End of Term Letter from the Headteacher

24/03/2016

Thank you for all your support this term.  It has been another busy term and there have been a wide range of events taking place, including fund-raising, spring fair, Sport’s Relief activities, competitions and numerous sporting events. We say good bye to the dark, cold mornings and look forward to the warmer, longer days of spring.

Our Year 11 students have been very busy working hard to prepare for their GCSEs. School has been buzzing during the day, evenings and weekends throughout this term, with Year 11 students attending many extra sessions. We would like to wish all of our students in Year 11, the very best of luck in their forthcoming examinations.

We wish to say a massive thank you to all of our students and families who recently donated to the charitable ventures we have supported.  We are absolutely delighted pleased to report that we contributed over £4000 towards various charities including: The Royal British Legion, East Lancashire Hospice, Northern Cleft Foundation and Children in Need.

We are also really pleased with students’ reading successes in Year 7 and Year 8, who have read regularly each morning in school. Our super stars are Zara Patel who has read over 2-Million words, closely followed by Mustafa Zahid, who has read just under 2-Millions words and Dorian Oszczeda who has read over 1-million words; all of them have passed the relevant tests to confirm this with flying colours. Reading is a regular feature at the start of the day here at BCHS, for all of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

Additionally, we need to say congratulations to our Year 8 who qualified for the semi-final of Blackburn with Darwen School’s football tournament and our year 10 boys who were the runners up.  Girls and boys cricket and rounders will commence after school and lunch-times after Easter.  Please keep an eye on the PE notice-board.

Sadly at the end of his term, we say good bye to three members of staff, Mrs C Connell, Teacher of Math, Mr J Connell, Teacher of Boys PE who are moving on to pastures new. We wish them the very best in their new roles. We also wish Mrs J Eddleston from the school office a very happy retirement.

We pride ourselves on being a community school. Every week we welcome over 300-students into BCHS to take part in a range of activities and each evening the school is still busy with a range of sporting activities for the local community.

I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of our parents and carers for helping us to continue to improve high attendance. Over 50% of our students have had 100% attendance this half-term.

We welcome students back to school on Monday 11th April 2016, at 8.30am.

Dates to remember

We will be holding the following events during the summer term and further details about each event will be circulated nearer the time:

  • Year 8 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 14 April 2016
  • Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 5 May 2016
  • Year 11 External GCSE Exams – From Monday 16 May to Monday 22 June 2016
  • Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Students’ Trip Day – Friday 8 July 2016
  • New Year 7 Students’ Induction day – Tuesday 12 July & Wednesday 13 July 2016
  • New Year 7 Students’ Intake Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 13 July 2016
  • Year 7 & 8 Internal Exams – Proposed week commencing Tuesday 5 May 2015
  • Year 9 & 10 Internal Exams – Week commencing Monday 15 June 2015
  • New Year 7 Students’ Intake Parents’ Evening – Monday 15 June 2015

We hope you all have a pleasant break and we look forward to seeing our students refreshed and ready to start the summer term.

Yours sincerely

Mrs D Atkinson

Headteacher

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