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Brandles School

Part of Larwood Academy Trust

Mr Pearces Blog

The weeks of the summer term are passing, and we are beginning to enjoy the opportunities afforded by the Lockdown being lifted.

It is great to see boys leaving the school site to take part in photography trips to Royston Heath, the driving range at a local golf course and work experience at ‘Waste Not want Not.’

As there are no formal examinations again this year for our Year 11s, staff and boys are working hard to complete coursework and provide supporting evidence for their Centre Assessed Grades. 

Many have been asking when their last day of lessons will be.  In short, every boy will finish at a different time as it will be dependent on them finishing their work. 

Every student will be provided with a sign-off sheet and when their coursework is completed and they have submitted their portfolios of work, they will be signed off and will no longer need to attend.  The earliest boys will be complete will be the last day of this half-term Friday 28th May 2021; no boys will be allowed to finish before this time.  We would expect all boys to be complete within the first two weeks after half-term, but this will be determined by the speed that students finish off coursework.

In the next couple of weeks, we are welcoming some new residents to Brandles School.   Some hens’ eggs are arriving which will be nurtured by the boys in science and when they hatch will make their new home in the quad.

Our new music room has been delivered and should be erected over the next few weeks.  We have also received encouraging reports that our two new classrooms being built next to the gym will be in place for September.

Finally, I would like to remind you again that our Prizes and Awards day will be on Tuesday 20th July.  Please keep the morning free as invites will be sent out nearer the time.