Head’s Letter 15 July

Monday 15 July 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Non Uniform Days – Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2019

After a bit of lobbying from students, we have agreed to allow all students to wear non-school uniform on the final two days of term.

We shall be inviting those who wish to ‘dress-down’ to contribute at least £1 to £2 via their Form Tutor and Student Council representative. All of the money we raise shall be equally distributed amongst the four local charities that will become more prominent in the life and minds of our School next year.

Sports Day

I hope your children told you all about our great Sports Day last Friday. The weather proved to be pretty kind to us all and the sun shone brightly for the afternoon track events – accompanied by the two ice cream vans! My thanks to the PE Department an d the site staff for organising this huge event and for making it another memorable day at CNS.

PTA Update

At the time of going to print I have just seen sight of the thousands of pounds that has been awarded by the PTA for a wide range of departments at CNS. I shall not steal their thunder ahead of the feature in the final CNSNewsletter of the year, except to say their work makes a huge difference to the lives of your children.

A combination of events including the wonderful Christmas Shopping Fayre or the Chastleton Teas means they have had a very successful year with more events planned.

One such event is the Race Night planned for Friday 4 October 2019. More details will follow but we would be delighted if you would consider joining us for a fundraiser later this year with all proceeds going straight back into addtional opportunities and resources for your children.

Head’s Annual Report to Parents and Carers

Towards the end of this week I shall be trialling an annual report to parents and carers.

This is a fairly traditional document that schools used to produce in the past. It is a comprehensive summary of how we have sought to become an even better school. It covers our current and future areas for development and, I hope, gives you all a more detailed insight into the things we are working hard to improve for your children. Please keep a look out for this document and I hope you will find parts of it interesting and informative – if not all of it?

Final Days of Term

Whilst I shall write a brief letter to families next week, it’s worth clarifying that next Monday is a normal school day but Tuesday ends early with buses departing at 12:40pm.


Yours sincerely

Barry Doherty