Heads Blog 20th March 2018

It is finally upon us… The event that we have been building towards for at least the last five years… £30,000,000 has been spent and the new school building is just -  about - ready!

But it is still just a building. The final most crucial element, the missing ingredient, the piece of magic that will bring it to life is about to be put into place. Us. The community. Our staff and students. Once we move in then it will become a school.

As a part of our final preparations we have been holding special assemblies this week remembering times in this old building and looking ahead to life in the new school building. We have been covering a lot of essential information with the students. Below are links to some of the previous information that has been shared on the website for you to read.

One of the key changes that I want to remind us all of is arrangements for break and lunch time in the new building. To ensure that we can cater for all year groups we are running split break and lunch times. To allow this to happen students will go straight into Lesson 1 at 8:30am and registration/assemblies will now happen after Lesson 2. Please note that there are no changes to the start and end times of the school day. Here is a link to how the school day will run.

New School Information Pack

School Closure Information

Year 11 & 13 Revision Sessions

Film of our new school

Lockers

Students need to ensure that all current lockers are emptied and keys to be handed into Student Reception by Friday 23rd March. New lockers will be allocated to all students who currently have one over the first couple of weeks after Easter.

College arrangements during school closure

All students in Years 9, 10 and 11 need to attend their college courses as normal Monday 26th –Thursday 29th March and on Tuesday 17th April.

Student Showcase

One of our year 11 students, James Reed Griffiths has been chosen by Special Olympics GB to take part in the Equestrian competitions at the World Games in Abu Dhabi next year. This is a fantastic achievement for James and he will be part of a team of 125 GB athletes who will attend the games with around 7000 competitors from 168 countries. We all wish him a huge amount of success and are so proud of his achievement.

As you know each week we are showcasing work that students have been doing around the school. This week it is work from Sixth Form Art students that is currently being displayed at Cliffe Castle in an exhibition there until 1st April 2018. Picture. This is free to enter so it would be great if you are able to take some time to go and have a look at some of this fantastic work. The Showcase also includes work from year 10 and their iMedia GCSE qualification. Click here to take a look.

I hope you all enjoy the Easter break and I almost can’t believe I am saying this but my next blog will be from our new school! I am looking forward to seeing all of our staff and students on the 18th April when a new chapter in the history of Beckfoot Oakbank begins!

Andrew

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