The school can seem quite different once Year 11 and Year 13 students depart and their “proms” held on the 29th June and 4th July respectively were a fitting celebration for all that these year groups have achieved and contributed to Stowupland.

Particular congratulations go to the organising committees:
Cameron Jarrold in Year 11 and Chloe Warnes, Emily Ray and Chelsea Hollocks in Year 13.

We look forward to seeing students again during August when GCSE, AS and A Level results are published (AS and A Level on Thursday 17th August,  GCSE on Thursday 24th August).
Our older students are not the only ones making plans for the future and 224 Year 6s spent Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July with us, getting to know the school and experiencing a variety of lessons.
There was also the opportunity for parents/carers to meet key members of staff and we trust that everyone now feels prepared for the year ahead. In keeping with previous years, the first day of the new term, Wednesday 6th September, is for the new Year 7 and the sixth form only . The whole school will return on Thursday 7th September.
PE activities have thrived in the warmer weather and on the 13th July, eleven students from Year 9 participated in a 4 team “Round Robin Tournament” against Stowmarket High School. We may not have won the trophy, but the teams embodied the spirit of the game and contributed magnificently to the principle of fair play.

I am also delighted that the Sports Council has been re-formed, providing students with the opportunity to share ideas and voice opinions. The members of the council are:
Year 7:  Samuel Pile and Eloise Jackson
Year 8:  Lewis Leggett and Ella Denison
Year 9:  Harvey Norman and Emily Piper
Year 10:  Lewis Long and Lucy Ray
Year 12:  Jamie Smith and Paige Batram

These students will continue to meet with Ms Wardley throughout next year and will be joined by new Year 7 representatives in September. Health and well-being forms an important and integral part of the school’s personal development curriculum and we are continuing our work to provide opportunities and experiences for students to develop a range of skills and attributes in addition to academic attainment.

As the new year approaches, we have provided some key information in this bulletin, but please do look out for the final newsletter of the year which will be published on Friday 21st July. On behalf of staff and governors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for their support throughout 2016/17 and to wish everyone a safe and refreshing summer break.
Mrs K Grimes

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