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The Principal Reports:

Neil Gallagher, PrincipalWell, here we are, entering the final term of the academic year. I know I say it a lot, but the year flies by really quickly, it doesn't seem that long ago that we were celebrating the outcome of our Ofsted visit, but believe it or not, that was in January, almost straight after the Christmas break.
I hope that everyone had a very pleasant half term break; we had a bank holiday that was very kind to us weather wise and the warm weather continued throughout the week, perhaps the odd shower here and there to contend with.
As we return to school, sixth form students and Year 11's, will be continuing with their examinations. Many would have been busy revising over the half term and I am extremely grateful to CCHS staff who gave up their holiday time to attend school and put in some important revision and support sessions for their students. Students are very lucky to have such dedicated and supportive teachers, who work very hard to ensure each and every one of your children can fulfil their true potential.
For our Year 13s, they are coming towards the end of their time as CCHS students and will soon be moving onwards and upwards to embark on the next part of their journeys I hope that on results day, later in the year, they receive the outcomes they have worked so hard for and are able to fulfil whatever their aspirations might be. For most, this will be where their direct association with school ends, however, I know that there will be a small, but important handful, that will return to us as the next generation of teaching professionals. We have a very successful habit of 'growing our own' teachers, something that I am very proud of, there are quite a few current members of staff who were previous students. So, to these few, I look forward to seeing you again!
Although the focus continues very much on upper school students, for the rest of the year groups, there are an equally busy few weeks ahead. Expectations remain high and students will be intent on their studies right up until we break for the summer, the curriculum is full and lessons are thoughtfully planned to ensure that students are able to cover all of the content required for their subjects. It is vital that attendance remains high, any lost teaching time cannot be regained or repeated, please ensure your child attends school every day, punctually and in the correct uniform.
Despite the emphasis on hard work, there are also many events and activities to look forward to. There will be a vast range of trips going on, STEM activities, Parental Focus engagement opportunities, extra-curricular clubs, the annual Sports Day, the excitement of the Year 11 prom and of course, not forgetting, the trials and tribulations throughout June of the World Cup!
And... as one year group departs through the school gates, the next tranche of CCHS students walk through. As usual, we will, of course, be welcoming our new intake students and their parents early in July to our induction day and evening in preparation for their September start as a Year 7 member of the school community.
All in all, a very busy term lies ahead of us all. Good luck to those students completing their exams, not too long now and it will be over, you can do no more, just give it your very best and be proud of your efforts.
As usual there are full reports of school activities in the weekly Parent News, available to download and via the app, where important dates within the school calendar can also be found.
Neil Gallagher, Principal CCHS

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    Monday 25th June
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    Wednesday 27th June
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    Attention - Years 9 to 11



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    What to do if your child is ill..

    Please contact the School on the first day of your child's illness and each day after, as long as the absence continues. (Telephone the Student Absence Line before 9.00am - 01255 424266 - Option 1) Following any period of absence written confirmation must be supplied to the Attendance Office detailing the reasons for the absence, signed by the student's parent/carer. This is in addition to the notification by phone during the absence.

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    Parents & Visitors in School

    Parents & Visitors MUST enter the school through the Main Entrance and report to the school reception, formally sign-in.
    All other entrances are for staff and students only.
    In addtion, Students should not be driven into and dropped off in, or collected from, the school car park.
    After school, parents should not wait for students within the school grounds; please remain outside the front or rear gates for your child.

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