term I would like to thank you for your continued support of the school. I would also like to congratulate your daughters and sons on how well they have approached both their studies and their commitment to their development of themselves beyond the classroom. We have been really impressed by how well they have embraced our new SAIL programme by, for example, taking the opportunity to get involved in co-curricular clubs, nurturing their care for creation, and developing their leadership skills. They have been recording all the ways they are developing themselves within our SAIL programme in their logbooks. Do ask them how they are getting on with this important aspect of their personal development education.


The final weeks of the autumn term are always busy and for the first time in a number of years we have been doing it without any COVID restrictions in the school. It is amazing to think that this time last year we were all wearing face coverings, testing twice a week with LFD or saliva tests, self-isolating for up to 10 days and being a part of the national rollout of COVID vaccinations. We have had a wonderful Christmas Concert on Monday, Carols in the Quad at lunchtime on Thursday, a Home Clothes today with plenty of Christmas jumpers as well as our end of term whole-school liturgy and year group celebrations. We are definitely feeling like Christmas is on its way!


Next term

There are lots of events taking place next term. Some of the key ones to get in the diary now are:


All year groups events

  • Tuesday 3rd January: Start of Spring Term: it will be a Week 1 for timetables.
  • Wednesday 18th January: 14:25: Early closure for staff development training.
  • Tuesday 31st January: 17:00-19:00: Career Fair 2023. See more information below.
  • Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February: Half Term.
  • Tuesday 7th March: 14:25: Early closure for staff development training.
  • Friday 31st March: Last day of Spring Term: Early closure at 12:30.


Year group specific events:

  • Wednesday 22nd March: 16:00-19:30: Year 7 Parents Evening: this will be online via School Cloud.
  • Wednesday 1st March: 16:00-19:30: Year 8 Parents Evening: this will be online via School Cloud.
  • Wednesday 25th January: 18:00-20:00: Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Evening: An evening to find out about your daughter's curriculum in years 10 and 11 and to gain important information about her option choices.
  • Wednesday 11th January: 16:00-19:30: Year 11 Parents Evening: this will be online via School Cloud.
  • Wednesday 8th February: 16:00-19:30: Year 13 Parents Evening: this will be online via School Cloud.


Parenting Courses

Please see the attached leaflet with local courses for different aspects of parenting offered by the city and their partners.


Winter Fun Day

Please see the attached information about a family fun day on Monday 19 December at Itchen College.


Health and Wellbeing Directory

There are lots of resources, organisations, charities and council-run teams to support families. It can sometimes be difficult to locate what help is out there. This directory from Southampton City Council is helpful in finding support for families:


Careers Fair 2023 

We are really excited to be holding our Careers fair on Tuesday 31st January from 5-7pm and all years and parents are welcome to attend the event. There will be a range of employers and further education providers. If you are an employer and would like to attend the event and to share your experiences and career pathways with students, then please get in touch with myself Mrs Gough at:


Have a great Christmas break.

God Bless

Mr Rouse

Telephone: 023 80328200 Email: