End Of Term Letter To Parents From The Principal
Dear HAB Families
I write to wish you all a thoroughly lovely summer holiday period and all the very best in the rest of your journey together as a school community as I leave the Academy tomorrow for pastures new.
It has been a delightful end to term here at HAB with much celebration of your child’s achievements, much learning in activities week, the welcome return of school productions and so much more.
It has been a genuine pleasure to teach and lead at HAB for my 12 years here. The school is a phenomenal place because of our phenomenal staff and, most of all, because of your children who are some of the most remarkable, inspiring young people I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Before we close, we have our Academy Sports Day tomorrow morning and we will then begin dismissing students to make their way home from 11.45am. I have included some information that I believe you may find useful below and please do use our website for further updates. Our incoming Principal, Gizle Landman, will be in touch with you in the near future about arrangements for September.
Wishing you much happiness in your futures and thank you for all your support and kindness, always.
Arrangements for Final Day of Term
The Academy will close at 12pm tomorrow, Wednesday 20th July. We will begin to dismiss students in groups from 11.45am following our school sports day which will take place all morning. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate spectators, but we will upload photographs to our website so please do take a look!
We will be outdoors for the duration of the morning. Please do encourage your child to:
- Bring a water bottle with them. We will encourage them to drink plenty throughout the day and to refill their cups.
- A healthy snack if they wish to have something while they are spectating or between events.
- A hat to protect from the sun and some sun cream.
Please note that while we are not serving lunch tomorrow, students entitled to a Free School Meal are welcome to collect a sandwich at the kiosk as they leave site.
Arrangements for September
The Academy will close at 12pm tomorrow for the duration of the summer break and staff will look forward to seeing students again in September.
A reminder that the first day back will be as follows:
Friday 2nd September: Year 7 girls & Year 12 students only
- Year 7 arriving from 09.00 for a 09.30 start and finishing at 3pm
- Year 12 arriving from 09.45 for a 10.00 start and finishing at 12pm
Monday 5th September: All students will return arriving from 08.00 for a 08.25 start.
Please find more information about term dates HERE.
The Academy will be closed to all students over the summer break and there will be no access to site. Please be aware that staff will be away from the Academy over the break and therefore will not be available to take queries via email or phone, including at Reception which will be closed. We will be able to pick up messages by phone and email upon our return on 1st September and look forward to contacting you then.
Year 11 and 13 Results Days
A reminder to families with children in Y13 and Y11 that results days will be taking place on Thursday 18th August (Post-16) and Thursday 25th August (GCSE). Further information about the arrangements for collection of results is contained HERE. We very much look forward to celebrating with you on the day! For any queries about Post-16 results, please contact Head of Sixth Form email@example.com and for queries about GCSE results day, please contact Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your feedback about the proposed change to the school day for September and for your views about our school uniform.
Please click HERE to see a letter detailing the outcome of the consultation on the school day and please be aware that the uniform policy will be published as per the attached version. Your views about our uniform supplier have very much been taken into account and, when it is time to renew our contract we will ensure that parents’ and carers’ wishes about the availability of uniform and ease of access to a retail outlet are considered.