End of Spring Term Arrangements

Arrangements for the last day have now been confirmed

Dear Parents/Carers

It has been a busy term at Barnhill and I am very pleased to say that the students are making very good progress in their studies and behaving with good manners. 

It is a particularly demanding time for students in Years 11 and 13 so we wish them the very best of luck with their upcoming GCSE and ‘A’ Level examinations.  These are the first formal exams since the pandemic and it is understandably an anxious time.  Please do stay in regular contact with the school and encourage your sons and daughters to attend as many of our revision sessions as they can.  Further details are available from the Year Team.

On Thursday 31st March, we have two events:

The achievement team are delivering a webinar for parents and students at 5.00pm.  In the webinar, we will explain how students’ targets are set; when reports are published; how students reflect on their results; and all matters related to attendance and homework.  You will receive an invitation via TEAMS.  Do please check your emails.  If you are not able to attend, the session will be recorded to be accessed at a more convenient time.

Spring Concert 7.00-8.00pm with performances from our young musicians hosted by our head of music, Mr Taylor.  Doors open at 6.30pm.  This promises to be a great event and is the first live performance since the pandemic.  It is always wonderful to see the students perform with such skill and enjoyment.  Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via:  https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BLXZ  

On Friday 1st April, there will be a blue & yellow themed ‘own clothes day’ fundraiser and children are asked to bring in a donation in support of Ukraine.  As a school community we wish to do all we can to support those suffering from the invasion.

Dismissal timings for 1st April and key dates for next term can be found below:

Friday 1st April

Students should be suitably equipped for their lessons and, following celebration assemblies,
will be dismissed by year group at the times detailed opposite:

Year 7: 12.00noon

Year 8: 12.10pm

Year 9: 12.10pm

Year 10: 12.50pm

Year 11: 12.40pm

Years 12 & 13: 11.10am

Tuesday 19th April

Start of summer term

Thursday 28th April

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Monday 2nd May

Bank Holiday

Thursday 12th May

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

Half term

If families have any issues with the early departure of students, please inform school and we will make arrangements to keep the library open until 2.00pm.

We welcome the views of parents and the community to support our aim in making the school the best that it can be.  To this end, we have commissioned an independent survey which will be sent out at the start of the Easter holidays.  Please look out for the email and link and thank you in advance for your time to complete this.Do look out for our newsletter with a ‘round up’ of news and events which we will put together during the last week of term.  This will be published on our website and sent home via email.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Easter break.


Yours faithfully,

John Jones