Newsletter for parents & carers of Hope Valley students
Tuesday 28 January 2020
Welcome to our newsletter
I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to 2020 and all it brings.
The students have started the New Year well and the college has a really positive atmosphere. The weather has also been kinder and there is no sign of lasting snow yet – we can only hope that the Spring is on its way.
Our Presentation Evening for the cohort of 2018/19 was a wonderful event. It was great to meet so many parents and previous students. Thank you to all our special guests and their prize giving - the evening was a true celebration of students' achievements and I was really proud of the whole college community. Our recent Y7 Subject Evening was also very positive and I enjoyed hearing about how Y7 are settling in well and enjoying school.
We are almost half-way through the academic year and the time for external examinations is approaching, there are only about 13 school weeks left before the first exam. Our current Year 11 cohort are a fantastic group of students and are working hard. All the staff are working with Year 11 to help them plan their revision and develop revision techniques. We know you are supporting at home too – please contact school if you want further information about revision through GCSE Pod or other college resources.
On a different note, we are looking forward to the next college musical production. Details of the dates and times are below in the news section. Tickets aren't on sale yet - but get the dates in your diary as you won't want to miss it!
A reminder about uniform - please continue to ensure that students are in full uniform including a clean and tidy hoody/sweatshirt. New uniform is available at school if required.
It would be really helpful if you could remind students that they need to be in school and in lessons on time so that we can be sure we know that everyone is safe. We will contact you if we cannot locate students in school and we don’t know of a reason.
The deadline is approaching for sixth form applications. Don't forget that Hope Valley students get priority access into Silverdale Sixth Form.
Last year, Silverdale students achieved the highest A-level results in Sheffield - and achieved an Alps 1 grade for progress.
The independent assessment of attainment and progress conducted by Alps concluded that we Silverdale Sixth Form is in the top 1% of Sixth Forms and Sixth Form Colleges nationally for student progress - and they have awarded it the top score of Alps 1.
The 2nd of the Art departments 'meet the Artist workshops' got underway yesterday, with students from Y10 and 11 meeting Screen print artist Iain Perry, working along side him to produce their own set of prints. The day was a very active one with lots of successful prints created https://t.co/msyAkKPeOI