Whole School Letter Christmas 2016

Ref: JCH/SB

12 December 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

As we approach the Christmas holiday I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and reflect on some of the many successes this term.

Presentation Evening

Our annual presentation evening was held at the Grimsby Auditorium and once again was one of the highlights of the year. This is where we publicly celebrate the successes of our students in all areas of Academy life. The awards were interspersed with outstanding performances from almost 100 of the Academy's musicians, singers and dancers.

Christmas Concert

The Multi Academy Trust Christmas concert was held on Wednesday 30 November at the Grimsby Auditorium. The event saw students from all five Academies taking part, showcasing their musical talents. Students from Cleethorpes Academy were once again outstanding and showcased a variety of performances which they executed perfectly. I was extremely proud to see such a large number of talented students take part. They all represented Cleethorpes Academy with commitment and enthusiasm. My thanks to all those parents/carers who came to the concert, it was such a special and enjoyable occasion.

Year 7 Tea & Tours

Our Year 7 students had the opportunity to welcome their Year 6 teachers from primary school. The event is held every year so that the Year 7's can tell their previous teachers about life at Cleethorpes Academy. Students then took the primary teachers on a tour of curriculum areas around the Academy.

Grandparent's Afternoon

On Thursday 8 December we welcomed 110 Grandparents to join their Year 7 Grandchildren for an afternoon at the Academy. Grandparents play an increasingly important part in the lives of students and our Year 7 thoroughly enjoyed showing them around the Academy. The Grandparents made festive items with their Grandchildren in the Technology and Art departments, before being entertained by a selection of our talented musicians.

Music

The largest number of students ever are starting to learn a musical instrument at the Academy. A recent report has highlighted how important music is in school, in enhancing academic learning. If your son/daughter would like to take the opportunity to learn an instrument there are still places available.

Uniform

As parents/carers may be purchasing some extra items of uniform over the Christmas break can I take this opportunity to remind you of certain aspects of our uniform policy. Students should wear black shoes not boots, and not trainers or canvas shoes. If a jumper is required in the colder months a plain black V neck sweater can be worn underneath their blazer. Full details of our uniform policy are in the student planner and on this website. Year 11 are permitted to wear discreet make-up. Students in the lower years will be asked to remove any make-up and disciplinary sanctions will be put in place for repeat offenders.

Non-Uniform Day

On the last day of term, Friday 16 December we will be holding a non-uniform day in aid of charity. Students are asked to contribute £1 and in return they will be able to attend in non-uniform. Please note that this does not include fancy dress and students inappropriately dressed will be asked to return home to change, however Christmas jumpers are encouraged.

New Term

The new term starts on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Finally, may I thank you for your continued support and on behalf of all the staff at the Academy wish you a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Your Faithfully

Mrs JC Hornby
Principal

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