End of Spring Term Update 2023
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
We have reached the end of what has been an exceptionally busy Spring term, and I think everyone is ready for a well deserved break over the Easter holidays!
Our Year 11 students are working exceptionally hard in preparation for their summer exams - when they return, it will be just 17 school days until they begin. The regular small bitesize ‘chunks’ of revision and review will pay dividends and thank you in advance to those staff running Easter sessions to support them, as well as the continued support from home. They have demonstrated amazing work and commitment in completing coursework - particularly notable was the GCSE Food practical examinations and the feedback from the tastings by staff!
We have had a number of exciting trips and events which have taken place this half term, including, but not limited to:
A fantastic Photography exhibition from students who have been part of resettlement schemes from abroad, such as Ukraine
A STEM event for Year 9 students who study Triple Science or Technology
Trips and experiences in Science, Art to Manchester and Geography to Kew Gardens
After Easter, we have plenty more opportunities including a History trip to the Natural History Museum.
Year 8 will be starting their options process, with an evening in school when Mr Woods will explain the whole procedure, prior to an in person parents evening to discuss choices. For information, we will be moving this to Tuesday 9th May, to avoid any potential clash with the national strike action affecting schools.
We are looking forward to welcoming our largest ever cohort of Year 7 students to Sewell Park Academy in September. This year we are significantly oversubscribed and have a waiting list to attend the school, with over 220 first choice applications to join Sewell Park. This is testament to the position we now find ourselves in, through the work of our young people, committed and talented staff and fantastically supportive local community. It is a great time to attend Sewell Park Academy!
Unfortunately, we say farewell to Mr Thompson, who has been at Sewell Park for five and a half years and is leaving to take up a new role in Essex. I know that every student who has been taught by him appreciates his unswerving dedication to the students and the school. He has played a key role in the development of the Maths department and all round improvement of the school - we wish him every success in the future.
Please take the time to read the attached uniform and standards letter. We aim to be clear on our expectations and ask parents/carers to support us to avoid any issues in school when it comes to uniform and vapes.
Here is a link to the Big Norfolk Holiday Fun website with a programme of activities for throughout the holiday, some of which are free of charge for those students who qualify for means tested free school meals.
I hope you all enjoy the break and some time with friends and family. It is definitely well deserved for the students, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 18th April.