Parent Update 23rd May 2022

23rd May 2022

Dear Parents,


It has been a fantastic (and rather quick!) half term. Our public exams season for year 11 and 13 has begun for the first time since the summer of 2019. We have been really impressed by how focused, calm and good-natured both year groups have been, particularly year 13 who did not get to complete public exams in year 11. The rest of the school have adapted well to the new one-way systems and "quiet" signs around the site which we put in place every exam season. Our year 10 prefects are taking their responsibilities to remind others during the changeover between lessons very seriously. They are all a credit to you and to the school.


Despite its brevity, we have had such a great range of activities going on this term, including:


Key Term Dates for next half term

  • Monday 27th June: INSET Day
  • Monday 4th July: Sixth Form Welcome Day for next year's year 12
  • Wednesday, 6th July: Year 7 Transition Day
  • Monday 11th July: Summer Concert
  • Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July: Open Days for parents of primary school children interested in finding out more about St Anne's.
  • Friday, 15th July: Sports Day (more on that below)
  • Thursday 21st July: Last day of term.


Term Dates for 2022-2023

The Term dates for next year, including INSET days during the year, can be found on our website and also attached to this update.


Southampton City of Culture Bid 2025

Tuesday 24th May is another big day in the bid process. Southampton City Council say: "Southampton will be on national TV, featured in a special report on BBC’s One Show on Tuesday 24 May at 7:00pm. So on Tuesday, we all need to make as much noise about Southampton as we can! Please join us and take to your social media platforms to celebrate and shout about Southampton." You can find out more here. Also, if you haven't seen it, this video for the bid is really good.


Information for pupils for Sports Day from Mrs Kutty (Head of PE)

Soon a letter will arrive via Eschools regarding Sports Day.  As this is a normal school day there is no need to give permission as it is compulsory for all pupils to attend.  Only if you wish to come and spectate will you need to click the link in the letter to complete a short online form by the deadline. Unfortunately, without this information you will not be allowed into the perimeter fence to watch.


Pupils are expected to make their own way to and from the Sports Centre.  If you do need transport, there is an email address on the letter for you to use and ask for a space on the bus.  This must also be done before the deadline.  This will allow time for transport to be booked.

Thanks in advance for your support with this.


Operation Endeavour

Please see attached for a letter regarding a joint venture between schools and the police to ensure that we keep our young people as safe as we possibly can.


Parents and Friends Association

St Anne's Parents and Friends Association is looking for new members. No amount of time is too small! Interested? Email us:


Amazon Smile

On behalf of the PFA, if you use Amazon to purchase items, please could you consider using Amazon Smile.  If you shop at and they will donate to our PFA, at no cost to you. So far, this has raised around £150 for the PFA.


1) Sign in to on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

2) From your desktop, go to Your account and select the option to Change your charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

3) Select Parents and Friends of St Annes as the charity to support.


Have a good week, and a lovely half term when it arrives.


God Bless

Mr Rouse


Telephone: 023 80328200 Email: