Important letter to year 11 students
Dear year 11 student,
You have been absolutely fantastic over the past few days (and over the last 5 years of course). I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been to hear the news that your examinations have been cancelled after years of hard work and commitment. I want you to know though, that your dedication to your studies has not been a waste of time. At the point of writing, we still do not know exactly how your work will be assessed but the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, did say that you will get the grades that you need.
Aside from your examination results, you will draw on the knowledge and skills that you have gained during your time at school throughout the rest of your lives. I firmly believe that no knowledge is wasted knowledge. You will use the things that you have learnt at times when you least expect it. Most importantly, you have grown up to be caring, responsible and resilient young adults. You are an absolute pleasure to be around which the staff comment on frequently.
As soon as we know more about what is happening, we will let you know straight away and we will support you moving forward. I know that you are disappointed that your prom might not go ahead as planned but we will try our very best to sort something out for you when things start to settle down.
You should be so proud of yourselves. Thank you for being such brilliant students.