Headteacher's Blog - 7/12/2018

Our musical ‘School of Rock’ opened last night to an energetic performance by a cast of 30 students supported by a team of 15-stage crew including some committed ex-students.  Effi as our lead as Dewey Finn raised the roof with ‘stick it to the man’ and Isobel Frost used spell binding character work in her emotional solo. 
Tonight a cast of Year 9 students will have their turn to shine.  Many of whom attended Biggleswade Academy and they would love to see you there.
It’s not too late to buy tickets for tonight’s performance and the two on Saturday by booking online at Ticket source, https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/biggleswade/stratton-upper-school and on the door. Please come along and support the students who have worked so hard – you won’t be disappointed!
The end of term is fast approaching and you will be aware that we have an early closure on the last day, Wednesday 19th December. This will also be a non-uniform day in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day appeal. We ask that all students arrive wearing a Christmas Jumper and pay a contribution to the charity. There will be hot chocolate to welcome students as they enter school and thank them for their work over the term.
Year 11 begin their mock exams today and we are proud of the attitude and approach the students are taking to preparing for these important exams. The exams will take place over the next week and this experience is crucial for getting into the right habits for the real exams in the summer. Revision and exam practice should now be part of the routine for all Year 11 students and a permanent feature of their personal extended learning.
Ms Roz Hodges
Interim Headteacher