End Of Summer Term Letter 2016-17

Ref: JCH/SB

20 July 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

As we come close to the end of the summer term I reflect on the many successes of Cleethorpes Academy students this year. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking parents/carers for their continued support.

As a reward for students hard work, improved attendance and magnificent charity collections, I have granted a non-uniform day for all students attending the Academy on the last day, Tuesday 25 July.

Uniform

I would like to thank parent/carers for their support in ensuring their children are presented in full uniform. This enhances the reputation of the Academy and the prospects of our students when they leave.

I would like to remind parents/carers of specific aspects of our uniform. There are numerous brands that advertise clothing as school wear but it does not match our uniform policy. This is especially true of girls' slim leg trousers, some of which are more like leggings and therefore unacceptable for school. Please bear in mind the following when purchasing uniform over the summer break. Once again the policy will be strictly enforced from September. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us prior to purchase.

  • Coats - these should be plain black (reflective strips on coats are allowed) Sweatshirts/jumpers/track suit tops should not be worn as coats.
  • Trousers - black smart tailored trousers NOT tightly fitting to the leg or cropped to the ankle.
  • Shoes - canvas type shoes, trainers/trainer type shoes, boots and plimsolls are not acceptable.
  • Jewellery - a wristwatch and one stud per ear, if ears have been pierced, are the only items of jewellery allowed. If a spacer is in place in a student's ear, it must be no bigger than 8mm. (Nose/eyebrow/tongue or any other form of body piercing is not allowed)
  • Make-up - no make-up or nail varnish is to be worn by students in Years 7 to 10 (discreet make-up is allowed for Year 11 students only)
  • Hairstyles - the following are not allowed: no vivid or two-tone hair colours, no cuts shorter than a number 1 razor setting, no patterns cut into hair, no beaded braids or braids with cotton/material weaves, no extensions which do not match natural hair colour. For girls, a normal plain hair-slide, clip or 'bobble' is acceptable, other hair ornaments are not.

Sports Day

Students in Years 7-10 enjoyed good weather for the 7th annual Sports Day at King George Athletics Stadium. They were a credit to the Academy. The enthusiasm and the support for each other that was demonstrated, provided an exciting day full of atmosphere. Congratulations to Rigel for winning this year's closely fought competition.

Year 11 - Results Day

I was pleased to see Year 11 students enjoying their leavers' day in a multitude of fancy dress outfits and their leavers' prom at the Oaklands Hotel. They thoroughly deserved their celebrations after working so hard for their GCSE examinations. Can I remind parents that students can collect their GCSE results from 9:00 am on Thursday 24 August 2017.

Attendance

The Government changed its definition of 'persistent absence' and reduced the threshold at which a pupil is named as a 'persistent absentee'. If a student is absent for 10% of the academic year, i.e. 19 days, they will be categorised, as 'persistent absent', regardless of whether the absence is authorised.

Can I also remind you that the Government have withdrawn the right of Headteachers to authorise leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday. Leave of absence can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances and a family holiday does not fall into this category.

Operation Encompass

On our website you will see a letter from Humberside Police regarding Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is an initiative between Humberside Police and academies in the area. The initiative aims to inform us before 9:00am the following day, if a student has been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic incident at home. Please see our website for further details.

Term Dates

Enclosed are copies of the term dates for 2017-18 and 2018-19. Please note that the Autumn term starts on Monday 4 September 2017. These dates are also available on our website.

I would like to wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer break.

Yours faithfully

Mrs J C Hornby
Principal

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