Parent Update 30th January 2022

30th January 2022

Dear Parents,


It has been great to see the House Charity events starting to take place these last few weeks. Hildegard House sixth form leaders raised over £200 last week for their House charity through selling hot chocolates at lunchtime to pupils. On Friday, the Bernadette House sixth form leaders were selling cakes at breaktime for their chosen charity. Next Friday it’s the turn of Thérèse House. We also had our book swap in the vestibule at lunchtime, where pupils got to pick up new second hand books to read. Period 3 I bumped into excited year 11 Art students and their teachers on their way out to Southampton Art Gallery to get inspiration for their GCSE pieces. The evening before students went to the Mayflower to see the Curious Case of the Dog in the Night time. It's great to see the school buzzing with all kinds of activities.


Face coverings, testing and vaccinations

Case numbers are lower this last week than the previous week, but still higher than we would like. As such, we are going to keep face coverings in classrooms and communal areas for another week and review again on Friday 4th February. Do please keep testing. The latest Saliva Testing programme is attached. We have been asked to share the following information about walk in jabs for anyone over-12. No appointment is needed and knowing your NHS number is not essential:


  • Thursday, 3rd February: 11am-6pm: Northam Community Centre, SO14 5SP
  • Friday, 4th February: 1pm-8pm: St Mary's Fire Station
  • Saturday, 5th February: 9am-5pm: Mercy Revival Centre, Shirley, SO15 5PQ


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95% of parents would recommend St Anne's!

The results of our most recent parent voice are in and I would like to share them with you. We ask parents their views on the school after each parents evening. Thanks to all those who complete the questionnaire and tell us what you think of the school. Below is a summary of the results and compared to national data released by Ofsted up to March 2020. We use this information to determine next steps for the school. We think the response for clubs and activities is affected by the pandemic, but we are taking steps to revive this aspect of our work. Although above national, we need to work on helping you know what your child will learn through the year and will be setting up an assessment and reporting working group to look at what we report to parents and how that fits in with helping you know what your child will be learning, and how you can support them with that throughout the year.


Happy, Healthy and Safe


National (March 2020)

My child is happy at the school.



My child feels safe at this school.



My child has not been bullied or bullying is dealt with well



This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.







The school lets me know how my child is doing.



The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year.



My child makes good progress at this school/ My child does well at this school.



The school has high expectations for my child



There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school.



My child does not have send, or my child has SEND and the school gives them the support they need to succeed


No National Data

My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school.



The school supports my child's wider personal development.






National 2020

I have no concerns or concerns I have raised have been dealt with well



I would recommend this school to another parent.




God Bless

James Rouse


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