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July 2022

Dear parents and carers,

We find ourselves approaching the end of the academic year. Exams are complete, and we look forward to the coming academic year.  As with everything, when one thing ends another begins as we are now planning for September and some new beginnings.  

School Leavers

We have colleagues leaving at the end of this academic year as they move to promotions, different parts of the country and new adventures. These are:

Teaching staff

Support staff

On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to thank them for their contribution to school life and wish each of them continued happiness and success.

Free School Meal Vouchers

Tower Hamlets council have confirmed that they will be offering a voucher to each student eligible for free school meals to cover the summer period. This will be an Asda voucher emailed to the parental email address at the start of the summer holiday.

A number of super stores and restaurants will be participating in “kids eat for free or less during summer 2022.” Details are outlined here, however we also advise parents/carer to check with these companies directly.

Arrangements for the last week of term

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022            Early School Closure for students of 12.20pm

Wednesday 20th July 2022                                 Activities Day, a range of activities on and off sites, students in year groups have received communications regarding the arrangements for this day

Thursday 21stJuly 2022                                      Sports Day, students will be dismissed from Mile End Stadium at 12.30pm

End of Year/ Start of Academic Year Arrangements

This school year will end on Friday 22nd July 2022. Students will follow their normal lessons for periods one and two, and from 11.15am until 11.30am there will be a staggered dismissal.

The new school year will begin for all students on Friday 2nd September 2022. Students must attend school in full uniform. The details for each year group are below:

Year 7 – Timing of day: 9.30 -12.30      

9.45 Assembly in the Great Hall

10.00 – 12.00 – Induction activities with tutors

12.00 – 12.15 Safeguarding presentation in Great Hall

12.15 – 12.30 Line up and dismissal


Year 8  – Timing of day: 11.00-1.00       

11.00 – 11.30 Assembly in Sports Hall

11.30 – 1.00 Induction with tutors

1.00 Dismissal


Year 9 – Timing of day: 11.00-1.00

11.00 – 12.30 Induction with tutors

12.30 – 1.00 Assembly in Sports Hall

1.00 Dismissal


Year 10 – Timing of day: 11.00-1.00

11.00 – 12.30 Induction with tutors

12.30 – 1.00 Assembly in Great Hall

1.00 Dismissal

Year 11 – Timing of day: 11.00-1.00       

11.00 – 11.30 Assembly in Great Hall

11.30 – 1.00 Induction with tutors

1.00 Dismissal


Year 12 – Timing of day: 10.00-1.00       

10.00-10.45 – Assembly in the Great Hall

11.00 -1.00 – Induction activities with tutors/external providers

1.00 Dismissal 


Year 13 – Timing of day: 11.00 – 1.00

11.00 – 12.30 – Induction activities with tutors

12.30 – 1.00 – Assembly in the VLE

1.00 Dismissal


Following the registration day, all students will attend school from Monday 5th September 2022 following their normal timetable.

Term dates 2022-23 – reminder

The full set of term dates for next academic year are available on our website, Parents should note that there is a two-week half term break in October.

I would like to wish all of our school community a restful and enjoyable summer, and look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Woods