Principal's Blog 13/12/19

Sixth form students have been very busy over recent weeks. They hosted a very successful senior citizens’ Christmas party on Wednesday and a record number attended. It was a very jolly affair with festive food and lots of entertainment provided by the students. It was a real pleasure to hear just how much our guests enjoyed the afternoon, which has become a regular feature in our calendar, with many local residents returning year after year. The students were brilliant and I would like to thank them as well as Mrs Layton and Mr Clarke for organising and delivering a wonderful occasion.

Year 9 also managed to get in on the act following a successful ‘Great Stratton Bake-off’. The judges were so impressed with what Year 9 produced they were asked to present their cakes at the Christmas party, which of course went down very well. The Sixth Form are also very active in fundraising for a number of other community projects at this time of year and the choir sang for the rotary club dinner last night.

University offers for Year 13 are coming in thick and fast while they are preparing for their mocks at the beginning of January and attending university interviews. They have a lot to juggle and are managing their time and priorities impressively well.

Following on from successful hustings, sixth form students have been presenting summaries of political party manifestoes to years 9 - 11 ahead of yesterday’s voting. Students in all year groups cast their votes yesterday and the results are below:


It was good to see so many parents at our meet the tutor evening for Year 9 on Thursday. Year 9 have settled very well at Stratton and are now looking forward to next term when they will be choosing their GCSE options. Please do look out for further information on the support, information and guidance on careers and options that is available to Year 9 students and their parents next term.

As our staff and students look forward to a good break at the end of a very long term, I would like to remind parents that the school will close at 1pm on Friday 20th December for the Christmas holidays. Students who have a free school meal are welcome to collect their lunch at break time on that day. We would like students to come in a Christmas jumper in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Appeal. Students are asked to pay £1 for the privilege of wearing a Christmas jumper and non-uniform on the final day of term. Money will be collected at the school gates by Year 10 and Year 12 student volunteers.



Ms Roz Hodges