We are consulting on changes to our admission arrangements from September 2023-August 2024. We are proposing to reduce our Published Admission Number (PAN) from 196 to 189. We welcome your comments prior to the close of consultation so that our decision fully embraces the wishes of the school community. Should you wish to respond to this consultation, please do so in writing for the attention of the Admissions Committee either by post to the school address or by email to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021. We will not be able to acknowledge or respond individually to your comments, but they will be taken into account. At the end of the period of consultation, the Governors’ Admissions Committee will meet to consider any response and prepare a report and recommendation to the full Governing Board who will determine the admissions criteria for September 2023-August 2024 by 28 February 2022.
Our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 29 September from 5.15pm to 8.30pm. The Headteacher will address parents at 5.15pm, 5.45pm, 6.15pm, 6.45pm and 7.15pm.
Tickets must be booked in advance. There will be limited parking on site.
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Congratulations to Alex Thomas who writes…..
I am writing to inform the Alumni Association with the good news that my PhD thesis in Archaeology and Anthropology at Bristol University has been accepted by my examiners. The thesis explored the archaeological and manuscript landscapes of the Danelaw Boundary of the late 9th century. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the timing of the result, I will graduate with my doctorate next summer.
Unfortunately we are unable to hold an Open Evening this year due to COVID-19 limitations. We will be releasing a video and other information at the end of September which will give you a flavour of life at Roundwood Park.
Transition Day for students moving from Year 6 into Year 7 secondary school was originally set for Thursday 9th July. This is a Hertfordshire wide ‘moving up’ day. Secondary schools fully appreciate the value of this time to acquaint new students with their new school, meet form teachers, see their form rooms etc. However, under the current circumstances it looks like these plans may need adjusting. We have asked Hertfordshire for their guidance as to when and how such a transition day/days might occur alongside our current provision for Year 10 and 12 students, vulnerable and key worker children; we await their response.
It is our firm intention to ensure that transition from junior to secondary school is as smooth and stress free as possible. There are numerous ways to achieve this if a physical transition is not possible and arrangements will be put in place once we have greater clarity. We anticipate that the situation will become clearer before the end of June and we intend to communicate directly with parents/carers of our new joiners at that point.
Thank you to everyone who has got involved with the 100k in May challenge, it has been great to hear of so many families getting involved. For some this challenge has tested individual’s determination and perseverance and for others it has been helping with physical and mental health, whilst raising money for charity.
For those of you that have persevered with the challenge I hope you are closing in on the 100Km target. Congratulations to those who have completed the 100K in May with time to spare. But don’t stop there… why not see how far you can go in the month of May.
I think it is important that your achievements are recognised and especially the achievements of our younger family members. As we near the end of the challenge, please feel free to download and print the 100k in May Certificate which you can then present to your families and have your own achievement celebration.
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Thank you again for all your support
Head of Frank House
We truly hope that you are settling into the routines of working at home. We know that many of you are missing the ebb and flow of the school, including the many House activities that help to bring us all together as a wonderful community. We would like to continue the Roundwood ethos, despite current circumstances, to enable opportunities for collaboration, communication and challenge among the students. We are therefore introducing a series of House competitions that you can take part in, should you wish. Many subjects and areas of the school have come together (virtually) to produce the list of competitions available. The full list of opportunities can be found in the attached document. We would like to reiterate that you can opt into as many or few challenges as they wish.
The SLG will be communicating the different competitions each week. House Captains and School Captains will be sharing the information and promoting each competition within their Houses on social media and through House Leaders. Every participant will gain House Points for their House, along with the opportunity of winning competition prizes! There are plenty of different activities and competitions to choose from including: a 30-day creative challenge, #create30; 100k in May raising money for charity; as well as various scientific, humanities and technology challenges. Please look at the list and deadlines to see whether there’s something you think you would like to take part in.
How to take part?
Details of the competition can be found in the attached document, as well as on the website. We have set up a Google Classroom for you to upload your work – the links are included in the document and will be shared weekly as reminders. If you are having difficulty uploading, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include their submission into the relevant competition. You must include your NAME, FORM and COMPETITION on any work you upload or submit.
When we are together again, we will have a presentation evening where the submissions, winners and competitor’s work will be celebrated. It will be a fabulous evening, demonstrating how students’ creativity and perseverance prevails, despite adversity and tricky circumstances.
Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we would be pleased to help.
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Mrs Gallagher, Mrs Tattersall, Mr Pettengell and the Roundwood Park SL