Period 6 for Year 9 from Sept 2022

Following a recent consultation with stakeholders I am writing to give you advance notice that the current Year 8, from September 2022, will be having an additional Period 6 added to their Year 9 timetable. This will be an extra lesson on Wednesday each week. This will be known as Period 6 and will run until 3.45pm. The year after when students are in Year 10, they are likely to follow the model of 2 nights each week. They may then continue this into Year 11 for 2 nights. This has been in place for the last 4 years.
Year 9 students will receive timetabled small group tuition, which will be set for approximately 5-6 week blocks, reviewed, and changed as necessary. This will not be just an extra lesson. It is aimed at targeting areas that need support and improvement. Additionally, periodically we may identify some Year 9 students for support with study skills, revision planning and other bespoke areas outside of normal subjects offered.
From September 2022 Period 6 on Wednesday will be a compulsory part of the Year 9’s education and any absence will be recorded appropriately.

Yours sincerely
Phill Quirk
Headteacher