End of Term Letter July 2016

July 2016

Dear Parent/Carers

I am writing to you at the end of our first academic year at The Cedars Academy to provide you with some key dates and wish you all an enjoyable summer. It has been a very successful first year, both pupils and staff have worked hard to produce some outstanding work and achievements. Recent highlights have included; our first full school production of Oliver which was a spectacular triumph; Year 7 pupils had a fantastic time last week on Year 7 Camp and the Design exhibition showcased outstanding work completed in Art and Design.

Term Dates:
The Cedars Academy closes for the summer break at 12.45pm on Thursday 14 July 2016.

Tuesday 30 August 2016 Term Begins – All Year 7 pupils only

Wednesday 31 August 2016 Term Begins – Pupils in Years 8, 9,10, 11 & 13

Monday 5 September 2016 Term Begins – Pupils in Year 12

Results Day
Thursday 18 August 2016 GCE A Level results available from Reception 9.00am — 2.30pm
Thursday 25 August 2016 GCSE results available from Reception 9.00am — 2.30pm

It has been a good first year but we are continually striving to make improvements at The Cedars Academy. Our key priorities next academic year will be to: ensure disadvantaged pupils achieve in line with other pupils; embed careers information and guidance into the key stage 3 curriculum; embed British Values at the heart of the Academy and improve our communication with parents.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance
We are keen to offer pupils at The Cedars Academy more opportunities to learn about the world of work and inspire them to gain entry to the best jobs and professions when they leave school. We have organised a series of events for the next academic year including an Industry Day. I would love to invite any parents that feel they could offer pupils expertise in learning about jobs and professions or work experience placements to contact me at the Academy via my PA Karen Baggott at kjb@thecedarsacademy.org.uk .

And Finally…
I would like to thank parents for their continued support, working together in partnership we can create an outstanding Academy for our community.

Kind Regards
Jason Smith Head of Academy